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Song of the Day #200: Anvil

Lorn – Anvil

Lorn is a Milwaukee based electronic producer who signed with Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label in 2009. This stupendously well produced music video includes the description:

The year 2100. In an effort to combat overpopulation, the postmortem social network “Anvil” is released and made mandatory to all. A fusion of both Japanese and Belgian comics inspirations and sensibilities, such as Ghost in the Shell, Akira or Peter & Schuiten’s work. “Anvil” invites us on a journey through the eyes of a young woman in her final moments on earth.

Song #200

Well, this is it. I think I’m done with this project. It has lasted more than 6 years, starting with Beck’s Deadweight (released almost exactly 20 years ago, in 1996 on Odelay). It has been a lot of fun to look back on these songs even now, which I’m sure will only become more interesting as more time passes.

I will create a page/post to list all of the songs soon. And then perhaps create a series of mixes to include all of the songs (which was the original idea when starting this project).

Published on September 22, 2016
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Song of the Day #199: Safe

Dumbfoundead – Safe

New song from LA-based rapper Dumbfoundead with a brilliant visual treatment. The song is commentary on the Academy Awards race controversy.

Published on May 30, 2016
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Song of the Day #198: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Linwood & Jeff Lynne – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Watch Prince’s guitar solo in the last half of this song. It is¬†tremendous.

Very sad to see one of the greatest musicians of my generation pass away. I never got to see Prince, but I came close. In 2014 I went to see him in Oakland, California but it was not meant to be.

Another must-see clip is this one: Prince Performs “Purple Rain” During Downpour at Super Bowl XLI

Published on April 22, 2016