DAFT PUNK – “GET LUCKY”
Daft Punk had an amazing year. The release of their highly anticipated album had people buzzing all 2013, and it truly did not disappoint. An extremely successful award season — winning the coveted ‘Album of the Year’ — affirmed their place in music within 2013 and for the history books.
Their hit song Get Lucky also won record of the year, but that hasn’t stopped people from doing their best to ruin it… including the Russian Police. Here are a few of the favorite (least favorite?) bad covers of Get Lucky I found around the internet.
This is the second installment of ‘bad covers of good songs’, you can see the first one HERE.
I can’t say that I am a huge fan of the NFL, but this Sunday is different. Having grown up in WA and lived in Seattle, Super Bowl XLVIII is the biggest game of my lifetime. My social feeds are overrun with news about the game and the story lines of the players that make it unique.
A few of my favorites are the above video, this interview with Marshawn Lynch (aka Beast Mode), and this Duracell commercial about the Seahawks deaf player.
I feel an overwhelming sense of pride when I watch this video. Not for myself, but for this duo, whose story I really only know a sliver of, but whose journey has been an inspiration to me and so many others.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are truly a testament to the nature of hard work and the pure pursuit of passion. They are artists. But they didn’t wait for someone to applaud their work, or to receive a stamp of approval (Hint: No great artists do). They didn’t need the validation of a record label. They created art for art’s sake. They poured out their all to whoever would listen. As Seth Godin says they picked themselves and people were mesmerized by it.
Like many great artists they inspire me to create, to be vulnerable, and always be improving. Get a window into their crazy past year in this Macklemore and Ryan Lewis tour finale video.
[My wife and I had the chance to see them perform during Grammy week in downtown LA. The hype is real. These guys are great performers.]