Songs of Innocence

I took a break from Twitter a couple weeks ago to figure out how to blog, so here’s me posting something other than a picture of beer.

A screenshot of iTunes showing a warning dialog.

Just about 7 years ago, the U2 album Songs of Innocence was announced at an Apple event and immediately forced upon distributed to all iTunes customers.

It’s never really bugged me because I haven’t used iTunes to listen to music in many, many years.

But, now! Almost every time I put my pixel buds in or take them out, I accidentally tap the right bud in a way that’s supposed to start playing something. When I don’t have Spotify open already, OSX sees this signal and launches iTunes. I get a warning message and a reminder that Songs of Innocence will always be available to me. 🙂

Four Short Things – July 22, 2019

All of these were collected and just about ready to go in February. And then I got busy? I don’t know.

The only instrumental ever banned from the radio

Reading about this made my day. I recognize the song, but had no idea it had been banned from radio.

Interesting bits:

The best Paranoid cover

Weezer released an album of covers a couple weeks ago and one of those covers was Black Sabbath’s Paranoid. The Outline took this opportunity to write up a fairly exhaustive ranking of 21 different Paranoid covers.

My favorite, hands down, is Cindy & Bert’s Der Hund Von Baskerville:

The music is Paranoid, but the lyrics are not. Instead, they’re a take on the Sherlock Holmes story, The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Who spreads fear and terror
Who destroys what he wants
Everyone is trying to hide
In front of the dog of Baskerville

Automatically translated via Google from the original German lyrics.

My only wish is that it was longer than a minute and 21 seconds.

Weezer’s Take On Me Video

Starring Calpurnia, the band of Finn from Stranger Things. Fun throwback to the original video.

The best Lonely Island shorts of all time per Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers Picks the Greatest Lonely Island Digital Short of All Time” is a title that explains itself.

I don’t disagree with Seth enough to really reorder these, but the Shy Ronnie sketches are a couple of the best.