Off the List 5

Music for your ears.

James Morrison – Up ft. Jessie J

 

Daylights – I Hope This Gets To You

I love this music video and there is a cute story to go with it.

 

Jukebox the Ghost – Empire

Upbeat and catchy!

 

Jessica Lea Mayfield – Our Hearts Are Wrong

Big song on WTMD last year. “My self-esteem is heating up the room.” TRUTH.

My Drunk Kitchen

My friend told me I reminded her of Hannah Hart.  What a compliment!

My Drunk Kitchen is part cooking show, part hilarious drunk antics.

One day, Hart decided to make a cooking show and get drunk while doing it. “My Drunk Kitchen” was received much critical acclaim from aspiring alcoholics everywhere. For this she is very proud.

While you may not learn any recipes, you may pick up some new catch phrases, such as “Butter yo shit.”

 

Really people are just looking for ways to transport cheese into their mouth. All food that involved cheese is just an excuse to eat cheese. That’s life. You know how that’s like life? Because… We think we’re going after something, but really we’re just hiding from ourselves the thing we actually want… And that is to… just… bite into the cheese…I don’t think you realise how much cheese I just put into my mouth.

Wise words.  Wise words indeed.

The Story

I’ve been listening to the radio before bed and I stumbled upon The Story.

Our goal is to find people whose lives are intersecting with significant issues in the news and give them the opportunity to tell their story.

At a time when “celebrity rules” and the only “ordinary” people we see are faces in the crowd, The Story reminds listeners that their stories and their lives matter. We believe that by creating a space for first person stories we are choosing not to accept a pollster’s version of our thoughts and attitudes.

We’ve learned that hearing directly from people about their experiences can transform our understanding of what’s happening in the world.

The Story is produced at North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC and is hosted by Dick Gordon. We are co-produced and distributed by American Public Media.

I listened to two episodes this week.

State of the Union – Letters Never Lie

The first included an interview with Eli Saslow, a reporter who followed President Obama for a year and read some of the letters the President received.  Also, they interviewed a pilot for Operation Migration, an effort to save the whooping crane by using a plane to guide the birds south for the winter.

Bedtime Stories for Justice

The second was about Ilana Rovner, a federal judge whose family escaped Latvia right before WWII began.

The show has a very This American Life feel to it.  Each episode has several stories. I like the variety of the subjects.

Off the List 4

Feast your ears!

Warren Zevon – Keep Me In Your Heart For A While

Kind of reminds me of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Cat Stevens.

Family Of The Year – Living On Love

Love the intro. The lyrics remind of of Noah and the Whale. Good party song. Also good for jogging or cleaning.

The Head and the Heart – Lost In My Mind (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Kind of reminds me of Boy and Bear. I love the piano.

Veep Premieres in April on HBO

OMG.  SO excited.  Not only do I love Julia Louis-Dreyfus, but I love the director of this new series, Armando Iannucci.

From HuffPo:

In “Veep,” Louis-Dreyfus plays former Senator Selina Meyer, the new vice president of the United States. Her character quickly learns the job isn’t exactly what she thought it would be.

The show also stars Sufe Bradshaw (“Overnight”), Anna Chlumsky (“My Girl”), Tony Hale (“Arrested Development”), Reid Scott (“My Boys”), Tim Simons (“Days Together”) and Matt Walsh (“Outsourced”).

Iannucci was the co-writer and director of In the Loop, one of my favorite films and a great piece of political satire, and he wrote and directed The Thick of It, a fantastic tv show satirizing British politics.

In the Loop:

 

The Thick of It:

Iannucci is a genius.

Off the List 3

Another installment of random songs I like!

No cuts, no butt in the Feeding Line

 

Love this cover by Mumford in Sons.

 

Shoe commercials have great music too.  This is from one for pumas.

 

RIP Etta James

Sail Away With The Glazer Siblings (and Enya!)

Gah! I don’t know why I get sucked into those Shit Blah-People Say videos but I do.  I saw the Shit New Yorkers Say one:

 

And the girl looked very familiar.  It turns out it’s Ilana Glazer! From the webseries Broad City! Broad City is coming FX sometime soon.

From Black Book Mag:

Jacobson and Glazer are slated to write and star in the half-hour comedy, which will center around a pair of twentysomething best friends making their way in New York City. The two are alumnae of the venerable Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York, co-founded by Poehler. Poehler (among other famous comedic faces) popped up in the web show’s epic season finale a few months ago.

 

Eliot Glazer also has a webseries. It’s called It Gets Betterish:

 

That song Brent is singing is one of Enya’s greatest hits 🙂

Also, it features prominently in the climax of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Also, (full disclosure) I have this CD.