Gangam Style

So I’ve seen this video about 2 dozen times now, and I never get tired of it. In case you’ve never seen this, it’s the biggest thing in music right now. The artist is PSY from South Korean, I heard he attended Berkley for college- thought that was cool. He was on Ellen, SNL, and in several interviews. ENJOY THE CHAOS

 

 

 

Oh yeah, over 200million views and counting..

Terrible Love: Birdy

Terrible Love: Birdy

So I discovered this amazing British artist who sings and plays piano with prolific authenticity for her age.  She was on Conan a while ago performing Bon Iver’s ‘Skinny Love” so maybe you’ve seen her.  The fact that she covered a song by my favorite band, The National, just makes her even more unique and awesome. She also cover’s “A-Team” which might be worth your time.

Everyday: Carly Comando

Some of you may know this piece from the famous YouTube video: “Noah takes a picture”, in which Noah photographs himself every day for 6 years, compiles the photos and lays this audio track on it.  The video is quite amazing, if you havent seen it, please do.  It’s extremely interesting, I’m still kind of amazed the guy managed to position his face in front of the camera so consistently throughout the piece.  It’s also kind of sad watching the bags develop under his eyes over the years.

Anywho, I just wanted to throw this piano piece out there because it is AMAZING.  It’s by far my favorite composition or “song,” and it means so much to me.  It feels so quiet and subtle, yet at the same time passionate, intelligent, and intense.  I’ve tried to play it myself, but lack of a lab top has made it difficult for me to look at tutorials, and I just can’t seem to match the tones by ear. Oh well.  Great piece none the less.