For some reason, I’m always surprised when someone else shares my love of Wii Shop Channel mashups. Joe Jenkins is one such person, and created a mashup featuring Childish Gambino alongside his own live rendition of the Mii Anthem. It’s deeply not safe for work, as with most early Gambino, so keep those headphones on.
While tracking down videos for this month's patrons, I stumbled across the official music video for "Lush Life!" by clammbon, an explosion of hand-drawn 90's shapes and colors. You may have your own feelings about the evolution of the Kawaii aesthetic (I go back and forth on it myself), but damn if this video doesn't make me happy.
The dynamic shapes and colors reminded me of this Fast Company interview with Pasquale D'Silva, the creator of the Keezy app. He has a form of color synesthesia, which causes sounds to appear as colors and shapes in his head. I can't embed the video here, but you can watch it on Fast Company's website:
And here's the video of Reggie Watts introducing Keezy to the world:
Continuing my theme of music on YouTube, somehow Renato Gues's drum cover of "Heaven Only Knows" is still under 1,000 views? Let's fix that.
I just wrote a bit about this video on my new Patreon page, and needed (needed!) to share it here.
I can't say that I care much for the original of this song, but hot damn if I can't stop listening to this.
This is Kira Puru covering Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night (TGIF)" for triple j's "Like A Version". Enjoy! ❤