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  • Kate 4:17 pm on August 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: movies, music   

    …has an awesome soundtrack. And no, not “The Fast and the Furious”, but the fourth one in this franchise of Vin Deisel being unhappy and cars getting blown up. No, I haven’t seen all of them. Yes, I intend to at some point. I think I’m only missing the second one anyway. Shut up.

    Anyway, the soundtrack to the more efficiently-named “Fast and Furious” is badass; as in, Pitbull does about half the album, including “Krazy”. So y’all should check that shit out. I’ll be here, downloading the other OSTs and then being extremely embarrassed about having all of them on my iTunes, despite the fact that they will just remind me dancing drunkenly on futon couches rather than fast cars and Paul Walker’s atrocious acting. I swear, I’m going to get to England, and my iPod will end up on shuffle at some point, and everyone will just cock their eyebrows in derision and say, “Wot? You actually like these movies?”

    And then I will have to say, with the commitment of a bad movie connoisseur, “Yes. ‘Tokyo Drift’ is a work of seminal genius.” And then all my credibility will be officially lost, and consequently so will the entirety of America’s. The things I do for my country, man.

    That’s my prediction. I’ll let you know how it goes.

    • Caitlin 10:22 am on August 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Two things…

      1. America has credibility?
      2. Those of us who have seen all the fast and furious movies like to pretend that the second one does not exist. You should too.

      • Kate 12:40 pm on August 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        1. I thought we were getting some back, given the Obamamagic we’ve been pulling lately. But maybe I’m wrong.
        2. I’ll bear that in mind. Maybe I’ll get drunk first, and then watch it. Just to complete the set. I’m willing to make the sacrifice.

    • Caitlin 9:48 am on August 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      mmm Obamamagic.

      You are a brave soul indeed.

      • Caitlin 9:49 am on August 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Reply to convo fail!

        • Kate 11:41 pm on August 14, 2009 Permalink

          Ahaha. I’ll try to do what’s best (read: most damaging to my retinas) for the sake of Obama. I’m a patriot.

  • John 2:15 pm on August 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Beyonce, music, , Single Ladies   

    I believe I need to concede defeat to David on this one.  It turns out that the “interesting” chord in “Single Ladies” is actually a bVI, as he previously mentioned whilst intoxicated at a party.  Have a look at the whole analysis – it’s pretty amazingly detailed.

    • David 2:57 pm on August 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      It should be noted that I don’t remember saying that at a party while inebriated (surprise!), but after having listened to it again, I agree with myself on this one.

  • John 10:21 pm on June 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: music, , , trash, video   

    …because D4 is the reason I know all the songs.

    Vodpod videos no longer available.

    • Kate 12:43 am on June 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I like how epic they made the whole thing. Like, YES WE WILL USE VIOLINS FOR DRAMATIC EFFECT EVEN THOUGH WE ARE TALKING ABOUT APPLE BOTTOM JEANS. Truly, a profound revelation.

    • David 12:20 pm on June 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Oh, yeah, I’ve seen this before. It’s surprisingly well put together…somehow everything fits in that same key (with the exception of Katy Perry’s “I liked it” bit…) and either that means someone edited the music or, seeing as I don’t think it sounds like there’s any distortion…EVERY SONG IN THE TOP 25 WAS IN THE SAME KEY. I don’t think the latter is unlikely, actually.

    • John 6:22 pm on June 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Well not necessarily the same key, as long as you stick to common tones. And that’s actually pretty believable, considering most pop stays in the realm of <2 accidentals.

    • Caitlin 9:13 pm on June 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Oh man, that changed my life.

      Also, it reminded me that Rhianna…is sort of weird looking. Thoughts?

  • John 11:48 pm on April 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: choir, media, music   

    So, Christine sent us a link to a positive (I think) review of our performance in Kingston. However, I believe it was written by a fifth grader, in the form of a book report.  I count five whole paragraphs devoted to pure description of the works, not the performances.  And by descriptions, I mean completely abstract and incomprehensible verbosity that loosely fits itself into the rules of English syntax:

    Beethoven’s Ninth started off in all seriousness with an intense challenge that erupted from the allegro sonata in a storm of rising tonality.

    And my favorite part, of course, is this last bit (after the five paragraphs of labored description):

    Certainly, the deaf composer heard music too deep for words and expressed it with profound meaning that still speaks today with true joy for struggling humanity.  [Emphasis mine]

    …It’s nice that he, you know, used so many words to describe it for us.

    • Kate 2:48 am on April 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Oh my god I read that review and nearly died. Does he really need to sum up the fucking structure of the piece? Everyone knows the piece itself is classic Beethoven genius; a review tells you whether the performance was amazing as well. WTF.

      It should also be noted for context that he thought well of the soloists. What do I say to that? excepting the bass, HMPH.

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