Montag, 11. April 2011

stumbling tumbling

I already stumbled across a few years ago, but never knew what to do with another microblogging platform...
But in the last few weeks I've found a few nice tumblr websites, to get the idea behind it.
The clean and clear look of it make you focus on the pictures, statements or videos posted.
There is nothing else that drags your attention away, and that underlines the message of the post.
I discovered Theophilus London's tumblr account last summer and it was quite nice to get an idea of the recordings of his album in Stockholm and literally becoming a part of it:

Exhibit A: Mark Ronson on the keys obviously for THIS

It seems to be an usual habit to put up the intention of the tumblr page right into the title, to maintain the clear and straight forward message of the platform.
Other nice tumblr pages I've found during the last few months were "Kanye + Comics", "Eye on Springfield" and "Chicks with Buscemi Eyes". The last two have not that much to do with music (rather than with eyes), but they are all at least as awesome as Mr. London's tumblr account (OR Scott Mescudi's account, too!!):

Exhibit B: Kanye's POWER + Marvel's Dr. Doom

Exhibit C: The Simpsons Staffel 6, Folge 12 Homer + Mr Burns

Exhibit D: Paris Hilton Buscemized

Sonntag, 10. April 2011

public performances + one-shot

Not only Mr. I-don't-do-too-much-bloggin got a blog, but also Childish Gambino.
As I said before, Mr. Glovers website lead me to a new awesome performance video:

I simply looooove the clear and plain style of the whole video, perfectly matching to the video.
I love the reaction of the people at the airport to the performing "business men" and last but not least the part beginning at 3:15.
The video reminds me so much of another great one-shot video by Girl Walk dancing to some Girl Talk nonsense:

Talking about "great one-shot videos", I know two more:

Actor turned rapper

Thanks to HYPETRAK (the new nahright for me) I've already stumbled upon such talented artists such as James Blake or Jamie XX:

My newest discovery is a rapper with the moniker Childish Gambino. He seems to have a comparable background as Drake, with all that acting stuff and one can clearly hear influences from Drizzy and Weezy in his rhymes. But hey! Isn't everybody influenced by some former musicians?! So you can probably track back every musician's influence on the world to a chick named "Lucy"...
First track I've heard from Mr Glover was a cover version of Kanye's humongous track "All of the Lights":

I was pretty much blown away by the emotions Gambino managed to transfer into the song, creating his very own version!
So I threw every mixtape I could find onto my iPhone which ended up in a bit of a mess. I was a bit disappointed of hearing ANOTHER Lil' Wayne biter...
But then I gave it a few more spins and especially his EP seems to be quite nice.
First official video with punchlines like "I run this b#tch, you're just a dog walker" or more thoughtful stuff like "You get sloppy drunk, I stay whiskey neat!"

In the accoustic version in his hotel room (which reminds me of the young J.Cole btw) he manages to transfer very different emotions into the same song, AGAIN:

To sum up: What I have witnessed until now is pure greatness! I expect more to come!

PS: Even though his interviews are a bit #ghey:

PPS: His website also offered some nice videos! --> on to the next post!

Schön/Verstörend...verstörend schön

...gerade habe ich bemerkt, dass mein letzter Blogpost ziemlich genau ein halbes Jahr her ist. Als ich den letzten Eintrag schrieb, hing ich gerade mitten in meiner Bachelorarbeit.
Musikmäßig ist inzwischen EINIGES passiert.
Ich hatte auch schon 2 Ideen für Blogposts, die ich eigentlich unbedingt geschrieben haben wollte, doch es kam irgendwie alles anders. Wie auch immer...ich halte mich hier schonwieder mit Rechtfertigungen vor mir selbst auf.
Zurück zum Thema:
Hier 2 der intensivsten Videos, auf die ich in letzter Zeit gestoßen bin:

Und hier der Wahnsinn gebündelt: