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March 6 2014
Bleachers - “I Wanna Get Better”
From Steel Train to fun. to Bleachers, hats off to @jackantonoff. This is aces.
March 5 2014
David Bowie - “Heroes”
Power Ballad Wednesday: Week Twenty-Four (Only David Bowie is allowed to wear that outfit and be backlit in a music video.)
February 26 2014
The Hollies - “The Air That I Breathe”
Power Ballad Wednesday: Week Twenty-Three (Another cover that’s probably more well-known than the original recording. And for the chord progression that’s also featured in Radiohead’s “Creep.”)
February 21 2014
"We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents."
February 19 2014
Electric Light Orchestra - “Can’t Get It Out of My Head”
Power Ballad Wednesday: Week Twenty-Two (Always trust a band that’s comprised of that much hair kept perfectly clean. And has strings and a Moog.)
February 17 2014
How Did This Get Made?: Sleepaway Camp Explained, illustrated by Jay Marks.
Listen to this podcast! One of my favorite insane moments drawn beautifully.
February 12 2014
Styx - “Lady”
Power Ballad Wednesday: Week Twenty-One (Best use of the word “whoa” in a 70s love song, probably, maybe.)
February 9 2014
What we need is more Rowlf. Pretty much always more Rowlf.
February 7 2014
"Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence."
February 5 2014
Thompson Twins - “Hold Me Now”
Power Ballad Wednesday: Week Twenty (The most eclectic New Wave trio visually. Such hair so wow)
January 29 2014
Paul Young - “Everytime You Go Away”
Power Ballad Wednesday: Nineteen (Awkward/awesome performance video. And it’s technically a Hall & Oates cover!)
January 27 2014
"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
January 22 2014
Cutting Crew - “(I Just) Died In Your Arms”
Power Ballad Wednesday: Week Eighteen (Multiple angles shown at the same time, super 80s.)
January 17 2014
"She felt that she could so much more depend upon the sincerity of those who sometimes looked or said a careless or a hasty thing, than of those whose presence of mind never varied, whose tongue never slipped."
Jane Austen, Persuasion (1818)
January 15 2014
John Waite - “Missing You”
Power Ballad Wednesday: Week Seventeen (Soft focus for everybody! And one long earring in the left ear, stat.)