Archive for ‘Music’

September 6, 2011

Weezer Covers ‘Pumped Up Kicks’

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More from XPN here.

August 31, 2011

Pronouns and Joint Authorship

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An interesting perspective on the Federalist papers and the work of John Lennon/Paul McCartney:

The songs on which [John Lennon and Paul McCartney] collaborated closely produced linguistic patterns strikingly different from those of either songwriter individually. The 15 songs that were true John-Paul partnerships, Mr. Pennebaker says, were “much more positive” in emotional tone and used “more I-words, fewer we-words and much shorter words than either artist normally used on his own.” Mr. Pennebaker discerns that same synergy at work in a very different collection of texts: The Federalist Papers, three of which were written jointly by Alexander Hamilton and James Madison.

More here.

August 29, 2011

Adele – Someone Like You – Live at MTV VMAs 2011

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August 28, 2011

The Power of Adapting Hymns

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N.T. Wright reflects in his book Surprised by Hope on the final stanza in the hymn How Great Tho Art:

 “When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.”

The second line, Wright argues, might be better read “And heal this world, what joy shall fill my heart.” Actually, the original Swedish version of the hymn doesn’t talk about Christ coming to take me home; that was the translator’s adaption. Rather, it speaks of the veils of time falling, faith being changed into clear sight, and the bells of eternity summoning us to our Sabbath rest, all of which has a lot more to recommend it.

Wright’s book focuses on rethinking heaven, the resurrection, and the mission of the church. If you are interested in these topics or want to find a more unambiguous understanding of what the church should preach, it is worth finding at your local library.

August 9, 2011

SuperHeavy

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In case you hadn’t heard, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones started a super group called SuperHeavy, consisting of himself, Joss Stone, Damian Marley, A.R. Rahman, and Dave Stewart. Their single, Miracle Worker, is a nice song, and their full length album comes out the end of next month.

July 29, 2011

Friday Afternoon Links

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  • The family of Amy Winehouse believes she died because her body couldn’t take the withdrawal from alcohol. A friend of mine recently made a “too soon” joke about her: she has now been sober for 1 week.
  • TIME counts off their top 30 music videos of all time.
  • In case you hadn’t heard, Bob Dylan’s grandson, Pablo Dylan, is a rapper.
  • Tim Wise will have two new books out in the next six months!
  • Some awesome pictures from the Tour de France 2011.
  • President Obama comments today on the debt ceiling crisis.
July 23, 2011

Summer, Heat, and Lethargy II

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Enjoy this trippy video for a French indie-pop group, The Bewitched Hands.

July 23, 2011

Summer, Heat, and Lethargy

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I haven’t felt the desire to blog in a few weeks. Why? Politics as usual has bored me (especially with the debt ceiling debate). The heat has zapped some of my energy, good books have abounded, and music has been all around me.

Only a few times this week have I checked my blogroll. Here is a nice summer video you can sit back and enjoy:


PURE BRONTE from Marcus O’Brien on Vimeo.

June 30, 2011

Summer Music: Torches by Foster The People

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If you are in need of a summer album to listen to in the car or elsewhere, check out Foster The People’s album Torches. Most people know of their lead single “Pumped Up Kicks“, but the other 9 tracks on their debut album will not disappoint. They are just as catchy, funky, and dance-able.

Also, you can listen to an interview they did with XPN as well as some live studio tracks from Torches here.

June 30, 2011

Pictures of the Day

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Pictured: A man dressed as a seagull walks beside people while they rest on a bench in the Circus Field during the Glastonbury Festival, on June 25, 2011. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

These are pretty interesting and cool pictures. Check ‘em out!

June 24, 2011

New Coldplay: ‘Major Minus’ and ‘Moving to Mars’

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These are from the upcoming Every Teardrop is a Waterfall EP. Enjoy:

H/T: All About the Music

June 5, 2011

The Revolution Will Be Live

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Paying respect to Gil passing the other week with a neat video to his one song “The Revolution will not be Televised”.

June 4, 2011

Picture of the Day II

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Pictured: Colonel Sanders and Alice Cooper

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June 4, 2011

Picture of the Day

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Pictured: David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed, 1972

June 2, 2011

Picture of the Day

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Pictured: Woody Allen and Michael Jackson

June 1, 2011

Afternoon Links

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Read up:

  1. A list of the 50 best cover songs ever.
  2. Some info behind the sped-up re-authorization of the PATRIOT act.
  3. A drug war-style raid on a house that had some small connection to viewing a pornographic website a year ago.
  4. A Macbook thief gets pwned.
  5. Police officers in New Mexico can take guns away from drivers who pose no threat.
  6. A Mexican teacher has been honoured after video footage showed her calming pupils (via singing to them) as a gun battle raged outside her school.
June 1, 2011

Picture of the Day

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Pictured: Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Eric Clapton

May 28, 2011

Saturday Afternoon Video: “What song are you listening to?”

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TDW:

Ty Cullen stops random New Yorkers with headphones to ask them what song they’re listening to.

May 25, 2011

70 Pictures of Bob Dylan For His 70th Birthday

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Rolling Stone has ‘em all:

Pictured: Bob Dylan performs at the Singers Club Christmas Party in London, December 22, 1962.

May 18, 2011

Pick Me Up of the Day

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If you need one, this childhood favorite of mine may help:

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