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
How’s THAT for an attention-grabbing title?
We got a new car. Well, we’re married, two kids, and we road trip with two dogs… so it’s more accurate to say we got a new vehicle. Except it wasn’t new new, just new-to-us-new. It’s a minivan, a 2011… Continue Reading
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
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