Archive for the ‘Music’ Category
on my good name.”
This song seems apt given the recent controversy about a recent post of mine that sparked some controversy:
P.Z. Myers strikes me as the embodiment of the following song. Just an observation.
This is actually better than the versions from which it borrows:
Evidently, some enterprising people with too much time on their hands have been creating remakes of songs, this time in rendering minor-key songs in the major.
Yuck. Yes, there’s a reason why it was written in a minor key. This is the original by comparison:
Here is another bizarre ear-bleeding tune:
This post is mostly unrelated to the type of content that I typically post here, but I wanted to take a minute to highlight some music that I have recently found to be quite exceptional. Within the last couple months — I wish it had been sooner — I have become acquainted with Spotify, which makes available nearly every recording ever produced, with a few notable exceptions like The Beatles and Pink Floyd, etc.
I “came of age” when grunge was cool, so my favorite bands are from that early- to mid-1990s era: Nirvana, STP, Pearl Jam, Bush, Dinosaur Jr., R.E.M., Counting Crows, Green Day, etc. But for 30-somethings like myself, there is still plenty of new stuff to appreciate and dive into. Here are some selections that I have been enjoying as of late:
- New from Green Day: Stay The Night and F*** Time. Check out the new albums Uno and Dos.
- Tame Impala – Be Above It
- Tame Impala – Why Won’t They Talk to Me?
- Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
- Tame Impala – Elephant
- Fiona Apple – Daredevil
- Cloud Nothings – No Future/No Past
- Cloud Nothings – Stay Useless
- Cloud Nothings – Separation
- Japandroids – The Nights of Wine and Roses
- Japandroids – Fire’s Highway
- Japandroids – Evil’s Sway
- Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Mladic
- The Smashing Pumpkins – Quasar
- The Smashing Pumpkins – Panopticon
Here is a map showing the wide fluctuations in gravity concentrations on the surface of the moon:
compared to gravity levels on Earth:
And now for R.E.M. on the subject:
I hate to see this end. It would be impossible for me to articulate what R.E.M. has meant to me in the last 20 years. The influence is immeasurable.
Here is a compilation of songs, news coverage from the BBC:
Arguably the saddest song ever written (and Michael Stipe’s favorite REM song):
And here is a live version: