Song of the Day: Hide and Seek, Imogen Heap

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4OLQB7ON9w

I really love this song! It’s simple yet brilliant. The most striking thing about it is that it’s mostly just Heap’s voice – albeit with a lot of effects on it πŸ˜› (She’s clearly a big fan of production values!) There are plenty of vocal tracks layered on top of one another here, which I heartily approve of. There’s a nice robotic sound to some of these layers (some are actually synths, I think) while others sound completely natural – and the harmonies these create are top class. Heap is an undeniably great singer. Hide and SeekΒ is a laid back song that’s poppy, sweet, and very very catchy. And if you’re not careful it will get stuck in your head for days πŸ˜€

P.S. This original version is 50 times better than Jason Derulo’s “cover”. End of discussion. Bite me.

Words of Wisdom

Don’t trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.

Blissfully ignorant.

You aren’t in theatre.

But everyone’s acting.

Where difficulty arises, use a graduated response.

YOU! SHUT UP!

It’s a concrete situation.

I can’t get out.

The great well of human forgetfulness.

Bottomless pessimism.

You haven’t a leg to stand on.

So hop hop hop away.

Splat.

Link

http://www.danoah.com/2011/11/im-christian-unless-youre-gay.html

This is a truly wonderful blog post about unthinking hatred, bullying, and the real meaning of love. It’s about how we can so easily hurt people for the sole reason that they’re different from us. It’s about how we should stop hating people, and start loving them instead. (Regarding the title of the article: Christianity, for example, teaches us to love everyone, but so many “Christians” stop doing that as soon as someone says they’re gay.) The article says it better than I every could: please read it.

Sincerely, Kevin