In truth, this is an interactive moviefilm to play with Google Chrome. Functionally, it’s the music video for “We Used to Wait.” In both cases, it is awesome, and the most unique music video thus far conceived.
You’re supposed to use the address of your childhood home, but it works best if you put in an address that has lots of Google Streetview/Google Earth data.
Don’t forget to write yourself a letter.
You’ll understand what I mean when you go here, to The Wilderness Downtown.
I know the lists aren’t started yet, but I thought it’d be fun to post music videos from a bunch of the bands we’ll be talking about. For starters, here is Beach House with “Used to Be.”
Wait, when did Brandon Flowers go solo?
Maybe if he kept his band around he wouldn’t keep getting into so much trouble, and Charlize Theron could spend some time doing more important things… like, saving me from ninjas, instead.
There are always those bands and artists you hear about constantly, but never get around to checking out. There is only so much time, and if you love music there is far too much to experience and far too little time in the day.
That’s why it has taken me so long to finally listen to Janelle Monáe. She’s been on the cover of Paste, she’s been raved about by just about everyone, and normally something along the lines of “Future of Soul” or “Future of Hip Hop” is attached to her name.
Usually, when people are praised as ‘the future of music,’ it doesn’t work out. That’s because bands described that way are normally good, and the stuff that sets the trends is normally garbage. Listen to radio rock from the late 90’s, then listen to radio rock from right now. That’s right, sounds pretty much like the same thing.
However, as the music industry continues to decentralize, then perhaps someone like Janelle Monáe can be the future. If that’s true, the future is bright.
She is amazing. I waited far too long listen to her, but after discussing her the other day with Brian, I got her first CD as soon as my eMusic downloads renewed.
I’m pretty sure I’m in love with her.
Folks, you should be listening to this.
I know this song and video are old news, but I like the song and the video is so clean and bright and nice to look at. Plus, this blog will never be shackled by the tyranny of the moment, we are going to post what we like, whether it was released yesterday, or six months ago, or in the 60s. We might as well make that clear right off the bat, we will not be timely… in part because we just can’t afford that.