Thursday, June 11, 2009

PS22 Chorus

I'd like to think I'm a sponge for all things pop-culture and internet-hype, but somethings slip by from time to time. I feel like why didn't anyone tell me about the greatest thing EVER...Probably more my fault for not listening, but when Hasselhoff is up on the most awesome coolest thing EVER, you feel like you're out of touch..*sigh*

PS22 choir in Staten Island have been generating plenty of internet buzz for the cover versions, which at times are way better than the original. Formed in the year 2000, they are an ever-changing group of 5th graders from a public elementary school in New York City. They even appeared on Passion Pit's latest album. Here's the Fader video of the kids in the studio with Passion Pit;

You can follow all of their clippings and videos at the blog;

Bonus; Don't Stop Believing

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Zooey Deschanel; Fabric of My Life (cover)

I usually don't pay attention to internet ads, but Zooey Deschanel covering "Cotton: The Fabric of My Life" caught my eye and made me go "for real?" I must of missed it when it made the blog rounds, but its pretty delightful. Listen to over here.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Going To Africa

Frank from Voodoofunk lived in West Africa in Conakry, the capital of Guinea. He traveled and collected many hard to find records from this region and surrounding areas. He's a DJ and has posted some of his mixes on his blog. Also, check his link section for more blogs spreading knowledge of Funky Africa. The following extended documentary trailer looks awesome, and let's hope for a proper release some time soon.

"Take Me Away Fast" Trailer from Leigh Iacobucci on Vimeo.