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Big old Jed had a light on

Think you may have misheard a song lyric or two? Don’t check an extensive database of actual song lyrics, go to YouTube, where misheard lyrics are a genre all their own. (It seems like this sort of comedy would be the optimal use for video wikification.) [via]

The best of the bunch, to my mind: Pearl Jam’s “Yellow Ledbetter.”

(Note: can’t remember which comedian the post’s title is stolen from.)

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Trapped in Stereogum

Stereogum posts a trailer recapping R. Kelly’s fantastical serial absurdity “Trapped in the Closet,” with the last portion of the video dedicated to previewing upcoming events (there are 10 chapters to come in August).

Now with 100% more YouTube:

Cello. Is it me you’re looking for?

I have been informed that the musical forebears of the previously posted Harptallica are Apocalypto, a cello metal band that has been known to on occasion tear into a stringed out Metallica cover.

Apocalyptica here covers Metallica’s “One” (it starts ripping around the 2:00 mark).

Tech / Tunes links 7.31.07 – With imperfect knowledge of my own velocity

*Bee mystery clearing up? Not music, not tech, but a pet issue of mine nonetheless. Seriously; terrified. (Upshot: It might be a virus brought in by imported bees. Wohoo!) Everyone can start using those cellphones again.
*Incredibly awesome Chuck E. Cheese mod. Chuck’s animatronic band The Rockafire Explosion performs hip-hop opus “Ms. New Booty.” Must see. [via]
*The eMusic / AT&T partnership we mentioned yesterday is the real deal.
*Analyst says Google’s working on predictive search for mobile devices. (Anticipation engines!). Also 11% of Google innovation since 1999 has been telco related…
*Feces-dumping bandleader Dave Matthews signs a deal to sell one of his live CDs exclusively through Starbucks. [via] In my mind, the Matthews tour bus incident is on par with Fergie’s pants-peeing – an incidental event (which may not even be true) so inextricably linked with an artist one cannot but think of it whenever one sees or hears that person. I believe that James Hetfield’s London airport Talibeard detention (or non-detention, if Mr. Hetfield is to be believed) is making its way toward that status as well.
*The Execrable Local (kinda): Low does Daytrotter sessions. (Breaker, Violent Past, In Silence, Sandinista)
*Sasha Frere-Jones in the New Yorker on Damon Albarn’s operatic endeavours.