Song of the Day: “8 Awesome Angles of YouTube”

Brian mostly writes about movies and TV, but he’s contributed some music commentary over the years. This week, I’m revisiting seven of his song reviews and recommendations. “8 Awesome Angles of YouTube” – From “10 Things Brian Likes – Honorable Mentions (2 of 2)” (2014) In 2009, Jack Black guest-starred on Sesame Street. One segment features Black explaining…

Song of the Day: “Scotty Doesn’t Know” by Lustra

There’s always a fuzzy line between tasteless and hilarious (just ask It’s Always Sunny, the essence of that line). Somewhere in the ten years or so since I first heard “Scotty Doesn’t Know,” it’s flipped from one side of that line to the other. Maybe it’s just because I’m married, but the premise of someone bragging to a boyfriend that…

Song of the Day: “Love is a Losing Game” by Amy Winehouse

When a musical artist dies in their prime, it becomes easy to exaggerate their strengths and rationalize their flaws in sentimental retrospection. But Amy Winehouse was the real deal: A truly great songwriter and performer who introduced new ideas to the pop music paradigm. Winehouse, with the help of a few producers like Mark Ronson, crafted…

Song of the Day 2018

Hey friends: In 2018, I’m planning to occasionally spotlight a “song of the day.” Here are all the postings, starting with most recent. Overview For each song I spotlight, I will write a brief description of the song and my reaction to it. The songs will not necessarily be my favorite songs, but they will…

Songs on Pinkerton by Weezer, Ranked

10. Butterfly Album-ending acoustic numbers are a bit of a tacky tradition. They’re usually throwaways, even when they’re good. “Butterfly” is fine on its own, but shines as a great closer in the context of the album — the hangover after the hand-wringing and self-flagellation that precedes it, charged with guilt and shame. I’ll also…

The Top 25 Episodes of Adventure Time

Before I begin, I’d like to note that all the episodes on this list are from Season 6 and before. This doesn’t mean that I dislike the episodes in Season 7+, it simply means that, when this list was written, Season 7 had yet to start. 25. “The Enchirideon!” (Season 1, Episode 5) The perfect starting…

5 Things New to Me in 2015

As the year draws to a close, I find it natural to reflect on all of the things I’ve done. For me, this year in particular, that means consuming various types of media. Movies, TV Shows, Graphic Novels, and Books in particular. One thing that I did this year that I found particularly fun was…