Japanese band Sour drew from their worldwide fanbase to produce this webcam-assisted and rather ingenious music video.
Zooey Deschanel plays Sid Vicious
In the first of a web series called Cinemash where famous people re-interpret their favourite scenes from movies, Zooey Deschanel and Gordon Levitt do Sid and Nancy. (more…)
MJ remembered by sound engineers
For all the talk of Michael Jackson’s death, this thread on a sound engineering forum does his art the service it deserves as producers and engineers recall time in the studio with him. Who knew he was a fan of Nine Inch Nails?
What if there was a way to determine that the music you listen to is cool beyond peer acceptance, Pitchfork reviews, blog love and style? I’m talking about a quantifiable way in which you could be confident that the next time you put on Dirty Projector’s Bitte Orca or the latest Passion Pit remix at a social event, it will be both relevant and “cool” to your guests?
I jest but music technology enthusiast Paul Lamere is attempting to do just that. Imagine each artist – from Abba to ZZ Top had a number associated with them to indicate how cool the artist currently is. Lamere’s ‘Coolness Index’ could be used for example, in playlists so that your iTunes shuffle won’t play anything deemed ‘uncool’ like Nickelback or Miley Cyrus in between Bon Iver and Blur at a party.
One of Lamere’s sources was the social music networking site like Last.FM which recently published a list of songs and artists which users had deleted from their libraries the most. ‘The Most Unwanted Chart’ included Katy Perry’s ‘I Kissed A Girl’, Lady Gaga’s ‘Pokerface’ and songs from Britney and Rihanna. (more…)
You may have seen this Brixton twenty something on the BBC’s Glastonbury coverage where she came across like a cross between Santigold and VV Brown. ‘Box n Locks’ with its Martha and the Muffins
sample is her jam. http://www.myspace.com/mphosounds