Posts categorized “Videos”

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.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Helpless (Hamildrop)” by The Regrettes

The Regrettes: Helpless

I do I do I do I do I do I do really like this cover…

Can you tell what kind of music kick I’m on right now? Go look back through my last few Wednesday Listening Pleasures and you might notice a pattern. The Regrettes, THICK, Tacocat, (and Phoebe Masteller-Defiance a while back)… I think your boy Chris is jonesing for some good Riot Grrrl pretty bad!

To cure what ails me, here are the Regrettes with “Helpless” for you to partake and enjoy:

Yes, it’s a cover of a Hamilton song! And it sounds COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, which can often be my favorite type of cover. I love it when a band takes a song and completely reworks it in their own style like this. This is part of the “Hamildrops” series where Lin Manuel Miranda et al commissioned covers/reworks of a bunch of Hamilton songs by a bunch of different artists. It was a clever idea that paid off in spades!

I like what I’ve heard of The Regrettes. And they’re all babies; the lead singer is only 18, so hopefully they continue pumping out music for a good long while. At any rate you have now been pleasured.

Categories: Music, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Your Mom” by THICK

Thick: "Your Mom"

Have a f—ing baby!

I’m having flashbacks to Olympia in the early 1990s here. I also always appreciate an animated music video. Partake and be pleased:

Also, less than a minute thirty? Hell yeah. Now that’s a song.

Categories: Music, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Hologram” by Tacocat

Tacocat: Hologram

Power may be a hologram, but this song is fer realz…

Late last week I heard a song on the radio as I was driving home from the train station and I thought to myself, “Damn, this is frikkin’ catchy!” I asked Google (hands-free, of course) to identify the song, and it said it was “Hologram” by Seattle natives Tacocat.

I looked the song up on the YouTubes and listened to it a few times, and it grew on me more and more with each listen. This is one of the most perfectly-crafted new power-pop songs I’ve heard in years. Take a listen:

Man, this song hits all of my buttons. I love the subtle harmonies that come in during the chorus & bridge. It doesn’t hurt that this is an exemplary entry into my one of my all-time favorite musical genres. I would love to be able to hear this live.

Speaking of which…

Tacocat’s new album, This Mess is a Place (from which “Hologram” comes) was just released, and they’re having an album-release party this Saturday, June 8th, at the Showbox in Seattle!

Details:
Tacocat Record Release Show (Faced Book Event)
With Nightrain and Beverly Crusher
Saturday, June 8th 9:00 PM
@ The Showbox
1426 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 (map)
$17, 21+ (tickets)

Tacos or Cats? You decide!

Tacos or Cats? You decide!

I would love to go to this show but I’m old, tired, and can’t quite justify the time and expense. Therefore you should go in my place!

P.S. Isn’t that “visualizer” hilarious?

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Music, Seattle, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Eat Your Feelings” by Open Mike Eagle & Method Man(!!)

Open Mike Eagle & Method Man: Eat Your Feelings

There’s a party in my tummy; so yummy, so yummy…

Holy crap, gang, I thought it was a big deal when Mike did a song with MF Doom, now here he’s dropped a track collaborating with none other than Method Man. That’s nutz (yes, with a “z”), man!

The video for “Eat Your Feelings” takes the idea of “conspicuous consumption” to another whole level as Mike and Method Man literally consume their valuables. It’s very funny:

I must say I am loving this series of collabs from The New Negroes. I especially appreciate how they’re all around that two-to-three-minute sweet spot; that’s my favorite song length.

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