Posts categorized “Wednesday Listening Pleasure”

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Woke as Me” by Open Mike Eagle and Phonte

Open Mike Eagle & Phonte: "Woke as Me"

Who more woke…?

Yes, another WLS featuring Open Mike Eagle. You know what, friends? If you have a TV show and release a new music video every week, there’s a good chance I’ll feature you as well. Here Mike verbally spars with Phonte about whom is the more “woke” of the two:

I particularly love the “Wokken Fighters” video game that’s featured throughout the video:

Wokken Fighters: Fight!

Wokken Fighters: Fight!

Wokken Fighters: Open Mike Eagle vs Phonte!

OME & Phonte get in on the game…

And especially how at the end of the video the video game characters get in on the real-world action and start beating Mike up (though they do seem to be aiming directly for his crotch, which is a bit disturbing).

Wokken Fighter vs Open Mike Eagle!

School Him!

Wokken Fighters defeat Open Mike Eagle!

School Him/Her/They/Z/Ze!

At any rate, you have now been pleasured.

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

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Holiday Inn (Ukulele Cover)” by Phoebe Masteller-Defiance

Phoebe Masteller-Defiance Holiday Inn Ukulele Cover

Is Cameron dead yet…?

Phoebe Masteller-Defiance, who also makes music as I Kill Cameron and is a part of Dandelion Massacre (and I’m pretty sure a couple of other punky bands as well), has released her first video of 2019! It’s a delightful ukulele cover of the very punk “Holiday Inn” by Dollar Signs. Listen and be pleased:

For one, Phoebe is a WAAAAAAY better singer than Dollar Signs (you can listen to the original song here). For two, the song translates over perfectly into the more laid-back ukulele vibe without having to change the chord progression at all. Noice!

You have now been pleasured.

Categories: Music, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Police Myself” by Open Mike Eagle & MF Doom

Is Oh-Em-Eee Em-Eff-Doomed by the Tiny Cop in his head…?

Is Oh-Em-Eee Em-Eff-Doomed by the Tiny Cop in his head…?

Back again with yet another new song and amazing video from his Comedy Central show The New Negroes is your friend and mine, Open Mike Eagle. “Police Myself” is a rather biting song about the necessity of self-censorship in the face of racial bias with a denouement that made me say, “Ouch” aloud. It also has some hilarious visuals with Mike as a tiny cop speeding around town in a tiny cop car with an enormous (to him) blunt.

It’s interesting how this song fits thematically with the previous New Negroes music video release, “Unfiltered” (that I featured a couple of weeks ago, so go listen to that as well if you haven’t). It’s also great seeing Mike swinging for the fences with some of the biggest and best names in hip-hop! Em-effing MF Doom!

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

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Baby I’m Sorry” by Prom Queen & Google

Baby I'm Sorry by Prom Queen & Google

Baby I’m so…

Nothing quite like using Google search’s autocomplete to write song lyrics with Prom Queen (AKA Celene “Leeni” Ramadan) and her signature breathy vocals.

Too bad she didn’t work in Kidz Bop!

Categories: Music, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Unfiltered” by Open Mike Eagle & Danny Brown

Open Mike Eagle & Danny Brown: Unfiltered

Danny got filtered through Mikes mouf…

Hey, howcome Mike Eagle is the Wednesday Listening Pleasure two weeks in a row? Well, son, it’s because he just keeps on a-puttin’ out musics!

This time it’s the debut clip from his upcoming (premieres this Friday, April 19th!) Comedy Central series, The New Negroes, in which the expressive Danny Brown lives inside of the repressed Mike Eagle and spouts the things Mike only wishes he could say. It’s very funny. You can take a look/listen here!

Short and hilarious. Good work, fellas!

Be sure to watch The New Negroes when it premieres on Comedy Central this Friday!

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

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Every Single Thing” by Open Mike Eagle

Open Mike Eagle: Every Single Thing

What’s in your box of meaning…?

Open Mike Eagle recently released a new video for the song “Every Single Thing” off of his EP What Happens When I Try to Relax (another EP!). In it, a man played by Tracy Kernell gathers and burns a “box of meaning” over another stunning, clever, angry, and beautifully lyrical Open Mike Eagle song.

Seriously, how can Mike keep on putting out music that’s so good?

Don’t forget that Mike’s Comedy Central Show, The New Negroes, premieres on April 19th! Also he has a webseries currently running called Live from WZRD. Also he’s pretty much completely awexome.

Open Mike Eagle Burns Shovel Knight

Not Shovel Knight. NOT SHOVEL KNIGHT! IT SHOULD’VE BEEN ME!!

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

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “What Are We Waiting For” by Warren Dunes

I dunno. What ARE we waiting for, Julia?

I dunno. What ARE we waiting for, Julia?

Hey, folks, Warren Dunes (featuring Julia Massey) is finally FINALLY releasing their first album, appropriately entitled Welcome to Warren Dunes. To celebrate that fact, they recently released a new single from said album. It’s called “What Are We Waiting For” although there’s no question mark so I guess it’s a statement rather than a question? You can listen to it here.

Also to celebrate the release of the album, Warren Dunes is having, appropriately, an album release show! This Saturday night! With Cumulus and AIAIA!

Be sure to clock-out before you leave work…

Be sure to clock-out before you leave work…

Details:
Warren Dunes Album Release (Eventbrite)
Saturday, April 6th, 9:00 PM
@ Clock-Out Lounge
4864 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108 (map)
21+, $12-$15 (tickets)

We’ve got a babysitter! We’ll be there! SO CAN YOU!

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