Hooray for (mostly) pop music revamped in a way that’s hard to hate!
(Seriously, the Miley Cyrus covers are worth it, I swear)
“We Can’t Stop (Cover/Mashup)”
(original by Rihanna)
“Pure Imagination (Cover)”
(original from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, 1971)
“Wrecking Ball (Country/Bluegrass Cover)”
(original by Miley Cyrus)
“Midnight City (Cover)”
(original by M83)
“We Can’t Stop (1950s Doo Wop Cover)”
(original by Miley Cyrus)
(original by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros)
“I Was Just Thinking”
Poetry & Aeroplanes
Through the Glass
“United State of Pop 2012 (Shine Brighter)”
Here’s to 2012 — you were an amazing year, and I don’t regret a second of you. The past year has proven to me that sometimes, everything has to fall apart in order to come together.
2013: Let’s do this again, but even better.
Update: Some technical difficulties; stream is live again!
It should be well-known that I hate cancer; so much so that I murdered it myself.
That said, there’s something you should check out RIGHT NOW. The other night, a reddit post directed me to Kevin Full, and absolutely INCREDIBLE drummer; and you should already know I don’t really praise many musicians that highly without significant merit.
He’s been doing live drum-a-thons recently… to raise money for a friend’s chemotherapy bills. One drum-a-thon lasted 10 hours, and I caught one the other night that was 7 1/2 hours of constant, amazing talent. I watched every single minute. Sticks were broken, his stool was broken, and in between songs he’d tape his blistered, calloused, bleeding hands before pounding out another amazing rendition of some random request from strangers on the Internet.
I don’t make a lot of money; I have enough to feed myself and take care of general expenses… but my budget isn’t huge. Nevertheless, I found myself donating $5 within the first hour, and another $5 later. When I think about $10, I think about it in terms of 4 loaves of my favorite bread from Harris Teeter — yet I chose to donate it to Kevin’s cause instead.
Honestly, I did donate a bit of it because he was attractive, talented, charming, and had a great sense of humor (blame it on the estrogen), but, as someone who went through her own horrifying experience with cancer, I knew it was going to something more important. The dedication Kevin shows to this just makes me prouder to have contributed.
So, dear readers, friends, musicians, audiophiles — check out his stream now. He went live at 5:30 PM PDT, and he’s going to go as long as he can.
Even if you can’t donate, please spread the word to everyone you possibly can and enjoy the amazing show. It’s worth it. Kevin is worth it, and kicking cancer’s ass is worth it.
Have a beautiful night, guys!