The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

A random duet turns out to be awesomesauce

Kristin Chenoweth likes to do something few performers dare: grab somebody random from the audience and perform a duet. This can be funny, or so bad it’s good, like karaoke … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

CLARITY by Zedd is ambitious and good

Music videos are common, and have been done so many time, it’s hard to do anything truly different or interesting. The Beastie Boys played cheesy cops with giant mustaches in … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment


No matter what you think of Sting — and you should think VERY WELL of him — he’s never boring. This video is part travelogue, part concert-montage. And it has … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · 3 Comments

ICE, ICE BABY as sung by the movies

Oh, this is brilliant. The classic ’90s song by Vanilla Ice, as sung by clips from various movies. For fans of this song, I took the original and put it … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

CAMERA ONE by the Josh Joplin Group

The great thing about the Series of Tubes is this: say you hear a song on the radio, or lived back in the day when MTV played, I don’t know, … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Let Jessie Ware turn out your NIGHT LIGHT

Jessie the Ware is British and therefore can make things like “That’s all kinds of rubbish” sound incredibly smart and cultured. I believe, deep in my soul, that everyone should … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Another musical invasion from the UK: Jessie Ware’s WILDEST MOMENTS

So this Jessie Ware, if you haven’t heard of her, is talented and different and old school mates with some singer named Adele and some other singer named Florence, as … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · 6 Comments