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Day 229: [BELATED PT 1] Blame The World by Daley

31 Jan

Hey guys!

I’m so sorry for not updating my blog in a couple days. I made a weekend trip to Portland, OR with my mother for a concert.

So, to make up for it, I’ve got three posts tonight (they’re gonna be real short, so I apologize)

First post is for British singer Daley (who was featured on the Gorillaz single “Doncamatic”). He’s really sketch looking, but his music is incredible!

This song is an acoustic version of a song that’s gonna be on his EP. The song’s called “Blame The World,” and it is fantastic.

Enjoy!

Day 205: [BELATED] Revolving Doors by Gorillaz

7 Jan

Hey there!

Sorry for the lack of posting… these past few days have been quite hellish.

But I’m back! And it’s Friday! And I’ve got nothing to do tonight (Thank sweet goodness!!)!

So, for my first (of three) posts tonight, I wanted to feature one of the songs off of the brand new Gorillaz album The Fall.

The song is called “Revolving Doors”, and I love it so much! (it’s my favorite next to the “Seattle Yodel”)

Enjoy “Revolving Doors”!

Day 168: Doncamatic (All Played Out) by Gorillaz feat. Daley

29 Nov

Hello everyone!

Man oh man this week is already off to a crazy start! For us college students, it’s dead week… aka the week where everything falls apart.

Yes, I’m crazy stressed, but I always like to remember that this blog is there for a reason! In the midst of all this chaos, there is still some cool stuff out there.

Like, for example, Gorillaz’s new single “Doncamatic (All Played Out)” feat. Daley. At first, I reeeeeeallly didn’t like this song… it’s weird, and not the Gorillaz-norm (and, if you know me, I’m a huge fan of Gorillaz).

But, after I saw the music video, I couldn’t shake the rhythm out of my mind! It’s fun to sing along to, and fun to just groove out to!

Plus, the video makes me smile. As a big fan of the ocean and an ex-marine-biologist-wannabe, the underwater theme just made me smile!

So I hope you enjoy “Doncamatic (All Played Out)” by Gorillaz feat. Daley. And sorry if this song gets stuck in your head for days. I can’t get it out of my head!

Day 104: The Wilderness Downtown

1 Sep

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

I know I said I was going to post some pictures of California for tonight’s blogpost, but I discovered something today that can’t go unnoticed.

Being a journalism student, we are encouraged to look into new technologies that could potentially change my career in the future. And being an arts journalist, I am in love with music and musicians who use new technologies for awesomeness (see my article on the band Gorillaz at the Oregon Voice… click to ch-ch-check it out).

So when I heard that Arcade Fire (one of my favorite bands) teamed up with Chris Milk for a Google Chrome sponsored project featuring HTML5 called “The Wilderness Downtown”, I jumped on that website faster than you could yell “FIRE!!”

The concept is simple enough: Chris Milk created an interactive music video for the Arcade Fire’s new song “We Used To Wait”, involving google maps and your own keyboard. I don’t want to spoil the experience for you, but it is more than just a personalized music video: it is an inside look into a system that is overlooked.

All you have to do is type in the address of the house you grew up in (or, if you can’t remember that, type your own address in there) and begin. It will pop up a few new windows here and there, but here’s the important thing: DON’T CLOSE THEM DOWN!!! That’s all part of the video. So let them pop up and enjoy!

WORD OF WARNING:

If you have a very weak browser (as in you have frequent problems with your internet, or your connection is very slow) don’t try to watch this video. I know, it sucks to miss out but even my computer had issues with it at first (and my compy is pretty new). If your internet is pretty decent, then close down all other windows and applications open (save that word document and close that powerpoint) before watching. It’ll make it run smoother.

If you’re ready, click this picture to experience the Wilderness Downtown:

Click Here for The Wilderness Downtown

If you have clicked the link DO NOT SCROLL DOWN!

I’m serious.

If you haven’t clicked the link (or your internet is not too strong), I’ve provided a video of an example of the whole video right below. This is something I hope that you can see, even if you can’t experience it.

Don’t watch this video before clicking the link!

Anyway, here you go!

Day 16: Record Tripping

5 Jun

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page in the top right hand corner for more information about my project.

I remembered to update today! HOORAY!!

Anyways, today’s been pretty good, but I’m sans a roommate now. Hope you have a fantastic summer, Olivia (and thanks for being a good roommate!)

Today, I bring you a really gorgeous game called “Record Tripping,” which is like a DJ-based arcade game (with pretty graphics and fantastic music!). While the instructions tell you what to do, the basis is to scratch a record of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland” to complete certain games.

Click the picture below to get to the website!!

The songs featured in the game are as follows
Wheelbarrow: “Tomorrow Comes Today” by Gorillaz
Safe: “Cellphone’s Dead” by Beck
Seeds: “Brothers On A Hotel Bed” by Death Cab For Cutie
Train: “El Mañana” by Gorillaz
Toys: “I Turn My Camera On” by Spoon

Such a pretty game!!

Leave me a comment below and tell me what your favorite mellow song is!