Today, my friends, is almost a very important day. In fact, for some of you, it may already be an important day. May 5 happens, in fact, to be the day of days. May 5 is my birthday, and MAN I’M SO PUMPED. In honor of my birthday (…lol…) I’m going to give you an extra special itty interwebs. Well, it might actually be pretty standard, but you should be able to feel the magic birthday powder that I’m lightly dusting it with. And it should be exhilarating.
I’m going to start you out with this adorable fucking video by Gold Motel. All right, the song is pretty much just decent, but it’s undeniably nice and fun (really poor use of adjectives, Ari.) The music video however seems to pretty much be the cutest birthday party in the world though. I want it. I’m living vicariously though it. Having May 5 as a birthday means I will have infinity cinco de mayo themed birthdays. Which is … okay… I mean, I take French, but still, okay. I like burritos as much as the next northeasterner. Anyway, I’ve also never been that big of a fan of The Hush Sound, mostly because I don’t think I’ve ever really listened to them enough, but Gold Motel is the girl from them and some other dudes. I hate to use the word adorable again, but srsly… adorbs.
Video: Perfect In My Mind – Gold Motel
So you may or may not have heard of this guy Chris Weingarten who has been ranting about the evils of the blogosphere and how he’s losing his job and indie rock sucks and something about stumble culture, etc. If you haven’t, I recommend you watch one of his lectures (here or here, for example). Try not to fall for his adorably aggressive use of curse words, or his cute n floppy hat. Listen to what he’s saying… it’s pretty much ridic. SO ANYWAY, what I’m getting at is that I’ve been writing this essay for the past couple nights about the music blogosphere and why Weingarten is a douche bag etc, and it’ll probably be done by the next itty interwebs, where I might post a portion of it. For now I’m going to leave you with this mash up of Weingarten quotes and … hyperboles, recorded by Casey Newton over at Crumblr. I recommend watching the original first though, to get the most of the humor.
These have been some long paragraphs so far. Here’s a short one:
This is funny.
And so is this
Dudes With Beards Eating Cupcakes
Recent fact about me: I’m obsessed with The National’s new album High Violet (which is coming out in one week! And I will totally purchase legally to help support artists!) If you haven’t heard it, it’s streaming over on npr and I REALLY recommend it. Or wait until text Tuesday.
This is relevant because Pitchfork just made this nice little video of a couple of their songs performed in some rando abandoned castle. To be honest, it’s pretty boring. However the cinematography and songs are so awesome that it’s worth watching through, which is why I’m recommending it!
Pitchfork TV – The National
AND THE BEST THING OF THE WEEK?! This remix of The Joy Formidable’s “Whirring” that PMA premiered today! I really love these guys, and this remix is pretty stellar. I don’t know what or who “Voodoo Friends” are, but in an attempt to figure out I came upon this site, which is too bizarre. I’ve been dissuaded from searching further.
I recommend you pick up their full album A Balloon Called Moaning which came out today. It’s pretty fab. And here’s the remix!
Whirring – The Joy Formidable
Well, even after writing this it’s still not my birthday. I’m a little worried about the about of notifications I’m going to have on my facebook wall. I love how many people are attentive to my facebook persona on my birthday. It’s really… nice!
Time to do some more work on that aforementioned paper.