Music Monday: Carousel

Hey Gang!

Remember Flobots? I’m pretty sure you listened to their song “Handlebars” way back in the day, thought it was really cool, and then wrote them off as a one hit wonder. Except, they didn’t write themselves off. They’ve kept producing. They’ve gotten involved with their communities, with our communities, trying to make the world a better place. They’ve certainly done a lot more for this world than I ever have.

When it came time to fund their latest record, they went to Kickstarter, and the world gave back. Fast forward to the release of NOENEMIES, an album full of amazing songs that deserve to be huge. My personal favorite is Carousel, a kaleidoscopic melody that (unless I’m interpreting it completely wrong) is about social media addiction and making sure we don’t let this boundary breaking technology keep us from seeing the humanity in the people around us.

Anyway, give it a listen, and if you like it, listen to the rest of NOENEMIES and buy a copy or two if it hits home for you.

Music Monday: Hairy Soul Man’s “Fuck Everything”

Hey everyone!

Welcome to the last Music Monday of May! (Which may be the last music monday, depending on how good I am on keeping up with this). Anyway, if this is what I go out on, I think it’s got a certain poetry.

This week’s track is “Fuck Everything” by Hairy Soul Man. Some of you might be thinking “Wow, Fred, that’s vulgar and/or goes against the general theme of positivity that we’ve come to expect over the last few weeks” and to that I say “Okay, maybe, but hear me out” by which I mean, give the song a listen. It’s nihilism at its best, with a catchy beat. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself humming “Fuck everything, fuck it on down a hill” when you least expect it.

On a production note, I have to say that they manage to do a pretty great job with limited sets/props/costumes. So Kudos on that.

As always, let me know what you think in the comments below. Have I gone to far? Have I not gone far enough? Is this something I should keep doing? Is anyone even reading these questions?


My life in 3D

Hey folks! It’s been a while since I’ve done an update on my eyes, so here we go.

Things are ok. Not great, but a lot better than they could be. My left eye is near perfect (20/20 yah!) but right eye is being a stubborn jerk and all the eyedrops in the world didn’t seem to have much of an impact.

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Music Monday: Japandroids “Near to the Wild Heart of Life”

Hey folks! Happy (or equivalent) Monday!

This week’s track is the creative anthem by Japandroids, the tweet-killingingly-long-titled “Near to the Wild Heart of Life”. It’s a really rockin’ song about a singer leaving town to pursue his dreams, surprisingly with the support of pretty much everyone in his life. It’s one of the most absurdly positive songs I’ve heard in a long time and I love it.

Some of you might thinking “Fred, you love every song you post here,” and that’s right. I’m not going to post a song just to hatefuck it. These are songs that I like. I liiiiiiiiike.

Anyway, I couldn’t find a video that would stream from the blog, so instead I’m including a link to their bandcamp page. If you’re going to have to click anyway, you might as well click to the source.

Hope you enjoy it, but either way, let me know what you think!