That awesome song from “The Tourist” preview : Map of the Problematique by Muse
I became so obsessed with this song after seeing multiple previews for “The Tourist.” I soundhounded it and was shocked to find it was a Muse classic. Supposedly Muse is one of my favorite bands, and I’m a veritable dolt for not recognizing it.
This song just speaks to me in ways I should be spoken to musically…It just has this massive feeling of all this energy just starting and building into something.
It’s brilliantly executed and makes me want to be more musical myself….
It’s a fine contrast to my other favorite Muse song, Hysteria, which is just all out energy - more or less from the beginning…with a buildup lasting maybe 10 or 15 seconds…
This song made me fall in love with Muse all over again!
PS I originally wrote this on lunch, but thought I’d post it here…
Ha, this is actually a great song from a great list :)
I like how Robyn says she doesn’t sing about her reality but instead creates a story that allows her to convey the emotions she’s feeling…that’s kind of a cool inspiration if I ever decide to write anything…
Sources connected to Britney’s video tell TMZ … Spears netted a cool $500,000 for various product placements in her “Hold It Against Me” video. We’re told the dating site Plentyoffish.com, one of several companies featured in the vid, forked over “a couple hundred thousand” to feature their site on Brit’s computer during the vid and saw immediate results … a 20% spike in traffic the day after the video premiered. (via Britney Spears Scores Six-Figures Off Music Video | TMZ.com)
Wow, I guess this is the way videos get financed these days.
incredible thx @aloveletteraway
More of my friend’s awesome and awesomely talented baby dancing :)
Here is his pithy commentary on the video :
Actually, there is no point in shaking it, unless you mean it. The day is short. Everyone is busy. If you hope to make any difference with your shakin’, you better mean it. For more fun, ridiculousness and enlightenment, check out http://www.1000babysteps.com
PET scans showed increased dopamine release when subjects listened to pleasurable music (as opposed to “neutral” music). The fMRI results showed the researchers that the increased dopamine activity occured both during periods of anticipation of hearing the favorite bits of music and during the listening experience itself — although different parts of the brain were involved.
Pretty cool demonstration that you actually get a sort of high simply from listening to music.
many songs break online where music fans click to listen. “Throw in shortened attention spans, and all of a sudden a 16-second intro is somewhat of a liability.” Of the top 25 songs, only four had an intro of 10 seconds or longer; eight had no intro at all, instead launching directly into the vocals.
21% of the top 100 sellers dealt with maneuvering someone into bed (typically from the dancefloor); testifying about love was less common (17%); followed by falling out of love (16%), partying (16%) and sheer boasting (9%).