Posts Tagged ‘music’

Outside Lands 2011

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Outside Lands is a 3-day annual music festival in Golden Gate Park. I haven’t been to it in a couple of years, but I’m hoping to make it this year. Here’s the lineup:

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Je Veux

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Igor passed along this song a while ago and I’ve been meaning to post it. Listen:

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ9zeDd0mpg)

I know almost nothing about this song or the musicians, but I really enjoy it. Not knowing any French makes me appreciate this song in a completely different way from most music. I listened to some other performances of the same song, but haven’t enjoyed any of them as much as this.

Monday Morning Music #33

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

This musical remix of Up is really enjoyable. I liked it even more the second time I listened to it.

(via daily dish)

Part III

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Alicia Keys performed “Empire State of Mind Pt. II Broken Down” on The Colbert Report, and Stephen added in a rap about moving to suburbia. I think the song is really good, but Colbert’s addition makes it that much better:

Stephen’s dancing at the end is pretty awesome, too. Alicia Keys’ voice should not be manipulated by computers, she sounds much better here than in recording with Jay-Z.

Actual blogging coming back soon.. seriously

Susan Boyle

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

I’ve seen it on several blogs, but if you haven’t heard Susan Boyle sing yet, you should. If that doesn’t make you smile, I don’t know what will.

(youtube won’t let me embed the video for some reason)

Radiohead’s 15 Step vs Dave Brubeck’s Take 5

Friday, February 27th, 2009

This mashup is great:

Brubeck’s saxophone part works really well and adds a light layer atop one of my favorite Radiohead songs.

via waxy

Most Impressive

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

The best way to summarize it would be an a-capella John Williams medley with Star Wars lyrics, with all the singing by the same person… it’s quite amazing.

Radiohead Concert

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

On Friday, I saw Radiohead in Golden Gate park. The event was filled with trials and tribulations, but the music was awesome, I heartily recommend seeing them live if you ever have the chance.

I won’t go through the play-by-play for the whole story, as it’s quite a bit to type out, but here are a few notes:
– Unfortunately, I missed the first song because of a ticketing problem. Worse, the first song was 15 Step, which was really looking forward to hearing live.
– The ended with Everything in its Right Place, but with a faster beat and a driving bass drum part. It was a really cool variation.
– They didn’t play Electioneering. More cowbell!

Radiohead’s probably my favorite band. According to last.fm, I’ve listened to almost twice as many Radiohead tracks as any other band in the last ~5 years. I also have more radiohead tracks (110) than tracks for any other band, so there’s a bit of bias in that number, but whatever.