New Music

My favorite list of my music has just been updated. This list is basically the songs that repeat over and over whenever I’m at my computer.

Foo Fighters – Tired of You (Music Video – Live)
I first heard this song on I Think I Love My Wife. The movie was okay, not that great/funny in my opinion. I mean, I can’t really see Chris Rock doing a serious flick, which this attempts to somewhat become. However, it had a pretty awesome soundtrack. One of the songs they played was Foo Fighters – Tired of You and the chorus “I won’t go getting tired of you” just got stuck in my head, probably because grammatically it sounds incorrect (and may even be). However, it’s a neat song and I really like the melody.

Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson & D.O.E. – The Way I Are (Music Video)
I first heard this on the radio and really thought I hated the song. The way he sang “The Way I Are” grammatically incorrectly really bothered me at first. I mean, after the first time I heard the song, I believe all 5 or 6 people who called in and said dump it. One of the radio stations I listen to (WiLD 98.7) has this program call Bump it or Dump it. Anyway, as more and more radio stations started playing the song, I really liked the beat and the grammatically incorrect lyrics didn’t bother me as much anymore.

Linkin Park – What I’ve Done (Music Video)
I’ve always been a fan of Linkin Park, though I will agree that many of their songs sound too alike. This new song I first heard on the Transformers trailer and then again on The 11th Hour trailer. I have to admit, the song sounds good. Once again, it’s the tune/melody I like. I don’t think I know any other parts of the lyrics besides “What I’ve Done”, and that I only know because I had to find the song.

Sean Kingston – Beautiful Girls (Music Video)
Again, another song I heard on the radio. I have to apologize to Sean Kingston as when I first heard him on the radio, I imagined him to be a very skinny African American. He has a very distinct voice and I don’t know why I thought he was a skinny guy, but I was really shocked to find out how heroic portly (borrowed from Hjo3) he was. The song has a very distinct melody to it and at first I thought he was singing: “You’re way to beautiful girl”, which sounded odd to me. But as I said, the melody was what was neat about the song.

Kanye West – Stronger (Music Video)
Another song I heard on the radio. This song actually got me really pumped as every time Kanye West said “Stronger”, I’d yell “Stronger” (in my car) too! The background sound was really neat and I didn’t realize it was Daft Punk until RayAlome showed me the music video and told me the background music was Daft Punk. The song being played in the background is actually Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger.

I had totally forgotten about Daft Punk until now. I really liked Daft Punk’s music back in the day (high school and college). My favorites include One More Time and Around The World. They had a series of music videos done completely in anime style which I really enjoyed. What was interesting when I was reading the Daft Punk wikipedia entry was that there’s really no pictures of their faces. I quote:

Their outward personae have also changed over time. During their Homework years, the duo would usually wear masks to hide their appearance. When not wearing disguises, they occasionally preferred to be replaced by animation (as they appeared in The Work of Director Michel Gondry DVD) or have their faces digitally obscured for press kits. Very few photos of the duo’s faces exist, including a blurry one found in the Homework liner notes.

During a video interview shot in Japan, Daft Punk stated that they adorned their robot masks to easily merge the characteristics of humans and machines. However, Bangalter later admitted that the costumes were initially the result of shyness. “But then it became exciting from the audiences’ point of view. It’s the idea of being an average guy with some kind of superpower.” When asked on whether the duo expressed themselves differently within the robotic suits, Bangalter stated “No, we don’t need to. It’s not about having inhibitions. It’s more like an advanced version of glam, where it’s definitely not you.” With the release of Human After All, the musical duo’s outfits became slightly less complicated, consisting of simplified versions of the Discovery head gear and dark leather jumpsuits. The latter were designed by Hedi Slimane.

During the filming and promotion of Daft Punk’s Electroma, the duo went to great lengths to avoid showing their faces. As reported on October 2006, the band went as far as to wear black cloth over their heads during a televised interview. In November 2006, Daft Punk stated on Australia’s Triple J radio station that they prefer avoiding interviews rather than disguising themselves during them. It is believed that the mystery of their identity and the elaborate nature of their disguises has added to their international popularity.

Shop Boyz – Party Like a Rock Star (Music Video)
Yet another one from the radio. Nothing interesting to say about this one besides it sounds pretty good. I don’t generally like rap, but this song has a pretty good melody.

Plain White T’s – Hey There Delilah (Music Video)
The final one in my list, which I also first heard on the radio. Turns out this song is 2 years old, first released in 2005. When I first heard this music, I thought the song was really sweet and as more and more radio stations started playing it over and over, I started digging it. The hosts (mostly female) kept on saying how sweet the song was.

Lesson of the blog entry: Make your song have grammatically incorrect sentences and I may just add it to my favorites list.

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