December 24, 2011
Cliff introduced me to the wonder of the Songify app. Here are some tips to making the best of it: Longer text makes for better songs. Repetition makes for better songs, don’t be ashamed of repeating yourself. Speak in a monotone voice, let the app handle the tune. Speak nonsense. No sense in trying to make […]
May 16, 2010
Mick Jagger to BBC: [P]eople only made money out of records for a very, very small time [...] if you look at the history of recorded music from 1900 to now, there was a 25 year period where artists did very well, but the rest of the time they didn’t. Via.
March 22, 2010
The physical, analog nature of vinyl has long appealed to the DIY crowd. This cardboard record player capitalizes on that to create a direct mail marketing campaign that people appear to actually enjoy receiving. From the description at Agency News: Grey Vancouver created a portable record player from corrugated cardboard that folds into an envelope. […]
September 6, 2009
Okay, I don’t want to watch all the movies depicted in this 100 year overview of film special effects, but I did just add a few to my Netflix queue.
May 20, 2009
Robert M. Pirsig‘s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance at Amazon, a used book store, or your parent’s book shelf. Still, it’s available on the web as PDF, at least two text files — one, two — And even as a podcast (subscribe via iTunes). Lots of people have re-traced the journey described in […]
April 24, 2009
A while ago I discovered a great collection of scanned book covers from 1950s-ish pulp fiction in Flickr. I had gone looking for things to post on our clipboard wall, but these are too fun to walk away from — especially now that Sandee’s put cats up.
January 9, 2009
The 365 photos meme was quite popular last year (despite the 366 day leap year). I might have joined, but it’s unlikely I would have finished. Instead, I’ve been pushing my my brother-in-law Corey Blanchette, nicknamed CoreyB or CoreyB603, to do 365 songs in 2009. He launched on January first and since then has done […]
December 30, 2008
duckett‘s Wired But Disconnected on ccMixter is actually ironic: the whole song is the result of an online collaboration. Listen
August 30, 2008
Brooklynite Joshua Longo‘s crazy animals are showing at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont through October 26th. Sweet for me: I’ll be in town this weekend. I’m hoping to check it out.
August 29, 2008
I love remixes, mashups, and covers. I love it when bad songs get good covers, I love it more when it’s a bad cover. I’m a fan of Coverville and I get excited every time I find yet another version of Smells Like Teen Spirit (hey, this is just a sampling: lullaby version, Patti Smith, […]
August 15, 2008
Not every song Johnny Cash has covered turned to gold (see Personal jesus), but Hurt is magic.
July 11, 2008
Have you ever argued with a member of the Flat Earth Society? It’s futile, because fundamentally they don’t car if something is true or false. To them, the measure of truth is how important it makes them feel. If telling the truth makes them feel important, then it’s true. If telling the truth makes them […]
March 10, 2008
If this doesn’t warm your heart, check to see that it’s not made of stone.
March 10, 2008
Netflix for audio books: Simply Audiobooks. Though it makes me wonder why we don’t say “like a library for audiobooks where they send you the stuff you want.”
November 20, 2007
I guess the criticism is that it’s one thing for somebody to open up their music for remixing, but an entirely different thing to do the same with a movie. Or is it? Is it (click re-fragmented)?