Saturday, December 22, 2007
- Sick of the same old Christmas music? Jingle-ify (yes, that's a word) your music! That's right. Take any MP3, upload it, and turn it into a Christmasy version with sleigh bells and other festive accompaniment. Here's an example: Broken Social Scene's cheeky tune "Lover's Spit" is even more fun jingle-ified.
Broken Social Scene - Lover's Spit (jingle-ified) (MP3)
- M.I.A. - Paper Planes (video)
M.I.A. promised MTV a toned-down, violence-free video for "Paper Planes". The result is a rather mundane video, despite the Beastie Boys cameo. Unfortunately, a version of the video with the notorious gunshots censored-out has been airing without her approval, and she's pissed.
- David Byrne and Thom Yorke on the Real Value of Music
David Byrne interviews Thom Yorke for Wired:
It's not about who's ripping off whom, and it's not about legal injunctions, and it's not about DRM and all that sort of stuff. It's about whether the music affects you or not. And why would you worry about an artist or a company going after people copying their music if the music itself is not valued?
- David Byrne's Survival Strategies for Emerging Artists
David Byrne also provides some astute observations about the music industry as it is today, how the old distribution model is falling apart, and how artists big and small alike can take advantage of new distribution strategies:
What is called the music business today, however, is not the business of producing music. At some point it became the business of selling CDs in plastic cases, and that business will soon be over. But that's not bad news for music, and it's certainly not bad news for musicians. Indeed, with all the ways to reach an audience, there have never been more opportunities for artists.
- =( No more make sexy time: Sacha Baron Cohen retires Borat
- New Wall-E Trailer
Unfortunately, this trailer doesn't reveal much more than the previous teaser that was released.
- Coming soon: The Hobbit movie!
MGM and New Line will support "The Hobbit" and a sequel as well. Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh will be the executive producers.
- Google Zeitgeist 2007
Google summarizes search trends over the past year.
Labels: electronic, humor, indie rock, movie, mp3, video