Jake of the Web Time Wasters And Then Some

18Apr/140

Funky Post-Beatles Lennon/McCartney Mashup

I can't say this is perfect, but it is surprising how well these two very different songs go together.

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29Aug/120

Adorable Twins Dance To Dad’s Guitar

The look they give each other as he starts playing is the CUTEST!

23Aug/120

Cool One-Man Band

26Apr/120

President Obama Slowjamming The News With Jimmy Fallon

And here's a gif of Obama dropping the mic at the end - I don't know why I think that's so funny:

 

16Apr/120

Surreal Tupac Hologram At Coachella

And so it begins... first autotune and now holograms. Not much longer and we'll have a pop star that is 100% fabricated. From her (it has to be a hot chick, right?) voice to her appearance, everything will be controlled and perfected before being presented on screen and on stage. Before that, though, I'm betting they'll bring Jim Morrison back to life with the rest of The Doors on stage with him.

13Apr/120

The Kinks – Strangers

I've been trying to expand my musical tastes, and have recently tried listening to a few albums by The Kinks - a band, which by my calculations is the Rock 'n' Roll equivalent of Nikola Tesla; the largely unsung geniuses of their fields compared to the better-marketed Beatles/Rolling Stones and Thomas Edison, respectively. The album that so far has stuck with me is their 1970 release, Lola  Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One.

Despite the cumbersome title (often truncated to "simply" Lola Versus Powerman), this is a fantastic album. It's full of buzzy and catchy guitar hooks, a distinctive dobro/resonator guitar sound in several of the songs (the metal guitar featured in the video below of  Lola), and an overall mockery of the record industry as a whole.

One song that particularly reaches me is Strangers. Instead of being written and sung by Ray Davies, as with many of the more well-known Kinks songs (You Really Got Me, Lola) was written and sung by his brother, lead guitarist Dave Davies. The vocal performance in particular is urgent and extremely moving.

 

Only after looking into Strangers a little more did I realize that it was featured in the beautiful Wes Anderson film The Darjeeling Limited. I absolutely loved that film, but had only seen it once and had forgotten this (along with This Time Tomorrow, another excellent song off this album) was ever in it.

 

31Oct/110

Heart2Heart: Real Boy Band? Or Parody Boy Band?

Lance Bass of *NSync does have something to do with this - that's him at about :16. He really needs to get that eye looked at.

Here's the ridiculous lyrics:

Heart2Heart – Facebook Official Lyrics

Yeah girl, it’s me Chad.
Never felt this way before
I wanna make this official
I wanna do this in the realest way I know
You know what? Let me tell you how I feel

LOG ON. Myspace is dead.
I’m checking your page to see (Chad Nico) what you said
Girl- Girl you’re so fine, your (Chad Nico) pics are so hot
I’m thinking dirty thoughts but (Chad Nico) I better better not

Heart 2, (Chad Nico) Heart is back
FB chat (Chad Nico) popping on my Mac
I like your status, (Chad Nico) two thumbs up
I met you last week when we’re playing flip cup

Could you confirm to this request
Agree to my terms of service
The message has been sent
and all I wanna do is

Put a heart on your page, heart – heart on your page
Let’s make it official
Baby you and me – you and me
Facebook official

Put a heart on your page, heart – heart on your page
Let’s make it official
Baby you and me – you and me
Facebook official

Status update, what
Checking the pics of your butt
Did you see that link on your wall?
Girl I don’t wanna play Farmville, I just wanna play for real

I’ve been checking facebook lately
Girl you’ve been blowing up my feed
Babe I wanna know just update me
Bay-bee, Bay-beeeeee

Could you confirm to this request
Agree to my terms of service
The message has been sent
and all I wanna do is

Put a heart on your page, heart – heart on your page
Let’s make it official
Baby you and me – you and me
Facebook official

Put a heart on your page, heart – heart on your page
Let’s make it official
Baby you and me – you and me
Facebook official

Facebook Officiallll
I wanna let them know
Facebook Officialll
I wanna let them know!

Girl you know it’s time for this
Girl you know it’s right
Press that button Double Click
Lets make it facebook official tonightttt

DANCE BREAK.

Put a heart on your page, heart – heart on your page
Let’s make it official (Yeahhh..)
Baby you and me – you and me
Facebook official

Put a heart on your page, heart – heart on your page
Let’s make it official
Baby you and me – you and me
Facebook official

Facebook Officiallll
I wanna let them know
Facebook Officialll
I wanna let them know!

Facebook Official,
Facebook Official, I wanna be
Facebook Official,
Facebook Official

 

17Oct/110

Floppy Drive Duet: Imperial March

27Sep/110

The Star Wars Unicycle Bag Piper

I actually feel OK using the word "Epic" to describe this video:

 

27Sep/110

Tom Selleck’s Moustache – Everywhere

Tom Selleck's moustache really does make other actors more impressive. If you're a Selleck fan like me, check out my previous post about SelleckWaterfallSandwich.