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by Christopher Grant Harris

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.

Friday, 31 May 2019

Movie Review: Avengers: Endgame

Movie Review: Avengers Endgame

He’s baa-aaaaack…

Avengers: Endgame (2019) ★★★½

Directed by the Russo Bros.

Endgame is good! I don’t think it works quite as successfully as Infinity War did, and there are a couple of very poorly-done things, but for the most part it’s exciting, frikkin’ hilarious, and satisfying. Spoilers ahoy! More… »

Categories: Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews.

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.

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.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Video Game Review: Yoshi’s Crafted World

Avery & Papa Play & Review Yoshi's Crafted World…

Avery & Papa Play & Review Yoshi’s Crafted World…

It’s lovely to have a daughter who is just coming into the age to be able to really play video games. Avery & I have several we enjoy a lot, but her favorite used to be Yoshi’s Woolly World for the Wii U. So we were very much looking forward to getting the new Yoshi’s Crafted World for our Switch. And I got it for my birthday last week!

What does Avery think of this new Yoshi game? Watch some gameplay and our video review right here:

More… »

Categories: Reviews, Video Game Reviews, Video Games, Videos.

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.