Posts categorized “Wednesday Listening Pleasure”

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Varúð” by Sigur Rós

"Oh my God, I get it. I get it…"

“Oh my God, I get it. I get it…”

The 13th(!!) season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia ended last month. For a show that has spent more than a decade reveling in rapid-fire, gross-out, shocking, and perverse humor about the “worst people in the world,” it did something probably more shocking than it ever had before:

It didn’t make any jokes. The character Mac (Rob McElhenney), after being told both by his imprisoned father and the character Frank (Danny DeVito) that “I never really got you,” decides to come out as gay to his father via an interpretive contemporary dance routine set to Sigur Rós’s enchanting and haunting tune “Varúð.” And it is glorious.

It is perhaps one of the most triumphantly moving dance performances I’ve seen since So You Think You Can Dance’s spectacular “statues” routine set to Ingrid Michaelson’s “Turn to Stone.” Here, just watch (and listen to) this.

Oh my God, I get it. I get it.

Categories: TV, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Woman in Black” by The Black Tones

She actually IS dressed in black…

She actually IS dressed in black…

Sometimes you’re just in the mood for some good Seattle punk blues. So here’s The Black Tones live on Band in Seattle performing “Woman in Black.” Partake and enjoy:

Aaaah, yes, that’s the stuff.

Want some more? Yes, you do. So here’s the excellent mostly-instrumental “The Key of Black (They Want us Dead),” which includes a healthy dose of funk and some brief, timely, angry lyrics:

Congratulation! An enjoyment has occurred.

Categories: Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “What Did You Find Out?” by Warren Dunes

Is that a rhetorical question…?

Is that a rhetorical question…?

Warren Dunes had a show last week in Seattle where they released… a new single, not a new album. Alas, we’ll have to wait until 2019 until a full album graces our ears. In the meantime, here’s the single they released: “What Did You Find Out?” (LIVE at Hoot House Recording). Listen and enjoy!

Now you have enjoyed! A congratulations has happening for you!

Categories: Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Annika” by Björn Olsson

Just relax, there's nothing wrong with this house…

Just relax, there’s nothing wrong with this house…

Time to take a break and relax for a couple of minutes with some excellent whistling.

Don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong with this random cabin that you’ve stumbled upon in the woods. Just relax and enjoy.

Categories: Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Microfiche” by Open Mike Eagle

Just close your eyes, it can all go away…

Just close your eyes, it can all go away…

Open Mike Eagle is back, in Claymation form! Also some special guests from the NFL:

“Microfiche” is from Mike’s latest album, What Happens When I Try to Relax, which is out now!

Categories: Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

For Your Hallowednesday Listening Pleasure: “That’s Halloween” by Duplex Planet

October 1993

October 1993

Happy Halloween!

Categories: Holiday, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Running for Cover” by Warren Dunes

Freaky Outie…

Freaky Outie…

Hey. Listen. LISTEN! I know that this very song was my Wednesday Listening Pleasure back in March. But Warren Dunes didn’t have a music video for the song back then! Also, they especially did not have a music video that was directed by my good friend (and non-incidentally bandmate in The Crazy Boy Floyds and retired Yellow Fool in Fools Play Improv) Geoff Gibbs. HERE IT IS (I bet you didn’t think I’d actually show it to you after that, but whysoever would you think that, you should know me better). Partake and enjoy!

Whoa.

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Yeah.

Categories: Music, My Famous Friends, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.