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Posts Tagged ‘music’

Wordless Chorus

Posted by That Other Mike on 25/09/2011

Because recent posts have been long on vitriol and snark, here’s something nice. A song by My Morning Jacket, this video is from Okonokos, the DVD of their live performances. I like to listen to it with my earbuds in, especially on the chorus – it sounds awesome.

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I don’t mean to be callous about it…

Posted by That Other Mike on 24/07/2011

… but I’m surprised she lasted this long, with her lifestyle what it was.

That said, whatever else she might have been, Amy Winehouse was an exceptional talent, and the world of music is poorer for her absence.

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Best Video Ever Made

Posted by That Other Mike on 12/06/2010

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Saturday Afternoon Music

Posted by That Other Mike on 07/11/2009

Yes, it’s more Vampire Weekend. Shut up, it’s my blog and I like them. So neener!

Lyrics below.
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I gotta have that cowbell, Baby!

Posted by That Other Mike on 17/01/2009

So, my wife and I were talking about straplines for our blogs. She’s a big fan of House, the medical comedy-drama starring Hugh Laurie, and was looking through various quotations for something suitable, and we were laughing at the funny moments.

She also asked me what the hell my strapline meant, and it transpired that she’d never seen the famous cowbell sketch! After considering and ultimately rejecting divorce, I decided to hunt down the piece in question; it’s one of the best pieces of sketch comedy in the world, and anyone who doesn’t think it’s funny should be taken out and shot.

To set the scene – the following is a parody of VH1’s Behind the Music, and is about the events around the recording of Don’t Fear The Reaper.


Link for those who can’t see the video…

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Only You

Posted by That Other Mike on 16/12/2008

This is for my wife, because she’s hurting and not feeling too good, and because I think she’ll like it… I hope she’ll see it first thing in the morning.

I love you, Honey. I hope you feel better.

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Sinking Ships

Posted by That Other Mike on 07/12/2008

I haven’t posted anything substantial in a while, which is fine with me. BWO, remember? I do have something brewing in my mind about juries, grand and otherwise, but nothing written down, as yet.
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The Boy With The Arab Strap

Posted by That Other Mike on 28/11/2008

A little Belle & Sebastian tonight, I think.

This is one of my favourite songs ever, which is something of a puzzle to me – I don’t really know or like much else of Belle & Sebastian, or didn’t the last time I checked them out. I don’t even know the lyrics to this song, to be honest.

I just like the way it sounds, which makes the actual lyrics irrelevant to me. My absolutely favourite part starts at around 2:10, if you actually decide to watch it.

The video is kind of fun, too; it just seems like some guys driving around and doing stuff, and somehow it seems to fit with the song.

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For my wife…

Posted by That Other Mike on 31/08/2008

Just because 🙂

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Noisy sex gets man banned from home

Posted by That Other Mike on 21/08/2008

A British man has been banned from visiting his girlfriend’s home after neighbors complained about noisy sex, a local official said Thursday.

A court barred Adam Hinton, 32, from being within 110 yards of the apartment of his 29-year-old girlfriend, Kerry Norris, Brighton and Hove City Council spokesman Mike Taggart said.

Residents of Norris’ publicly owned home had been complaining since 2006 about thumping music, banging headboards and screamed obscenities, Taggart said.


HT to Lottie.

Wow. Sounds like they were really having a good time…

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