Singing in the Rain is also a very good test to see if you are a victim of the modern age.  If you are not totally engrossed by this film, not any moment bored or restless, not even slightly tempted to check your emails and come out of the film as uplifted and believing there is greatness in mankind, then you have survived to this point in the technological age with your soul essentially intact.

Richard Rushfield on Singin’ in the Rain

30.08.2012 • Permalink

Susanna Hoffs’ new album, Someday, is a charmingly breezy affair. Her first solo outing, When You’re a Boy, hid her pop classicism under an uneccessary layer of plastic, whereas the production of Someday is suitably low-key, allowing the songs to shine. Musically, it’s hardly a revolutionary affair, and I sometimes miss the the added bite of The Bangles (on fine display on 2011’s Sweetheart of the Sun). No matter: if you enjoy retro-tinged Californian pop as much as I do, you won’t be disappointed with Someday. (Spotify link: Susanna Hoffs – Someday)

07.08.2012 • Permalink

Say howdy to George Carter, and thank him for taking the pistol from you when you were shooting at me.

from Letters of Note. Read the whole thing, it’s worth it.

07.08.2012 • Permalink

Gangnam Style

The album’s weighty title song ‘Gangnam Style’ is composed solely by PSY himself from lyrics to choreography. The song is characterized by its strongly addictive beats and lyrics, and is thus certain to penetrate the foundations of modern philosophy.

…okay!

UPDATE: An interesting read about both artist and video in The Atlantic. Turns out there’s a lot more going on than you’d think.

03.08.2012 • Permalink