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    Sean Daily is an English major from New Jersey now living in Las Vegas, the Other City of Lights. "I consider 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' to be comfort reading, I like the al pastor tacos at Tacos Mexico and I count among my literary influences the Chainsaw from 'Doom'. 'RRRRRR! You don't like that, do you, Mr. Undead Marine! RRRRRR!'"

    Shanoah Alkire is our Discordian at large. "Born in Santa Cruz, I grew up in Grass Valley and the Bay Area, and now lurk in Las Vegas. My literary influences include Ray Bradbury, Lewis Carroll, and Douglas Adams. I also program as a hobby, and currently maintain the Gtk port of Angband. You can find a rather old bio of me here."

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Brain Damage

Posted by shanoah on March 20, 2010

Well, you know, if people try to eat your brains, you’re likely to end up with Brain Damage. 🙂

Which, of course, brings us back to Pink Floyd. As it happens, I have played Brain Damage on the blog before, but that was back in 2008, so I think I can risk repeating it. Besides, that was with Douglas Adams, and this is a different concert, so it’s more as you’d normally hear it.

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Backwards / Forwards

Posted by shanoah on September 1, 2009

This appears to actually be an official mashup, as it’s on Annie Lennox‘s web site as well.

It is by DJ Earworm, including the songs Little Bird, SING, Why, No More I Love You’s, Shining Light, and Walking on Broken Glass, among others. This is a pretty cool mashup. Besides, I like Annie Lennox. She’s freaky. In a good way.

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Japanese Shakespeare

Posted by shanoah on August 25, 2009

I’m not really sure whether to classify this as a full post or a What the F*** for today, as it shares a little of both.

All I really know of this is that it is the opening to some sort of Japanese Shakespearean Musical. The ending has the same tune, only all the actors were ghosts.

Now here is “To be or not to be” turned into a song and dance number, the ‘Mondai’ song. Think this is the same musical. This has Tatsuya Fujiwara as Hamlet. I so wish I understood Japanese.

And here is Hamlet seeing the ghost of his father when trying to have sex with a fat Valkyrie. The kid has issues. ^_^

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Lovecraft

Posted by shanoah on July 29, 2009

Oh, I know what route I go down when I experience too much kawaii, too, Sean.

Admittedly, it first involves porting it here, where everyone can see it. But afterward, there are antidotes. In this case, I got together with a friend from work after work and played a board game he has with him called Arkham Horror.

Cthulhu won the first game, but we managed to beat an elder god the second time, though we house ruled one or two things. (Mainly because of only having two players.)

In honor of that, I thought I’d play a short creepy animation called A Lovecraft Dream. I think it speaks for itself.

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Stomping At the Savoy

Posted by shanoah on July 22, 2009

Sorry about not playing a follow up yesterday, but I was pretty much exhausted; I went to work straight from the airport getting back, which is not a good idea, especially when your work sleep schedule and vacation ones are different.

Back to the posts, I can stick with Tommy Emmanuel, I suppose. Here he is with Richard Smith at Glasgow, Scotland in 2006. The two of them performing together is amazing.

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Initiation

Posted by shanoah on July 19, 2009

Well, Sean, not to change topic from your Russian film festival, but I was at a festival myself today, Worldfest, and one of the musicians I saw was a rather unique guitarist named Tommy Emmanuel. He makes some rather unusual sounds with guitars (and also runs through them rather quickly).

One song requested that he didn’t play was a song called Initiation. I thought I’d play it here instead.

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Always…

Posted by shanoah on July 14, 2009

Well, I’ll keep with the theme for the moment. It’s worth noting that I go on vacation from Weds to next Mon, so after Weds post, my posts may be spotty, depending on Internet access, and if I have time, so theme may vary.

I haven’t really had time to prepare posts ahead of time yet, either, so we’ll see how it works out.

Today, though, I found an odd little tune of Thomas Dolby‘s called May The Cube Be With You. I strongly recommend watching the (embedding disabled) original music video, but here’s a remix you can listen to.

And, yes, this song is unabashedly about drugs. Rated non-work-safe due to the comments at the end of this long remixed version, though.

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Windmills

Posted by shanoah on July 7, 2009

You know, sometimes everything just seems perfect to make a good followup post, and everything falls into place.

Other times, everything falls into place for a good post… but it has absolutely no relation to the previous post.

This is one of the latter. Not related to POS’s Goodbye, at all, unfortunately.

It is a song named Windmills of the Mind, written for the film The Thomas Crown Affair, and sung by Noel Harrison. And subsequently covered by lots of other people. This however, is the original. I like the whirling imagery.

The Muppets, however, decided to do their own entertaining take on the song. It’s faithful to the original idea in its own twisted way. ^_^

Actually, this song is very popular as an instrumental as well. Usually it sounds like a classical piece. Peter Nero decided to treat it as electronica, instead, though. It works. It definitely works.

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I Started a Joke

Posted by shanoah on July 2, 2009

What’s this I see? It’s Sean! I guess both of us were in a funk, just for different definitions of funk… 🙂

Though I’ll admit doing the blog solo for a bit was interesting, it’s more fun when we’re b0th here to bounce things off of each other. Even if it is more challenging.

Note to self: Sean apparently summoned by playing disco. Must experiment more with this in the future.

So, what to play after the Ramones…

Well, I was already thinking about playing this song sometime soon. It’s Robin Gibbs singing with the rest of the Bee Gees backing him.

This is one of these videos that is absolutely perfect in black and white. Color would have totally detracted from it. Robin’s voice is amazing here, the lyrics are interesting, and it all just comes together really well.

The song is I Started a Joke. As you can tell, it’s very up to interpretation, which is another part of why I like it. Besides, it’s a beautiful song, with a great delivery.

And I feel like posting the lyrics wholesale in this case:

I started a joke which started the whole world crying,
But I didn’t see that the joke was on me, oh, no.

I started to cry which started the whole world laughing;
Oh, if I’d only seen that the joke was on me.

I looked at the skies, running my hands over my eyes;
And I fell out of bed, hurting my head from things that I said.

Till I finally died which started the whole world living,
Oh, if I’d only seen that the joke was on me.

I looked at the skies, running my hands over my eyes;
And I fell out of bed, hurting my head from things that I said.

Till I finally died which started the whole world living
Oh, if I’d only seen that the joke was on me, oh no,
That the joke was on me.

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Something’s in the air?

Posted by shanoah on June 23, 2009

Ah, so that’s where you’d gotten to, Sean. You’ve been playing a teenage machine gunner while I was playing Teenage Prostitute. Ah well, it happens.

So now you’ve played Daft Punks Superheroes. And you know, I remember the post you did about Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. You talked a lot about music sampling in relation to it[1]. And having heard Superheroes, I think it’s a good time to play Barry Manilow. Specifically, Who’s Been Sleeping In My Bed?.

You heard the lyrics at the beginning, right?

I hope so, since Daft Punk repeated them over and over again in Superheroes.

And now you know what it takes to get me to play Barry Manilow on the blog. And here I was thinking of playing the Mama’s and the Papa’s as the likely consequence of a Teenage Prostitute and Easy Meat. Or just more Frank Zappa.

Perhaps next time.

[1] Which is one reason why I remembered it. I like that sort of thing.

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