Category: Music

American Sign Language – Re: Your Brains

10 Jun

Think you’re clever just because you can sing Jonathan Coulton’s Re: Your Brains in French?

How about doing it in American Sign Language?

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Major Lazer – Hold The Line Video

3 Jun

Diplo and Switch (who you may remember from my previous post) have released the video for Hold The Line starring Major Lazer.

Turns out that further to my previous disappointments over this character Diplo & Switch actually don’t know what a zombie is, with the video featuring Major Lazer going up against mummies and vampires instead.

Not only that but the song sounds like it’s recently escaped from the mid-nineties. Post-modern retro-ism? I’m not sure.

Regardless here is the music video in it’s entirety for you to watch, you’ve got to give some kudos for having made Major Lazer action figures!

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Major Lazer and Andy Milonakis – Zumbie

28 May

Major LazerAlright, I’ve been wondering for weeks who on Earth Major Lazer was and what exactly it was all about but finally it’s come to light. Maybe I’ve just been slow, out of touch with the youth of today, I don’t know. Why when I was a lad… anyway.

Major Lazer is a  character created by producers Diplo and Switch who is featured on their album, released on June 16th, called Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do.

Major Lazer is a Jamaican commando who lost his arm in the secret Zombie War of 1984. The US military rescued him and repurposed experimental lazers as prosthetic limbs. Since then Major Lazer has been a hired renegade soldier for a rogue government operating in secrecy underneath the watch of M5 and the CIA

So obviously turned up on my radar as not many people are aware of the secret zombie wars back in ’84 (otherwise it wouln’t be a secret)

They recently revealed the song Zumbie, featuring Andy Milonakis as an auto-tuned to the max zombie, doing his white boy rapping thing – check out Let Me Twitter Dat for some of his previous work.

While the reality of the situation is somewhat disappointing the song itself manages to rise a couple of chuckles and it’s not every day you see a rapping zombie.

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Re Your Brains

24 May

Was listening to my mp3 collection just now when Re Your Brains by Jonathan Coulton came on and I felt like I just had to share it.

Prior to this I was only familiar with the World of Warcraft video (2.5M views!) but managed to find one that I thought was a little more in keeping with the song, from DragonCon TV.

Jonathan has released loads of great songs like this under the creative commons license but why not support him by downloading from his official site and get individual track for $1 or whole albums for $10.

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Gavin Castleton’s ‘Home’ Based on Zombie Film

23 May

Gavin Castleton HomeFor those of you unfamiliar with Gavin Castleton (which would be me until about an hour ago) and thinking that it would be totally awesome to theme your home decor around your favourite zombie movie (Dawn of the Dead – original, thanks for asking) then prepare to be disappointed.

Gavin Castleton is a musician whose new album is entitled ‘Home’.

Having been around for about 15 years now he recently released his 10th solo album, focusing on a difficult two year break-up, based against a fictional zombie movie background.

His previous albums included such mind blowing lyrics as “So I sang an Usher song, but I got the words all wrong”. Good, because if you knew all the words to an Usher song I wouldn’t be writing about you.

Home is filled with melancholy riffs but for an artist whose work has included an undecided version of Nothing Compares 2 U and been involved with the sort of rapping that isn’t going to be getting Fiddy worried about losing his crown, the new works reflect a decidely more mature Gavin.

To be honest we’re not entirely sure we follow the zombie theme through the album but some of the art work is really well done and we’re all about promoting zombie awareness throughout all media types.

Why not check out his Myspace page for some musical samples or his official blog for an insight into the creative process.

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