Everyone can rap the lyrics to the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" intro right? Well check out what happens when the lyrics get flipped and turned upside down in Google Translate. Translated from English to the world’s most spoken language (Mandarin), to the second most (Spanish), to the third most, to the fourth most, ETC, until all 64 languages in Google Translate were used. The order was determined by finding the demographic population size of every language on Wikipedia. Talk about lost in translation. See if you can make sense of the finished product.
While the Lumineers continue to bask in the limelight (and deservedly so) there is much more to the Colorado music scene than the song "Ho Hey." In fact, the music coming out of this state is pretty diverse. Have you heard Yo Me & Apollo? Besides in need of a haircut there is not much to complain about when it comes to Brent Cowles and company. Like things a little more abstract? Check out The Morning Clouds and Force Publique. If it's saxaphone and dubstep you crave then look no further than Big Gigantic. Perhaps the hottest band in the state right now, Big Gigantic are on their way to big things.
As always there is tons of great music out there so keep your ears open.
The January concert calendar is filling in nicely with local talent on display. Outside of the weekly Blues Jams (1/15, 1/22, 1/29) there are plenty of opportunities to hear home grown sound. Strong bets this month are Shotgun Hodown opening up for the legend Reverend Horton Heat on the 25th and Miss Emily's CD release party on the 26th. Miss Emily is one of the best pure singers in the valley and she plays with a really tight band. A picture says a thousand words so for now I'll just leave you with this one from a past Shotgun Hodown show (more on their upcoming show to come).
Make it a priority to catch one of these live gigs:
“Someone asked me the other day, ‘So are you just done with music?’ It means more to me than anybody else in the world.”
In an effort to make the Internet explode, Justin Timberlake announced he is returning to music. In a minute long monologue the "Cry Me A River" singer says that he is "ready." Ready for what no one knows but we will all find out this weekend. A countdown for something ends Sunday night at midnight. Rumor has it it could be a new track featuring Jay-Z and Beyonce. A track also produced by non other than Timbaland. If that doesn't get you salivating then I don't know what will.
Hey! Who's dad is that wandering around on stage during that St. Vincent show? Oh! It's David Byrne! Check out the silver fox and guitar shredding hottie giving a choreographed performance of songs from their 2012 album "Love This Giant." Though the entire show walks like, talks like, and sounds like a Talking Heads concert ("Stop Making Sense" anybody?) it's not. St. Vincent is given room to show her flare on guitar and answer the question as to why she got to do an album with Byrne.
The two throw in old favorites like the Talking Heads song "Burning Down the House" and St. Vincent's "Marrow" but it's mainly cuts from "Love This Giant" that make it into the set. Personally I think these two great musicians are far better separately than together but you decide. If you don't have time to watch the whole video fast forward to the start of "Burning Down the House" at 32:57. Not only is it the highlight of the set you've got to see the guy dancing in the audience like he's at a Prodigy show or something. Incredible.