Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sing, Sing a Song Saturday

I started doing what I call Sing, Sing a Song Saturday.  I'm going to post one song on Saturdays that the boys or I like. 

The song may be part of a movie, a kid's video or just a song we like. It may or may not include words. I'll try and include why we like it and/or the history of the song/singer.

I really like the band Radiohead. I know most people have heard of that band. Sometimes I just like to work to them. Their music is slow and not distracting. It's something I can listen to and write a test to and not get too distracted. I call it calm music. Yet the lyrics are deep.

This week I'm putting up two bands. My favorite video from Radiohead and I googled bands similar to Radiohead and got a band from Iceland called Sigur Rós. Have you ever hear of that band? I haven't.

Sigur Rós is not new. In fact the video I'm showing won awards in Iceland. If you are ready to rock out, this isn't the type of band for that. It's a band that has calm music. They've been featured in a lot of movies here. My main problem is picking one video to show. Just about everyone I watch has something unusual in it.

This is video about being young at heart. They sing in another language, so you won't be able to understand their lyrics. You will however get the message. The song is called: Hoppípolla.

Why did I pick this video? This video has people with special needs. It features the beauty of them. The song is called: Svefn-g-englar.

Here is one of my favorite videos by Radiohead. Do you think they have a similar sound to Sigur Rós? The song is called House of Cards. No cameras or lights were used. Instead, 3D plotting technologies collected information about the shapes and relative distances of objects. The video reminds me of one of those toy pin things you put your face into and it holds the shape.


My favorite song of Radiohead's is Fake Plastic Trees. I love the song, but the video is just ok. I always liked it because where I work the owner's wife, which I love puts fake plastic trees all over. Whenever they get put out I think in my head, It's too bad that they are plastic and not real! They remind me of fake plastic people standing around. They take on their own personalities. The students play some kind of practical joke with them every year.

1 comment:

Eat To Live said...

Wow, I have never heard of any of these.... of course, I don't really listen to music much. The only time I used to is when I was younger and we would go out dancing the night away. Miss those days.


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