I listened to this whole thing this afternoon as background music. It was a good day.
A sweet exception to my “no Christmas music before Thanksgiving” policy.
In addition to being the most recent entry in my Terrible Phone Photos from Shows series, that Run the Jewels concert was straight-up terrific. We were the 12th stop on their tour and those dudes were stoked like it was the 3rd night. Killer Mike danced his ass off and El-P was freaking funny with his between song stage banter. It was cool to see them give DJ Trackstar (“we’re a rap group so you know we have a DJ!“) some time to scratch, too.
The whole set was just damn cool. I’m close to being aged out of shows, especially when they’re out of town, so I’m glad I got this one in.
If you’re a Rap Fan and you haven’t done it yet, I recommend the free (As in beer) download of Run the Jewels 2. For some reason this album is getting the big time Hype Treatment and I know that can turn people off. Run the Jewels 2 deserves it. Check it out.
Some of these Funko toys have been clever but there is something about the big, square head that has kept me from pulling the trigger.
Until now. Damnit.
I have until February to either: 1) forget that these exist or 2) get some kind of toy display deal set up in my office.
We’re really into this show at my house. It does run a little grisly but I am willing to go along with the writer’s insistence that the gore is just how things went in hospitals at the turn of the 20th century. There have been a couple of hokey moments but the story has been cool so far. I even like all of the actors. The real star, for me, is the way this show looks. Steven Soderbergh has directed every episode so far and they’re so cool-looking I can get past any ill-fitting plot turn they throw along. He makes moving pictures that I like to look at.
This is a Spotify playlist link to songs that Caught My Eye from June to September, 2014. It’s mostly pop songs, which isn’t a surprse, but there are a couple of odd ones in there too. It’s juuuust over three hours of good tunes. Give it a listen and let me know if you hear anything that grabs you.