Music Filler – La Roux


(Old post that I just fixed.)

I was in a musical wormhole when I landed on the group La Roux. La Roux is an English synthpop band comprised of the singer Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid, who does not perform in live performances.

Jackson’s outspoken ways and androgynous look has made a splash over in the UK and most recently the singer has been adopted as the muse for the designers Viktor & Rolf.

The act has been added to the revived Lilith Fair, did Coachella, and are currently on tour in the United States.

In May2o1o, La Roux with Major Lazer put out a free mixtape called LAZERPROOF (free meaning give us your email address and we’ll let you download this) that you can get here.

 

Rihanna, Only Girl, An A Capella Cover — Mike Tompkins


I apologize if I’ve “jumped the shark” by posting this one.

One day, a co-worker sent the link to me through email; and then, another day, maybe two weeks later, I started doing the beat with my mouth. And there you go, plus I also miss posting music.

In addition to working with the hosts of NBC’s Today Show to make an a capella version of Taio Cruz’s song “Dynamite,” and making an appearance on the Ellen Degeneres Show, Tompkins worked with the cast of the PBS show, The Electric Company, to make a new version of the show’s theme song. Which is posted after the jump. Continue reading

Some Love, Some Hate, Some La Linea, Some Jamiroquai


TGIF.

With such a long and slightly horrible week  (equipment and people breaking down on me at the most inconvenient times!),  a week that will continue on since I have work projects that need my attention–mind you. So I had to find something to soothe me. The first thing I found was the video for Jamiroquai’s (Don’t) Give Hate a Chance. The song is very disco Jamir, which is to say the song is groovy and full of signature J-funk. The video though, is what I love. The video is based on the old cartoon La Linea, an Italian cartoon short that many of you may recognize if you were a youngin’ who watched the public television show, The Great Space Coaster.

Speaking of La Linea,  did you know the Italian cartoon wasn’t all innocent fun all the time? The little man had his dirty fun too. Of course you wouldn’t have ever seen that on The Great Space Coaster, but after the jump, you can see it here. Continue reading