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Campus Connections: DoYaThang

2 Mar

I have a triple whammy for you today, kind of. For a couple of years, Converse has been putting out a series of collabs titled “Three Artists, 1 Song”. Which has given some interesting collabs every summer (Matt & Kim, Soulja Boy, Andrew W.K.; Pharell, Julian Casablancas, Santigold; Best Coast, Kid Cudi, Rostam). They apparently couldn’t wait for next summer and brought out a whammy of another collab (I like that word today apparently), this time it was with Gorillaz, André 3000, and James Murphey (of LCD Sound-system.

Quick side note, saw the movie Four Brothers which Andre 3000 was in, and it said André Benjamin (which is his actual name btdubs) and I was like, pssshhhh, that’s not your name, what are you doing.

Anyways, the sheer mention of this collab is like, whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttttttttttttttttttttt, and then it happened and then your like WHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT. In other words, its awesome. Basically what happened is Converse goes to James Murphey and says “We want you to make a song, the Gorillaz are your band, and André is gonna cameo, ready go.” And anytime you give James Murphey free reign to do anything with excellent music makers it’s like, mind blown.

It can be kind of awkward at first, but the more you listen to it the more you like it. And André 3000 is just, oh my god.

Anyways, other than the track itself, they created a 13 minute long jam session. It was the last day, they were done with recording, and they were like, fuck it we’ll just keep going. The result, André screaming “I’M THE SHIT” In creative ways for 8 minutes. My favorite,  “I DON’T EVEN HAVE TO SING IN KEY, I’M THE SHIT”, which is hilarious. For so many reasons.

And then they made a video, which is Gorillaz at it’s best, huge feature on 2D and a guy who we assume is André. It’s just, watch it, listen to it, yay converse.

DoYaThing – Gorillaz, James Murphey, and André 3000

DoYaThing (13 Minute Version) – Gorillaz, James Murphey, and André 3000

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Thanks…Miley…

12 Jul

So apparently Miley Cyrus decided that it would be a good idea for her to sing a cover of Gorillaz “On Melancholy Hill”.

It was awful. Her voice was just, not good. At one point she even sang the musical line the bells play, and I can’t really tell you how the rest of it went cause I only heard the sound of me vomiting.

Now to be fair, it wasn’t ear shattering bad, but she still ruined a perfectly great song.

Here’s the vid.

And to be a little bit more fair. It’s not as bad as this…

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sorry, had to puke again

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The New Year

16 Jan

Alright, so sorry that I haven’t been on here in like forever (been kinda busy), but anyways, giving you something to ponder for a little while today (and with my luck it’ll probably be the only thing I give you till February…)

And I know that i’m pretty late with this, but whatever, better late than never. I decided that in honor of the new year, I would go on a blog, stereogum or whatever (in other words, stereogum) and write a review on the very first song that I heard in the new year. And I mean the very first. So I did just that, and the very first track was by the artist……………………………

Gorillaz!!

So this track was off of an album that they just put out called The Fall. What makes this album so unique, is the fact that all of these tracks were made on their tour, using iPad applications. Thats right, iPad applications. Well that and other electronics, but mostly the iPad part. So anyways, the first song on the album (and the first song of the year for me) is called “Phoner to Arizona”.

Now I don’t dislike Gorillaz, in fact I like a couple of their songs, such as “Up On Melancholy Hill”.

However, the only reason this song is any “good”, or the album is any “good” is because it was indeed all done on an iPad. The song is mostly base oriented, pretty much like the party boy sound. Everything else that is added to the song is to distract the listener from the baseline.

Anyways, if you want to check it out, you can go to their website gorillaz.com and hopefully find it from there.

here’s to the new year,

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