Sunday, April 6, 2008

the brunettes: B-A-B-Y (a video, a song, and a mad lib)

I got sick and tired of grading papers and doing heel-cord stretches! So, naturally I found myself trolling the complex tangle of tubes that is the intertron. And what did I find? Well, for starters I found a nice video for B-A-B-Y, a song by our friends the Brunettes. I've also included an .mp3 of the tune for your listening pleasure. Because I'm good like that. That's why they call me Mr. Sugar.

Also, here's a Brunettes Mad Lib I just made. It's fun and educational! (I would like to thank Heather for providing the text. Thank you, Heather.)

The Brunettes feature the core duo of (occupation), vocalist, and (occupation) Jonathan Bree and (occupation) and vocalist Heather Mansfield, along with as many as eight (adjective) (plural noun) who help create the group's (adjective) wall of sound. The band's rotating membership includes (celebrity), (historical figure), and (historical figure).In 1998, Bree and Mansfield were (verb, infinitive) in different groups and (verb) when they (verb, past tense) a (noun) together; the Brunettes were born when the pair decided they'd like to (verb, present tense) on (adjective) but (adjective) pop inspired by (musical genre) and (musical genre). Later that year, the Brunettes' debut EP, (male name) Loves (female name), arrived. Though the band's first release arrived quickly, it took another four years for the band's (adjective) full-length, Holding (plural noun), Feeding (plural noun), to appear on (adjective) Chief Records. The charm of this (noun) and the Boy(occupation) EP, also (verb, past tense) in 2002, won the Brunettes a (adjective) (noun) in (country).

mp3: B-A-B-Y (Brunettes Against Bubblegum Youth)

miracle fortress: have you seen in your dreams

Came across an awesome video from the awesome dude known as Miracle Awesome, who comes from Awesome City, Awesomia and plays in the band Think About Being Awesome. I have included an .mp3 for another awesome track from his album Five Awesomes and it is guaranteed to be awesome.

Okay, back to grading and having a foot injury.

mp3: Maybe Lately

Thursday, April 3, 2008

carl newman: failsafe

"Failsafe" is a song by Carl Newman, and it has been recorded at least three times. It was recently covered by Vancouver's big-little-supergroup The Choir Practice, which is where I first heard it. And the New Pornographers recently put out a synth-tastic version of it (available, if I'm not mistaken, on their newest album). But my favorite version by a long shot is Carl's original version, recorded by CBC Radio 3 in 2004. It has a vulnerability and honesty the other versions can't quite match. I wasn't able to get a hold of an .mp3 (yet!), but I was lucky enough to find a copy of it (albeit in embedded player form) on CBC's site. And here it is.