Inspired by my recent binge of Aziz Ansari’s new Netflix show, Master of None, I decided to share They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y) by Pete Rock and CL Smooth as the song of the day. Enjoy, and be sure to check out Master of None if you have Netflix. It’s spectacular!
This may be the fourth or fifth time I’ve shared a similar video – one that features swooping images of Los Angeles’ beautiful skyline and an impressive array of street art – but I must share this one, because it’s just that good. Simply titled Los Angeles, Ian Wood’s newest video comes as a city-wide follow-up to his previous downtown exploration. As someone who fell in love with Los Angeles and decided to make the move here recently, I’m struck by how much of this city I have left to explore. As evidenced by the range of stunning shots that are stitched together perfectly, this sprawling metropolis is wildly diverse in so many ways. From culture, to architecture and nature, Los Angeles seems to have something for everyone. The experience of watching Los Angeles is so much fun that I find myself enthusiastically bouncing around to the music with every new viewing. Each shot is a sight to behold, and the soundtrack exquisitely compliments the varied imagery. So watch the video and let me know what you think! And if you’re interested, check out this map that highlights all of the shooting locations.
Amy Winehouse – “Valerie” Be sure to catch Amy, the spellbinding documentary by Asif Kapadia, in theaters now!
Girlpool – “Ideal World”
David Bowie – “Moonage Daydream”
Beyoncé – Ghost One of my favorite songs and music videos from the Beyoncé album.
“Dance Yrself Clean” by LCD Soundsystem “Dance Yrself Clean” Walking up to me expecting walking up to me Expecting words it happens all the time Present company accept it present company Except the worst it happens every nightAh aaaaah present company Excluded every time Ah aaaaaah present company The best that you can findTalking like a jerk Except you are an actual jerk And living proof that sometimes friends are meanPresent company expect it present company Just laugh it off it’s better than it seemsAh aaaaaah present company Excluded in every way Ah aaaaaah present company Makes me wanna stayKilling it with close inspecting Killing it can only make it worse It sort of makes it breed Present company accepting Presently we all expect the worst Works just like a needAh aaaaah present company Excluded in the night Ah aaaaah present company Included in the fightAh aaaaaaaah, ah aaaaaaaah, aaaaaah Ah aaaaaaah Don’t you want me to wake up? Then give me just a bit of your time Arguments are made from make outs So give …
“A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke – released on December 22, 1964. “A Change Is Gonna Come” I was born by the river in a little tent Oh, and just like the river I’ve been running ever since It’s been a long, a long time coming But I know a change gon’ come, oh yes it will It’s been too hard living, but I’m afraid to die Cause I don’t know what’s up there beyond the sky It’s been a long, a long time coming But I know a change gon’ come, oh yes it will I go to the movie and I go down town Somebody keep telling me don’t hang around Its been a long, a long time coming But I know a change gon’ come, oh yes it will Then I go to my brother And I say, “Brother, help me please.” But he winds up knockin’ me Back down on my knees There been times when I thought I couldn’t last for long But now I think I’m able to carry on …
Helen Reddy – I Am Woman 1973 I am woman, hear me roar In numbers too big to ignore And I know too much to go back an’ pretend ‘Cause I’ve heard it all before And I’ve been down there on the floor No one’s ever gonna keep me down again Oh yes, I am wise But it’s wisdom born of pain Yes, I’ve paid the price But look how much I gained If I have to, I can do anything I am strong (Strong) I am invincible (Invincible) I am woman You can bend but never break me ‘Cause it only serves to make me More determined to achieve my final goal And I come back even stronger Not a novice any longer ‘Cause you’ve deepened the conviction in my soul Oh yes, I am wise But it’s wisdom born of pain Yes, I’ve paid the price But look how much I gained If I have to, I can do anything I am strong (Strong) I am invincible (Invincible) I am woman I am …
The Sounds of Silence – Simon and Garfunkel Recorded: 1964 / Released: 1966