M. Perpetua from Fluxblog comments briefly on the hype; his point is well made, that the hype (and its bedfellow, backlash) has always existed in some form, but that in recent years its wheel has sped up, grinding everything even more exceeding fine. But interestingly enough, the article ends with a quote (and accompanying video) from Fall Out Boy. I had never heard a Fall Out Boy song before. But the video was darned amusing. Sort of like “Fight For Your Right To Party” in reverse. And thus your massive video hookup begins.
Not really video, but Culture Bully has three awesome Halloween mashup compilations going:
Son Of Monster Mashup
Bride of Monster Mashup + Evil Twin of Monster Mashup
LAist has a bunch of Regina Spektor videos up in honor of her appearances in our neck of the woods this week. See you at the
El Rey Wiltern if you’re going on Tuesday! Wooo!
Via Electroqueer, new video by Valeria. If you like a lot of leg, the French Revolution, and girls sneaking out with each other for smooches, this is the video for you.
Fabulist found an old video of Skip James from 1966 — Devil’s Got My Woman.
Muzzle of Bees proves that even in 2000, when Ry Ry wore very unfortunate sunglasses and looked like he was gonna fall over, he was still a musician right to his bones. MOB also has a very nice Q&A with the 1900s!
Stereogum has new video for Mary J Blige’s song “Just Fine.” Work it, girl!
Muzzle of Bees links to the Takeaway show concert of St Vincent singing “Paris Is Burning.” At the same time, GvsB links to video of Amanda Palmer covering “Marry Me.” Dude, I am so in love with Amanda Palmer’s voice. Who sings St Vincent better? I can’t decide!! So watch a video of Ms. Palmer covering “Patience,” via Muruch. And wave your lighters!
Via Fabulist, Sony paints the pyramids, sort of, in a crazy new Bravia ad.
And sweet Colin and friends put on a nice performance of “Yankee Bayonet” at ACL. Via Stereogum.
Ferraby Lionheart is growing on me, so I’m liking this video up at ECEU — “The Ballad of Gus and Sam.”
Here’s one for all you Icelandic hipsters (James, I’m looking at you) — “Rhubarbidoo,” by MÃºm, via Idolator. Er … not sure what’s going on … delicious rhubarb popping up all over the place! Is this a metaphor? Or is a rhubarb sometimes just a rhubarb?
Via Sixeyes, Feist plays drums for her opener, Bob Wiseman, and his song “You Don’t Love Me.”
Via ECEU, Okkervil River, “A Stone.” What really gets me about this is the complete silence of the crowd. No drunk guy screaming “I LOVE YOU WILL!” In the continuing saga of Do I Like Okkervil River, I think this song is too emo for me. But still, that silent crowd.
A ton of links from the Music Slut, a’course:
“Teardrop” (Massive Attack cover) by Jose Gonzalez. Moral of the story … er… don’t get on the wrong side of a guy with a crown?
Sea Wolf! Winter Windows! Video! Did I already link to this? Too bad! Watch it again!
Conor + M. Ward = OTP. At least on stage. No, I don’t want to hear from the Bright Eyes bandom writers. Check out Bright Eyes at the Hollywood Bowl.
And PJ Harvey on Leno — man, she makes younger folks look like mumbling amateurs. Oh, PJ, if only I could have afforded tickets to see you.
And if you got to the bottom, here’s a fun link from Freakonomics: “The Mythbusters Answer Your Questions.” What I wouldn’t give to be on an episode of Mythbusters.
Tags: amanda palmer, conor oberst & m ward, fall out boy, feist, ferraby lionheart, jose gonzalez, mary j blige, mÃºm, okkervil river, pj harvey, regina spektor, ryan adams, sea wolf, skip james, st vincent, the decemberists, valeria