Link Roundup

4/14
“Carmen” – Stromae – I think the message is a bit simplistic, but I really like the bass beat in time with everything else

“Shake That” – Eminem – I found this song from the meme shitpost version of it called “you reposted in the wrong neighborhood” (KYM article here). this song is pretty unobjectionably bad, but it’s so self-aware and reveling in its misogyny that it’s hard for me to not smile a little bit in its unabashed lack of morals. Similarly, I like the appropriation of MLK (“I’ve been to the motherf***ing mountaintop”) because it’s so over-the-top sacrilegious. (Digression – For some reason, I seem to remember that Pogo did a remix of MLK speeches, but I can’t find it. Anyone else remember this?)

4/20
“Magical Nite” – oneboredjeu – MAGIC! x Kid Cudi – h/t shikexue. Jamming.

4/21
“If” – Étienne Daho and Charlotte Gainsbourg – Withrow showed me this song a long time ago, and the imagery + depressing lyrics really stuck with me. I had to really comb back through old chat histories to find it again.

Vib Ribbon is a really nifty game – I looked it up because it’s one of MoMA’s games that they decided were artistically significant enough for them to save. I really wish I could try out a copy because it does so many cool things like 1) auto beat matching for custom music, which I really haven’t seen in other games except Crypt of the Necrodancer, 2) simple but very compelling gameplay, and 3) somehow a very charming character that’s made up of just a bunch of scribbles.

5/10
“Lift Every Voice and Sing” – James Weldon Johnson  – we sang this song annually in elementary school, but I had no idea that 1) it’s a chiefly regional thing because 2) it’s the unofficial African-American national anthem. I find it a lot more empowering than the “Star Spangled Banner”, idk why.

5/14
“Going to Georgia” – Mountain Goats. Heard this on the Acadia womyn’s rytreat I did with Eurah, Crystal, Allie and Andrea. New Georgia song to be added to my playlist of the Charlie Daniels Band and the Peaches song.

“Crying at the Wawa” – Chris Gethard and Mal Blum. Another womyn’s rytreat song. I really didn’t like it at the time, but it grew on me a lot.

5/25
“Homecoming” – Kanye West – Not sure why, but this gave me a lot of feels when this came up during finals week studying.

5/28
“you reposted in the wrong repost” – Cyranek – I’m a dirty memelord and I have no regrets.

6/2
“She Wants Me Dead” – CAZZETTE – I was showing jrowan some cool music videos / electroswing and this showed up as a suggestion

6/24
We were having a Youtube party, showing some classic foreign language songs when my friend from Armenia, Arsen showed some Soviet Union era classics. They’re quite good and I regret that I don’t know enough their culture to fully appreciate these.

6/28
cesium showed me Every Noise at Once and it’s honestly really cool to finally have words for genres and explore new things. I did however get music whiplash the first time I used this because I kept bouncing between genres too fast >_>”

7/6
“Moonlight Sonata – Mov. 3” – Beethoven, played by Valentina Lisita – LET’S TALK ABOUT HOW LIT AF THIS IS. I THINK I’VE HEARD THIS BEFORE FROM FRIENDS TRYING TO PLAY THIS AND FAILING AAAAAAAUGH IT’S SO GOOD.

“A Fifth of Beethoven” – Walter Murphy – Such a lovely funky disco tune ❤ Apparently this composer works on Family Guy's music nowadays.

7/10
estick was looking for hip-hop x country on Zephyr for their playlist, and I, being a continuing sucker for genre-blending Southern-music-evoking music, was super interested into it. They’re still fleshing it out, but I’m super into “Last to Know (Remix) [feat. Shane Eli]” – Electric Owls

7/22
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, Mov. 7, Badinerie – Bach – ungh that flute

7/23
“If Mozart Produced for Migos” – Acrylo – I can’t get over how well this mashes together as well as the play on how bougie Mozart is on a song called “Bad and Bougie”

7/28
“Way Down Hadestown” – Anais Mitchell – yet another womyn’s retreat song that grew on me. It’s from a concept album that retells the story of Orpheus and Eurydice as a Depression era story.

“Renegade” – Styx – a song that I recognized for a while but never knew what it was called

7/31
“Dies Irae” – Verdi  – estick was looking for the trap / house song that sampled this, but I had never heard the original before. The sheer power really inspires the fear of God into you, as is fitting a la Last Judgement.

8/1
“Rich Friends” – Portugal. The Man – h/t dzaefn. Not super into it musically, but very cool music video, notably for its interactivity. See here for their intended path for you.

So, I was watching the latest trailer for Kingsman and thought “wow, that My Generation remix is really really good”. I did some more digging and found a fan-extended version of it here and then suddenly realized that “Battle Royale” was the song that estick was looking for that sampled Dies Irae!!

At this point, I start freaking out and go back to the original thread where they were talking about Dies Irae AND FOUND OUT THAT APASHE IS REALLY REALLY GOOD!? LIKE IT’S BASICALLY IF “LIBERA ME FROM HELL” DIDN’T HAVE JUST TRASH RAP LYRICS. Here’s what I like from them (plus other recommendations from that thread):

8/2
“Sixteen Tons” – Tennessee Ernie Ford – I was playing Jeopardy with Marcus and dzaefn and one of the rounds had categories themed after the chorus of this song. They both hadn’t heard it before, so I finally went and listened to it again. Still great.

 

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