Not one, not two, but three videos this week!
The first two were ones I meant to share before we took off on spring break two weeks ago. Alas, that final Thursday was entirely too busy and I wasn’t able to queue them up. The first one seems appropriate for the Final Four weekend.
“Dunked On” – Froggy Fresh & Money Maker Mike
Here is a classic example of what my friends and I could have done if we had the technology about 25–30 years ago. This is exactly how things used to go down in the Nesbitts’ driveway back in the day.
“Transmission” – Mario Paint Composer
Another silly one. The Corner Of Cool Stuff apparently spends hours recreating classic songs in the Mario Paint Composer program app. This version of the legendary, and significantly underrated, Joy Division song is spectacular.
“Depreston” – Courtney Barnett
Finally! The first great album of 2015 came out a week ago, and it was worth every second of waiting. She delivers on all the tremendous expectations that have built up for her full-length debut over the past two years. It is a resounding confirmation of all the promise she’s showed in her early EPs. Barnett she is one of the brightest young voices in rock music.
When I first heard this song, the second single from the album, I was not all that impressed. But after repeated listens, it wormed its way into my head and I’m thoroughly in love with it now. As always, it takes a few listens to fully digest her lyrics, but once you do, their brilliance is obvious. And I love the music she lays the words upon. She rocks on much of the album, but this wistful sound, where she addresses the concerns of leaving her youth behind and entering adulthood, is where she is at her best.