Over 20 years have passed since first seeing Magnolia which not only was a beautiful movie, but also a testament to the great songwriter Aimee Mann is. “I see You” is a song from her new album “Queens of the Summer Hotel” and it is just as great!
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Music from Our Tube: Joan As Police Woman & Tony Allen & Dave Okumu’s Geometry of You
Just when I was starting to get a good old-fashioned cold I heard this on the radio while in the car. It didn’t stop me from going into hibernation for a couple of days, but man what a great tune!
Music from Our Tube: The Lazy Eyes’ Where’s my Brain???
Having (had) lazy eyes myself I cannot help but sympathize with this band of Aussie youngsters. And “Where is my Brain??” is some crazy psychedelic motorik-beat (with a fill) driven piece of geniousness.
OK, that might be somewhat of an exaggeration, but look & listen carefully headphones on and the volume turned to 11!
Music from Our Tube: Robert Wyatt’s cover of “At Last I Am Free”
Last Sunday-evening while making the beds, listening to Charlotte Adigéry’s very enjoyable radioshow on Stubru, I heard “At last I Am Free”. Turns out Robert Wyatt actually covered this pretty uncharacteristic Chic-song, but I prefer his version:
Gelezen: Max, Mischa & het Tet-offensief van Johan Harstad
Wat een boek …
Coming of age, de buitenwijken, New York, Noorwegen. Muziek, toneel, schilderkunst. De oorlog in Vietnam de oorlog die Coppola’s film over de oorlog in Vietnam was. Communisme, kapitalisme. Eenzaamheid, vervreemding, maar ook liefde.
1230 pagina’s en ik zou direct opnieuw beginnen (en ik ben stukken aan het herlezen), ondanks de soms zwaar op de hand liggende beschouwingen over toneel of schilderkunst (maar vooral de stukken over toneel zijn nu zoveel relevanter).
Wat een boek!
Voor de muziekfreaks een YouTube playlist:
The song of 2020: I know the end – Phoebe Bridgers
Phoebe Bridgers was everywhere this year; Better Oblivion Community Center with Conor Oberst, her cover of The Goo Goo Doll’s “Iris” with Maggie Rogers to celebrate Trump’s defeat, but most importantly her solo album with this impressive multi-faceted and deeply touching “I know the end”.
Music from our Tube: Black Country, New Road – ‘Science Fair’
A song I Shazammed twice in the last couple of days when hearing it on PBB and which I’ve just now listened to 5 times already as it really is that intense, angry, chaotic, poetic and … well, good? The video is pretty great as well! Black Country, New Road – ‘Science Fair’
LYTE: change in YouTube API caching behavior
As mentioned earlier here, Google checks YouTube API usage and can cancel a project/ API key if there are no API requests for 90 days. Based on the fact that earlier post received more hits the last week and people asking on the WordPress support forum, I went back to the
drawing board code editor and added logic for LYTE’s cached YouTube API responses to expire after 2 months, causing somewhat regular requests to YouTube which should keep Google happier with the API usage.
Obviously if you have page caching (which you should) this can have an impact as well, as a cached page will not result in LYTE “seeing” the request, so the cached YouTube data would not get refreshed even if older then 2 months. Then again having such aggressive page caching would likely cause other issues (nonces in forms becoming invalid and such), so I *think* the one month margin (results cached for 2 months whereas Google wants activity in 90 days) should suffice.
For those who don’t like the cache to expiry of if you want more or less then 2 months; I added 2 filters allowing you to tweak with a bit of code. Returning
lyte_ytapi_check_cache will make LYTE function as before (no cache expiry) and the cache expiry threshold can be changed using the
And like blogposts concerning LYTE, here’s a video to show it action: Yves Tumor with “Gospel for a New Century”. Weird stuff I admit (you have been warned), but good weird really …
Septemberigheid op Our Tube
September is nog steeds de mooiste maand ter wereld, dus sta me -na dat enkele jaren vergeten te zijn- toe dat te vieren met deze septemberige song van de Duitse groep Thief:
Music from our Tube: Bon Iver’s PDLIF
Generally I don’t really like sound effects on vocals, but I cannot but make an exception for Bon Iver. His latest “Please Don’t Live In Fear” is no exception!