Category Archives: Music


It’s going to be really hard not to fill my Top 50 playlist with these amazing remixes I keep finding this year.

Not saying that this is 5-star material, but if it’s not, it’s really damn close.

“I’m goin’ 38, Dan…”

I’m kind of in love with Macklemore’s Downtown. Especially the music video:

It was filmed in Spokane, you know.

Edit: Hahaha, this is pretty great, too:

Edit 2: Imogen Heap! Wonderful:

(Sorry for the music video dump.)


This is almost as good as Imogen herself. Actually, the more I listen to it, I think I like it more than the original. I love the range this guy has.

2:43 to 3:05 is phenomenal. And that chord at 2:49 is just…nnnf. It makes my soul tingle. I love it.

Freaking Walk the Moon, Man

I am seriously addicted to this song. This is the fastest a song has been promoted to a Five Star in a long time.


Haha, this is a well-done music video.

And have another totally unrelated one, because for some reason I was thinking about this music video a while ago and just decided to look it up again.



Tonight I was listening to some Aaron Copland, ‘cause Copland’s awesome. Specifically, I was listening to Hoedown on repeat for about a half an hour. Some of you may know it better as “the beef song”:

Anyway, awhile back, Nate and I had either seen the name of this song somewhere or had heard a reference to it, and when I referred to it as “the beef song,” he didn’t know what I was talking about (‘cause apparently it’s only ‘Murican beef that’s for dinner). So tonight when I had finished listening to it for like the tenth time, I let him have a listen and told him again that this was the beef song. He mentioned that he thought he’d heard this somewhere before. After a quick YouTube search, it turns out that a very similar song was in Fieval Goes West!

This song was actually composed by James Horner (RIP); apparently he took Copland’s Hoedown and kind of remixed/remade it to fit the movie.

Pretty awesome if you ask me.

Holy Hell

This is Disturbed’s cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s Sound of Silence. It is amazing.

This gave me chills, seriously. He’s got a beautiful voice.

Lethargic Heap


Tunes for All!

2016 has been a fantastic year for music thus far. I don’t really have anything to blog about today (but do I ever, really?), so have some of my favorites. I’ve posted a few of these on here already, but it’s my blog, so I’m just going to post them again. Take that!


Hahaha, this is pretty great.

That’s all I’ve got, sorry.

Go? OK!

So remember this post when I said that OK Go’s next step in the world of music videos would be to shoot one in space?

Well, I was close.

Zero gravity! Very cool.

Apparently there was lots of throwing up while filming this, haha.

Genghis Kahn

I love this.

Claudia’s 365 Days of Music: Year 6 – A Review

‘Sup, bitches? The 6th year of my music project has ended, so let’s look at some stats, shall we?

Total songs: 365
Total time: 24 hours and 27 minutes
Total size: 1.72 GB
Mean song length: 3:57.43 

The Five Stars
Listed in order of acquisition!
Over my Head (Gabe Flaherty Remix) by The Fray
Doin’ It Right (Decadon Remix) by Daft Punk
Gold (Thomas Jack Radio Edit) by Gabriel Rios
Say What You Want by The Barenaked Ladies
Work This Body by WALK THE MOON
Take a Walk (A Capella) by Passion Pit
Amazon (Original Mix) by Gabe Flaherty

The five most beautiful/touching songs of the year:
Dare You to Move by The Vitamin String Quartet
Shenzou by Steven Price
Nessun Dorma sung by Pavarotti
The Gravel Road by James Newton Howard
Deliverance by Brian Tyler

The Overall Top Five
Work This Body by WALK THE MOON
I love everything about this song: tempo, length, lyrics, THE DRUMS, and especially the last like 15 seconds, when that extra layer of background lyrics (noises?) is added. This is tied with Gold as my favorite for the year, I’m pretty sure.

Gold (Thomas Jack Radio Edit) by Gabriel Rios
I really like the violin in this song (and the general chorus as well). Plus, the lyrics made me think of an interesting idea for a story, and any song that inspires me to write gets an A+ in my book.

Take a Walk (A Capella) by Passion Pit
This guy managed to take my second favorite Passion Pit song and perform it (in my opinion) better than Passion Pit. The first 25 seconds deserve a five-star on their own, holy freaking crapples. Beautiful.

Amazon (Original Mix) by Gabe Flaherty
So the dude who gets one of his remixes into my “Top Five” list every year (see the next song in this list for an example) made an original song, and it’s awesome. The chorus makes my toes tingle.

Over my Head (Gabe Flaherty Remix) by The Fray
FREAKING GABE FLAHERTY, MAN. This was like one of my first songs of the year and it still is one of the best ones. He gives a very different feel to this The Fray song, and I really like it. Again, the chorus is fantastic.

Now, pie charts!

The Year in Music

[Edit: Ugh, Office 2013. They fucked up a perfectly good pie chart is what they did. Look at it. It’s got bad formatting.]

In terms of play count, alternative, electronic, and pop were all pretty evenly split. Interesting.

Playcount by Genre

Onward to year seven!

United State of Pop 2015

This year’s United State of Pop is out!!!

Meh. It’s not my favorite of the ones he’s done, but I don’t blame that on him. I blame that on this year’s music. The other guy I get my mashups from, Daniel Kim, has two parts for his Pop Danthology 2015, and I’m not a big fan of either one. Again, I think it’s this year’s music.

But judge for yourselves!


Seriously. This is one of my new favorite songs. (Probably not a five-star, but pretty close!)

Have another:

That nonsense is live, holy hell.


This thing is pretty cool.

You basically place arrows, pointing different directions, on the grid, then press play to see what sounds you’ve got. Here’s a little dinky example from me.

Here are a bunch of nice examples from a Reddit thread.



So I don’t think I’ve ever blogged about Ronald Jenkees before (I’m too lazy to check, hahaha), but one of his songs, Disorganized Fun, came up on shuffle this morning, so I decided to share the video of him playing it. I think I originally downloaded this song in…2010?

Anyway, he’s pretty awesome.

Mad skillz.

Another music post, sorry

UGH, marathon grading of STAT 217 midterms gives me a headache.

But anyway.

So awhile ago (like back in March or something) I said that of all the Marvel movies, Thor: The Dark World had the best music.

But now I take that back. BOTH Thor movies had the best music, in my opinion. The current song I can’t get out of my head is from Thor and is called Sons of Odin.

Other favorites:


Pentatonix is legit, yo. I almost like this better than the original.

And for anyone who thinks that they can only do covers:

I love the makeup/costumes.

Is a highly vocal cheese drawer considered a cheddarbox?

Okay, so I know it’s been out on YouTube for a couple days now, but I just got around to listening to Adele’s new song, Hello.

And holy crap.

A lot of the YouTube commenters are saying it’s not one of her better songs, but I think it’s the best one she’s done.

It hurts my soul in the best way.