I Can’t Go for That

Apr 022012

I loved this cover of Hall and Oates’ “I Can’t Go for That” by Nicki Bluhm and the Gamblers:

The Seikilos Epitaph

Mar 282012

Seikilos Epitaph – Song of Seikilos:

The Seikilos epitaph is the oldest surviving example of a complete musical composition, including musical notation, from anywhere in the world. The song, the melody of which is recorded, alongside its lyrics, in the ancient Greek musical notation, was found engraved on a tombstone, near Aidin, Turkey (not far from Ephesus). The find has been dated variously from around 200 BC to around AD 100.

That’s pretty darn awesome. You can read more about it here.

More Tim Minchin

Jun 272011

On Sunday, I went on another Tim Minchin viewing spree. Once again, I loved them all.


I Love Jesus:

My Neighbor’s Ass:

The Good Book:

Fat Children:

Fuck the Poor:

If I Didn’t Have You:

I’m now determined to see him live at some point. That would be a blast!

New Music: Matt Nathanson

Jun 242011

I’ve been looking for some new music lately, much to my delight, Matt Nathanson released his new album Modern Love just a few days ago. I thought that I’d like it when I bought it, but I didn’t think that I’d like it as much as I do.

Two nights ago, Matt Nathanson performed his single “Faster” on Jimmy Kimmel Live:

He also performed the title track “Modern Love“:

Right now, my favorite song is the more moody “Kiss Quick.”

You can buy Modern Love on iTunes or Amazon, and I didn’t realize until just now that Amazon is a few bucks cheaper. Hooray for competition!

I’m not exactly plugged into up-and-coming musicians. But I found Matt Nathanson through Paul Thomas, a live-sound engineer who often works with Matt Nathanson and who listens to my NoodleCasts.

I liked the whole of Modern Love so much after just 24 hours with it that I bought Matt Nathanson’s prior two albums, Beneath These Fireworks (2003) and Some Mad Hope (2007). So far, I don’t like them quite as much as Modern Love, but I am enjoying them.

Here’s his video from his more mellow song “Come On Get Higher” from Some Mad Hope:

Ok Go Music Video

 Cool, Music
Apr 142011

Ok Go. Rube Goldberg. Music video. What more could you ask for?

This video is from 2010, but I just saw it recently.

There’s also some background on how the video was made:

It All Makes Sense At The End

Aug 102010

Via David Rehm: A great song about Wikipedia: It All Makes Sense At The End.

Jewel Sings Jewel in Karaoke

Jul 142010

Totally awesome: Jewel disguises herself and sings her own songs in a karaoke bar:

Paparazzi From the Mouth of Babes

Jul 072010

Via Brandon Killen, a 12 year old performs “Paparazzi” better than Lady Gaga:

Here he’s playing one of his own songs:

More from Greyson97.

A Bit of Awesome

Jun 072010

If ever you get depressed with the state of the world, just consider how much innovation has happened in recent years to enable this bit of awesome:

The violinist/singer is Paul Dateh. I liked what I heard so much that I bought his two albums in iTunes — Paul Dateh and The Good Life — in iTunes. It’s more bluesy than my usual preferences, but I like it!

(Via Trey Givens)

Bad Romance

 Fun, Music
May 072010

Here’s another fun cover of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”:

For some reason, the fact that their setting and dress is so informal makes it even more awesome. Oh, and the whole thing probably won’t make sense unless you’ve seen Lady Gaga’s video for “Bad Romance”.

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