Yesterday evening, not being able to sleep, I was going through my YouTube subscriptions and stumbled on this James Blake Corona lockdown livingroom-concert on friggin’ Instagram, of well over an hour. Goosebumps!
“Living Room” from Andy Shauf’s new album “Neon Skyline” is such a gem, but the music and the storytelling (lyrics in the comments on YT).
The ache and thunder in the storms of your mind
Soak it in, for the rain will pass in time
Nothing wrong in sinking low
in the omen of paradise
You’re the ghost they put aside,
But don’t forget you’re not alone
Sometimes you’re stretched
This old fart is happy to keep on bopping to new music such as the Brownswood (Merci Gilles) backed Swindle, here with Kojey Radical;
Live version of a great new song by a new (super-)band by one not-so-new (Conor Oberst) and (given her age) one newish artist (Phoebe Bridgers). Somewhat reminds me of the alternative rock-scene of the nineties (Hole, Throwing Muses and whatnot) and that is a good thing!
It took a lot of time for WP YouTube Lyte to get there, but we finally got to 20 000 active installs, and to celebrate that occasion I release a long overdue update (1.7.6), with the following improvements;
- extra parameters for shortcode (start, showinfo, stepsize and hqthumb).
- also turn youtube-nocookie.com iframes into LYTE’s as proposed by Maxim.
- also remove cached thumbnails when clearing cache.
- also set image in noscript tag to local hosted thumbnail if that option is active.
And in case you’re wonder, this how a LYTE video looks like;
(Thom Yorke, Unmade from his Susperia soundtrack, live. I have been looking for something more upbeat in my YouTube favorites playlist, but this ultimately is what I want to share now. Sorry if.)