“The project I am working on will be more successful than Twitter within a year.”
Hilarious email exchange between a designer proficient in chart/logo design and a client who has yet to pay up for a previous job. http://short.ie/forfree
Band name origins
Explaining the origins (or rumoured origins) of many popular band names, all housed under the one virtual roof. Faith No More are apparently named after a horse they saw listed in a racing form guide. http://short.ie/bandnames
Evolution of the hipster
Paste Magazine charts the evolution of a guy and girl hipster throughout the decade in this photo feature. http://short.ie/hipsterevo
Imagine a banjo-led, Mogwai-influenced band with a singer who has a Sufjan Stevens-esque timbre and you’re almost there. The New York band’s debut Weather Vanes was quietly released in August but has been gathering pace ever since. http://www.myspace.com/thefreelancewhales
A UK electro-pop duo who hark back to the ’80s unconditionally (including semi-dodgy sax solo) and have been championed by the likes of PopJustice. Wonderful Life is their debut single. http://www.myspace.com/ithurts
A directory of Irish-made mobile/iPhone apps made by Irish developers which also serves to show just how healthy mobile application development is in this country. http://www.apps.ie
Let Them Sing it For You
A Swedish interactive site which allows you to convert any text into a sound file where the clips are pieced together from words sung in popular songs. http://www.sr.se/p1/Src/sing/
The F**king Weather
We Irish frequently like to talk about the weather in coloured language. Now, here’s a website that give you the f**king forecast in the same vein. http://thefuckingweather.com
For Miley to give up pop would be literally A Very Bad Thing.
However, this is not unprecedented. She just needs to take an album out to make some sub-standard indie with slightly poppy choruses, realise that in fact, she would rather be making amazing pop songs, and then go back to what she was doing in the first place, albeit with a more realistic/ mature attitude. “Pull a Mark Owen”, effectively.
As Dannii Minogue’s career canters towards its terrifyingly Botox-ed climax this Saturday on X Factor, we here at the Day and Night pop blog thought we’d look back to simpler, happier times. Times when Dannii was an unconvincing blonde with Chola eyebrows, rather than the turbo-Wag she is now. Times when Dannii tried to establish herself as a credible Dance artist, worked with Xenomania and had a multi-million dollar deal with Warner Bros. Times when Dannii Minogue made literally the best video of her career.
1. Proto-web-chat segments/ Dannii LIVING IN THE INTERNET
2. The internet looking like a disco.
3. Lyrics being acted out (0.30)
4. Some brilliant Green Screen action (2.20)
5. Dannii rocking out (2.40-3.00)
6. Sky fish (3.32-34)
1. Goldsfish not being properly looked after. Pets are not just props, Ms Minogue.
The song for the X Factor finals has been chosen. It’s Miley’s ‘The Climb’. We could make a comment about how this song represents the challenges the winning contestant will face in the Big Bad World- not least whether or not their friends will abandon them when they upgrade to flash everyday items (such as quilted loo roll, or Marks and Spencers milk)- or how it’s been chosen to target a far younger audience, ostracizing aul lads like Danyl and Ollie. But we won’t. What we do what to know, however, is what props they might use. Stacy’s too tall, so she’ll probably just mince around the stage (hopefully with flashing pictures of Baby Zac on a greenscreen in the background). Joe, however, has the world in his hand. He could ACTUALLY CLIMB SOMETHING. Look at him, little thing, desperate to climb he is
So, what do you recommend Joe climbs? We’d suggest a ladder that goes up to a platform, on which a children’s choir is singing, but we’re democratic and open to suggestion.