Archive for March, 2017

Sunday Shoegazer: Lapse’s “Padded Cell”

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s Australia’s Lapse with “Padded Cell” off their debut EP.

Library Addition: Hannu Rajaniemi’s The Quantum Thief

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Here’s a book I found out about too late to pick up before prices went through the stratosphere, so I went ahead and settled (for now) for an Ex-Library first I could afford:

Rajaniemi, Hannu. The Quantum Thief. Gollancz, 2010. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy with pocket and stamps, in a Fine-, protected dust jacket with a bit of curl at head. Presents well. Bought off eBay for £19.99 plus shipping.

Quantum Thief

Shoegazer Sunday: Ride’s “Home is a Feeling”

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

The Shoegaze revival seems to be in full bloom, with classic Shoegaze band Ride coming out with a new album this summer. “Home is a Feeling” is an early track off it, and comes down firmly on the hazy/blissful side of Shoegaze.

Shoegazer Sunday: Minor Victories’ “Scattered Ashes (song for Richard)”

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

I was already inclined to like Minor Victories based on the presence of Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell. And then “Scattered Ashes (song for Richard)” is not only a swell song in its own right, but has video that punches all the Internet’s meme buttons at once.

I KAN HAZ SHOEGAZE?

King Kong Burns

Friday, March 10th, 2017

In Vietnam, they had an elaborate premiere for the opening of Kong: Skull Island, with fire dancers and a large mock-up of King Kong.

Pro-tip: Try not to let your fire dancers get too close to your giant flammable King Kong facade.

They didn’t follow that guideline.

(Edited to add: There were originally two videos here, but the first video removed from YouTube, so I deleted that. Skip to about 3:45 into this one to see things start to go wrong.)

Shoegazer Sunday: Tears Run Rings’ “A Question and an Answer”

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Been a while since I featured tears Run Rings, so here’s “A Question and an Answer”: