In this comprehensive post on Rotten Tomatoes, Nathan Rabin explores the long and impressive legacy of the criminally-underrated Chris Elliot vehicle, Get A Life. This show was far and away one of my favorites growing up, and I could barely explain it to anybody I knew. It was just a weird thing with this weirdContinue reading “Get A Life”
How long were we out? A couple of years? No matter. We’ve flipped the switch back on, the hum fades in, the tubes are warming up, there’s an old familiar crackle in the amp, and we’re about to rock this motherfucker out. In the coming weeks we will tackle such subjects as: How Harold and Maude influencedContinue reading “We’re back.”
We’ve been dark for a while here at Influenced.It, but David Letterman’s final show has jolted us back to the light. We couldn’t let this moment pass without a nod to the brilliance and trail-blazing that Dave Letterman brought to the past 19,932 guests and more than 6,000 episodes. Thank you so much for helping to shapeContinue reading “We’re Going to Miss You, Dave”
This is a post about the influence of a father, but not my own. This father belongs to Andrew, Owen, and Luke Wilson of Dallas, Texas. While I am a fan of his offspring and their collaborators (more about that in a future post), today’s focus is his career as the first CEO of KERA andContinue reading “Turns out, I owe Bobby Wilson a debt of gratitude…”
Simply cannot get enough of this song and there are so many reasons why: social commentary, that hook, Goth gets cool…again. We love when women are empowered to take a genre to task…and kick ass in the process. And apparently we’re not the only ones who’ve been inspired. Enjoy.
There is beauty in experiencing the light of original works refracted through the lens of the influenced. We give you the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain covering ‘Satellite of Love.’
“I invented nothing new. I simply assembled the discoveries of other men behind whom were centuries of work. Had I worked fifty or ten or even five years before, I would have failed. So it is with every new thing. Progress happens when all the factors that make for it are ready and then itContinue reading “Everything is a Remix”
“I think it’s really important, and it’s a lesson I didn’t learn until my late teens: Whatever bands that you love, go find out what bands they love, and what bands turned them on, and then you really start getting into the human aspect of it because the further back you go in time theContinue reading “Rage drummer Brad Wilk on influence”
I don’t know exactly how INXS influenced either of them, but man alive is this one of the best covers of anything ever. Three years later it’s still stuck in my head.
The recent kerfuffle between Robin Thicke and Marvin Gaye’s estate raises an interesting issue for this project. It reminds us that the role of influence, and particularly the degree of influence that one work has on another, can be serious business. The licensing of a Song of The Summer like Blurred Lines can net theContinue reading “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate”