Category Archives: Music
Have you ever noticed how intense it looks when you see someone play the violin? It’s definitely involves much more skill and finesse with speed, motion, and pressure than just dragging and pulling a bow across a series of strings. But if you don’t have that kind of time to learn the ins-and-outs of violin playing, Dylan Menzies’ easy-to-play optical O-Bow might be right down your alley. Read the rest of this entry
…and this is how you do it in three simple steps:
1. Wear any type of headgear.
2. Play the song “Harlem Shake” by Baauer.
3. GO BUCK WILD!!
The internet is a valuable resource for infromation, education, and interaction, but sometimes something special comes up online that could seem like some type of joke that evolves to become something SO ELABORATE that it seems as if it’s no longer a gag. Case in point: the video above it the credited as the first example of the “Harlem Shake” video meme. What started as an introduction to a comedy compilation video called “Filthy Compilation #6 — Smell My Fingers” from comedian Filthy Frank has EXPLODED — in this PAST WEEK — into an internet and YouTube phenomenon, seemingly joining the likes of the Macarena, The “Gangnam Style” dance, and –ugh — the “Crank Dat” dance (just…..just….terrible).
After the break, I’ve included some videos from college kids, firefighters, office spaces (like SourceFed, CollegeHumor, Break & IGN) and the Peanuts. As far as memes go, most of the “Harlem Shake” videos are pretty awesome, mainly because they’re close-to-nothing more hilarious that watching people — mostly of the anglo persuasion — dance awfully to hip-hop-infused dub-step music. Read the rest of this entry
The classic (wow, that sounds SO WEIRD to say) NBC program “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” is one of my favorite shows in the history of television, and undoubtedly has one of the most memorable them song EVER! Well, The musicians of CDZA, are showing off a few new interpretations of the theme song using Google Translate. CDZA started by parsing the lyrics into other languages (such as Mandarin Chinese and Hindi), and then re-translating them back into English. This just has to be seen to fully appreciate it.
[Thanks, um, almighty INTERNET!]
Are you still hankering for some residuals of some Halloween goodness, love video games and music based on said past-time of gaming? Well then good sir/ma’am, Phoenix-based rapper Random (a.k.a. Mega Ran) and Richie Branson released the Halloween-themed The Ghouls ‘n Ghosts EP. Essentially it’s a collection of song collaborations from various other albums,in addition of a couple of new tracks, including the titular “Ghouls ‘n Ghosts” that, of course, is inspired by the infuriatingly difficult classic game from the so-called “Mega Man Haters” (as declared by numerous angry gamers online), Capcom. Read the rest of this entry
Musician Shnabubula released his most recent videogame-themed album back in May, titled SNESology, a free collection of original music that uses instrument soundsets from some classic Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) games. The album, includes various other artists that contributed their SNES-inspired songs to the project. The album has some original numbers along with remakes of pre-existing game tracks in the style of a completely different type of game. After the break, you can listen to five selections including in the collection and remind yourself of how awesome, amazing, and timeless the music from the SNES is. Read the rest of this entry
With everyone’s favorite blue bomber Mega Man turning a quarter-century old (or “25″ for the mathematically deficient) this year, video game publisher Capcom has decided to celebrate by compiling the music from the series’ 10 main games into a single collection. On September 19th, the collection will be available for ¥14,700 (or $183.56), but unfortunately won’t be available in the United States, so you’ll have to venture into the wilds that is the completely Japanese online shop, E-Capcom (or just use Google Translate). Darn, first Capcom takes away Mega Man Universe and Mega Man Legends 3, and now I’ll have to import this or learn Japanese. Woe is me….well, except for learning Japanese…that would be awesome. Read the rest of this entry
This just make my day/week/month/year/life…
On an episode of the Graham Norton Show, Will Smith, who stars in new film Men in Black III and Take That’s Gary Barlow, who is discussing the Jubilee Celebration Concert, perform the theme song to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
Man, I feel so old (I was 5 when the show premiered and 11 when it the series finale aired), but so AWESOME at the same time!