Posts Tagged ‘music’

Learnin’ With The PooYoos

I just had to share this video.  The game looks neat and all, and I’m sure it’s fun for tha little ‘uns, but what I love is the song in this video.  I double-dawg dare you to listen to this song and not enjoy the rest of your day.

You absolutely must hear this.


Living under a rock, musically speaking.

The wife was hosting a club event in Second Life this evening (“Demented and sad, but social.”) and the DJ played a tune that really caught my attention.  It was “This Boy’s In Love” by The Presets.  Well, this set off a bit of YouTube spelunking that turned up a bunch of their videos, and some related bands/music that I’d never heard of but am thoroughly enjoying.

Sometimes I run into a covey of bands huddled in plain site and I feel like I’ve been living under a rock.  I seriously need to update the ol’ music collection.  Some of these bands I’m finding have been around for quite a while.

Some things I’ve found tonight…

With Every Heartbeat” by Robyn – Her vocals remind me of Kate Bush, and that’s just awesome.

My Delirium” by Ladyhawke – A fellow aspie.  Lots of Joan Jett in her voice and style (on this track, at least…I’m still finding other tracks).

Work On You” by MSTRKRFT – I really dig the robot sound.  These guys remind me of Solvent.  Excellent video.

I recommend pretty much everything I’ve seen/heard so far on ModularPeople’s channel on tha youtubez.

Proper Props from Planet Rock

The very first 12″ album I ever owned was Planet Rock by Afrika Bambaataa.  It was a promo record that my dad got at a garage sale.  He bought it for me based on the title since I was (and pretty much still am) crazy about anything having to do with space.

I was really young, and that album really influenced my taste in music, and influenced a lot of the groups that I ended up liking later in life.  Now there’s a commercial on TV featuring Afrika and some hip-hop guy (dunno his name, too lazy to google it) arguing over who influenced who with Planet Rock, and blah blah…no mention whatsoever of Trans-Europe Express, the Kraftwerk song to which Planet Rock owes its melody riff.

So Afrika…I know it’s just a commercial, but puh-leeeeze…before anybody talks about credit or influences, please include a shout to Kraftwerk.  And not just because you got your ass sued last time, but because props are only proper.