As someone who practices astrophysics for fun, I firmly believe that Earth is not the only planet that can support life. But what would life look like on other planets?
Would they be fish-like and live in water? Would they be small and reptilian and live among the rocks? Or would they wear striped pajamas and have big noses and live in some kind of extraterrestrial bigtop?
Science knows the answer. The government knows the answer. And now you, sadly, know the answer.
Killer Klowns From Outer Space — The Dickies
When Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child appeared and provided the voice-over for Beyoncé’s lip syncing.
Hey, how did they get a video feed of my last year’s Superbowl Party?
(Herbie Hancock — Rockit)
To my mind, the mark of a great pop song is that you can listen to it in its entirety more than twice without wanting to punch either them or yourself in the face. This tune falls into that category. For me.
I often showcase performances from the early to mid 70s because that’s when I grew up and began to notice music on the radio or TV. I never wore my hair this long or donned groovy duds like these guys. But I secretly wished I could.
Climax Blues Band — Couldn’t Get It Right
Sardonic but ultimately sweet love song from the good boys of XTC. Seriously, why can they not make pop music like this anymore?
XTC - Mayor Of Simpleton
Computer Cowboy (AKA Syscrusher)
Way back in 1982, Neil Young released a bizarre album about communication in the computer age, called Trans. Produced via tape loops, vocoders (synthesized vocals) and drum machines, most of the songs were aimed to evoke Kraftwerk. It was not a big success by any means; however, it remains a curiosity among a discography full of curiosities courtesy of Neil.
The album is out of print in the States, but Amazon has it available from the U.K. If you don’t want to buy it, find someone who has it on CD or vinyl and give it a listen. It’s an experience, that I’ll tell you. The “best” of the synthesized tracks is Sample And Hold, a song about a dating service for robots; unfortunately it’s too long to present here.
In its place I give you this tune.
Neil Young - Computer Cowboy (aka Syscrusher)
I smiled. Try it. It works.
I know everyone could use a good smile right now, so watch They Might Be Giants covering Chumbawumba.
If you don’t smile within the first 15 seconds then there’s no hope left for you.
Sing along. It feels good.
I agree. This lovely.