Tuesday Tunes: They Might Be Giants’ “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)”

Bunheads. Oh my heart. Your time was cut too short. Here was see Sasha dancing out to They Might be Giants' "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)." Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker wrote "My So-Called Top-Ten List" and included this closing scene of the episode as number 1, writing, "This. Television is always the best when it takes you … Continue reading Tuesday Tunes: They Might Be Giants’ “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)”

Tuesday Tunes: “Pop Around the Clock”

No, I'm not doing an advertisement or sponsorship thing for Tide. However, I think this is an interesting cover/re-interpretation of the original, Billy Haley's "Rock Around the Clock." The original was released in a 1950s and, in contrast, the commercial song in 2015. While the lyrics are similar (compare by looking at the two different sections below), there are … Continue reading Tuesday Tunes: “Pop Around the Clock”

Tuesday Tunes: Amanda Palmer’s cover of Radiohead’s “Creep”

Singer: Amanda Palmer Song: "Creep" So, yes, she is sitting in her underwear. And, yes, there is language. Come to terms with who she is, and, seriously, listen to that voice. It is absolutely powerful. And the feels of the song seem different when a woman sings rather than a man. Something special happens here. The interaction between … Continue reading Tuesday Tunes: Amanda Palmer’s cover of Radiohead’s “Creep”