The Tune-Ups is a new a cappella choir that formed last summer. I’ve had the privilege of being part of the group, and our first concert is scheduled for February 17th. You can find details at tuneupsmn.com.
Bring it On
There’s a time and a place for pop music. Sometimes it’s here and now. With a nod to our Canadian friends for providing Carly Rae Jepsen.
In you happened to miss Prince’s three-album release in 2009, you likely haven’t heard from one of his most recent proteges, Bria Valente. The first release was lackluster but with a few songs that would fare well on a Sunday morning. Here’s a mixed sample of her newest song, 2 Nite.
Stuck in my Head
With Gotye’s song still stuck in my head, I came across a cover by Walk Off the Earth. All sharing one guitar, they do the song justice. Enjoy.
What's Wrong About SOPA
During the past weeks, you have likely heard about the Stop Online Piracy Act, commonly known as SOPA. While writers of the act have their hearts in the right place in the protection of property, SOPA is an example of killing an ant with an atomic bomb, or using dynamite where a scalpel is necessary. Common household names Google and Wikipedia have made their stance against SOPA known through...
Live for Somebody
DJ Schmolli created a remix/mash of Gotye’s Somebody that I Used to know and Live for What I’d Die For by Jess Mills. From Gotye’s Making Mirrors, ‘Somebody…’ is epic and melodic, which have caused its rapid rise since mid-2011. In the remix, DJ Schmolli created a smooth mix of two powerful songs.
There's Unrest in the Forest
The first poem that I really analyzed in school was set to music. Listening to the lyrics of Rush’s The Trees calls to mind issues of social justice and inequality that truly make the song (unfortunately) timeless. Musically, it’s also a gem using interesting key changes and fun with noises. While the song is from the late 70’s, the message has just as much meaning today...