Category Archives: Music

DJ Earworm: 2009 vs. 2019

Since I started my Decade of Music project back in 2010, I’ve made it a point to have each  year’s December 31st song be that year’s United State of Pop mashup by DJ Earworm (with his 2009 mashup actually being the first song I downloaded in 2010).

Well, almost as if it was meant to line up with my decade-long project, he’s released short (~1:30-minute or so) mashups of ten 2009 songs with ten 2019 songs.

And they are FANTASTIC.

I love this kind of stuff, yo. It activates my happies (and not a lot of things do that these days).

My favorites:

  • Lady Gaga – Pokerface vs Ava Max – Sweet but Psycho
  • Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow vs BTS – Boy with Luv
  • Taylor Swift – Love Story vs Taylor Swift – You Need to Calm Down (these sound so good together!)
  • MGMT – Kids vs Billie Eilish vs Bad Guy
  • Flo Rida – Right Round vs Lil Nas X – Old Town Road
  • Beyonce – Single Ladies vs Ariana Grande – Thank U, Next
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Holy craps.

I randomly stumbled upon this song and now I can’t get it out of my head.

This remix is super catchy, yo.

Nonnaked Men

Everyone who reads my blog is most likely aware of my undying love for Coldplay, right?

Well, another band that I’ve developed a strong love of over these past 10 years? The Barenaked Ladies.

I’ve recently stumbled upon a series of YouTube videos where the band is live recording a bunch of their more recent songs and they’re so good. So chill. Love them.

OOF

Double basses?!?!?!?!

I’m here for it. Such a rich tone. Got Sennheisers? PUT ‘EM ON.

Life Has Many Doors, Ed Boy!

Shock of shocks, it’s another music-related post.

But guys, this song is amazing and the music video is one of the most beautiful music videos I’ve seen. Check it out.

EIGHTY POOPS

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.

UGH, COLDPLAY

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.

 

FRISSON TIME

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

NEW JAMS SORRY

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.

TODAY’S INSTALLMENT:

VOCES8 is my new favorite thing.

Have another song, FIGHT ME

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.

WELCOME TO URF

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.

Oh.

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.

Kill

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.

Woah

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.

Ha.

I love things like this.

I JUST CRAPPED MY PANTS

(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.

WHO NEEDS STRINGS

Love it.

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.)

Holy Hell

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.

Gregorian

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.

So yeah.

IT’S FINALLY WARM SO I’M GETTIN’ MY BUTT OUTSIDE BEFORE WE PLUNGE INTO THE POLAR TEMPS AGAIN

WOOOOO!!

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: