Daily Reason to Dance

daily reason to dance: You Can’t Hurry Love

You Can’t Hurry Love
The Supremes

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How long must I wait

How much more can I take

Before loneliness will cause my heart

Heart to break?

No I can’t bear to live my life along

I grow impatient for a love to call my own

But when I feel that I, I can’t go on

These precious words keeps me hangin on

I remember mama said:

You can’t hurry love

No, you just have to wait

She said love don’t come easy

It’s a game of give and take

You can’t hurry love

No, you just have to wait

She said trust, give it time

No matter how long it takes

Recognize the opening riff? They dropped it into the Motown Single Ladies.

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Daily Reason to Dance

daily reason to dance: Many Moons

Many Moons
Janelle Monáe

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Where to start? Janelle Monáe originally made her break touring with Outkast.  It’s interesting to see all of the stylistic similarities with the Hey ya! video.  I love this song – great lyrics, great beat.  The video is mesmerizing.  If you haven’t listened to the Metropolis/Chase Suite album, the end of the video won’t make much sense — basically she’s being deactivated as punishment for falling in love with a human.  I totally recommend listening to the whole album beginning to end, but March of the Wolfmasters gives the basic explanation.  Sincerely, Jane is a bit jarring at first, but really grows on you.  The live performance at Criminal Records is particularly good.  I think Violet Stars/Happy Hunting! is actually the best reason to dance on the album, but the Many Moons video is too good to miss.

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Fruity Oaty Bar Commercial from Serenity

Found it!

Whenever I watch Serenity, I resolve to find a copy of the commercial that makes River go crazy in a bar and beat up a bunch of people. Clearly somebody made a complete commercial for use in the movie, so it must be floating around somewhere on the web. Right? Right.

The search proved more challenging than I expected. Wasn’t until I noticed one of the characters refer to “the oaty bar” that I managed to find it.

[reviewing security footage of the bar]
Mal: Go back further.
Mr Universe: No… [typing]
Mal: Uh…please?
Mr. Universe: Oh Mal. You’re very smart. Someone is talking to her. [focuses in on the commercial]
Wash: The Oaty Bar?
Mal: Subliminal… It’s a subliminal message broadwaved to trigger her.
A quick search for “oaty bar serentity” turned it up. I love it even more than I expected. Gotta get this in my iTunes.
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Oscars big-money dealings lead me directly to low budget internet only sci-fi.

This morning I really wanted to watch the Oscars. Don’t ask why. I just did. It was an impulse. I went to see if I could watch the Oscars online and quickly discovered that you cannot. Apparently the network execs dropped the ball on this one and defaulted back to the theory that if you ignore the web it will go away. As it turns out, if you ignore the web its the viewers that go away. Here’s how it happened for me.

Somebody on metafilter mentioned grabbing the torrent of the Oscars. I liked that idea, but first I had to dowload a copy of the the ol’ torrent client Azureus. As it turns out, Azureus is pushing a new rendition of their app called Vuze. I downloaded and installed it, but then I couldn’t figure out how to grab torrents from a URL with the new UI. I’m too lazy to put up with crap like that, and it didn’t really matter because I usually cancel torrent downloads before they’re finished anyway. They’re too goddamn slow.

Needless to say, I dropped the whole Oscar idea.

Instead, I started poking around the slick video offerings within Vuze. First, I watched a Jiu Jitsu video where they show you how to pin someone to the ground with your jaw. [I’m certainly not the first gay man to consider taking up Jiu Jitsu for purely carnal motivations…] After my little martial arts moment, I stumbled upon an episode of Sanctuary. Sanctuary is a Sci Fi series made specifically for the web, with a proper, full-on budget, production team, cast and crew. I had never heard of it, but it seems pretty well known. The whole concept is to build a show around active audience involvement online. Kinda crazy. Well I’m a sucker for any Sci Fi, from the totally campy stuff through full on Blockbuster insanity, so I’m already on episode 4.

Now here I am, my entertainment-thirst has been sated and I haven’t seen a scrap of Oscar footage. Nyah nyah.

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