For today… a little game of catch-up. With the show review on Friday, I missed a few A’s. I was hoping to accomplish the review and the SXSW project but it turns out that I am not cool enough to survive a day of teaching autistic students on 3 hours of sleep and a late night car accident. Yeah, less than great.
Luckily, I am on the mends. Today has been highly productive so far and it’s not even noon. I have the fortunate luck to have an evening with ZERO obligations ahead of me (first time in 3 weeks) so I plan on going to the gym and then promptly doing NOTHING. No moving, no speaking, NOTHING. I will kick Monday in the face with awesomeness.
Today’s post is about as spastic as my weekend… which included quotes so funny that we wrote them down. My favorite was, “Look Dana, I just don’t want to talk about kitty litter anymore. We don’t fit in here.” (while at Target)
To kick it off… Anamanaguchi. A band that I wouldn’t say that I “like” so much as “appreciate”. Chiptune is an interesting concept that I think any 80′s born individual has to at least listen to with the kind of fondness that makes you want to occasionally watch Mr.Rogers. They aren’t anything I could listen to on a ride home from work… unless my job was at a Hot Topic and I was wearing hot pink… everything. They at least deserve one listen so that their existence is known. Someone is just as sad about the death of the 80′s, you might not want to hear about it, but you can listen and then move on knowing someone is devoting their time to playing a hacked NES. Listen and then… promptly move on… or start wearing all pink.
Next up, a guy that was instantly listenable. Sadly, upon a few more listens, he could have been anyone. Not in a bad way, I like it, I do. I am just simply stating that there is nothing that really makes him stand out in an already crowded iPod. He’s adorable in a crooning songwriter kind of way. If I happened upon it anywhere other than on the SXSW list I would have assumed he was someone amongst the Josh Grobans of the world. Simplistic lyrics and a vocal quality that borders on trying a little too hard. I couldn’t resist liking it just the same. This song is catchy and heartbroken and ready for girls to swoon over. I am a sucker for swooning, so here ya go.
BEST FOR LAST! Speaking of swooning, good googley eyed vagina glowing girl, this guy is beautiful. To be fair, I heard the song LONG before laying eyes on this majestic boy beast… but the eventual sighting definitely didn’t hurt his amazing music cause. I am nothing short of madly in love with this guy. Ok, that’s a bit much… I am madly in like with this guy’s musical creation and my female anatomy is madly in love with his face and stuff.
This is the first on the SXSW list that really grabbed on and wouldn’t let go… to the extent of playing it all weekend for anyone I came in contact with. Love this.
Look in his eyes… I swear you will see babies smiling for the first time while unicorns eat cupcakes on rainbows. Ridiculous.
Watch the following and if you DON’T like it… well… you’re real dumb.