I stumbled on to this live performance of Sun Kil Moon’s “By The Time That I Awoke” and I quite liked it. The minimal accompaniment and slightly off voice all work together for me. Haunting would be a word I would use to describe it.
Last month I heard this single from the band Echosmith and it reminded me of New Wave from back in the 1980s. The whole album is good for the ears.
Today is International ABBA Day marking the 40th anniversary of the single, ‘Waterloo’, that brought international fame for the pop group ABBA. It is also the 15th anniversary of the opening of the musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ that used ABBA songs. Celebrate by enjoying a video for the song Waterloo.
I didn’t think I could do it again, but I’ve made another ‘funny’ video using my cartoon character Swiss Cheese. The video describes how to make a grilled cheese sandwich the lazy way. Yes, it is ironic a cheese is telling people how to make a cheese sandwich. Enjoy!
I know I shouldn’t like TV commercials. I also know and most studies show that people don’t remember the product being advertised especially if it is a funny commercial, but here are a couple of ads I find funny. One from Ace Hardware and the other from AT&T. I have no real view on the products but I liked the ads.
I love TV show themes and was really sad when the industry started cutting back on themes in order to squeeze in more commercials. The main theme to the show “The Equalizer” (1985–1989) is probably one of the best. It was composed by Stewart Copeland, the drummer from The Police. This percussion heavy theme captures the electronic vibe of the 1980’s and is part New Wave and part house music. Here is an album version of the tune.
When I think of Christmas I think of the music of the holiday. From the classics to the newer hits, I find the music sets me in the right mood. Here is a playlist of some of my favorite Christmas tunes. Enjoy!