Posts Tagged ‘video’

Songs for homesick Britons – 3 of n- Moneypocalypse edition

May 8, 2009

Some songs from home for the tough times, from the Specials and the Streets
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Lest we forget

November 11, 2008

For Armistice Day, some sad, beautiful songs about wars. Videos below the jump.
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Pretty Möbius transform video is pretty

November 10, 2008

This is my favourite maths video ever.

Songs for homesick Britons (part 1 of n for some n)

November 8, 2008

I’m feeling vaguely homesick today and trawling YouTube for music videos. I thought I ‘d share a couple

First are Blur who were pretty much the first band I really loved. They are playing “This Is a Low” which has lyrics based in part on the shipping forecast from Radio 4. Too few songs are based on the shipping forecast. It’s also quite startlingly lovely.

Second up, Billy Bragg singing Between the Wars. My elder sisters used to listen to Billy Bragg quite a lot when I was a kid. My dad seriously hated his voice, to the point were he just wouldn’t shut up about hating Billy Bragg’s voice. I usually start welling up around “Mine is a faith in my fellow man”.

Video you say?

June 2, 2008

Test with Flaming Lips reworking of Gnarls Barclay