Well, I must give praise to a fine man that, on this very day, was granted the patent for the light bulb. Where would we be without him? There wouldn’t be any blogs, that’s for sure…And we all know how important those are to our everyday existence. All joking aside, Edison was the man that gave technology a swift kick in the ass to get things a movin’. I mean, just look at this awesome video clip of how Thomas Edison lived. A true baller, no?
In lieu of his invention, I have picked a handful of songs dealing with “light” for your listening pleasure.
[MP3] Bloc Party – Blue Light
[MP3] The Secret Machines – Light’s ON
[MP3] Joseph Arthur – Speed of Light
[MP3] Bright Eyes – Light Pollution
[MP3] Mason Jennings – The Light (Part 2)
[MP3] Patrick Wolf – To The Lighthouse
[MP3] Wolf Parade – Shine A Light
Thomas Edison was a good man, and as both Sufjan and Tom Waits sing, a good man is hard to find.
The child prodigy and (probably) the greatest musician that ever walked the Earth, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, celebrates his 250th birthday today. Of course, like seemingly all great musicians, he died at a tragically young age. However, a quarter of a millennium later his music still remains unblemished by time and praised by millions.