November 29, 2006

November 28, 2006

Hey Ya! Charlie Brown

So we all remember Outkast's Hey Ya! from a couple of years ago. And we all remember Charlie Brown. The following is what happens when two guys edit them together in one of the greatest feats of time-remapping and editing I've seen in an amateur video.

Via YesButNoButYes.

EDIT: And guess what's on TV tonight?

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November 27, 2006

Tom Waits

Man, I love Tom Waits.

There's an interview with him on Pitchfork today, and its really good. I've always been interested in sounds, and if you listen to Tom Waits, I'm sure you know that he is too. Apparently his favorite sound is bacon:

"In a frying pan. If you record the sound of bacon in a frying pan and play it back it sounds like the pops and cracks on an old 33 1/3 recording. Almost exactly like that. You could substitute it for that sound."

His perspective on his personal mythology is always something I've loved too. As you read interviews with him over the years, and from different places in his career, he will tell outragious stories. Some are so bizarre that they can't be true, and some are just weird enough that they could be, but after a while, you begin to accept that there is little you can really know about the person he really is if all you rely on is what he tells you.

"The fact is most of the things that people know about me are made up. My own life is backstage. So what you "know" about me only what I allowed you to know about me. So it's like a ventriloquist act."

His new album Orphans was released last week.
You Can Never Hold Back Spring (mp3) (LINK REMOVED)

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November 20, 2006


My friend Nate is taking a class on experimental interface design. He opted to build an electonic music controller of his own design. The result was the Bovalve. Its an experimental physical interface for a synthesizer, so I'm not sure how playable and practical it is yet, but is super-cool none the less.

According to Nate, the Bovalve combines
"the concept of pitch from a trumpet, and the expression of a violin bow, and (you) get this: four fingers, a squeeze control, and two thumbs to change (the) sounds."


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November 17, 2006


So SingShot lets you record your own Karaoke for the whole internet to hear. Some of it is good, but who really likes good karaoke? Not me.

Some of my favourites tend to be from the same people. For example, anything that wolffen sings is PURE GOLD.

However, Dave has a favorite too. I'm pretty sure I should feel bad about laughing about her singing, but its just... Well, check it out for yourself:

The whole site is totally wonderful. I've killed over an hour at work just digging around.

Via Stereogum.

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November 14, 2006

Lasse Gjertsen and musical video editing

So some people might remember him from Hyperactive (which is kind of annoying, really), but Lasse Gjertsen is pretty awesome if only for this video( which you should watch at least past the halfway point to get the full effect):



And Deadly Media:

I spend way too much time on YouTube at work.

Via Music Thing.

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Spiderman 3

So the trailer for Spiderman 3 is up on the official site. There have been a few leaks, however.


You can read more about that on Kung Fu Rodeo, that's where I nabbed that picture from.

I WAS going to include the YouTube video, but Sony had them pull it. So, here it is elsewhere: WMV on GorillaMask. Get it while its hot.

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November 09, 2006


So yesterday, in Dinosaur Comics, I read this:

Today, I read this article in the Register.

Apparently, Ryan North called for the defacing of the Chicken article on Wikipedia, saying that if everyone defaced that article and left the rest alone, we'd be fine, since "DUDES ALREADY KNOW ABOUT CHICKENS". Apparently. the world listened.

Also: everytopicintheuniverseexceptchickens (dot com)

I, for one, call it brilliant, but never really expected anyone to actually follow through. Cheers to you, Ryan North.

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