Tag Archives: music

“Glory Road” ~ Arthur Alexander

10 Oct

 

Stuff That Happened This Week (May 6-13)

15 May

TOO MANY BIRDS STHTW

IN WHICH I FIND COOL STUFF ON THE INTERNET SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO! 

A weekly collection of kickass stuff I find on the internet.

Cool Stuff // And Also… // Articles // Videos // Trailers & TV/Movie News

**This is late (cos I’ve had a lot of shows recently) but still quality! SO ENJOY!!**

DI Cool Stuff BarGin Is The Best Because Of Reasons! ~ In my experience (experience here meaning unapologetic drinker of gin) gin gets a lot of undeserved slander. I blame Hogarth. The New York Times ran an article titled Gin Doesn’t Make You Sad. I read it thinking it might reveal some amazing scientific discovery about my favorite liquor (I don’t need science to know that gin is amazing, but for everyone criticizing my drink of choice, sometimes it’s nice to throw science in their face). The article is basically one person’s discovery that gin wasn’t making him sad… his life was. Yikes. Anyway… gin is awesome. The key to establishing something as a scientific fact is the ability to replicate an experiment and that yields consistent results. FACT: Gin is fun and delicious EVERY TIME! (That’s right– I’m drinking for SCIENCE!)    [The New York Times]

In Terms Of Awesome Space News– CANADA IS KILLING IT!! ~ So, two weeks ago, Canada announced they were redesigning their $5 bill and putting astronauts on it. Which is awesome (WHY DON’T WE HAVE SPACE MONEY, AMERICA??). Chris Hadfield, the commander of Expedition 35, returned to earth on the 15th of May, after a six month long mission in space. He will be returning with Roman Romanenko (RSA) and Thomas Marshburn (NASA/USA!). Astronauts are clearly very cool. What makes Chris Hadfield double cool? Right before he came back to earth, HE DID A COVER OF DAVID BOWIE’S “SPACE ODDITY”– IN SPACE.  [Space.com]

DI other stuff bar

– You can’t really be punk when you are attending a gala at the MET. [Jaded Punk]

– Just in case you were wondering how to ask if “you can touch someone’s butt” in elvish. [Tumblr]

– “How to Converse Properly.” A collection of quotes from old etiquette books. [Mental Floss]

  • “Avoid any air of mystery when speaking to those next to you; it is ill-bred and in excessively bad taste.”
  • “Never gesticulate in every day conversation, unless you wish to be mistaken for a fifth rate comedian.”
  • “Never ask a lady a question about anything.”

– Arya is the fastest growing name for girls. Arya (from the TV show Game of Thrones) is becoming a popular name. Given that Bella (the main character from Twilight) was the most popular name last year- it’s going to be interesting when all of these children grow up. It’s basically going to be like that weird epilogue in the Harry Potter books… except none of your children are wizards. [UPROXX]

– Your states highest paid employee is probably a coach. [Deadspin]

– “13 Creepiest Things A Child Has Ever Said To Their Parents.” Yeesh. Kids are so creepy. [Buzzfeed]

DI articles barDepression Part Two (Allie Brosh // Hyperbole & A Half)

How To Be Funny On Twitter, By Expert Funny Tweeter Megan Amram (Megan Amram // Vulture)

Jenny Johnson’s Mother’s Day Etiquette (Jenny Johnson // GQ)

DI videos bar

– Street Performer and kick-ass violinist, Bryson Andres performs “Secrets” and makes you wonder what you are doing with your life. Watch/listen. Tis awesome. [YouTube]

Portlandia sketch on the dangers of concept art [Hyperallergic]

DI trailers and tv news barThe World’s End  (trailer) — Simon Pegg and Nick Frost movie about a pub crawl in a city crawling with aliens.

Brooklyn Nine Nine (trailer) — New TV show on FOX starring Andy Samberg. (Also starring: Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, and Chelsea Peretti).

Arrested Development (trailer for upcoming season on Netflix)

Sleepy Hollow (trailer) — New TV show on Fox

– What got on TV (and what got cut) [Business Insider]

Just imagine me kick-punching my way across a rainbow (IT’S WHAT I ALWAYS DO!)

13 May

Stan Bush ~ “The Touch”

YOU’RE WELCOME, EARTH!!

9 May

YOU GUYS!

Someone made a mashup of The Prince of Egypt‘s “Plague Song” and the theme from Space Jam.

I cannot express how happy I am that this exists.

prince of egypt space jam

And if you haven’t heard “The Plagues”- DO IT! That song crazy dramatic, yo!  You can listen to it here.

Afterwards, I recommend finding a friend who has also listened to the song on repeat and do badass duet where you are basically just yelling the lyrics at each other. It’s awesome.

Beyoncé’s New Song ~ Bow Down / I Been On

18 Mar

o-BEYONCE-BOW-DOWN-570

So catchy- but what does it mean?

What are you trying to tell us, Beyoncé?

Lurve Songs…

14 Feb

Hey Er’body!

Every Valentine’s Day I basically repost this and it has generated a list of pretty great songs. Feel free to post suggestions for the list at the bottom (just make sure they adhere to the loose set of rules below).

Have a great Day!

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People have mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day.

For some it is a nice dependable day where you can spend time with a loved one. Others spend it in a car with a discount bag of chocolate and their therapist (i.e. Taylor Swift). Some people might hate Valentine’s Day but everyone likes music.

Some of the lists iTunes had for Valentine’s Day songs were lame– so I compiled my own.

The guidelines for the list were:
1) Only one song per artist.
2) Songs have to be about love in some way. No break-up songs.
3) All songs have to be awesome.

*NOTE* The artist listed is not necessarily the original– just the artist I prefer performing the song

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough ~ Marvin Gaye

Ain’t No Sunshine ~ Rockapella

A Kiss To Build A Dream On ~ Louis Armstrong

All You Need Is Love ~ The Beatles

As Is ~ Ani DiFranco

As Long As Your Mine Wicked(musical)

At Last ~ Etta James

Be My Angel ~ Mozzy Star

Can’t Get You Out Of My Head ~ Kylie Minogue

C’est Magnifique ~ Pearl Bailey

Christmas TV ~ Slow Club

Come To My Window ~ Melissa Etheridge

Come What May ~ Moulin Rouge

Darlin’ Be Home Soon ~ The Lovin’ Spoonful

Dude (I totally Miss You) ~ Tenacious D

Easy Silence ~ Dixie Chicks

Elaborate Lives Aida

Everything You Want Vertical Horizon

Five O’Clock World The Vogues

Fly Me To The Moon Frank Sinatra

Giving Up ~ Ingrid Michaelson

Glad All Over The Dave Clark Five

God Only Knows ~ The Beach Boys

Happy Together ~ The Turtles

Haven’t Met You Yet Michael Bublé

Heaven ~ Brandi Carlile

Here (In Your Arms) ~ Hello goodbye

How Can I Tell You ~ Cat Stevens

I Believe In A Thing Called Love The Darkness

I Can’t Take My Eye’s Off Of You Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

I Hear A Symphony The Supremes

If You Need A Reason Mason Jennings

In Spite Of Ourselves John Prine & Iris DeMent

I Only Want To Be With You Dusty Springfield

Is It a Crime? ~ Russ Columbo

I Want You ~ Tom Waits

I Want You To Want Me ~ Cheap Trick

I Will Keep The Bad Things From You ~ The Damnwells

I Will Love You ~ Fisher

Just One Look ~ Doris Troy

Love Today Mika

Mail Order Annie ~ Harry Chapin

Me and You ~ Barry Louis Polisar

My Life Would Suck Without You ~ Kelly
Clarkson

Nine Million Bicycles ~ Katie Melua

No One Alicia Keys

Ocean Stone ~ Chris O’Brien

One Big Love ~ Patty Griffin

Sea and the Rhythm ~ Iron & Wine

Shooting Stars and Satellites ~ Death Cab For
Cutie

Someone To Watch Over Me ~ George
Gershwin

Somewhere Only We Know ~ Keane

Songbird ~ Eva Cassidy

The More You Ruv Someone ~ Avenue Q

The Promise Tracy Chapman

This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) ~ Natalie Cole

This Years Love ~ David Gray

Time After Time ~ Cyndi Lauper (and Sarah McLachlan)

To Love Somebody Nina Simone

Unchained Melody ~ Righteous
Brothers

Unforgettable ~ Nat King Cole

What I Wouldn’t Do ~ A Fine Frenzy

Wonderful Tonight ~ Eric Clapton

5 Years Time Noah and the Whale

Photo of the Day 12.31.12 ~ Woody Guthrie’s New Year’s Resolutions

1 Jan

WOODIEWoody Guthrie’s New Year’s Resolutions from 1942

“Wake up and fight!”

(and here is a little snippit I found on BrainPickings talking about the list)