Monday, May 4, 2020

Music Monday 80

I listened to Hanson's famous album, Middle of Nowhere, many times back in the day. And while their hit single Mmmbop is obviously their legacy, I really like this song too. Here's a more recent live performance of it. I'll never forget what 60 times 24 is!

Monday, April 27, 2020

Music Monday 79

This week I'd like to share today the title track from one of the very first CDs I ever owned – the soundtrack to the film adaptation of the musical Grease. This song is so groovy!

Monday, April 20, 2020

Music Monday 78

The internet man himself, transcending genres – nay – transcending the very concept of a mashup. He leaves us with only one question: Who are we gonna call?

Monday, April 13, 2020

Music Monday 77

Honorable mention today goes out to this amazing mashup – the closest thing music has to slash fic.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Music Monday 76

Sometimes the existential loathing is so intense, that you must unironically turn to this work of art for solace.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Music Monday 74

This "vintage style" cover of Pompeii is more fire than the inside of Mt. Vesuvius.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Music Monday 73

Josh Cohen has perfected the Radiohead piano cover. If you don't believe me, watch him play.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Music Monday 71

John Frusciante is one of the best guitarists alive, and not just because of his technique, but because of how he turns the guitar into something more. One of the ways he does this is through effects pedals. Today's honorable mention goes out to Kentaro Kiuchi who put together a truly impressive pedal board in his effort to perfectly cover John's style. If you're a Red Hot Chili Peppers fan you don't want to miss this video!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Music Monday 69

With her layered vocal harmonies, Vienna Teng sings a song so hauntingly beautiful you'll forget it's about the corporations that own our souls.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Music Monday 68

The Pixies are known for their sick alt-rock riffs and whiplash-inducing dynamics, and were very influential to many of the bands I like. So if you only know them for that one hit song used in Fight Club, go ahead and give them another listen!

Monday, February 3, 2020

Music Monday 67

Have you ever wanted a cyberpunk hiphop concept album? Well, look no further - Del (from Gorillaz) has you covered!

Monday, January 27, 2020

Music Monday 66

I discovered this band a long time ago on Jamendo, a site for Creative Commons music. This French electro-rock (with a touch of industrial) band stuck out as a gem amongst the other music on the site, and I've been a fan ever since.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Music Monday 65

Honorable mention goes to this fun choral cover of Never Gonna Give You Up, joined by Mr. Astley himself. Consider yourself rickrolled!

Monday, January 13, 2020

Music Monday 64

The best songs tell stories, whether it’s the writer’s own story or someone else’s. The Decemberists are excellent storytellers, able to paint a picture in your mind of the scene.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Music Monday 63

I'd like to kick off 2020 with this great live recording of local Seattle band, Deep Sea Diver. This recording is a little old, but it was made at KEXP's new home grand opening, which is where I first saw them perform live!