YouTube’s infamous for having one of the worst comment sections on the internet. There’s no reason to ever read them. Unless you’re writer and filmmaker Mark Slutsky. Mark spends hours scouring the comments section on YouTube, and occasionally, scattered in the dross, he finds small poignant stories for his Sad YouTube.
This is such a nice little story about the Sad YouTube blog for the TLDR podcast. I’m super interested in these weird stories of Internet ephemera getting collected and analyzed and entered as anthropological evidence. It only seems right that YouTube comments get that right.
But the mass marriage that took place to Macklemore’s “Same Love” and Madonna’s “Open Your Heart” towards the end of the night Sunday wasn’t really for the people getting hitched. They were props. It wasn’t really for gay rights either. Any public good that potentially came from the moment—maybe someone at home changing their attitudes about same-sex marriage—were side effects. The main reason for the nuptials, it seemed, was to give the musicians on stage and recording-academy members a chance to announce themselves as good people.
Yup. This was such a poor taste move. I actually agree with one commenter at TheAtlantic.com who said that if anything this hurt certain aspects of the gay rights movement. “People already opposed to gay marriage were disgusted and given yet more fuel to say that it’s being rammed down their throats.”
We Are The Willows + Joey Ryan & The Inks + Fort Wilson Riot perform “Love Fool” by The Cardigans, crush it
I love all these Minneapolis bands so much and this is such an awesome cover. They have a show at Turf Club coming up this Saturday.
Love the colors in this infographic from Getty. Not to mention, it’s clean and easy to read.
Oooooft. That R is so beautiful. This is the Baron typeface, by Frank Hemmekam.
Haven’t posted this here yet, but this song has been blowing my mind for the last couple weeks. It moves and sways with this crazy energy that’s trouncing a lot of what I’ve been listening to lately. The deep 80s synth chords and compressed-to-hell drums, the hooky melody, the yelpy voice. Hell, even that tribal, electronica breakdown.
Get out of here. This is so good.
Foreign Fields - “The River Kings (Arco Sessions)”
Really, really excited to share this newest Arco Session with y’all. I had never heard of Foreign Fields when they emailed us about doing a session, but I got them in touch with our composer Davy Sumner and they absolutely crushed a rendition of “The River Kings” featuring a large choir.
Can’t stop listening to this North House remix of Kendrick Lamar. Real proud to know this kid, who keeps putting out killer songs. Keep your ear to the ground on this one.
President Clinton at Lambeau Field
President Clinton entering team practice at Lambeau Field with Green Bay Packer players, Brett Farve and Reggie White in Green Bay, WI, September 2, 1996.
-from the Clinton Library
I recently started running again. Not from anything in particular, though maybe I’m fleeing from a bit of my winter weight and lackadaisical ways. I used to think of myself as an avid runner. I was on the cross country team in high school (though to be completely honest, that might’ve had more to do with a potential romance than the elation of your feet hitting the sidewalk with a rhythmic pace) and dating even earlier than that I’d run 5Ks and 10-milers with my dad.