Monday, February 6, 2012

MUSICAL MONDAY! VOLTAIRE!

Musical Monday Presents:
VOLTAIRE's WHEN YOU'RE EVIL
So, what is that I want in my music? I don't really listen to music for the same reasons that make popular music well, for lack of a better word, popular. I tend to love a narrative in my songs. The difference between a musician and a musical technician is a simple one:

The musical technician can play an instrument, whether that be their voice, guitar, or a triangle, but that's it. A musician is an artist, a poet, and, on top of that, can play an instrument. Today's subject, Voltaire, knows how to tell a good story. In fact, you've probably enjoyed at least on of his songs already.


Voltaire is an artist who has directed several shorts, commercials and short films for MTV, Syfy, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. He has also written several books on goth culture. His station IDs are quite memorably for their morbid humor and dark style. Anyone remember this?

NICKELODEON BUGS STATION ID

You can check out the rest of his videos on his youtube channel linked below.

But we're here to talk about a couple of awesome songs he has done. First, lets get the one you most certainly know out of the way. Do you remember the Brains Episode of Billy and Mandy? Voltaire is the evil brain eating monster with the swing music to sway his prey into his tentacled maw! You can watch the whole short below (its only about 8 minutes).


But what caught my attention was a funky little single called, When You're Evil. I am not gonna lie, I found it while looking around for interest PMVs (biggest thing since AMVs). The song is so much fun and filled with a incorrigible level of devilish glee. To check it out I'll link a non-pony and a pony version below.


WHEN YOU'RE EVIL! -DISCORD PMV (Warning: May Contain Ponies)

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