Squares

After taking/seeing this image of my daughter amidst the flowers on the coastline at L’Agulhas, I have had The Beta Band’s Squares as an earworm.

And yes, you do know the song – you just don’t know that you know it.

As for the flowers. LOADS of them. Spectacular.

Morten in your front room

Or anywhere else, actually!

Remember the groundbreaking video for a-ha’s Take On Me? Of course you do – it was groundbreaking – the best video of the 1980s. Way up there in the Top Ten best music videos ever. Really good and groundbreaking.

Now, Augmented Reality buffs at Trixi Studios have made that very same video come alive in someone’s living room:

Look how real life dives in and out of pencil-sketched life. Just like in the original video. They’ve even managed to get those nasty thugs with their pipe wrenches into the mix.

AR has many wonderful applications, but putting us into our favourite popular music videos was one that I hadn’t really considered until now.

TSASOTV

Here’s the acoustic version of a-ha’s only number 1 hit (I know, right?) The Sun Always Shines On TV. and featuring Ingrid Helene Håvik.

Yes, another track from the upcoming MTV Unplugged Summer Solstice album, out in early October.

The next week or so is going to be ridiculously busy for me and the clan, but I will endeavour to keep you updated with exciting news, quality content and several (or more) quota photos.

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This Is Our Home

New a-ha single from the upcoming acoustic album (MTV Unplugged – Summer Solstice), which is out ever so soon now (October 6th).

There’s Morten, there’s a piano, there are violins and cellos – there’s even a harpsichord.

What’s not to like?

In Undertow

Or In Undertovv? because this is from Canadian dream pop artistes Alvvays. It’s a double v, see? Not a w, which isn’t actually a double u anyway.

Great song, cool shoegazey video, and use of the word “rhetorically” in the first verse. I wonder if there are any other songs which have ever done that? (It’s ok, you don’t need to answer.)

If you liked this, you’ll like their other recent offering Dreams Tonite. Their new album Antisocialites comes out tomorrow. They, like many other bands, are not planning to play in Cape Town any time soon.