Posts categorized “Wednesday Listening Pleasure”

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Oopsies” by Kristen Bell & Bob Mervak

…oopsies…

…oopsies…

As Kristen Bell explains (yes that Kristen Bell, AKA Veronica Mars AKA Princess Anna) explains on her Instagram:

My best friend @bobmervak is pure magic. This gem started as a little tune he created with my 3 year old daughter in our living room and has now grown into a full symphonic masterpiece. I am in constant awe of his gift and feel so lucky to know this walking reminder of the power of music. Recording this was some of the most fun I’ve had as a grown up. This delight is now available for your 👂 on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, anywhere you get your music.

Are you not pleased?

Categories: Music, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Sunflower” by Post Malone & Swae Lee

Callin' it quits now, baby I'm a wreck…

Callin’ it quits now, baby I’m a wreck…

From the excellent Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (my review is here), this opening song quite well encapsulates the feel of Miles Morales and his transformation into the titular hero. Spoiler warning, though: the video includes footage from pretty much all parts of the movie and gives quite a bit of the plot away. Partake and be pleased:

YOU ARE NOW PLEASED.

Categories: Music, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: Celeste Original Soundtrack

Celeste is actually the name of the mountain, not the protagonist…

Celeste is actually the name of the mountain, not the protagonist…

Part of what made Celeste perhaps the best video game of 2018 (if not the best, certainly one of the best) was its amazing soundtrack, composed by Lena Raine. It’s moody, creepy, exciting, and dreamy, often simultaneously (or at least in close proximity). Here is a YouTubez playlist of the entire soundtrack, posted by Lena Raine herself.

It pleases me! Now it pleases you, too!

Categories: Video Games, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: All Of the Capcom Musics

Mega Rock!

Mega Rock!

Surprise! The “Capcom Sound Team” has dumped a crap-tonne of Capcom video game music onto Spotify. Seriously: 61 albums of musics.

Here, listen to the entirety of Mega Man 2 (aka Rockman 2) right here

And then browse through the gobs and gobs of other offerings that are suddenly listen-able for all of us. Many of the titles are solely in Japanese, but you can figure most of them out based on the cover art. Be pleasured by it all!

Categories: Music, Video Games, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: The Muppets Battle Rap

"I’m really not sure how much weight the stage can support…"

“I’m really not sure how much weight the stage can support…”

So apparently there’s a pre-scripted(!!) rap battle TV show called Drop the Mic. Apparently it’s a spinoff of a segment from The Late Late Show with James Corden(!?). I dunno, I don’t really watch the TV anymore. But I do enjoy the Muppets.

This battle has Kermit and Pepé facing off against Miss Piggy and Beaker. There are some very funny lines, and a great running gag of how Kermit keeps trying to be extra nice instead of insulting. Beaker has a gag that was very predictable but very well done, proving that much of comedy is in the execution and not necessarily the idea. Take a look/listen:

Surprise! You have been pleasured.

Categories: Music, TV, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “No Scrubs” by Weezer

Definition of "scrub" to follow…

Definition of “scrub” to follow…

Hey, ‘member last year when Weezer put out a cover of Toto’s “Africa” after being bugged to do it by a twitter account?

Well, it was so successful that they decided to suprise-release an entire cover album. It’s a very “middle-aged karaoke” selection of songs, and they’re all recreated rather faithfully, just with fuzzier guitars and punchier drums (and Rivers Cuomo’s voice). One of the songs that got the most buzz is TLC’s “No Scrubs.” Well, here it is.

It’s an interesting time for cover albums, what with this Weezer Teal Album and Jonathan Coulton’s Kickstarted Some Guys cover album of 70s soft rock. Take a look at the promo for that one.

You have partaken and enjoyed!

Categories: Music, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “We Are the Crystal Gems” by Steven Universe

We'll win the fight and then go out for pizzas…

We’ll win the fight and then go out for pizzas…

Did you watch the big, huge, new, hour-long Steven Universe that premiered on Monday night? If not, stay the heck away from this post! Heck!

Anyhoo, the episode, “Change Your Mind,” sure seemed to be the culmination of 5 years and 100+ episodes of the show. It brought to a close pretty much all of the major storylines, and it ended, as it should, with a song: a reworking of the opening theme song of the show itself. Take a watch/listen for yourself!

Actually, my previous paragraph was not entirely truthful. The show didn’t end with a song; it ended with two songs. After all the problems are solved and everything has calmed down, Steven sits on the beach with the three people (well, sentient lesbian space rocks) with whom he began this journey in Episode 1, and sings a little coda to the whole series. It’s very simple, but it’s exceedingly sell-sung by Zach Callistan. It is, like the episode itself, called “Change Your Mind.” Here you go.

I don’t know what Steven Universe can do from here. I know there’s a movie coming out later this year, and the possibility of another season. But the whole arc of the show has now been wrapped up; the diamonds have been “defeated” and the corrupted gems have been uncorrupted. There are some dangling threads, like will the diamonds be able to successfully dismantle their horrible, oppressive dictatorship? Will gem society be able to adjust smoothly into a free society? Will Pearl ever go out on a date with the Mystery Girl? So we’ll just have to wait (for a long time, per usual with this show) to see what happens.

Categories: Cartoons, Music, TV, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.