Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What's happening.

Last night while being as unproductive busy, as only I can be, I saw these 2 videos on VH1.

Back to Back.

Just goes to show you, what people are listening now...It makes me shudder.

First up. Katy Perry. Now, I am not a fan of hers, she is fun, pushing limits and and, but so is Lady Gaga. I do however, enjoy some of her singles, I mean, who didn't like/ sing along to "I kissed a girl" ?!

but seriously? This last music video of hers reminds me of the 90's. And not in a good way.
Is any reminder of the 90's good, anyway?

Don't even get me started on the concept. So your BF cheats on you, you cut off all your hair, strap your boobies down and join the Army/ Marines? Most girls eat a whole lot of deep fried chocolate and moan to her besties about it. No, not Katy Perry, she joins the Army. That last scene of her singing in full make-up (yeah right, 'cause marines has make-up artists come in everyday and polish their faces, just to go roll around in the mud and stuff?) broke me. That's the flashback business, ala Jennifer Lopez. ugh

Part of Me, yeah she's a part of the Marines.

Next. Olly Murs. Well, first off, his name. Dude, it is not going to happen for you with a name like that. My 3 year old niece would name her pug Olly.

About the video and the song itself, there is really not much to say. Hilarity does not even begin to explain.

Dance with Me. No, I wont. What you gonna do about it, Olly??

Shed your skin one last time

Here is Pretty Blue Guns' very last music video for Shed Your Skin.
"The video was cut together using band footage of studio recordings, live shows, photo shoots and band tours and road tripping from 2011.
Footage by Jess Henson, Mark Reitz and the band.
Edited by Barry de Villiers

Enjoy it

Monday, April 23, 2012

Tiny Desk Concerts

 Recently I was strolling around the Internet, looking for some inspiration and motivation to start working on one of my acedemic projects. On Youtube, I was stalking Tallest Man on Earth (yet again), when I came across an acoustic set he had done for some or another Radio station.

I then found this, a Radio Station that does this on a regular basis with some very cool artists, NPR.
"NPR, formerly National Public Radio, is a privately- and publicly-funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States"

I have watched most of them (ok, maybe I've already watched all of them, instead of working on my project), they are all amazing. NPR has really good taste in music, and I would not mind working in an office space were some of my favourite artist performs every Friday.

Have a look at: (these were my favourites, but there are many more that deserves your attention)

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero's

Jack White


Iron and Wine

Foster the People - I love their acoustic performances! And would you look at that bassist. :)

Noah and the Whale

and of course The Tallest Man on Earth - amazing as ever.

Enjoy this as I continue working on my project.