I feel like crap and am super stressed about everything (what else is new?), so have a link to an interesting music project.
Sorry I’m so boring.
This is beautiful and I want it played at my funeral.
Parts that made me cry: 0:00-6:30 (not even kidding; every single one of these songs is attached to an important memory/time in my life)
I love Coldplay, yo. Love them.
Here’s Bach’s Air on the G String on an organ.
It is sublime.
Put on your best headphones and crank it. 1:05 is probably one of the most beautiful sounds I’ve ever heard. Chills forever.
Edit: OH JESUS, I JUST LISTENED TO THIS THING ON THE SENNHEISERS AND I HAVE ASCENDED
I can’t help it if I find good music, yo. Y’all are just going to have to deal with the music blog posts sometimes.
VOCES8 is my new favorite thing.
This song has a lot of nostalgia for me for some reason. I know we played it in Concert Band with Torrey, but I swear we also played it in high school.
Anyway. This group sounds beautiful, yo. They’re the ones that did that Sound of Silence cover I posted on March 2nd.
I watched this because YouTube kept recommending it to me. Now I can’t get it out of my head.
Seriously, I was singing it to myself during my entire freaking walk today. The animation’s pretty neat-o, too.
I don’t know if I’d heard of Lil Dicky before this, but I’ll have to check out more of his stuff.
Also, it wouldn’t surprise me if “what the fuck, I’m a clam?!!?” was an actual thing that Lil Jon has said in the past.
I really like this song.
I don’t know what it is with me lately, but I’ve been getting super emotional over music. This song? It’s not sad, it’s not depressing, it’s not particularly frisson-inducing. But I checked it out after hearing a YouTube ad for it and I’m freaking bawling over it.
(I blame the Sennheisers)
Also, the sound of this band + the lead singer’s voice really reminds me of Suede.
Tell me that’s not the same sound/voice.
Ooooh, I like it.
Like many of The Killers’ songs, this is one that gives that nice painful tug on your heart with its yearning tone. The orchestra makes it so much better.
I’m also a sucker for orchestral covers of anything, so.
Man, this song came out in 2011 and I’m just finding it now? How did this fail to show up on my radar, especially during the majority of my Decade of Music project?
I’ve had it stuck in my head for like half a week.
I love things like this.
(Warning: it’s another music/Sennheisers blog. Deal with it.)
Me: these Sennheisers are fantastic. There is no way you can make music sound any better.
YouTube: May we recommend 8D songs?
Me: holy shifshlfahdflksdfhfalrjweaosdfamc
8D songs are edited in a way to make it sound like the music is oscillating around you and to give you the illusion that you’re listening to it live.
The trick is to wear headphones while listening. And as I’m sure you’re expecting me to say, these Sennheisers really make these songs sound ridiculous.
It’s like you’re not even wearing headphones. I can’t explain it. You’ve got to listen.
I’m obsessed with these headphones and how music sounds on them and I’m not sorry.
This brings me back to high school when our band played an arrangement of this song for the class of 2005 graduation ceremony (our 2006 class got something much less cool; I think it was a Pirates of the Caribbean medley, ‘cause that was super popular back then).
I wish I would have kept the sheet music. The 3rd clarinet part was super cool.
(Also, sorry not sorry for all the music posts lately. Blame the Sennheisers.)
2:41. The frisson. Jesus. This is really good.
No offence to Simon and Garfunkel, but I’ve liked every cover of this song that I’ve heard more than the original.
Ooh, I like it.
Nothing Else Matters is one of those songs that I absolutely love but also has some shit memories attached to it, since Rob introduced it to me and we all know what a disaster of a saga that whole “relationship” was.
In other news: Andrew Bird came out with a new album and I can’t seem to get the song “Sisyphus” out of my head.
I came across Andrew Bird’s music thanks to an animated short I saw on YouTube quite some time ago about a mouse who lives with/keeps captive another mouse head. There was an Andrew Bird song playing in it, so I always think of that animation whenever I hear Andrew Bird.
Edit: FOUND IT:
Guys. Deadmau5’s “Let Go.”
This song (especially the first two minutes) is so good on these new Sennheisers. The chords, man, the chords. I get goosebumps.
Like…holy ballsacks, Batman.
I like Disturbed’s cover a little bit more because I think they capture the mood of the song a bit better, but this is really good, too!
It’s sad that Avi is gone, but the new dude (Matt, far left) seems cool. I love the surprising bass he hits at 2:02. He didn’t sound like he’d have a bass range until he did that, nice.
Hey you nerd bombs, just in case it’s been a while since you’ve given your brain the level of joy that Muse’s “Pressure (feat. UCLA Bruin Marching Band)” produces, here is “Pressure (feat. UCLA Bruin Marching Band)” again.
Y’know, just in case.
This is like daily medicine for me. It’s so good for the soul.
A while back I wrote a blog about Weezer’s new cover of Toto’s Africa. My main complaint was about just how bland the cover was. They didn’t seem to put their own flair into it; it sounded almost identical to the original. In my opinion, half the reason for a band to do a cover is to put their own flair on a song.
So when I saw today that Weezer had released their Teal Album, an album of cover songs, I wasn’t really too hyped.
But I listened to their cover of A-ha’s Take On Me, and they do a much better job of giving it the Weezer flair than they did with Africa. It still sounds a lot like the original, but you can definitely tell it’s a different band covering the song.
A lot of the other covers aren’t too bad, but this was my favorite.
Postmodern Jukebox is coming to Calgary!!
It’s…it’s so tempting to get some tickets. But then I have to go to something, and I don’t usually like to go to things.
Because I’m lazy and like to be alone at home.