Category Archives: Music

Black Keys X Big Boi – Go Get Tangerine

What a great video. It’s a mashup of rollerblading stunts over a music mashup. Way back when, Wick-It the Instigator mashed up Big Boi’s The Son of Chico Dusty with The Black Keys The Brothers to make The Brothers of Chico Dusty, a wall-to-wall smash. I’m still riding to work over it today.

Unlike the young people in this video, I recently tried to go up a ramp and down a ramp in my new rollerblades and wrecked my wrist. I write to you from my bed where I’m lying on a hot water bottle because ow my back also hurts.

Frightened Rabbit – Holy

On a long drive through Arizona I was reminded about how good this song is and how perfect the lyrics are.

https://youtu.be/j2GkM9FWvag?si=STuJKwepy9T23nvO

I’d embed it for you above but there is no video anywhere but YouTube and YouTube is going through what Cory Doctorow has coined “enshittification”.

Here is how platforms die: first, they are good to their users; then they abuse their users to make things better for their business customers; finally, they abuse those business customers to claw back all the value for themselves. Then, they die. I call this enshittification, and it is a seemingly inevitable consequence arising from the combination of the ease of changing how a platform allocates value, combined with the nature of a “two sided market,” where a platform sits between buyers and sellers, hold each hostage to the other, raking off an ever-larger share of the value that passes between them.

Cory Doctorow, TikTok’s Enshittification

Fortunately Frightened Rabbit still has a website and the gorgeous lyrics for Holy are there.

The song is gorgeous and I’d love to share it with you.