Ariel Pink
“Time To Live”

On September 15, 2017, Ariel Pink will release his new album, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson. Today, however, he has released a new song. And it is a good one. “Time To Live” has many of the trademark Ariel Pink-isms: psychedelic synths, heavy reverb, drums that sound like they came from a Casio keyboard, mantra-esque hooks, morbid themes, and 1970s vibes. The song’s 70s-ness is due, in part, to its spiritual sampling of The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star.”

Listen to the track and see if you can hear which aspects pull from “Video Killed the Radio Star.” It will be on the quiz, and whoever gets it right will get extra credit. Two points will be given to those who can name the album that the famous song is originally from. If you can name all three people who wrote the original song, you’ll have no homework next week. No cheating!!

Chocolate Grinder

CHOCOLATE GRINDER is our audio/visual section, with an emphasis on the lesser heard and lesser known. We aim to dig deep, but we’ll post any song or video we find interesting, big or small.

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