Swedes pay up to 60% of their wages in taxes. That’s a lot of cash! Check out this article about Sweden’s attitude to taxes- it’s not as boring as it sounds! I love what they do to job seekers!
Dull to Pause by Junior Boys.
The great thing about Jack Johnson is that you know you’ll get exactly what you were expecting, every time. I like Jack Johnson a lot more than I let people believe, because I get a bit tired of hearing the ‘he’s boring… all his songs sound the same…’ dribble. But there’s no denying that his music can cheer up the grumpiest monkey around.
Looking at ‘To The Sea’s album cover, it took me a while to figure out that what he was building was a big surf (or is it a ship?). And when you open up the sleeve, the first thing you see is a dedication to his dad. So you’re led to think that this will be a sad collection of songs- but they’re the complete opposite. I prefer this album to ‘Sleep Through The Static’ and the one he did for the Curious George movie.
A new girl band from the RedOne production team (the guy who makes Lady Gaga’s stuff). It’s fresh, makes you want to dance a little. Check out here.
The Beach Boys have returned to the 21st century in the form of… The Superimposers. Check out here.
Remember a couple of years ago there was a massive surge of Aussie dance acts invading the UK? What happened to all of those? Some were outstanding. Anyway, this is an Aussie duo who make summery songs that mix a little rock with a little warm electro. Check out here.
This video is just… hilarious! But kinda sad at the same time… then he says ‘poo poo’ and suddenly it’s hilarious again. Not for the light-hearted.
Amazing! I want to make one right now! It seems as though a lot of people make these Lego printers, but this by far is the best!
All in all, a very very good video methinks.
This new ad for McDonald’s is airing in France at the moment. It’s the sort of advert that really only the French could/ would do… bittersweet irony cased up between two buns and some ketchup.
I love Norway. More pics on my Flickr.
I went to see Lady Gaga yesterday in London. I was tired of listening to her songs being overplayed on the radio, so while I was excited, I was still a bit unsure whether I would enjoy the Monster Ball Tour. Alas, she blew my mind away with the craziest, most fucked up show I think I’ve ever seen in my life. Amazing!
The Like have actually been around for ages, but this is the first I’ve heard of them – probably because their new record has been produced by Mark Ronson and it’s my kind of groove. Their new stuff is a bit of a cross between that plastic Motown sound Ronson goes for, but with a bit of a dark indie vibe thrown into the mix. It’s reminds me a bit of poprock from the mid 90’s too… Check out here.
Wow! Looks good!