“ …Some don’t like the idea of Macklemore, who is straight, and other would-be allies becoming a voice for the LGBT community when LGBT people are fully capable of speaking up and rapping for themselves.”
Therefore, Angel Haze made her own free-style and frankly this version made me sob hard.
This awesome video features Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, aka 2Cellos, playing their phenomenal “BaRock style” arrangement of the hard rock classic for a completely bewildered 17th century audience. The concept is wonderful, but the actual performance is astonishing.
[via Geeks are Sexy]
this girl literally destroys all other covers of let it go and she does it sitting down
Okay, I’ve never even seen Frozen, but I’ve heard Let It Go and this is actually fucking mindblowing.
If my linguistics background and language teaching training are reading this correctly, English is probably not this girl’s first language (though it’s possible that she is bilingual, just probably not from birth), because the /l/ phoneme was introduced to her later in life (or in a different way than it is in English)- you can hear it on certain words, like “girl”, where she struggles to blend the two phonemes, and other indicators of non-native fluency like moments where the cadence of a word or part of a phrase is audibly foreign to her, but she fucking nails the intonation of more than ninety percent of the song on top of belting it out from a goddamn chair.
A Hunk Of Planet Dissolves Before Our Eyes
Speaking of ice … I’ll take any opportunity to remind people of this footage of the largest glacier calving ever caught on camera (it’s from the documentary film “Chasing Ice”).
Watching a Manhattan-sized city of ice buck and roll and collapse into the ocean is breathtaking - and as photographer James Balog hoped, it conveys a powerful message. Ice is disappearing at an alarming rate - 150 feet per year in some places.
Today, Robert Krulwich posted some of his thoughts on it here.
It’s the sound of it. Like nothing else in the world.