music category

dj spoon | 5:26 pm | 12 November 2010

Dancing in the kitchen to Sly, the Staples Singers, HAIR, and the Sex Pistols.

dr. qui | 8:49 am | 3 June 2008

Ah, gorbless da innernets. I love that if you’ve got a nerdy question or idea, someone else has already taken that football and run with it. Last night, I was thinking about the theme music from Doctor Who, and trying to imagine it out as a pleasant little acoustic guitar piece. Well, there’s tons of guitar tabs out there; better yet is this Belgian jazz version for the piano by comedian Bill Bailey.

aww yeah whoOOOO | 4:05 am | 24 April 2008

So I finally got around to listening to that version of Running with the Devil with David Lee Roth’s vocal track isolated, and now Paul and Storm have a megamix AND the growls and grunts and woooos spun out into their very own tracks. My new ringtone? Awesome.

heaven knows I’m miserable now | 10:19 am | 16 November 2007

I got the new(ish) Morrisey album off iTunes and started listening to it last night. Why was I surprised that it was so depressing? I should know better, duh.

battle song! | 3:21 pm | 7 June 2007

live every week like it’s shark week
by Wesley Willis

You are my special working hard bish.
You are the best in the long run.
You really whoop a snow leopard’s ass.
You really whoop a snow leopard’s ass.


Every week that’s like shark week is very special to me.
dynagirl.com is the best in the long run.
I like you a lot in the long run.
You really whoop Saddam Hussein’s ass.


You can really rock your ass off.
I like you well.
You really whoop a llama’s ass.
You can really rock it out.

Rock over London,
Rock on Chicago.

dynagirl.com – we build excitement.

every Eurovision winner | 9:59 am | 17 April 2007

Nice collection of videos on YouTube.
Thanks, Quiddity!

the synchopated image | 3:27 pm | 12 June 2006

Jazz and design innovation.

going back to old school | 9:21 am | 13 April 2006

kevin sealI’ve got errands to run today, and having found these clips of R.E.M. on Letterman c. 1983,* I’m feeling a little nostalgic and thought I’d whip together a 120 Minutes (Kevin Seal-era) highlight playlist. Whoops. For all the technological advances that allow me to do this with files on a computer instead of painstakingly sitting in front of a turntable with artful use of pause/play/record, you can still only fit seventy paltry minutes of music on a regular CD. Which, really, totally sucks. Our CD changer is in the trunk (tape up front! easy!), and it’s really pathetic to make multiple CDs that aren’t really all that rewriteable and are much more fragile. SO: I am going to pick up some beautiful magnetic tape that fits a good TWO HOURS of music on it (120 minutes, get it?!), and make some real mixes. And I’m going to stop at the mall and pick up some Obsession to make the fun complete. Today’s (short!) playlist in the comments.
*Thanks, Quiddity!!

Liza with a ‘Z’ – airing April 1 | 1:31 pm | 10 February 2006

Liza with a ‘Z’ has been found, restored, and it’s airing April 1 on Showtime! Bob Fosse’s lost “sixth film” was a one-shot deal with eight cameras on live television, and from the clips I’ve seen and the three(?) Emmys it won and by all accounts, is absolutely spectacular. I’m setting my TiV…..OH SHIT we don’t get Showtime. Note to self, call the satellite company. I hope this is released on DVD afterwards.
UPDATE: It’s available April 4. I don’t know why it didn’t show up when I searched earlier.

You make a dead man.. what? | 8:58 pm | 5 February 2006

Hrm, there seems to be a problem with the audio on tonight’s Superbowl half-time show. Didn’t quite catch what Mick was singing there, it was like the signal mysteriously dropped out. I wonder what’s up with that. Hunh.

Wha’ Happen?! | 10:18 am | 7 November 2005

Speaking of “wha happen?!,” this Ask MetaFilter thread answered the question of what Fred Willard was referencing in A Mighty Wind.

I would like to see her try to take on Zod | 3:35 pm | 18 October 2005

A probing analysis of Gwen Stefani’s ‘Hollaback Girl’:

Gwen is apparently the captain of the cheerleader squad; she is the girl who “hollas� the chants, not one of the girls who simply “hollas� them back. Given that the squad is preparing to beat somebody up on Gwen’s behalf, she’s picked a strange time to remind them that she is their leader and they are her sheep-like followers. Gwen obviously rules her squad with an iron fist.

First we take the Beer Barrell | 5:19 pm | 17 October 2005

I’ve got my iPod on shuffle, and DJ Lil’ Whitey seems to be very fond of Leonard Cohen, and polka.

Pop Six Squish Un-uh Lipschitz | 4:14 pm | 3 October 2005

Yay! We were still able to get top-drawer seats for Chicago. I’m listening to the soundtrack (yes, again) and every time I hear it, I catch some nuance I hadn’t picked up before. Kander + Ebb, they’s brilliant.

wierd singing guy | 11:44 am | 2 September 2005

My brother sent me this wierd singing guy. My ears!

Lonely Rolling Star | 9:07 am | 26 July 2005

The Katamari Damacy music is so sweet and catchy, I listen to it all the time — and need to find some more like it. Here are the lyrics to Lonely Rolling Star, and here is a long review of the upcoming sequel, We Love Katamari. Kawaaaiiiiiiii!

and all that jazz | 3:51 pm | 20 July 2005

In case you, like I, have been listening to the Chicago soundtrack again and again, and suddenly wondered, “what the hell is up with rouging your knees?,” wonder no more:

Women, celebrating such liberties as the right to vote…, were now more daring than ever before. It was considered fun to smoke, visit speakeasies, wear makeup, swear, and otherwise shock conventional thinkers. In 1927 when short skirts were all the rage; young women strove to show off their knees with increasing abandon. Many girls even rolled down their stockings and painted rouge on their knees in an effort to emulate a “naughty schoolgirl� look.

Courtesy of Greengrl and Google!

Speaking of Roxie Hart, it’s waaaaaay quiet in cubeland this week – so while I’m on a musical jag I can dance along in my chair to Sandy and Danny and everyone else — and nobody can see. Rock on!

The Blog Post that Goes Like This | 2:01 pm | 8 June 2005

I’m listening to the Spamalot cast album, and it’s kind of something I shouldn’t be listening to at work — I’m drawing too much attention for laughing out loud.
That’s really sort of sad, isn’t it?

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir? | 2:07 pm | 12 April 2005

Signals vs. Noise observes about iPod One:

resident Bush’s iPod, dubbed iPod One, contains no black artists, no gay artists, no world music, only one woman, no genre less than 25 years old, and no Beatles.

Which is sort of telling, but I don’t know what else they expected. I mean, the dude screams “Crap Rock.”

She hangs out, and does what? | 2:12 pm | 16 March 2005

What dance move is the shigaling?
Update:A-ha! Helps if you spell it right. It’s the SHING-a-ling.

iWant | 9:02 am | 10 March 2005

Sweet, sweet iPod speakers and travel system, for under $100. Of course, our iPods are too old to work with them, but still…

SABADABADA! | 6:46 pm | 28 January 2005

A delicious Motherlode of great Brazilian pop music from the 60s, that has sucked my entire day away.
Via Boing Boing

Callas Forever | 11:10 am | 4 November 2004

This could be great or terrible in a great way, but I’m so there. I’ve been checking out Parterre Box since I wrote a study guide for Master Class, and it was a treat to hear JJ on this morning’s NPR piece.

New Dawn Fades | 3:54 pm | 3 November 2004

I think it’s really saying something, that listening to Joy Division is making me feel less grim than listening to NPR was.

Hmmm srrr Sweet! mmmm aaaarr | 9:20 am | 18 October 2004

The Glenn Gould De-Vocalizer 2000.

I deserve a lot of tat | 1:17 pm | 23 September 2004

This may be heresy in some circles but I’m starting to prefer the recording of the Chicago motion picture cast over the Broadway. As much as I ordinarily adore Bebe Neuwirth, her voice can get brassy and annoying and Queen Latifah gives a much earthier, sexier, and dangerous performance as Mama Morton. Then again, I’ve never heard the original Broadway cast recording. By the way, Fred Ebb died last week.

Disturbingly Catchy | 9:39 am | 17 September 2004

lt Rubs the Lotion on its Skin.
via Metafilter

Johnny Ramone RIP | 9:34 am |

Guitar tab from “I Wanna Be Sedated.” But since Joey’s not dead, I doubt Johnny really is.

My kingdom for a bigbooteleg! | 12:33 pm | 6 August 2004

I need the music from the end Buckaroo Banzai on my iPod’s “walkies” mix — it’s great to walk to, it’s stuck in my head, I only have 30 seconds of it on mp3, and THEY NEVER RELEASED A FUCKING SOUNDTRACK. Help! I may have to buy the DVD tonight and rip it off of that.

squash mushroom, eat coin | 3:12 pm | 13 July 2004

A brilliant piano performance of the Mario music that’s burned into my brain. Also, the sheet music. Buhduht-duht-dah-duht-DUHT.
Via Jason Santa Maria

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