SWORD OF DAMOCLES by Rufus Wainwright Featuring Darren Criss Directed by Andrew Ondrejcak Wardrobe by Vivienne Westwood Executive Producer Dana Guerin
At a lavish banquet, King Dionysius is confronted by his servant Damocles - a brat who is jealous of the king’s splendor and power. Through supernatural forces, the two roles are switched. The smug, inexperienced commoner becomes the king. But his joy is short-lived. He quickly realizes that being king isn’t all crowns and cheeseburgers. With great power comes great responsibility.
“Sword of Damocles” is my artistic response to what I see currently transpiring within the American government and how its collapse is affecting every aspect of existence for us all. With the Midterm Elections around the corner, it’s important for everyone to take a stand and contribute in some way – whether it’s bringing awareness to issues in your community, protesting/demonstrating, watching the news to formulate your own opinions, creating, yelling – it’s all hands on deck.
The famed, ancient expression “Sword of Damocles” is a parable of impending doom of and to those in positions of power. This timeless tale points out the hard fact that with great power, comes great responsibility, and for all concerned, great danger. VOTE.
A portion of proceeds will benefit Swing Left organization
Lily Allen unveiled a haunting cover of Rufus Wainwright's 2007 song "Going to a Town" along with a stark video of her performance of the track at the Women's March in London.
The song features a stirring musical arrangement by Mark Ronson, who places a tangle of elegiac strings beneath Allen's aching vocals. "You took advantage of a world that loved you well/ I'm going to a town that has already been burnt down/ I'm so tired of you, America," Allen intoned.
Em tempos tinha o hábito frequente de gravar CDs com compilações musicais escolhidas por mim. Antes disso cheguei a fazer cassetes. Sim, sou desse tempo. Agora fico-me mais pelas playlists no iTunes. Ainda me estou a habituar a que o Musicbox tenha todo o catálogo e funcionalidade que quero. Neste caso tentei, mas quando a contagem de músicas em falta ia em quatro, desisti. Cá vai o alinhamento desta minha "Late Spring Mixtape":
1 - The Walkmen - Line By Line
2 - M. Ward - Pure Joy
3 - Beach House - Myth
4 - Mark Lanegan Band - Phantasmagoria Blues
5 - dEUS - Sirens
6 - Rufus Wainwright - Sometimes You Need
7 - Jack White - Love Interruption
8 - Nina Simone - Love Me Or Leave Me
9 - The National - England
10 - Lambchop - Close Up
11 - The Books (feat. Jose Gonzalez) - Cello Song
12 - Patti Smith - This Is The Girl
13 - Eels - Fresh Feeling
14 - R.E.M. - We All Go Back To Where We Belong
15 - Tim Buckley - She Is
16 - Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)