Dig some klezmer hip-hop

Do ya like hip-hop? How about klezmer? I'm guessing you might dig about half of that - maybe it's one style, or maybe half of both. Try on this jazzy melding of styles:

It's the title track from their 2010 album, Tweet-Tweet.

Totally not a Walking Dead spoiler

The close of The Walking Dead season two brings this to mind.

From Shonen Knife's 1993 album, Let's Knife.

Ghuzheng "Rolling In The Deep"

Now this is just outstanding. I really dig this version of Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" as played on a traditional Chinese zither, called a ghuzeng.

Tearing up for Portugal. The Man and Black Adder

The doctors said that after heart surgery, I might react to things more emotionally than before. For the most part, that hasn't been true.

However, there's a song by Portugal. The Man that may be the greatest song ever recorded (at least for today): "People Say" from their wonderful and flowing 2009 album The Satanic Satanist, the line "all the soldiers say it'll be alright, we can make it through the war if we make it through the night" hits me a strange and powerful way.

I can't help thinking about the denial of hopelessness conveyed by it. I tear up a little bit. Part of that is because I am reminded of the last scene from Black Adder Goes Fourth, and that I am a sap.

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