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Rainbow Connection Cover by the Carpenters

I always have a thing for eternal, evergreen songs. They swung you perpetually in the notion of “I think I miss you” and “I think I’ve heard about you before”. It seems like you’ve already heard them once, somewhere before, although it might be the first time you actually hear ’em.

I believe that there are some science behind every evergreen songs and that feeling of deja-vu. Probably your mother had heard it when you’re still in the womb. Or probably it was whispered softly to you when your father tucked you into bed when you’re small. They carry so many emotional charge that it lits you everytime with hope and beautiful feeling when they were purred.

This song also once received Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song back in 1979. It was sung by Kermit on on Muppets The Movie, and it was also serenaded in slightly different melody by the Carpenters.

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My morning mojo – baby, be prepared to be surprised.

Sondre Lerche – To Be Surprised

I’m not going to say
That you ever stop to think along the way
But baby, be prepared to be surprised
Baby, be prepared to be surprised
It’s all I know

I’m not going to state
Obvious observations everybody makes
But baby, be prepared to be surprised
Baby, be prepared to be surprised
You better be prepared to be surprised
It’s all I know

The weight of the world
And the hurt and the dirt
Can make you disturbed
But I heard, but I heard
When I wrap my arms around you
Every mistake we made crumbles
When I wrap my arms around you
Everything echoes a new song

I’m not gonna whine
Or scream out I’m so tired
Through the mike
But baby, be prepared to be surprised
Baby, be prepared to be surprised
You got to be prepared to be surprised
It’s all I know

The weight of the world
And the hurt and the dirt
Can make you disturbed
But I heard, but I heard
When I wrap my arms around you
Every mistake we made crumbles
When I wrap my arms around you
Everything echoes a new song

I’m not gonna lie
Saying everyone’s gonna be alright
And fine until we die
But what else can you do
But hope and pray and save
And we’ll get by

Be prepared to be surprised
Better be prepared to be surprised
You got to be prepared to be surprised
It’s all I know

All About That Jazz with Postmodern Jukebox All-Artist. Truly the ultimate 20s experience ❤ ❤

I thought I was born too late to be able to enjoy this magical tunes. Till came.. The Postmodern Jukebox!

This video clip shows an amazing coordination and super sync human art! And the best thing is that this is shot with drones. Truly that heightened perspective can bring beauty to the next level :).

Musician : Ok Go

Song : I Wont Let You Down.

A must watch!

cute and fresh. When they sing, I smell edelweiss.

Jogjakarta (uniquely conservative) + Hip Hop (massively conventional) = super (very) stylish (popular, worth to look at). Praises to Intel!

beautiful piece of work. took 2 years to make it. totally worth it.

perfect harmony of drum and bass

This video of Two Way Monologue by Sondre Lerche is somewhat a representation of our present popular culture –

When facing with multiple selection of entertainment, it is possible that sometimes we are served by two very similar options. As has been coined by Baudrillard, the term of ‘simulacrum’ refers to a representation of what it is real.

In other words, everything that we see in this world is never necessarily original. It might only be a trace of something that we’ve remembered; but unconsciously we reproduce it and feel as if it is an original work.

Two Sondres in this video might imbricate layers of meaning. In terms of simulacrum fashion, this video is saying that there is such no quality as  an authentic quality. Although it might only look slightly different, but it is essentially the same. This also refers us to the consumer society that we’re trapped in right now. When we are buying famous brands; we are no more than crediting to the image of the brand. We buy things because we believe that they have value, whilst we can actually find products with exact quality in a much cheaper price.

One Sondres is better looking than the other, and girls cheer upon the better looking one; critize how so many people nowadays are in praise of something that is only a stylistic aesthetication. We cheer to those who are polished and beautiful.  Regardless the fact that most of the most beautiful things in this world came from unnatural intervention and forgery. For example : Photoshop! Enough said.

However, it is doubtful that this video reflects as a postmodern art for its heavily English-poppy decoration and the generalized ‘utopian’ happy ending.  At the end, as the third Sondre reveals from the red curtain,  he turned out to be the voice over of Good Looking Sondre. People was disappointed and the Geeky Sondre comes into the spotlight as the video’s hero.

Quality wins over beauty at the end of the competition –  now, who believe in such myth anymore?

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