Charmed by this surprisingly engaging mini-doc about indie music label DFA. I wasn’t even THAT interested, but it pulled me right in.
Loving this dark and luscious music video for “White Noise” by Exitmusic. The imagery is such a perfect depiction of what its like to wrestle with our inner demons. Parts of self that entrap, suffocate, drown other parts of self. Great song too. Aleksa’s customary warbling reminds me a little of Cher in this song :)
Cool cover of Bruce’s Glory Days by Basia Bulat. It’s the pianoette that really makes it work!
This got me pondering the weird power the original Glory Days and songs of that ilk, those raucous, feet-stomping, hand-clapping anthems that get people singing, smiling, laughing and YET the song permeates you with a bittersweet melancholia. It’s a tricky recipe. Was trying to think of other songs like that. Mellancamp’s Jack & Diane comes to mind. More Than A Feeling by Boston?
(Also got me thinking about Bruce’s ‘glory days’ and how, technically, this song was part of creating them during the Born in the USA craze. It’s a little fractal. Then again, Bruce has been living his glory days perpetually, at least according to his 85-year old future self. We all are. “Remember, when we could walk around the block and chew our own food? Man, those were the days!)
Yes, things like this are happening in the world (!)
Tippi’s story will give you heart explosions. (Thank you to Kate for sending!) Original link with lots of photos here. And be sure to watch the doc trailer…
Just read about Konbit Shelter’s successful kickstarter campaign to go back to rural Haiti and teach people how to build solid, sustainable earth bag structures. Not only fascinating and brilliant, but also some of the loveliest hand-made houses I’ve ever seen.
Brilliant revelation or reminder.
RIVETING. (This performance has 13.5 million views… about 3.5 of those views were mine.)
My sister-in-law sent this to me. Looks like a gorgeous and important documentary.
Not crazy about the video (though it is appropriately Halloween-y), but the synths make me high.