Category Archives: Tunes

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Puddles Pity Party, the Saddest Clown in the World Raises Spirits…

Over a person’s entire lifetime there are bound to be many twists and turns, a funny man once described it to me as ‘swings and roundabouts my boy’. Unfortunately many of these roundabouts lead to a turn for the worst, leaving sadness in the heart. The passing of a good friend is one such turn and it is not an easy happenstance to deal with.

In this modern interconnected world there are many cures, from medication to electrification. All variations on old themes; denial, isolation and desolation (of brain cells). But to mend a saddened heart the best medicine is still time and the kind words of a loved one. Then there is of course Puddles Pitty Party, like a modern version of the blues Puddles’ healing power is grounded in sharing the pain. Buried in the realization that this pain is in fact a shared experience.

Presented for your viewing pleasure and to help mend the sadness are some of Puddles’ most uplifting and strangely soothing tracks. While on first impressions he may seem to be a man wearing far too much makeup once he begins to bellow out a soulful song you will quickly realize there is some powerful medicine at work here. Sit back, relax and for all of those with sadness in their heart get the box of tissues ready.

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The Wintergatan Marble Machine.

Swedish band Wintergatan have have branched out and created some kind of steampunk marble consuming wonder machine and it is spectacular when in motion, ah and it just happens to play a very catchy tune. With 2000 marbles, 3000 parts and after 14 months of construction the Marble Machine debuted in the bands latest music video Marble Machine (Feb 29), catchy name.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are the visually incredible audio antics of Wintergatan, our new favorite Swedish band. Sit back relax and prepare to be hypnotized by the marble machine.

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The Best Street Drummer in Las Vegas is Amazing.

In a world full of unrecognized and unbelievably talented people it is no surprise, sad but no surprise, that one of the best drummers in Las Vegas is a busker performing for spare change. Drumming to Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ the performance starts out slow, matching the backing track perfectly until he lets loose with his high speed syncopated beats, this is one incredible sense of timing on show.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is possibly one of the best street performing drummers in Las Vegas. Evidence of the wealth of untapped musical talent that the mainstream music industry seems to ignore. An industry that really makes you wonder if the most talented people are what it is interested in, seriously an industry that puts Madonna at its head while vastly more talented people perform for change. Sit back relax and let the rhythm feed your soul, while your mind wonders why it is so.

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Mechanical Techno, Unconventional Audio.

Often times the musical instruments we use to produce music are every bit as artistic as the music being made. But when an art piece is a musical instrument and produces its own musical performance is it like an artistic double dip? Take for example London based artist and musician Graham Dunning and his Mechanical Techno video, a video that sees his techno producing machine as both performer and instrument.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the quirky cool video that demonstrates a whole new way to make use of that old turntable and vinyl records. Sit back relax and let the beats roll on.

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Bagpipes ARE COOL and We Have Proof.

While people not of Scottish descent may believe bagpipes are the Most Annoying Thing Ever we have discovered irrefutable evidence that they are in fact cool.

Launching UK’s Radio 1 Big Weekend in 2014 Radio 1 Glasgow let rock and roll bagpipes take the lead, in the process proving that bagpipes ARE cool. With sporrans on display and kilts hanging low the ‘Red Hot Chillie Pipers’ were set loose on an unsuspecting world. A band that may just be the most Scottish collection of musicians since the Proclaimers performed their classic track ‘I’m Gonna Be’ (500 Miles).

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the very Scottish band ‘The Red Hot Chilli Pipers’ performing a very modern medley including Avicii’s Wake Me Up. So sit back, relax with your whisky and turn it up loud if your hard of hearing, or have annoying neighbors.

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I Fink U Freeky Performed by the Teletubbies, Too Funny.

Oil and water don’t normally mix but if done just right they can, highlighting that there is an art to blending two disparate things together, this is the art of the Mashup. Videographer Robert Jones may just be a master of the mashup if his latest video ‘The Teletubbies perform I Fink U Freeky’ is anything to go by.

Putting his editing skills to good use Jones trolled through hours of Teletubbies episodes (insanity inducing in itself) to find the perfect Teletubbie action to match up to Die Antwoords thumping track ‘I Fink U Freeky’. Yolanda and Ninja, the stars of Die Antwoord, are sure to be amused.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the highly entertaining video that is as catchy as it is amusing. If you haven’t experienced Die Antwoords awesome show check out the original music video also presented below, it will make the Teletubbies version far funnier. Sit back relax and smoke em if you got em.

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K-Pop with Goats, Just Too Damn Funny and a Little Catchy.

Is it right to mix K-Pop (Korean Pop) with videos of goats screaming along? Is it a commentary on the dulcet tones of Korea’s favourite pop artists? Here at SickLittleMonkey all we know for sure is that it’s so damn funny you’ll be too busy trying not to wet yourself to worry of the moral implications such videos pose.

To be fair the style of pop is basically irrelevant, the goats are the stars in these mashup videos. As demonstrated by the goat edition supercut, goats screaming to everyone’s favourite pop tunes from around the world. It’s just as funny as goat K-Pop, maybe even more so.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are the best pop videos with goats that the internet has to offer. Video’s that demonstrate just how good goats are at pop music, and goats don’t use voicoders. Sit back relax and please consider wearing funny bone protective gear, this one might just break it.

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Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit as Played By the Disk Drive Orchestra…

Arganalth has heaped on a double helping of nostalgia with his latest orchestration of Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit, as played by a collection of floppy disk drives and stripped back hard drives. Taking us back to the 90’s using computer hardware from the 90’s isn’t ironic at all, it just seems to work.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the MIDI enabled ensemble of Mr Floppy and the Hard Drives conducted by Arganalth the composer. The only thing missing from the line-up is a pair of dot-matrix printers and maybe a 56k modem or two. So sit back relax and hit the big red play button to begin the show.

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Anne Hathaway doing Miley Cyrus is The Hottest Thing You’ll See This Week…

From time to time life throws up an unexpected surprise, something that could not have been foreseen but stuns once in sight. Anne Hathaway lip syncing to Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball is just such an occasion. Unexpectedly hilarious and somehow just too damn sexy, this is probably how wrecking ball should have been all along.

The performance was recorded during a recent episode of Lip Sync Battle, a show that saw Anne Hathaway go to lip sync war with Emily Blunt. While Blunt dug deep to find her inner Joplin syncing to ‘Piece of My Heart’ Hathaway’s extroverted rendition of Wrecking Ball will keep men up at night for years to come.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest Lip Sync Battle to take the internet by storm, Anne Hathaway versus Emily Blunt. See the second video for both excellent performances. Sit back relax and prepare to be both amused and distracted.

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This is What Happens When You Put an iPhone Inside a Guitar, Seeing Sound is Just Plain Trippy…

The iPhone and smartphones in general have allowed us to capture amazing videos not possible with an old school video camera. One such incredibly cool effect was captured when one imaginative videographer decided to film himself playing his guitar from the perspective of inside the body of his acoustic electric six string. Thanks to the sensor in his iPhone he managed to capture one of the trippiest video in many years, the distorted motion of sound travelling through the strings.

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Skrillex Doompy Poomp Music Video by Fluer and Manu, Awesome…

Taking dubstep in a whole new crazy direction the latest track released by Skrillex has won many new fans and caused much consternation amongst his fans. Not that he minds shaking things up at all, this is after all what dubstep is all about.

The film clip has been put together by Skillex’s favourite directors French artists / directors Fluer and Manu and it was no mistake that it was released on Groundhog Day, a day that has has never been as funny as it is portrayed in the music video.

Presented for your viewing and listening pleasure is the latest track lifted from ‘Recess’, the first full length album by Skrillex. Don’t even try to tap your toes to this one as it may just lead to some type of brain aneurysm.

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Hatsune Miku: “Sharing the World” on the Letterman Show…

Stalwart of late night television David Letterman recently featured a radical departure from his usual mix of Hollywood celebrities, instead presenting the android diva of the near future Hatsune Miku performing her popular track “Sharing the World”. Roughly translated Miku’s names means the first sound from the future and she is living up to her name as the first popular digital virtual performer, she is an avatar superstar.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the life sized anime rock star, a sight that may just be far more common in the not too distant future. Sit back, relax and let the virtually live performance begin.

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BigDawsTV Present Nerd Raps in the Hood…

BigDawsTV assembled his best nerd ensemble to hit the streets of LA and freestyle for strangers, no small challenge. With apprehension on their faces random members of the public agree to hear a nerd freestyle, as soon as the beats begin the shock sets in.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is ‘Nerd Raps in the Hood’ the catchiest white guy rap since the Rapping Auctioneer went viral, a video as surprising as it is catchy. So sit back, relax and crank it to 11 this one rocks.

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The Fastest Fingers in the West, Dueling Banjos with Glen Campbell and Carl Jackson…

Popularized by the film Deliverance Dueling Banjos is one of those tracks that marks a point in time for many people. Originally released in 1973 the film quickly became famous for a number of memorable scenes, dueling banjos being one, squealing like a pig being another. If you haven’t sat down done Deliverance your cinematic life isn’t really complete.

The original “Dueling Banjos” was an instrumental composition by Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith. Written in 1955 by Smith as a banjo instrumental he called “Feudin’ Banjos” that contained riffs from “Yankee Doodle”. Smith recorded it playing a four-string plectrum banjo and accompanied by five-string bluegrass banjo player Don Reno. The version by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell went to #2 for four weeks on the Hot 100 in 1973 and topped the adult contemporary chart for two weeks the same year. The song was actually used in Deliverance without Smiths permission which led to a lawsuit in 1973.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are the original, the film and a live versions of dueling banjos. The live and film versions played by the original maestros of musical mayhem, Glen Campbell and Carl Jackson. Three versions of one of the greatest guitar and banjo tunes ever committed to tape, as was the tradition at the time. Sit back, relax and let that neck red up till it itches.

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The Beastie Boys ‘So What’cha Want’ as Performed by the Muppets, Absolutely Freaking Hilarious…

The Beastie Boys were the voice for a large portion of 90’s teenagers, rocking it out and cranking it up they really touched a nerve for many. Now the classic track ‘So What’cha Want’ has had a music video remake with the Muppets stepping in to perform the track.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is ‘So What’cha Want’ as performed by Muppets. Join the Swedish Chef, Animal and Beeker in this rendition of a classic as they go hard core, just because that’s how they roll. YouTube is going to have to work hard to top this one. Sit back, relax and prepare to grin from ear to ear.

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A Momentary Interlude: For the Birds…

Originally released in 2000 as a short film For the Birds won awards around the world for its light hearted humour and incredibly catchy backing music. The short film is every bit as fresh today as that first play back in 2000.

Pixar repacked the animation with Monsters Inc showing the short before the feature as is the way at the movies. Sit back, relax and let the birds take you away for a momentary interlude.

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The Catchiest White Guy Rap of All Time, Rhett Parks Cattle Auctioneer…

Applying a light remix to the endless chatter that is a auctioneer’s call has resulted in one of the catchiest little tunes to come from an unexpected place. And a surprise video that is the exception to the rule that white guys can’t rap, especially when wearing a hat.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the hilarious white guy rap extraordinaire Rhett Parks. It is truly amazing what you can achieve with a catchy back beat. Sit back, relax and let the white guy ghetto speak to you.

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The Irish Jig as Done by the London Crips, the Gangster Jig…

Possibly the catchiest and simultaneously the most annoying music video released this year is the Gangster Jig. Making its way onto the internet almost by accident this unique interpretation of the Irish Jig is performed by 5 likely London lads who think they are just a little gangster.

The crew of 5 includes GoSu, Kynamite, Scrawer, Murkee and Rye, all getting their jig on, stepping it up in the capital of England. This may also turn out to be the most divisive clip of the year,  people will either love it or hate it.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the most gangster jig of all time, these lads have the moves but can they handle their drink? Sit back, relax and let the jig weave its magic.

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