This dude makes a “keytar” out of a fully functional Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and proceeds to play the Game of Thrones theme (in its entirety!), complete with lasers and smoke in the background. Um…what else is there to say? Be sure to listen through to the end for a super-classy finish. (Originally discovered via Engadget.)
I parked the car and turned off the engine but left the radio on. A song was playing and it had that perfect balance of hopeful and sad. And we were both wrapped up in it, hands held together like we were two high school kids falling in love. Just us, in the car, the heat slowly dissipating around us as the music played on. There was nowhere else to be and nothing more important than hearing how it ended, together. We didn’t need to speak or maybe we just didn’t have anything to say that could be more important than listening. With the melody, my mind wandered from dinner, to the winding highway along the coast, sliding in and out of wisps of fog, and back to that parking lot. The hopeful parts of the song took me back to three kids sleeping a hundred miles away, our day together, and intertwined somehow in there too, was something like sadness. Like words left unsaid or regret. Then back to you, the car, the cold closing in and our hands getting sweaty together. A perfect moment that’s hard to let go of. The music stopped and we paused just enough for a breath, knowing that we eventually had to let go of each other’s hand and get out of the car.
What I wouldn’t give for the whole thing Lego-style, but still, this is pretty damn awesome.
I can’t imagine how much time it took to scavenge or take this footage and edit/sync it to this track Home by The Foreign Exchange. Powerful results though…
I’ve always loved Oscar Peterson but didn’t know much about Oliver Jones (or how their lives related) until reading this article from NPR. It’s a pretty great story and this video of both these phenomenal pianists playing together is such a joy to watch and listen to, that I had to share.
What’s there to say? I introduce to you Metalachi: a mariachi metal band.
Love The Roots. Love Robin Thicke. Mostly love Jimmy Fallon and definitely love acoustic anything. PLUS Black Thought tears up a verse at the end here. Enjoy.
I’m a total sucker for R&B (probably started with MJ in the ’80s), and yes, my friends probably still laugh at some of my selections. Not a huge Miguel fan, but came across this today and this guy can sing. Don’t totally endorse the lyrics, but the acoustic guitar laying down the rhythm and minimal chord backing is pretty perfect with his soulful singing. Tell me if you agree…
Man, nothing to say but this guy can sing. Period.—”Be Good (Lion’s Song)” with Chip Crawford on piano.
A little playlist of some of my favorite “mama” songs. Happy Mothers Day!