Posts categorized “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.

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