They also used the Peter Gabriel in the last episode of Scrubs (not AfterScrubs, which isn’t without merit, but never should have happened) as as JD walks out of Sacred Heart for the last time (and a bunch of flashbacks flicker across the screen).
The first time I heard the song, I was thinking “poor dude, but he sounds kind of needy”. Then the Kimbra verse came in, and I was really impressed with how Gotye was able to write a twist like that in a 3-minute pop song.
Sorry, I was just trying to sound like the youths of the day, and I thought it would be totes adorbs to throw in a “feels”. Gucci!
The most feels I’ve ever gotten from an actual hit song was from “Somebody That I Used to Know”: “You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness.” It’s incredibly simple, but as someone who’s battled depression as well as a couple rounds of unrequited “love” in my younger days, it hits close to home.
It’s more scary/funny/gothic than a true horror game, but every few Halloweens or so I play through MediEvil for the PS1. There are some pretty freaky characters, and the music is top-notch.
I work in education. We’ve screened the original Thinning 2 years in a row now. It’s become our own niche Rocky Horror, where we bring Pop Tarts and crack jokes about how the jackbooted masked enforcers are really just underpaid psychometricians. Since the whole…
Meanwhile, where did all the old MST3K and new Match Game episodes go? Is it just picking on me?
The drummer for Semisonic (Jacob Schliter) wrote a book about his time with the band, and it’s one of the best music-biz books I’ve ever read. I’m not kidding at all. There’s a dearth of sex-and-drugs-and-rocknroll in the book, which is ironically (for a RockNRoll book) what makes it refreshing. Just 3 normal…
Au Pairs! Wipers! Liquid Liquid! Admittedly, these are all bands I didn’t discover until the 2000s, but I was 9 in 1981; give me a break.
I grew up listening to my mom’s beat-up copy of Lady Soul (she also recently divulged that she saw a showcase featuring Aretha around 67-68, so it turns out my mom is pretty cool after all). After wearing out “Chain of Fools” and “Natural Woman”, I was turned on to the charms of “Niki Hoeky”.
The alternate mix on the What It Is! box set nearly trumps the original. Such a great performance.
The Oblongs is great (and on DVD!), and Angus Oblong is a real peach of a human (we’ve bought customized hand-lettered coffee mugs and autographed postcards and other ephemera, mainly because he’s just so nice and funny over email and we keep thinking of things to order from him).
Ooh, Ching Shih is the shit. I won’t give away any spoilers, but it should be an amazing article.
More isn’t better. I usually just ignore music that I don’t like, and don’t actively hate any particular genre or band as a general rule, but will stand by the declaration that “Hey Soul Sister” is the Absolute Worst Song Ever.
Maybe it’s just that his untrimmed chest makes ME mopey. I guess I was throwing “people who desperately want to fuck hippies at Burning Man and think name-checking Mr. Mister is the way to do that” in with “mopey people who desperately want to fuck their Hot Topic co-workers and think that guitars are an acceptable…
Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck the MPAA and fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck the PTC. I just doubled your fucks for free!
The burgers have always been garbage. Back when I was younger and had less money and an undeveloped palette, I thought their chili dogs were amazing. Haven’t had one in years, though. I still stand by the tots and slushies/shakes. Plus, half-priced shakes after 8pm are pretty much a steal.
I used to get “Hey There Delilah” and “Hey Soul Sister” confused because flaccid pop songs by pasty mopes are not in my wheelhouse. But now that time has passed, I can definitely say that “Hey Soul Sister” is much, much worse. “Hey There Delilah” still sucks, though.
Why was Coral hanging out with the Friends? I mean sure, go ahead and punch him, too, but is this some crossover event I’m missing?
My just-turned-13-year old already knows all the words from riding in the car with me during heavy traffic. She’s a pretty sensitive kid (prone to crying during the Dursley scenes in the Harry Potter movies). Inside Out was pretty revelatory for her (and we both wept at that one). Based on that measly evidence, should…