Im off today for an accounting field trip to the field museum. To balance the seeming lameness of that statement (it really should be more exciting than it sounds), I thought I’d leave you with some cool jams I’ve been enjoying lately. And if you’re lucky, maybe I’ll come back next week with a full recap of my accounting adventure! You can hardly wait.
Here a bit of sunshine on this rainy (in some places, namely this one) Tuesday.
Mina Tindle is from Paris. This song/video combination is too cute.
In 1964 the Beatles made embarked on their first US tour, playing their first concert (after a stint on the Ed Sullivan Show) in Washington DC. Mike Mitchell was 18 at the time, but somehow managed to get a press pass to take photographs. He took quite a few photos which have inexplicably been “in his basement” ever sense. They all went up for auction on the 20th, but you can still see some of them online.
Uh oh. Looks like I have another dance to learn. And stat!
I’ve always enjoyed music videos that offer a behind the scenes glimpse of a band in studio. This new video from the Fleet Foxes is no different. Plus, it has mountains. And it doesn’t hurt that the song is good, too.
This video is awesome. Well, maybe it’s just kind of weird, but it certainly is entertaining. The song itself, Bizness by tUnE-yArDs, is pretty great too—catchy chorus, unique vocals, peppy beat. Add the pint-sized movers & groovers, punchy geometric stylings, and some unexplainable choreography, and you’ve got yourself a winning music vid in my book.
Barbara Lynn is a triple threat from Texas: She sings, she plays guitar, and she’s a lefty. I can also guarantee that she is cooler than you, but that’s ok. I’m not here to judge. You’ll Lose a Good Thing, is Lynn’s first single and managed to hit #1 on the 1962 R&B charts.
This video is pretty great. I don’t really understand the Samurai playing in the fake snow, but I sure like all those little glasses filled with water. I wish we had a room full of water glasses.
Do you know what’s annoying? Having a Christmas song stuck in your head. Especially when you only remember the start of one verse, and it’s in the middle of summer. Luckily, it’s almost Christmas, so you don’t have to feel weird about listening to or singing Christmas music.
While we love old Christmas songs, we also have a soft spot for Sufjan’s past Christmas albums. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a new album for 2010. However, he does have some previously unreleased Christmas tracks.