Tuesday, July 11, 2017

deadmau5 (ft. Greta Svabo Bech) – "Raise Your Weapon" (2011)

Rippin' my heart was so easy
So easy

Today was a red-letter day for 2 or 3 lines . . . and for its loyal readers.

(Yes, I am talking about little ol' you!)

This morning, I showed my commitment to making my wildly popular little blog the best it can be by investing in a brand new iMac, which represents a major technological upgrade over my old (circa 2011) iMac.

The new 21.5" iMac
Before I can start cranking out posts on my new computer, I will have to migrate all my documents, photos, and music (23,240 songs at last count) from the old iMac to it.

But my hipster “specialist” (which is what Apple calls the salespeople at its stores) assured me that the migration process would be a piece of cake.  We’ll see about that.

To celebrate, I went to see the new action film, Baby Driver.  We’ll be featuring songs from its soundtrack in the next few 2 or 3 lines posts.

Here's the Baby Driver trailer:

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The oxymoron, “Damn with faint praise,” first appeared in Alexander Pope’s 1734 poem, “Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot.”

Greta Svabo Bech
Is it damning with faint praise to say that Greta Svabo Bech is one of the best singers to ever come out of the Faroe Islands?

After all, the population of the Faroe Islands – an archipelago located in the North Atlantic between Norway, Iceland, and Scotland – is only about 50,000.

The Faroe Islands
Bech is the singer on today’s featured song, which is not included on the Baby Driver soundtrack.  It’s the featured song because it popped up on my iPod while I was walking around a lake near the movie theatre where I saw Baby Driver.  (Baby, the hero of the movie, owns a number of old-school iPods.  I think he and I may be the only two people left who use iPods rather than smartphones to listen to our music.)    

“Raise Your Weapon,” which was released in 2011, was the first deadmau5 single to crack the Billboard “Hot 100.”  It was nominated for the “Best Dance Recording” Grammy the next year, but lost out to Skrillex’s “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.”

Here’s “Raise Your Weapon,” which is kind of breathtaking:

Click below to buy the song from Amazon:

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