There were a couple of stories which didn't pan out as earthshaking events- Ebola? What's that? All-in-all, a pretty "meh" year. I'm trying to think if there was anything out of the ordinary in the realm of pop culture. I can't really think of too many top notch songs released in 2014, with one notable exception. Back in October, the band TV on the Radio (hilariously described by a local DJ as the most "Brooklyn" band out there) released their amazing song Happy Idiot:
The video is a gem, featuring "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_Racer>Speed Racer" iconography, the band dressed in visually arresting style, a cameo by Paul "Pee Wee Herman" Reubens, and the unearthly Karen Gillan (seriously, her hair should win a special effects Oscar). I've never been an MTV kid (I was a child of the radio), but this video makes for compelling watching. I can truthfully say that the only thing not on my 2014 "meh" list is this song.