- Proof airlines need to redesign boarding passes.
- Twitter users asked Astronaut Douglas H. Wheelock for a picture of Ireland from space and he duly obliged.
- Youtube users now upload 35 hours of video per minute.
- A programmer has written a computer script that randomly buys him cheap things from eBay.
- How to leave no trace on Facebook when you’re not logged in.
The best music on the web this week…
Liam Gallagher is back snd with the rest of Oasis (sans Noel) in tow. Bring The Light is the first tune from his new band and it’s good old time swirling rock ‘n’ roll.
Having produced a couple of videos for Dublin/Wicklow’s Solar Bears, Connecticut’s mysterious Father LongLegs have a released a fantastic free EP of their own. Intergalactic Double Dutch is packed with boom-bap electronics.
Listen at Bandcamp
A Skillz’ engaging 8-minute mix is an aural journey of how The Beatles influenced Black music via resulting samples and cover versions.
Listen at Nerdcore
A seemingly impromptu decision led mashup DJ Greg Gillis to post his new album All Day which he was working on for over two years up for free last Sunday night.
An oldie but a goodie. Don’t ever let your employees rap.
Only reggae can stop this baby crying.
See also: Baby reacting to Florence & The Machine.
Probably the cutest three seconds of video you’ll ever see and a new contender to replace the dramatic chipmunk meme (it’s actually a prairie dog).
A few months ago, Arcade Fire debuted an interactive video (thewildernessdowntown.com) for the band’s song We Used To Wait. Using Google Maps, Street View and the latest in web language HTML5, the video was tailored to each viewer as it asked for the “home address where you grew up”. The idea fits perfectly with the Canadian band’s dominant themes on their latest album The Suburbs: nostalgia and childhood dwellings.
The video was the brainchild of Chris Milk who has directed videos for Gnarls Barkley, U2 and Kanye West. His latest video project is just as ambitious in scope. The Johnny Cash Project (thejohnnycashproject.com) is a global collective art experiment in which anyone can get involved.
- 23 logos with hidden messages.
- Parents just don’t understand.
- Most relationships end on a Monday.
- A real life LOL Cat.
- 24 inaccurate bootlegged DVDs – “Matt Damon is heart-pounsing!”
Cee Lo covers Kings of Leon
As performed on BBC Radio One’s Live Lounge, Cee Lo Green adds considerate soul to Kings Of Leon’s recent single Radioactive.
Listen at Some Kind of Awesome
Pogo – Wishery
Australian audio/visual mashup artist Pogo spent the last year or so making official mashups for Disney. His latest track Wishery is based on samples from Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs and racked up over 1 million views in 3 days.
Grab the MP3