Friday Music

Here we go….

holyshitholyshitholyshitHOLYSHIT! New MUSE! This is the track that was the subject of the global scavenger hunt that I talked about last week. A track off their new album, The Resistance, which comes out this September. They’ve always been obviously inspired by Queen, but in this track? Wearing it on their sleeves. I *love* this. Muse – “United States of Eurasia (+ Collateral Damage).”

A song used on SYTYCD this week — a 2002 piece from Brooklyn-based musician Clarence Greenwood, released under his pseudonym, Citizen Cope. It’s been used in a bunch of different places (several TV shows, an Acura commercial, etc.), so you might be familiar with it: Citizen Cope – “Let the Drummer Kick.”

A brilliant single from Regina Spektor, who starts of with a bit of mockery and turns it into a great song in its own right: Regina Spektor – “Dance Anthem of the 80s.”

From Southland Tales, an absolutely amazing version of our national anthem. The minute I saw the performance during the film, I new that I’d feature the song here. It’s that good. Rebekah del Rio and the Section Quartet – “The Star Spangled Banner.”

The latest single from Mos Def, from his album The Ecstatic, showcasing why he is currently my favorite MC. Mos Def – “Quiet Dog.”

…and we’ll close with more hip-hop, albeit of a goofier variety, called “gangsta folk” by the artists themselves: Flight of the Conchords – “Hiphopopotamus vs Rhymenoceros.”

There you go. Enjoy!

The Fourth Doctor Returns!

After 28 years, Tom Baker will be returning as the Fourth Doctor, in a series of audio adventures produced by BBC Audio and coming out as CDs and downloads beginning in September.

The five audios form a connected series called “Hornet’s Nest”, and are written by Who novelist Paul Magrs, and also star former Third Doctor companion Richard Franklin, reprising his role as Mike Yates.

Given the fact that Baker now looks nothing like he did when he played the Doctor, this is probably the best method for bringing him back — the mind’s eye will be a lot more forgiving than the camera!