Monday, April 21, 2014

Music Monday - "Diablo Roja" by Rodrigo Y Gabriela



I was either listening to KKXT or watching Anthony Bourdain's "Parts Unknown" - either way, it's an impressive number to start off the week. Happy Monday ya'll.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Music Monday - "Got Nuffin" by Spoon

Nothing to watch video-wise, but the song is great.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

How To Lose My Business In :30

*knock at my door*

50-ish gentleman in a nice suit standing outside my door with a smile and a brochure. I sense salesman.

He: Hello ma'am. I'm so-and-so from such-and-such and wanted to talk to you* about X. How are you today?

Me: (warily) Fine, and you?

He: Well I'm just dandy**! I'm here today because we're having a spectacular deal that your neighbors have been taking advantage of and wanted you to learn more.*** Is your husband home?****

* Talk to me? Or talk at me? Not talk with me?
** No one says dandy.
*** I don't care what my neighbors are buying. I don't even know my neighbors.
**** What does that have to do with anything? Why would he need to be here? What if he just passed away tragically and you reminded me of it. Or, what if I was a lesbian?

Monday, April 7, 2014

Music Monday - "The Walker" by Fitz and The Tantrums

It's Monday; a little gloomy outside, without the splendor of a Texas thunderstorm to enjoy from these six floor offices. Happily PinTrish and I will have lunch together later on ($2 TACOS!) and I have a few meetings this afternoon to meet new people.  Let's start off the week with a fun tune and great dancing video.

And five, six, seven, eight...


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Belated Music Monday - "Despues Del After" by Kinky



You go ahead and try not to dance in your seat while listening to this one.
Go ahead.
I triple dog dare you!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Music Monday - Love Like This by Kodaline

It's been a GREAT day! Hope you enjoy this tune by Kodaline.



Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Belated Music Monday - "Happy" by Pentatonix

Adame wanted me to have this be Monday's tune.
Rappin for Jesus

It's hilariously awful and inappropriate.

So let's do this instead.


Because this was already awesome.



Monday, March 17, 2014

SXSW BBN Semi Finals - QUICKFIRE!

Here we are in the semi finals! It's been relatively easy thus far, but with only six bands left to compete we're going to blaze through the next round in a quickfire. I've heard most of the songs numerous times and can whittle our way to the top three.

Starting off the third bracket are two bands from opposite ends of North America, both including a Canadian persuasion. Air Traffic Controller hails from Nova Scotia and Paranoid Castle is a Bay Area emcee with a Canadian producer. "You Know Me" "Pick Me Up" and "Hurry Hurry" are infectious tunes that have won my heart to Air Traffic Controller.

Royal Teeth faces off against Wakey! Wakey! Both bands are for the younger crowd; very lovely, angsty and meant for a showcase on the CW. I have to award it to Royal Teeth.

No brainer for OK SWEETHEART against Landlady. Remember the song "Cry Me A River" in V for Vendetta by Julie London? Listen to "Before You Go" and tell me if you get the same feeling. Say it with me... O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A.... OOOOOOklaaaaahooooooma!

Alrighty folks, how was that for fast?

SXSW BBD 2nd Bracket - Cello Fury vs. Landlady

Last competitors before the finals! Cello Fury versus Landlady.

I'd like to note that my friend Ian looks similar to the brunette dude in Cello Fury. Ian is musical, but not of the cello variety. Stealing from wiki, Cello Fury is a chamber music group based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The group consists of Nicole Myers, Simon Cummings, Ben Muñoz and David Throckmorton. They rock strings. My Aunt Nan would not find this offensive. 



And Landlady? They are a hard act to find. Brooklyn guy, Adam Schatz, tends to cover other music in video and with the exception of the vegetable video "Above My Ground". Experimental, free-flowing, jazzy and bizarre. Adam is the maestro of his own world of crazy, which actually makes sense... which is crazy.



After pacing back and forth, I'm awarding this to Landlady. While neither band is my cup of tea, I appreciate the opportunity to explore something new. Cello Fury is classically a better fit, but this is SXSW after all.