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by Christopher Grant Harris

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Crosstown Villain” by Warren Dunes

Warren Dunes: Crosstown Villain

You might think it’s okay to pick and choose what you turn away from…

At long last, Warren Dunes (feat. Julia Massey) has released a new music video! An outcast-type character named “Ropey” is stalked by two shady-looking fellows (credited as “Detectives” in the video description).

There is a fantastic gag where one of the detectives flips up his dark glasses only to be wearing more dark glasses beneath them. This video also contains the greatest-ever twelve seconds of footage of any music video in the history of ever. Watch and be pleasured:

That’s right, one of the kids at the end of the video is my very own daughter! My daughter is a music video star! Huge shout-out to Julia et al., who have been so generous with my li’l girl. How many of you all have had a band write a song about your kid and also feature them in a music video??

Categories: Music, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “True Kinda Love” by Estelle

Hey, you, show me that solvable problem…

Hey, you, show me that solvable problem…

Hey, I’m back from my month-long hiatus! I actually planned to come back last Wednesday with this post, but I completely forgot because I am a BIG BRAIN.

Anyhoo, be pleasured by this lovely, lovely bit of absolute magic:

I say “By Estelle” in the subject, but really this song is also of course by Rebecca Sugar, the creator of Steven Universe and director of Steven Universe: The Movie, the soundtrack of which this song is from. Also, this song was co-written by none other than Chance the Rapper. Yes, the Chance the Rapper! Quite a pedigree this song’s got, eh? Eh?

You have once again been pleasured. And if you haven’t seen Steven Universe: The Movie yet, you really, really should. IMMEDIATELY!

Categories: Music, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

TV Review: Stranger Things 3

Stranger Things 3

People are strange…

Even though the first two seasons dealt with psionic abilities, extra-dimensional monsters and the like, they still felt basically grounded. It wasn’t hard to believe that Hawkins was a real place and these were real, three-dimensional people inhabiting it. More… »

Categories: Reviews, TV, TV Reviews.

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Summer Girl” by HAIM

HAIM: "Summer Girl"

I’m your Summer Girl…

HAIM is here to give us a lovely, groovy, saxy summer vibe with an hilarious video (directed by Paul Thomas Anderson no less) during which the members of the band are constantly removing their tops. So many tops:

You have been pleasured.

Categories: Music, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Float On” by The Floaters

The Floaters: "Float On"

Which one will you let take you to Love Land? Paul? It’s Paul, isn’t it?

A recent gathering of friends stumbled upon the topic of Karaoke, and one friend said that their go-to Karaoke song was “Float On.” Another friend chimed in, asking clarification of whether it was the song by Modest Mouse or The Floaters.

“‘Float On’ by The Floaters?” I asked.

She then proceeded to introduce me to this song, which I am ashamed I didn’t know about because it was a smash hit the year I was born. In it, each of the four members of The Floaters take turns introducing themselves with the following information:

  1. Their astrological sign (yes, before their name)
  2. Their name
  3. What they like in a woman

Any woman who matches the description is then invited to take the singer’s hand allow him to take her to “Love Land.” Take a listen and be pleasured:

In reality, this savvy song combines a couple of things that were in a massive surge of popularity when it was recorded: Astrology and Video/Phone Dating Profiles. It’s no wonder it became a smash hit. There’s also an extended, 11+ minute version of the song that you’re welcome to look up on your own.

Whatever happened to singing groups like this? Howcome everybody is a solo performer now? Is it the Boy Bands of 1999/2000? They killed it, didn’t they? We need another Wu-Tang is all I’m sayin’…

Categories: Music, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Hollywood Factory” by Skating Polly

Walking backwards through the Hollywood factory…

Walking backwards through the Hollywood factory…

Yes, I want more musics like this. Right now I want all my musics like this song from Oklahoma’s own Skating Polly. Look, Nina Gordon and Louise Post (of Veruca Salt fame) like Skating Polly so much that they co-wrote an EP with them. Who am I to argue with Veruca Salt!? This is good musics!

It pleasures me! Let it pleasure you!

Categories: Music, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Friday, 28 June 2019

Movie Review: Aladdin (2019)

Movie Review: Aladdin (2019)

Move. Away. From the jams. (Yam jam!)

Aladdin (2019): ★★½

Directed by Guy Ritchie

Y’know what? It’s not bad! It’s actually pretty enjoyable. But let’s get the elephant outta the room right off the top: How is Will Smith’s version of Genie? It’s actually pretty good! More… »

Categories: Movie Reviews, Reviews.