I’m glad someone fixed this song - It was really just way too depressing before the scale was shifted.
That was Paul McCartney of the Beatles playing with members of Nirvana performing “Cut Me Some Slack.” I might be repeating myself at this point but it bears some repeating.
When I first heard that this was a thing I was like - oh boy - “Here Comes the Grunge” - but now I just feel stupid and silly about that. Making (terrible) jokes when this all is obviously so right? It’s like pizza with pineapple and ham on it - that mess shouldn’t taste as good as it does! I expect to hear some more great things from this collaboration soon.
I’m going to leave you a little something that represents how I still feel on the matter - warning this link includes a cat -
NPR’s All Songs Considered is covering the release of Kishi Bashi’s newest treat for the Holidays. While he says that it’s impossible to sport the winter without the Christmas classics like Bing and Sinatra - Kishi’s sparkling arrangement reflects Christmas camp but is at odds with the song’s brevity and a longing vocal performance. It all comes across delightfully melancholic!
The track is to be released on a 7” vinyl and keeping with the Holiday spirit all the proceeds are going to be donated to charity.
Alicia Keys performing Gummi Bears is perfect. But what would be even more perfect?
Lady Gaga performing Power Rangers or He-Man and the Masters of the Universe?
Foster the People performing Duck Tails?
Jon Brion performing Doug?
Godspeed You! Black Emporer performing Game of Thrones?
The Rolling Stones performing The Price is Right?
What would it be - the perfect cover of a TV Theme Song? Let me know somehow.
Our friend Amanda Brown is going to be on The Voice tonight. Remember when Ceelo was an idiot and pitted Amanda Brown against Trevin Hunte. How embarrassing! Now Ceelo isn’t going to win because Amanda Brown is going to win all The Voices.
It’s going to be on NBC tonight at 8/7 c. Be sure to vote for Amanda cause she is going to tear it up.
Don’t Stop Giorgio - Push It To The Limit. As FACT is reporting (and subsequently Pitchfork) the disco-era legend has discovered Soundcloud and has been uploading all sorts of goodies and rarities collected from his decades long career. I already knew his bigger hits - but never would I have thought they’d be available in this context. It’s all so curious!
He’s reached the upload limit twice and is on his third account. At 72 y.o. the dude is a machine.
The CMJ Music Marathon is here once again. There will be a lot of bands and they’ll all be vying for a couple seconds of your twenty second attention-span. There hundreds of bands! Do you have time to listen to hundreds of bands and decide who you want to go see?
We need someone to tell us who to go watch - instead we got blogs.
And hey we’re a blog! We can’t really tell you who to go see but we could certainly give you a little bit of music to listen to. Ok well out of all these bands only Mean Lady is going to CMJ.
If you want a good place to pick up music of bands that’ll be playing at CMJ this week just head over to the CMJ Mixtape.
Click through for the link to this week’s Butter Internet Playlist and the track listing!
Erich Neumann is a German psychologist who dedicated his life to studying the shadow of the human mind. In his book Depth Psychology and the New Ethic he outlines an objective way for human beings to live together in a global society both ethically and respectfully. Yet despite all that - we are still just huddling together (harmoniously, sure) awaiting death. In their first ever commercial above Facebook would like to remind us of that.
So really this is more like it:
Spotify is great - but it is also weird. Have you ever listened to Larry Norman? Rita Moss? The Gaurdian has an ongoing series called 101 Strangest Records on Spotify. Not only the music is trippy - the people are just as strange and curious. Toni Arthur was known for being in a children’s show called Play Away - but she also collected and sang old English and Scottish folk songs with her hubby David!?
Spotify is to weird old records as Mongolia is to dinosaur bones. Crazy.
Speaking of crazy. I have playlist for you to check out. There aren’t any Norwegian Folk songs - but there are recently released downloadable content across the internet. Also Sky Ferreira.
I also made it available to follow and download via the Spotify at the link.
Link to download the tracks and a track listing are after the jump!
Make some noise if you give a shit, indeed.