Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Music Monday: Songs That Make Mundane Tasks Awesome

So the big news hereabouts is that the Dalai Lama is in town. I won't be going to see him as tickets are mad expensive and also because I know if I went I would do something horribly inappropriate like kidnap the Dalai Lama for a kickin spring break road trip where we would have wacky adventures, sick parties and learn that friendship is the greatest gift of all (rated PG-13 for brief language, alcohol use and free Tibet). But today's post is not about the Dalia Lama, unless he listens to Shing02, which is unlikely, but I'll give him the benefit of a doubt...

Something tells me he's more of Kanye West kind of guy

Anyway, today's musical theme is songs that make mundane tasks seem awesome. Whether you are clipping your toenails, doing laundry or emptying kitty's litter box, put on one of these songs and suddenly the fate of the free world depends on you cleaning up Mr. Wuddlemuffin's poo.

1. 400 by Shing02. It has the sickest beat, a rhythm that instantly brings your brain to a Kill Bill-esque place where people with guns and black belts are waiting to fight you. Good work out song, also a good song to play in the background while you and your brother stage an elaborately choreographed BB gun shootout...not that I have ever done that:

2. Diamond by Klint. From the soundtrack of the Guy Ritchie gangster flick Snatch, this is the song that turns taking out the garbage into a dangerous heist. One second you're dragging the garbage bag behind you, the next you're flipping through bushes, rolling across the ground and slamming the garbage into the trash as the thrill of victory washes over you...Not that I've ever done this either:

3. Mystic and Severe by Ennio Morricone. You know who Ennio Morricone is, even if you don't. He's done hundreds of iconic movie scores, including this:

and because of this, is worshipped by Quentin Tarantino, who uses him all the time. The result is in Inglorious Basterds we get the extremely Western track Mystic and Severe. It starts with a slow simmer and builds to an awesome crescendo where you have a Mexican stand-off with your cat...nope, never done that either:

4. Dirty Orchestra by Black Violin. First off, Black Violin is kick-ass. They take classical music and proceed to awesome-ize by mixing it and throwing in some beats. Definitely a song to enact complicated gun-fu moves to while vacuuming the rug...oh hell, I do this one all the time:

5. Old Devil by Emancipator. Whoo boy, I am pretty much going to have to dedicate an entire Music Monday to him one day. Emancipator was put on this earth to create happiness for your ears. He is much chiller than anyone else on this list but all the same, once the banjo kicks in (yes, there's a banjo and it's amazing. He is THAT good) you're not dusting the furniture, you're alone in the mountains as the sun goes down, sword in hand, ready to fight the guy who's been tailing you since dawn...dude I wish I could say I've done that:

That's all for today folks, I gots me a French test in the morning, and with Emancipator's help, studying will become in exercise in duels to the death :D

"There was a theft! But, of course, if it was up to me, every two years I would win an Oscar" -Ennio Morricone

1 comment:

  1. Don't forget the natives of South Florida!

    Raffa & Rainier

    Jesse Jackson (the guy with a guitar, a voice, and a ten gallon hat)

    Hipsters love them, the hep cat and whiskey sours kind of hipsters.


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