Archive for the ‘Music: Songs’ Category

Glitter Puke

February 14, 2010

Have you ever heard puke auto-tuned?  No?  Neither had I, but let me tell you, it’s fabulous.  The Key of Awesome strikes again with a brilliant send-up of Kesha entitled Glitter Puke.  Basically, it’s a musical intervention.  Yea, it’s that famazing.  So here’s a great way to start off you Valentine’s Day for those of us that will be spending the day trolling the internet in our underwear (this guy). 

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Banana Song (I’m a Banana)

February 11, 2010

I love the internet.  The ever-shifting landscape of the entertainment industry coupled with the prevalence of new media and content sharing has birthed a beautiful new class of entertainer, what I have dubbed the Bourgeoisie of Filmmaking.  There is a new middle class of filmmakers that have little to no funding, yet make videos with just enough quality and technical finesse that they require a skilled hand to create.  Pulling together makeshift equipment, props, actors, and crafts, these new pioneers of the digital shift are very much akin to George Lucas in the early 70’s trying to get his space-epic made.  Of course, Lucas has morphed into the all-powerful digital monolith that he has become and has done everything in his power to distance himself from humanistic endeavors and cinematic techniques, but I digress.

All this just to talk about an absurd video with a banana suit.  At first I simply thought this video was hilarious.  Then I slowly began humming the tune in my head after a few views.  THEN I began to crave the video in its intravenous state.  Eventually I had to check into rehab and bunked up with Sam Ronson to kick my addition to this wonderful little digital short.  That Onision guy is talented!

Do You Want to Date My Avatar

February 10, 2010

The Guild has been around for a few years now, offering up a superb skewering of MMORPGers and the lives they inhabit (or don’t).  It’s EXTREMELY well-produced and contains some great moments in the world of webisodic comedy.  Helmed by the GEEE-orgeous Felicia Day, The Guild apparently produced this little diddy as far back as August.  As you can tell, I’m quite behind on EVERYTHING.  Anyways, it’s a catchy number and it sets the bar for internet humor even higher as the bourgeois of film become more and more prevalent.

Lollipop (Candyman)

February 1, 2010

Oh, my apologies for leaving you for so long, my babies!  I have been uncharacteristically busy (which, I suppose, could be considered a good thing) and, in as a result, Shwayblog has suffered.  My gift to you all is this trip down Nostalgia Mountain.  Remember Aqua, anyone?  Does the Barbie Girl song ring a bell?  I thought so.  Well, what you probably didn’t know was that Aqua actually had WAY more sugar-infused pop hits than merely Barbie Girl.  This little number is proof of that fact.  As you can see from the video, I was predisposed to love neon and techno from a young age…

R U Professional

January 7, 2010

As you may know, if you know me, I am a HUGE Christian Bale fan.  The man is an incredible actor, I would even argue that he is easily one of the best of our time.  However, after Bale’s method-coma-induced blowup on the set of Terminator: Salvation, all anyone seems to credit him for is his explosive temper (which is a whole other article for another time).  This isn’t to say that this fascination with Bale-Hulk hasn’t produced some incredibly wonderful content, however.  First there was the classic (and still my favorite) mash-up of Bale’s rant by DJ Revolucion.  Now, though, there is an entire original song dedicated to Bale’s tirade entitled “R U Professional” by The Mae Shi.  The video contains a wonderful mix of Bale clips which further prove the song’s intended message, that Christian Bale is, in fact, professional.

Ce Jeu Remix

January 1, 2010

I’ll bet you didn’t know that I spoke French, did you?  Well, neither did I.  Because I don’t.  Yelle, on the other hand, most definitely does speak French, and she speaks it in a beautiful, pop musically-enhanced fashion. And I’m sure you’re wondering, “Alex, what’s the only thing better than French electro-pop?”  The answer, my pretties, is French electro-pop remixed by J0hnny of The Medic Droid. This unpronouncable song will have you whistling along (or just making up your own words) in no time.

Crimewave

December 5, 2009

Crystal Castles is comprised of two Canucks that produce some of the most innovative and beautiful experimental techno-dance-rock this world has ever seen. Their self-titled LP features an unblemished eighteen songs that take you through an ethereal world of dance/raves/magic/childhood/love. This live performance of their song, Crimewave, showcases Alice Glass and Ethan Kath at their finest with touring drummer Christopher Robin. Now if only they could get Pooh Bear and Tigger to come in on bass and rhythm.

M.A.D.

October 27, 2009

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Hadouken can be either one of two things. First, it can be a vigilant battle cry from an anime charater right before he is about to emit a giant energy ball from his fists, ooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr it can be an incredamazing dance-rock-grind band from the U.K. I prefer the latter. Hadouken produce dance songs for hardcore kids, and the track M.A.D. is no exception. Check out the video showing a less-than-friendly anthropomorphic mouse. It’s what would have happened to Mickey Mouse if he hadn’t aced that big audition for Disney all those years ago.

The Girls

August 12, 2009

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Now I’m in a Calvin Harris mood.  There’s nothing not to like about this song.  Pure electro powerpop made even better by the fact that it was produced in the UK.  The video’s a wonderland of fun too, with Harris acting as a hipster Willy Wonka conducting his slightly taller and sexier Oompa Loompas.  Simply put, I’m a sucker for color-coordinated choreography.

Two Weeks

June 23, 2009

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Quite possibly the creepiest video I’ve seen since Fiona Apple’s Criminal, Grizzly Bear’s Two Weeks will keep you captivated and make your skin crawl with nothing more than…well…four dapper young lad’s smiles and some strategic lighting positions.  All this aside, however, the song itself is incredibly catchy and will instantly hook you with the band’s melodic, four part harmonies and electronic backdrop of beats.  The ultimate test of will for any couple that thinks they are strong enough is to watch the video…and then promptly slow dance to it.  Go on, I dare you.