I am obsessed with Hamilton. Two of the things I love most are history and music with intelligent lyrics, so Hamilton has blown into my life and given me the best of both worlds. Here’s a fantastic documentary by PBS that covers both the historical Hamilton and Lin Manuel Miranda’s process of transferring the history […]
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This entire election cycle has been a mess at best, and an absolute cesspit of awfulness at worst, but there has been one very bright light in the darkness: Randy Rainbow’s videos. I finally loaded up his Braggadocious vid after everyone on my Facebook feed had forwarded it along, then the rest of that night […]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0z6c35bVWs Here’s one of Jeff Pianki’s self-accompaniment videos, as promised. This one’s like a super-happy-bonus vid, because not only do you get Jeff’s incredible multi-instrumentation and vocals, you also get his friend Kristen Holine (who, boys, is not hard on the eyes) and her haunting voice.
http://www.youtube.com/user/pianki I went looking for a Jeff Pianki YouTube video, because I found out about him the other week and his wonderful self-accompanied tuneage popped immediately to mind when I watched Multiple Sidosis. In trying to find his best song, though, I stumbled across this delightful duet with his little sister. No self-accompaniment, but really […]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd5Hvghe58k “Nutty’s best friend”. This is adorable.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXEuEUQIP3Q I might have thumbed up a different upload in the past, but this is worth thumbing up again. It’s easy to mock Mr. Rogers, for his quiet delivery and strange intonation, but here he performs the Senatorial equivalent of singlehandedly taking down a street gang in an alley entirely through reasoned argument. I got […]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAV0XrbEwNc I went looking for this song ’cause everybody’s talking about it. The song’s great, but the text-based video is really what makes it. Lyrics-fiends like myself could benefit from more videos like this one, and pop radio could benefit from more fun, catchy songs like this one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFjaQoOdJvI Thumbing this up because the indignation is absolutely earned: As one who doesn’t watch the TV for her news, my insight into the drowning of Nashville came as one or two “headlines” which were nowhere near the top of the news lists. When I saw pictures of the flood damage, I was shocked. It’s […]
http://www.youtube.com/user/RedLetterMedia It’s no secret that I love the Star Wars movies, but that I loathe the Prequels. This guy’s review of Attack of the Clones (which, after the disappointment of Phantom Menace and the horror show AotC trailer, I refused to watch) takes almost as long as the movie itself. It begins questionably, but holy […]
http://www.wimp.com/catattention/ I’m in the throes of an annoying spring cold, and spent last night unable to sleep. To kill some time at 3am, I read through Taaaaasha‘s StumbleBlog, and came across this. Suffice it to say, I revenged myself upon my noisy neighbours with a 5 minute bout of unsuccessfully stifled hysterical laughter. I’m rewatching […]