Anybody remember MTV’s Amp? It was a mid-nineties late-night program with no VJ’s, focused on electronic music. They would “mix” or blend the videos in a fashion similar to a DJ mixing tracks. It was pretty cool. Unfortunately, there appear… Continue Reading
FRIDAY NIGHT VIDEOS! One thing my town lacks is a proper adult nightclub – I don’t mean the kind you where can go dance, or see a band play, or a raucous dive bar or a meat market; I mean… Continue Reading
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FRIDAY NIGHT VIDEOS! I’ve talked before about how Joy Division were making the music of entropy; here’s a song from their later incarnation as New Order that sounds even more like the weary acceptance of a clock that knows it’s… Continue Reading
Happy Fourth, everybody!
This is a guest post from The League’s own Chris! Hello everybody, Chris again. When last we spoke, I was telling you about bus ridin’ and bus readin’, and my crazy money-savin’ schemes (read War and Peace and SAVE!). Today… Continue Reading
FRIDAY NIGHT VIDEOS! I don’t get out to see live music as often as I used to; children are wonderful, as well as exceedingly time-, energy-, and money-consuming. But live performance is where a song breathes. So we’ll do a… Continue Reading
If the internet is something like the collective unconscious instantiated in electrons and pixels, then YouTube may represent our shared dreamtime; it sometimes seems like all of humanity’s memories, flights of fancy and weird rhyming synchronicities are on-tap there for… Continue Reading
(This is a guest post from the League’s own Chris!) Hello everybody, I’m Chris. You may know me from such comments as, “You can’t say that in public,” and “Why are you replying to me? Was I talking to you?!”… Continue Reading
Friday Night Videos, y’all! (Or, “This is the way the week ends…”) At their best, music videos aren’t just commercials; which is to say, like advertisements, they can be works of art in themselves. The fact that they can be… Continue Reading