Posts Tagged ‘What If?’

If ‘Watch The Throne’ Were Death Cab for Cutie and The National Instead…

September 7, 2011

Kanye West and Jay-Z’s ‘Watch the Throne’ is not the greatest album ever released (in case you were wondering), but it is still very, very good — especially considering the delicate balance of egos and artistry crucial to its success. Too much Kanye and the mental illness levels go THROUGH THE ROOF. Too much Jay-Z and you have, at this point, an overstuffed American Express commercial. But together they make it work! Which got the “What If?” team at Lifting Fog thinking: what does this album look like in the hands of another musical dynamic duo?

From Seattle, Washington, the emo-est band to have ever scored Seth Cohen’s teenage angst, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE!

And from Ohio — yes, OHIO! — the Baritone Bruisers, the Prozac Provocateurs: THE NATIONAL!


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Polar Bear Tuesday!

February 10, 2009


“That’s right – every Tuesday from now on will be POLAR BEAR TUESDAY, a time to honor and celebrate these majestic Arctic mammals in aggressively adorable photos and video. At play! At rest! At your computer! Each week we’ll highlight the latest polar bear media culled from our vast network of polar bear researchers and church groups. Get to know one of the animal kingdom’s most wondrous creatures, all from the comfort of your living room! You can throw away your Precious Moments figurines, Aunt Deidre – super-cute has a new name, and it’s Lifting Fog.”

… How much would you love this?

All polar bear joking aside, I’d really like to establish one or two days a week as “such and such” days – times when we regularly revisit one particular subject or theme. Call it laziness. Call it progress. Whatever the view, I think it would serve two purposes: 1) forcing me to a pseudo-schedule and 2) giving you something to regularly look forward to. We all know there is nothing to look forward to now.

Except more of this, after the jump!