Published by António Lopes on July 13, 2018
Categories: Entertainment, Music

It’s funny how a song can completely change in your mind once you actually pay attention to its lyrics. One such example is the 1979 song “Escape” by Rupert Holmes. This song is mostly perceived as romantic, mainly because of its chorus:

If you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain
If you’re not into yoga, if you have half a brain
If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape
I’m the love that you’ve looked for, write to me, and escape

I, for one, never payed much attention to the rest of the lyrics and therefore was just another person that associated this song with a romantic setting (as it is used in general in pop culture).

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Published by António Lopes on May 26, 2018
Categories: Entertainment, Music, Videos

Buddy Rich is well-known as one of the greatest big band and jazz drummers of all time. His technique was simply amazing and listening to any of his performances is just a pleasure. I have an electric drum set (so as to not piss off the neighbours while practicing) and love to pretend that I’m able to keep up with any of his songs. There are some easy ones that I can actually play (because the emphasis is on the other instruments of the big band), but most are just incredibly difficult.

But there’s one song in particular that always leaves me floored. The live performance of The Nitty Gritty:

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Published by António Lopes on May 6, 2015
Categories: Music, Personal, Random, Videos

I simply love this version of Moonlight Serenade. Kurt Elling’s crisp and pitch-perfect voice is just intriguing. It almost makes it feel like it’s engineered somehow.

Published by António Lopes on April 7, 2013

What happens when you want to start a band and you can’t find just the right partners to play the other instruments? Well, you can use Legos NXT Mindstorms:

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via @rechena

Categories: Geek, Music, News, Technology, Videos

Brilliant video from the GoPro team to advertise their new GoPro HD Hero 3 camera:

Categories: Funny, Geek, Internet, Music, Society, Videos

If you haven’t seen the Gangnam Style music video (by Psy) by now, you’re probably living in a cave with no Internet connection or any kind of connection to the outside world, for that matter. But don’t feel bad about it, the video has no particular feature (considering the amount of wonderful stuff you can find on the Internet nowadays) other than being caught in one of those meme phenomenons for simply being a borderline-funny and extravagant music video.

However, what’s interesting is not the original video itself. It’s the enormous wave of creativity that it spurted afterwards. I keep getting amazed at each and every one new video that appears on the interwebs. Here are just a few examples:

The 8-bit Gangnam Style:

 

If you like the elevator scene, well, you can watch it for 10 hours straight:

 

You can also enjoy the elevator scene on some very famous movie scenes:

 

A personal favourite, the Gangnam Style vs Ghostbusters mash:

 

And probably the funniest one yet, the video without any music, just his voice and background sounds:

 

The Internet is amazing!

What do you get when you mix a Swedish House Mafia‘s music video, an ad for Absolut Vodka and a futuristic vision of entertaining races? This visually-stunning video, that’s what:

Wikipedia:

On October 16, 2011, Marconi Union created an eight minute track, titled “Weightless”, in collaboration with the British Academy of Sound Therapy.
According to scientists at the Mindlab institution (a commercial ‘neuromarketing’ company) it induced a 65% reduction in overall anxiety and brought test subjects’ resting pulse rates to 35% of their usual resting rates. The song features guitar, piano and manipulated field recordings. It is punctuated throughout by low tones that supposedly induce a trance-like state.

Is this the most relaxing song in the world? You’ll be the judge:

Seen here.