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That is very nice.

Are any of you familiar with Sleeping at Last?

AMDG

I'm not.

I like this a lot. The knob-twiddling is kind of fascinating. I'd like to hear an explanation of what they're doing and how it works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOQrfLFDUKY

May just be me, but I like it.

AMDG

One of their songs was in Up.

AMDG

I'm not keen on the singer's voice, but otherwise I like it.

It's the lyrics, really, that I like:

Our universe was brought to life
That we may fall in love
Every time we open up our eyes

And I heard it on that detestable TV show.

AMDG

Gray's Anatomy? Seems like I've seen that mentioned about a lot of music: "Used in Gray's Anatomy Episode..."

"The knob-twiddling is kind of fascinating."

Is that a guy thing? I just found it a lot of fiddliness. ;-)

Heh. Maybe so. It's not the twiddling itself, but curiosity how the twiddling is related to the sounds produced. It would be fun to play with.

"It's not the twiddling itself, but curiosity how the twiddling is related to the sounds produced."

Yeah, that. It's like playing instruments, but not.

Mostly there doesn't seem to be any connection between the sound and the twiddling, but sometimes there is. I notice at one point one of them is wiggling something and getting a vibrato effect. Well, assuming he's making that particular sound, which is another odd disconnect in watching it. You hear a guitar, you can see somebody playing a guitar, but with knobs you can't tell what's making a particular sound, especially if there are multiple twiddlers.

The funniest thing is to see somebody playing those electronic drums which are just a set of surfaces with no body to speak of.

I just like how his first name has an extra "i". I want to be Stuu now. Music is good tooo.

Yes, it was from Grey's Anatomy. I think I mentioned before that there is a website that lists every song from episode of their 14! seasons.

Another one I like is Was There Nothing by Ásgeir, who is from Iceland. Again, it's the lyrics.

Was there nothing but the hush of night?
Had a boat, don't remember where
Did you flee from what was said and seen?
Truth's not true under the light of lies
Raise your sword and shield

Was there more than just the prose of night?
Had a grave, don't remember where
Beaten down, now I lift up my prayer
Broken promises have set the snare
Both sincere and not

Was there nothing but the blessed night?
Had some gold, don't remember where
When does faith lift up its head so high?
Oh my Lord, won't you please tell me why?
Faith bestows power

Was there nothing but the hush of night?
Had a treasure, but I don't know where
Did you flee from what was said and seen?
Yes, the good was not without the bad
Raise your sword and shield
Yes, the good was not without the bad
Raise up your sword and shield

AMDG

Excellent lyric. I haven't listened to the song yet (I assume that's where your link goes).

I actually corrected "Miike" to "Mike" at first, assuming it was just a typo. Then I saw it was repeated, and also that way on the video. From Wikipedia:

'The name "Miike Snow" is said to have come from one of their friends named Mike Snow.[3][8] Contrary to suggestions or statements to the converse,[9] the spelling of "Miike" does not derive from the Japanese film director Takashi Miike;[3] Pontus Winnberg states that, "When we sat down to come up with a name one of us got an email from a mutual friend by the name Mike Snow. We liked it and added the extra "I" because we liked the look of it. We once found a possible classic Swedish film on our tour bus once, called Jävligt Jagad. It's a bit like if Bergman's ancestors would make a movie inspired by Takashi Miike".[3] Miike Snow have, however, indicated that they are fans of Miike's work, specifically noting Audition, Visitor Q, 13 Assassins, and Ichi the Killer.[10]'

Please tell me that's confusing.

AMDG

If I had bothered to remove the footnote numbers it probably would be less so. I don't think the stuff about the "classic Swedish film" has anything to do with it.

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