18 and life.
Haven’t looked at my messages in a while…
Alice in Chains “Jar of Flies” (via animatedalbums)
Beck “Odelay” (via animatedalbums)
Nirvana “In Utero” (via animatedalbums)
Eels “electro-shock blues” (via animatedalbums)
Beastie Boys “Hello Nasty” (via animatedalbums)
The Beatles “Abbey Road” (source unknown)
Today, I’m going off the path a bit, but isn’t that what casual Friday is all about? (Hint: it is.) Yesterday, whilst browsing about on Ye Olde Internette, I encountered this totally awesome animated gif of the Beatles’ classic Abbey Road album cover.
I’ll be posting this as a stand-alone entry in a couple of minutes, so you can reblog it without all these STUPID WORDS around it.
Needless to say, at this point I was intrigued and so I took to the Googlomatic to find more of these gems because on the internet, there’s always more. Quickly, I found Animated Albums, a tumblr full of these because of course. The Abbey Road pic does not appear to be from the AA site, but there is some really great work there, even if many of the albums are a bit obscure.
Anyway, you may have guessed it by now, but this week’s Casual Friday will feature my favorites from the AA site. If anyone knows of any other source(s) for these, please let me know because I kind of like them a lot.
In the spring of 1989, Marvin Young (AKA Young M.C.) released what would prove to be his most successful work, a song that has become a staple of party DJs and movie soundtrackers, and is almost certainly your friend’s ringtone. The song, obviously, is “Bust A Move,” and its longevity is not undeserved. It’s a great song, for the most part.
It begins with a command from Mr. Young. ”Bust it,” he instructs, and it is duly busted. What follows is a rapid-fire primer “for all the fellas tryin’ to do what those ladies tell us.” Who can’t relate? Young serves up advice for nearly every conceivable social situation (high-class luncheon, new movie showin’, etc.) and that advice is simple and elegant: just bust a move.
Everything is going fine in the song, the beat has been sufficiently broken down as per Young’s request, and then this happens:
Your best friend Harry has a brother Larry
In five days from now he’s gonna marry.
He’s hopin’ you can make it there if you can
'Cause in the ceremony you'll be the best man.
This Larry character, who you have possibly not even met (the song deliberately avoids clarity on the matter) has chosen now—FIVE DAYS BEFORE HIS WEDDING—to not only invite you but to virtually demand that you act as his best man!?! Is he serious? Is there no one else in his life who would be better suited for what is easily the pinnacle of a platonic male-male relationship than some random dude he’s never even met? Maybe—oh, I don’t know—HIS FREAKING BROTHER HARRY?!?!?!???
I mean, seriously.