New Music Monday – March 30, 2015

Last week was a bit of a bummer; one good song and a bunch of stinkers. Well, this week more than made up for it. Muse continues to kick ass. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell team up to prove that bluegrass isn’t just hillbillies being told how to dance. Rob Scallion breaks away from the guitar. They Might Be Giants are back. Therapy? makes their entire album available to stream for free.

Muse – Dead Inside

A bit more on the techno side of Muse’s eclectic range. If you’re at work, be aware that this lyric video features a naked girl dancing in a kaleidoscope effect. Lots of boobies.

Steve Martin Featuring Edie Brickell – Pretty Little One

If you haven’t noticed his musical efforts since the late 1970’s, you might expect Steve Martin to be doing reprises of “King Tut”, but in fact, he’s been doing an awful lot of bluegrass music – he’s incredible on the banjo. And if you haven’t noticed her musical career since the mid 1980’s, you might think Edie Brickell stopped after singing about not getting too deep in “What I Am.” In fact, she’s… well, honestly, I haven’t noticed her career since then — that is, until a few months back when I found out she was collaborating with Martin.

Here they perform a duet of sorts, telling a great story about a moronic brute who thinks he can take advantage of a girl who knows how to protect herself.

Rob Scallion – Theremin

Scallion normally plays guitar, but he set a goal that with 500 Patreon patrons, he would get and play a theremin song. Here it is:

They Might Be Giants – Underwater Woman

A bit experimental, even for TMBG.

Therapy? – Disquiet FULL ALBUM

We featured their song “Still Hurts” two weeks ago. Now you can check out the whole album. If you like disturbing Irish metal, then this is the album for you.

Disquiet – Full Album

5 Funny Movie and TV Outtakes

  1. Stargate SG-1: Carter Bitches at O’Neil for No Longer Being Macgyver
  2. Firefly: Nathan Fillion Must’ve Seen the Multiple Santas Episode of The Tick
  3. Star Trek: Into Darkness
  4. Liar Liar: The Truth FINALLY Comes Out
  5. Family Man: Nicolas Cage has the Giggles

New Music Monday – March 23, 2015

This week we’ve got one piece of excellence, and a whole bunch of stinkers. Can’t all be winners, I guess!

Neil Cicierega – Crocodile Chop

Cicierega apparently loves to mash disparate music together, and when it works, the result is nothing short of awesome. A perfect example of this is Crocodile Chop, a mashup of Chop Suey by System of a Down and Crocodile Rock by Elton John. Both songs are reasonably good, but when you take Elton John’s silly piano and layer on Serj Tankian’s – er – demented lyrics and aggressive style, and you get something which can only be described as fantastic.

Nickelback – She Gets Me Up

Nickelback gets a lot of crap. People claim they’re mediocre at best, or overly commercialized, or whatever. They do tend to be a little bit formulaic – do we really need yet another anthem? In reality, of course, they’re not bad at all. There’s nothing wrong with trying to write music that you think will sell; it’s certainly no worse than trying to make a movie that you think people will want to pay to see.

With that out of the way, I’m not terribly impressed with this effort; they step outside of their comfort zone by trying to infuse a little funk into their sound, and for me at least, it falls flat.

Rob Zombie – Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga (Live)

Standard Zombie formula – sounds a lot like Dragula. Video is NSFW – lots of girls who mistake a Zombie concert for a filming of Girls Gone Wild.

U2 – Every Breaking Wave

U2 puts out a new song that seems to be heavily influenced by a band who seemed to be heavily influenced by them, Coldplay. They need to just merge, form a super-band, and be done with it.

Falling In Reverse – “Just Like You”

Being on the same record label that produced Bad Religion for all these years does not necessarily mean that you’re any good. If Blink-182 sucked twice as much as they do, they’d still be better than this.

Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Who Gon Stop Me (16bit Remix)”

Let’s face it. Both of these guys suck. How could anybody expect a remix to be any good?

5 Funniest Videos From The Onion

Are these really the funniest videos from The Onion? There’s so damned many. It’s very probable that these aren’t the funniest videos, in which case, we’re really sorry. But you know what? They’re pretty damned funny, though, so enjoy them anyway, and then check out the rest of the Onion’s videos.

  1. Ninja Parade

  2. FCC Okays Nudity

  3. 13 Year Old Drinking Prodigy Accepted To Ohio State

  4. Boston Mayor Throws Out First Punch at St Patrick’s Day Parade

  5. Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

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If you’re not familiar with Patreon, it’s a web service started by Jack Conte, where content creators can sign up and match up with patrons, people willing to pay them small (or large) sums of money for whatever it is they produce. There’s everything from music and educational videos, to web comics. It’s crowdfunding with a little more stability, for both the producers and consumers, than, say, Kickstarter.

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