Tag Archives: Musical Variations

Monthly Music Monday: “I Will Possess Your Heart” by Death Cab for Cutie

Unlike Justice’s video for “Stress,” the video for Death Cab for Cutie’s “I Will Possess Your Heart” doesn’t really pretend to be a film, at least not a cinema-vérité documentary. Instead, it might actually be an account of one singer’s … Continue reading

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Monthly Music Monday: “Stress” by Justice

I want to point out that this video is a mini-movie, and one that I find very, very disturbing. The first dozen times I watched it I found myself crying–it’s such a perfect distillation of people’s inhumanity to one another, … Continue reading

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Monthly Music Monday: “Secular Haze” by Ghost B.C.

One of the posters on Absolute Write has a picture of Ghost B.C.’s lead singer as their avatar, and eventually I tracked down who the crazy guy dressed in bishop robes was. I have to say, I love all things … Continue reading

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Monthly Music Monday: “Reagan” by Killer Mike

I don’t remember where I found this, but what captured my mind was the combination of the music and the animation. It’s a beautiful, disturbing video even without the rap laying out a horrifying view of the world. The quotes … Continue reading

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Monthly Music Monday: “Guillotine” by The Coup

Tracy Jo Barnwell introduced me to this video, though I’d already heard of The Coup and been entranced by Boots Riley’s lyrics and the music infusing them. The social consciousness of the lyrics appeals to me–artists making political statements–though of … Continue reading

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I am French! I am musical!

In my regular trolling of the internets (as in fishing, not as in purposely making enemies, though I suppose those fishing boats do make enemies of the ocean’s wildlife and one day, mark my fishy word, the finned and gilled … Continue reading

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I want your soul, and so does everyone else

There’s a show called Off the Air.  You should watch it.  Watching it is quite easy.  All the episodes are available in ten-minute chunks on YouTube.  Ten-minute chunks because that is how long they are.  The episodes. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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On WTFness

Seriously, there’s a smoking clown that appears for all of two scenes and, perhaps, two seconds.  What does he do?  Smoke against a sky full of white clouds in the first scene, and throw the cigarette to the ground in … Continue reading

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On Music That is Not Racist

Specifically, Das Racist. Okay, I’m not making a claim for all of their music, because I haven’t heard it.  But for these two songs, I will put my stamp of approval for NOT RACIST. Of course, in the beginning of … Continue reading

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Why do we always come here? I guess we’ll never know.

I’m a sucker for music, just as I’m a whore for beauty. The Connells always make me feel better, and I love their songs (most of them), even though I find them difficult to recommend to other people. When I … Continue reading

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