Posts Tagged ‘video’

Shoegazer Sunday: Lights That Change’s “Beautiful Soul”

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Lights That Change is a neo-Shoegaze band out of the UK. With “Beautiful Soul” they offer up a bright, gauzy, floating slab of prettiness with some great female vocals.

Sadly, it seems that vocalist Lisa VonH has already split with the band.

Mike Judge Has A New TV Show: Silicon Valley

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The creator of Office Space, Beavis and Butthead and King of the Hill has a new (live action) TV show on HBO called Silicon Valley.

The first episode is up free:

I’ve seen about half of it. It’s reasonably funny, but some of the geek characters are a bit too cliched…

Swell Documentary on the Making of Paul Simon’s Graceland

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Dwight’s linking of this piece on accordions got me listening to my favorite album featuring accordions, Paul Simon’s Graceland, one of the all time great albums. I was vaguely aware that a 25th Anniversary edition had come out, and poking around online I find that a documentary on the album had come out last year, all of which is available online.

If you like the album, ths documentary is well worth your time.

Shoegazer Sunday: Center of the Sun’s “Home”

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

There’s still some Sunday left, so here’s Center of the Sun again with “Home”.

Hayajan Covers Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” in Arabic

Monday, March 24th, 2014

It’s taking me some time to catalog those signed Jack Vance book and do my taxes, so here’s a musical oddity: a Jordanian band covering Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” in Arabic. Enjoy!

John Belushi on The Luck of the Irish

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Because a lot of people have been searching for this on St. Patrick’s day, and the old video appears to have died, here’s a new version.

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Shoegazer Sunday: All These Fallen Trees’ “God Created Earth, We Created Heaven”

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

All These Fallen Trees sounds a bit more post-rock than Shoegaze, but “God Created Earth, We Created Heaven” hits a sweet mellow spot between Midsummer and Explosions in the Sky.

Two Guys In a Pizza Parlor Nail Toto’s “Africa”

Friday, March 14th, 2014

I saw this on John Skipp’s Facebook page, and it came up at the SDC, so despite it already having 3 million hits, here’s two guys in a pizza parlor doing the best cover of Toto’s “Africa” you’ll hear, well, probably ever.

Mike Massie seems to have done a lot of other impressive covers, like this one of U2′s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”:

Or this one of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”:

And even Genesis’ “Home By The Sea”:

Indeed, it’s hard to go through this guy’s YouTube list and not find a great cover version.

Want to feel old? “Africa” came out in 1982, or 32 years ago. Go back 32 years before “Africa” and “Rock Around the Clock” was still 5 years away…

This Is Spinal Tap Turns 30

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Thirty years ago today, from the place eardrums go to die, the Greatest Mockumentary Ever Told premiered:

Here’s Siskel & Ebert’s original review:

And this is pretty much obligatory:

Shoegazer Sunday: Skies of Ember Covers Slowdive’s “Catch the Breeze”

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

I really am on a Slowdive cover kick. Skies of Ember is a Filipino band, and although it says so nowhere in the title or description, this video is actually a live instrumental cover of Slowdive’s “Catch the Breeze.”