Tag: Music

MONDAY MUSIC VIDEO: Riit for National Indigenous Peoples Day


Today, June 21, is National Indigenous Peoples Day here in Canada and what is driving my creativity today is this amazing Inuk musician: Riit. Coming to us from Panniqtuq, Nunavut, Riit’s cover of AWOLNATION’s “Sail” is living on repeat, rent free in my head right now. This is a case

https://backxwash.bandcamp.com/

MONDAY MUSIC VIDEO: Everything That I Can’t Run Away From


Happy Victoria Day Long Weekend Monday for those of you who live in Commonwealth countries. And happy plain old Monday for those of you who don’t. This installment of the Monday Music Video has a lot going on so buckle up. Our destination today is the new Bacxwash video for

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MONDAY MUSIC VIDEO: Within The Bones An Echo Aches


The Monday Music Video is back after a couple of weeks off and the Engine has a great one for you! It’s not often enough that I get to promote a new music video from a friend. In fact, I think this actually the first time. I think I need

Run the Jewels 4 Album cover downloaded from their site at runthejewels.com

MONDAY MUSIC VIDEO: All Oppression’s Born of Lies


One of the clearest manifestations of my privilege is that I have the ability, and the permission, to “turn off” when when “things get too much.” It has been an emotionally overwhelming week as twitter shows us video after video of police abusing their power and abusing protestors. As a

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MONDAY MUSIC VIDEO: At Night, Like You, We Dance To Be Free


I debated not posting anything this week. There is so much going on that it seems almost juvenile to talk about music videos when so many people are fighting for their very right to exist. But it is precisely in times like these that we need art – to comfort

MONDAY MUSIC VIDEO: So We Won’t Forget


Mondays kind of suck. So let’s try to make them suck less by sharing music videos. This week I’m kicking off what I intend to be a regular feature, the Monday Music Video. I love music, and I love movies, so of course, little movies set to music are right

an image of Naveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman (AKA “DaBu”) Stolen from their website at choirchoirchoir.com

ISOLATED WITH TEENS: My Son is a Frog


Kermit, the frog to be precise. Allow me to explain. You have probably already figured out that music is really important in my life. It is inseparable from breathing. I like all art, but I’d have a hard time choosing between poetry and music if it ever came down to

Streaming is Killing Music, and Other Ideas That Spark


Music streaming services don’t give a shit about you.

Before it was a book…


…it was a blog. Well, to be precise, I was in the middle of writing the book when I came up with the idea for the blog. If Lunatic Engine was a good name for a book, why wouldn’t it be a good name for a blog? And what better

A Still form the short video American Utopia: Detroit which I took from this website: https://www.reasonstobecheerful.world/

Everybody’s Going to David Byrne’s House


Sometimes one runs across something on the interwebs that really needs very little parsing, that speaks for itself.  I don’t know many people who will disagree with me when I say that pretty much everything David Byrne does falls into that category. For example: https://www.reasonstobecheerful.world/homepage/2018/3/14/american-utopia-detroit And these kids, wow, these

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