Posts categorized “Wednesday Listening Pleasure”

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Will You Dance?” by The Bird and the Bee

C'mon, hurry up and dance, Patton's really gotta get in there…

C’mon, hurry up and dance, Patton’s really gotta get in there…

Hey, listen up, I really love The Bird and the Bee. Alright!? I know they haven’t released a new album since 2015, but I’m really jonesin’ for some of that sweet, sweet, jazz-inflected, dreamy, electro-exotica pop.

Here’s the video for their first single, “Will You Dance?” from their most recent album, Recreational Love. It stars Simon Helberg and Patton Oswalt! How can you beat that?

Gosh, I’d love it if they’d put out more music. Here’s a fun thing to do: go to Pandora and make a station based solely on The Bird and the Bee. Do you hear all of that music? That’s my favorite kind of music!!

Categories: Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Gudetama’s Busy Days” by They Might Be Giants

A Lazy Groove for a Lazy Egg

A Lazy Groove for a Lazy Egg…

Hey, did you know that my all-time favorite band They Might Be Giants released not one, but two new albums (technically two, but in reality three because one of them contains a “bonus disc” that’s as long as a full-length album) right before the holidays? C’est vrai! They just kinda sneaked ’em out.

Here’s “Gudetama’s Busy Days” from the album My Murdered Remains, which is apparently about the “lazy egg” Sanrio character of the same name? As with many TMBG songs, it’s hard to tell what it’s actually about. But partake and enjoy anyway!

Seriously, though, those are some excellently lazy grooves in that song. Tasty.

Notice how I very purposefully didn’t say “egg-cellently lazy” in the previous paragraph! You’re welcome! An enjoyment has occurred!

Categories: Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Intergalactic” by Electric NoNo

Tripping the light fantastic…

Tripping the light fantastic…

Let us welcome in 2019 by enjoying this enjoyingly trippy “GIF-style” official music video for “Intergalactic” from Seattle stalwarts Electric NoNo:

“Intergalactic” is from Electric NoNo’s most recent release, the EP Cool Cool. You can get it on the Bandcamps!

Hooray! An enjoyment has occurred.

Categories: Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Silent Night” by William Shatner & Iggy Pop

Holy… <b>night</b>…

Holy… night

From the recent album Shatner Claus comes “Silent Night.”

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good Shat.

Categories: Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening (and Viewing) Pleasure: “Electronic Simpsons Music” by S3RL

Oh what a feeling, dancing on the steamed hams…

Oh what a feeling, dancing on the steamed hams…

Electronic music-maker S3RL released and electronic (shocking, I know) cover of The Simpsons theme song. But more importantly, local artist and animator James AKA Radio Gosha animated a meticulous recreation of the opening sequence of The Simpsons in the inimitable Radio Gosha style. It’s a straight-up recreation up until the couch gag, which sees Professor Fink and his DJ 3000 machine replace the couch, at which point things go a bit off the rails. Various highlight clips from past episodes of the show bleed and remix into each other (including a delightful shot of Marge dancing on the infamous steamed hams) in delightful chaos. Just watch.

Surprise! An enjoyment has occurred.

Make Hardcore Happy Again…

Make Hardcore Happy Again…

Categories: Artists, Cartoons, Videos, 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.