Tag: music

Baroque goes Funk

March 29, 2015 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

And this is what skulking around on Youtube netted me today. Amazingly enough, this is the kind of thing that goes through my mind often. It’s the same kind of musical sense of humour that has one track down a copy of “Bach ‘n’ Roll” because who doesn’t want to play Nights in White Satin […]

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Just Dance (kinda)

May 15, 2014 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

I’m a sucker for a good cover. It may be a hipster thing to do (that’s the trendy thing, right? Call it “hipster” if it’s non-mainstream?  Whatever), but I’ve been enjoying Postmodern Jukebox for awhile…This is just one of the many offerings on their Youtube Channel….you should take a look! I’m the first to admit […]

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Harmony

Harmony

May 7, 2014 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

There are some things that you’d think I would burst if I didn’t mention. And then I go and do something like sit on the news for a month or more. I guess that’s just the way I roll….I tend to try and downplay all the pretty little grace notes that pepper my life. That […]

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Game of Thrones goes Cosplay

April 8, 2014 by Maire in Whimsy / 0 Comments

I know, I know…lots of videos lately.  I’m working on getting some actual content, really – I am! At any rate, Game of Thrones has started its new season (no, I haven’t seen it yet), so I figured I’d share this little gem that I found on (you guessed it) YouTube 🙂

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History of Rock in 100 Riffs

March 30, 2014 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Games you can play while you watch this: 1. Name the era / realize when the era changes 2. Name that tuning (also: count the groping for the slide, shifting of feet for pedals) 3. How many of those songs did you you (or someone you know) spend hours learning on a fake, plastic guitar […]

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You can thank Reddit

March 27, 2014 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

I found this little gem on Reddit.  The artist’s name is Kawehi and while she doesn’t exactly have Cobain’s growls and distortion, she has her own flair.  I’ll totally overlook the use of the auto-tune-like filter she’s using on her voice as it lends extra atmosphere. TCS – Robot Heart: Heart-Shaped Box – Nirvana (covered […]

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Danse Macabre

March 21, 2014 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Ye Olde Internal Wurlitzer has started playing Danse Macabre, composed by Camille Saint-Saens, arranged by Liszt/Horowitz. This one gets in your head and whirls around at a breakneck pace until you’re just on the edge of dizzy.  And then good luck getting it out of your head for the rest of the day. You’re welcome.

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The piano in your mind.

The piano in your mind.

March 17, 2014 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Not sure how many readers will know this (as I have no idea your demographic), but I used to be a musician. In fact, music was my first career choice prior to going to Art College (I gave up the dream after a series of University auditions that spanked my immature little pride on her […]

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Friday Five: Fading

Friday Five: Fading

July 20, 2012 by Maire in Whimsy / 0 Comments

It’s been awhile since I did one of these… Today’s Friday Five is all about Fading. What’s something in your possession whose color has obviously faded? — numerous pairs of socks. Particularly the Koigu handpaints. I absolutely love the colours, but they fade so quickly! And, unfortunately, this yarn tends to wear thin quickly, so […]

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Do they know it’s Christmas?

Do they know it’s Christmas?

December 20, 2011 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Once upon a time (1984) there was this guy.  We’ll call him Bob.  Bob saw that there was this famine happening in Ethiopia and wanted to do something about it. He was in a band, so he wrote a song, invited a bunch of friends to sing it along with him (they called themselves “Band-Aid”), […]

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