The Flute Is A Beautiful Instrument

I’m pretty awesome because my flute playing already sounds like this.

Saturday Morning Coffee Videos

A little sci-fi for your morning. One with sweet choreography and a budget that spared no expense on glitter. The other with graphic animation and some product placement.

Flashback Friday

Apparently there are a lot of old Conan O’Brien musical guest clips on youtube.

Australian Pop

It’s a catchy pop song from Down Under. I found it fascinating that a group of 20-somethings from Australia used an exclamation that originated with WWII paratroopers from the namesake of a prominent Native American.

I have no idea what’s going on in the video.

Music and Art

I’m still on that Run the Jewels kick and they released this video in March. NSFW language.

…it was important to write a story that didn’t paint a simplistic portrait of the characters of the Cop and Kid. They’re not stereotypes. They’re people – complex, real people and, as such, the power had to shift between them at certain points throughout the story. The film begins and it feels like they have been fighting for days, they’re exhausted, not a single punch is thrown, their violence is communicated through clumsy, raw emotion. They’ve already fought their way past their judgments and learned hatred toward one another. Our goal was to highlight the futility of the violence, not celebrate it.”

For El-P of Run the Jewels “this is a vision of a seemingly never-ending struggle whose participants are pitted against each other by forces originating outside of themselves.”

Adds partner Killer Mike “this video represents the futile and exhausting existence of a purgatory-like law enforcement system. There is no neat solution at the end because there is no neat solution in the real world. However, there is an opportunity to dialogue and change the way communities are policed in this country.”

Flashback Friday

I’ve been listening to a lot of Run the Jewels lately waiting for the remix of their latest album dubbed Meow the Jewels that will be remixed with all cat sounds. I figured Killer Mike’s song “Reagan” qualifies as a Flashback based solely on it’s choice sampling of Reagan quotes. There hasn’t been too much in recent pop culture pushing back against the St. Ronnie image.

To flashback more along that line: