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71717

A palindromic date after a week of palindromic dates, and still a couple days to go. Next year it will happen for ten days in August.

‘Tis a fine blue sky on a Monday here. Which is a hopeless segue into the song “Blue Monday” by New Order. If you don’t know the song (and unless you’re under the age of 20, how couldn’t you? Did your parents hate good music?), give it a listen.

It was redone a few years later, sounding a bit different and released at “Blue Monday 88” (another palindromic number, if only just barely),* which also garnered much airplay.

Taking it to an ultra-blue level, Orkestra Obsolete has covered the song in retro style using only 1930s instruments.

Jazzy, in an art-deco-on-acid kind of way.

  • 1988, or “88,” is an unusual number, given that 1+9+8+8=26 and 2+6=8. And the 8s are sideways Infinity symbols. No, there’s no point to this information.

 

Literally Raping The Earth? [Kinda NSFW]

…I can’t even tell if this stuff is real anymore.

Now we just need a remixed Mickey Avalon song as the soundtrack. Yeah, that NSFW one.

My dick
The conceptual penis
My dick
Makes the Earth hot like Venus
My dick
Hypermasculine bragging
My dick
Environmental fragging

It’s time we let the world know
Problematic economic capital
Patriarchial power dynamics
Beats tooling around in a Prius

H/T to New Real Peer Review

Who Needs Drugs When You Have 4D?

Watch this to make your brain hurt…

I’ve been looking at stuff like that for the past hour or two. I think I need to lie down for a while.

4/20

It’s dangerous work, but somebody has to do it.

Caturday Night Studio

Cats.

H/T Ace of Spades HQ

“More cowbell!” bonus – Rock Cats!

The Local Rock Group In Japan Is Trying Hard To Learn These Songs

I had no idea how shatteringly empty my life was without knowing Japan has its own Monkees tribute band…

They even have a Fifth Monkee sitting in with the band…

Is it awesome? Yes
Because girl
You know that it’s best
With a little bit East
And a little bit West

“My Trumps”

So it started with this post by Heartiste, in which we see a proggie lose its mind…

That just begs for a song (in the style of “My Humps” by the Black Eyed Peas)…

What you gonna do with all that Trump?
All that Trump they couldn’t stump?

He drives these libtards crazy
He does it on the daily
He makes them really trigg’ry
‘Specially that Puff Triggly

My Trumps, my Trumps
He grabs their lady lumps

You can cry but you can’t touch him
Can’t touch him, he’s-a start some MAGA
Some MAGA, you don’t want no MAGA?

They say he’s evil, bigly
They go and do a Triggly
All the manjaws and the low-Ts
Trigg’ring every zhir and xe

My Trumps, my Trumps
He grabs them by their rumps
My Trumps, my Trumps
He grabs their lady lumps

Catchy, innit? Someone should record it.

Trump’s presidency is gonna be highly entertaining.

Saturday Night Studio – Four Winds

So a while back, Pharrel Williams teamed up with Daft Punk (and movie score composer Hans Zimmer!), among others, to record an album. One of the singles released was “Gust Of Wind,” which is a fun, upbeat tune with some real depth to it –

The song has become so popular that the internet is saturated with people doing their own covers of it. A few of them are surprisingly good… and sometimes surprisingly different.

Stephen Jerzak did a guitar based cover which sounds pretty good. But watch his buddy Joel in the background…

At around the 3:05 point, Joel is playing three instruments at once.

Morgane & Waxx do a more low-key version, but it still has its appeal –

Valter Kabas brings the funk in an instrumental version, with some heavy awesome bass –

He’s got quite a pile of videos, there’s some terrific stuff. Especially if you’re a Jamiroquai fan.

Finally, Grace Rodgers and her band take a spin. Her version take s a minute to get used to, but once they set their groove, it works very well.

I would love to hear this group do more covers.

Speaking of… I’m not sure if that’s Grace in Nuclassica or not, but they have a number of covers on their site here and here.

Heard any excellent cover songs lately? Post ’em in a comment.

Dave Barry’s Year In Review

Dave Barry reviews the past year.

SPOILER: It’s for 2016.

In the future, Americans — assuming there are any left — will look back at 2016 and remark: “What the HELL?”

They will have a point. Over the past few decades, we here at the Year in Review have reviewed some pretty disturbing years….But we’ve never seen one as weird as 2016. This was the Al Yankovic of years.

Read it all here.

Saturday Night Studio – New Year’s Eve

Have some music to rock out the old year and ring in the new!

See you in 2017!