From TheOtherPatrick: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTa_UHf2Yoo Whoa!! What a performance. 😀 Way to trouble gender. From Jen. 😀 Juliana Hatfield’s “Spin the Bottle” 😀 Beyonce’s latest video is fantastic. I dig how she troubles 1950s nostalgia with her kitchen of fiery rage, and the call out to blaxploitation heroines. Also: the hip action is surprisingly hard to mimic.
From TheOtherPatrick: YES OMG YES This is my favorite retelling of Madeline EVER. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwSk2Z4asqI Cyndi Lauper’s rendition of “If you go away…” is delightfully moody. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0bjiyvWqb4 A blast from the past recommended by Jen. 😀 Christina reminds us that they cannot, in fact, hold us down. 😀 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j1U0kixp-g&feature=player_embedded#! I think I remember why I like
From TheOtherPatrick: Yo… a beautiful exploration of war using music and art. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_65LYLzvvI In other news: Shirley wants to get this party started. This is a beautiful meditation song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3HaVfgcBVY&feature=player_embedded#! From The Other Patrick: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGAOCVwLrXo&feature=player_embedded Stewart Lee decodes what it means when people say they’re tired of everything being so PC.
Pansy Division covers Liz Phair’s “Flower.” Whoa! NSFW! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJFBtRZmdCQ This is totally SFW. Fiest helps you count to four. From TheOtherPatrick: Some awesome guitar playing from Botswana! 😀 BTW UnusualMusic’s got a fantastic link roundup on race, gender, and rock’n’roll. From Jen, one of our readers: My band wants to play at the Green Man
Uhhh Tori Amos covers Eminem’s “97 Bonnie and Clyde” and it is CREEPY as hell!! Another cover: Bree Sharp does “Boys of Summer,” which is, incidentally, the song that was playing when I decided I’d probably marry my fiance. Take note, children, that WILL be on the test. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztxLf7HN3AQ Save Ferris’ has a pretty bouncy
Lady Gaga’s “Dance in the Dark” is about low self esteem, and the way some women and men are constantly insecure. I could’ve done with a little bit more analysis, but meh. It’s not like insecurity is an innate part of being human. It’s profitable and engineered. Toni Braxton is back, people!! OMG I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USOVicCloiA Dude, I am loving this single. Here’s more info on this awesomely wacky artist. Erykah Badu’s “Window Seat” is still causing a stir. Some comments from a five year old below: TH: …Oh mommy, she fell down! SH: Yes she did. She was shot. TH: Why? SH: Why do you think? TH: Because she