Random Thoughts For Lana Del Rey's Flop Friday February 10, 2012

So, it would appear much has been made of Lana Del Rey’s epic flop of sorts on SNL last week.

I had heard of the track Video Games over the summer, but didn’t take much stalk in it. It felt like a one off listen and I guess I wasn’t in the mood for it. But over the past few weeks, after seeing her name pop up all over the netz, I’ve spent some more time listening to the entire album and it’s really growing on me. Sure it’s a Starbucks staple at the moment, but it’s actual a fantastic record. So to combat some of the negative comments and epic floppiness of the SNL performance, here’s Lana Del Rey on Later with Jools. (Which as my cousin would say, is absolutely brilliant for live performances.)

(P.S. She also apparently redeemed herself on David Letterman this week)

First – The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a short film from a team of ex-Pixar creative members. It’s also the first release from Moonbot Studios and also happens to be nominated for an Oscar. So, if you want to remember why we love animation, then have a look at this beautiful featurette.

Second – With the New York Giants newly minted as Super Bowl Champions, the big question on everyone’s mind is… where do they send all the loser t-shirts and hats?. Well, in case you’re wondering, they get sent to disaster areas across the world. Places like Africa, Haiti and of course Edmonton.

Which of course is great, because I’m sure there is a new batch of Patriots fans in Africa at the moment, living life up in all of Tom Brady’s UGG boots glory.

Third – I’m not sure whether to thank or curse Mr. English for this heads up, but in addition to whatever DubStep is, there is a new dance genre gaining momentum called bruvstep… It’s leader is a 23 year old DJ called Skrillex. So for your entertainment, here’s Skrillex at his best?

BTW, if you decided to watch the video, make it to the 0:58 mark… That’s when it gets realz.

Fourth – This goes out to all my Gluten-Free readers… or better yet the people who follow my wife, but are still polite enough to drop by the old ctoverdrive. Anyways, DogFish Brewery out of Delaware (of all places) has released an epic Gluten Free beer called Tweason’ale. If you are curious to what it tastes like, let’s just say that at ChurchKeyDC last weekend, my wife described it as a religious experience.

Fifth – DC Comics, the legendary company responsible for subjecting the world to the disaster of a superhero that is Superman, has undergone a massive redesign of it’s corporate branding.

And while, I’m clearly not a fan of the DC Comicbook universe, I’ve gotta say I really, really dig the new branding and concept. It’s a drastic step to take a cherished brand and modernize it, but this is very well done.

Sixth – This may be my new favorite T-Shirt company and T-shirt. It’s a company called Edward Tea Belly.

Seventh – It would appear that The University of Western Ontario has made a massive, massive branding error. So much so, that most students and alumni are raising absolute hell. You know it’s bad when even the Alumni are pissed.

Eighth – Remeber when Andrew W.K., Matt & Kim and Soulja Boy teamed up for a music video? No?… Well it’s loaded below.

Anywho, it looks like The Gorillaz, James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem) and Andrew 3000 will be continuing this tradition later this year. Of course it’s all for Converse All-Stars… which actually makes the entire project that much cooler.

Ninth – How about some Mayer Hawthorne x M83 love to finish up these Random Thoughts? (courtesy of The Hood Internet of course)

The Hood Internet – One Midnight With You (Mayer Hawthorne x M83) by hoodinternet

Categories: The-Random, The-Music, The Football, The Pop-Culture, The T-Shirts, The World

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Skrillex Lyrics

‘Skrillex’ sounds like a nasty infection of the crotch…

Jamie · Feb 15, 12:36 AM · #permalink

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