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above all things, to thine own self be true


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Was mucking around, browsing on the internet, wondering WTF is going on in Life, itching for a cigerette and half-listening to the Hype Machine's podcast (just another typical day) when I saw this on the Gaiman Boy's blog.

For some odd reason, that post made me feel better. Like somehow, even the Wise, the Contended, the I-Have-Lived-Longer-Than-You ones sometimes have no idea what to make of life as well and experience moments when the reality of our world doesn't seem so real after all.

Yea.

A little late to the party...
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but have I ever mentioned how much I love Neon Hitch? No? Then take it that I really do love the woman and her brilliant spins on some well-known tracks.

Only found out about her "Cooler Than Me (Mike Posner Vs Sia)" cover/mash-up when I was exploring The Hype Machine's 2010 Zeitgeist site*. The way she weaves her vocals around the Sia chords is brilliant, but makes the track all spin-worthy is after the 2:16 mark.





And I am out of words again.

*The Glitch Mob vs The Hype Machine remix is life-saving. It may have even gotten me to acknowledge that Kanye West is more than a twat. That's all I have say.

Imagine that you are the wood and the fire that consumes the wood.
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The lyrics of Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie (feat Rihanna)" make some people I know scream bloody murder. I can't comment about the lyrics, but damn, if the melody doesn't latch itself onto your brain.

Some time today, I stumbled upon Rihanna's ""Love the Way You Lie Part 2 (feat Eminem)". Pretty sure this would be old news to most on my f!list, but is it just me or does the "stripped down version" (according to Rihanna anyway) sounds...less catchy? Even though the melody is more or less the same?

...I don't know if it's right to describe a song where a woman is abused "catchy", but there you go.


Et musique pour tous.
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It's been a while since Stars came up with something so gorgeously wistful. And then someone had to take it to a whole new level. In a good way.

Stars - Dead Hearts (LightsoverLA Remix)

I would blather on, but a good chunk of what I thought about the track has already been written by a Space Age Bachelor.

... He also posted an amazing cover of The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" here.

howling at the moon
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When he writes lyrics it’s like he’s seen a family film and then spliced it with a video nasty... It’s filmic; beautiful, yet very dark.


Not a fan of the video, but the melody and vocals more than make up for it. (What about the lyrics? I'm currently too tired to listen carefully. I do like the quote above though.)

do you know how it is
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Play with Dirpy, a godsend when it comes to converting Youtube videos into mp3.

Meet the One Who Questioned, "Where did all the music go?" And his answer. And then think.

Lust over Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock's voice. Be amused (or disturbed) by the fact that Moriaty is a campy villain gayer than monkeys on helium dressed in Westwood suits.

Read "Morning", a poem that stopped me dead in my tracks. I hope you can empathise with the desperate longing. Or maybe not.

Listen to Dragonette's "Easy (Fabian Remix)". It's not fresh off the turntables, but I hope you bop a little to it. It's easy.

Sleep easy. I wish you dreamless slumber.

Sheena Iyengar: The art of choosing
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I really like this.

while this town is busy sleeping
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... I like Jasper Steverlinck's voice more than Buckley's? *shrug* There's also a version of Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” that weaves fifteen songs from Buckley throughout it.

hot like mexico
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To be honest, I think "Bad Romance" is much more visually interesting, but Steven Meisel's take on Lady Gaga's "Alejandro" is... one giant fetish fest? And very in line with his style of photography I suppose.


i need to use this icon more often...
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... and this is probably the most awesome cover of Lady Gaga's "Alejandro" that ever existed.


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