Thursday, September 30, 2010

#224 It's A (Dead) Man's World, James Brown and Luciano Pavarotti

Ran into this this morning. Quite a weird match up. James Brown and Luciano Pavarotti

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

#223 The 'Beat It' Video Makes Less Sense Without The Music

#222 &Ben Folds &Nick Hornby &Pomplamoose Video Song

Writer Ben Fold hooks up with musician Nick Hornby... no wait. The other way around.

This is a video song. What is a video song?

A VideoSong is a new medium with 2 rules:
1. What you see is what you hear (no lip-syncing for instruments or voice).

2. If you hear it, at some point you see it (no hidden sounds).

#221 Hella Crazy Rock Band Drum Vid

Via @Niels Post.

A you might know. I love me some drumming and I love me some Rock Band.
The band Hella is pretty good and it' drummer Zack Hill is very close to being absolutely amazing. Above you can see them play their song Biblical Violence and beneath is a video of a computer playing that song on the Rock Band drums.
They used a computer, probably because they couldn't find anyone, except Zack Hill, to play it properly.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

#220 Rick Ross in Nike "Boom" Commercial

Prison guard / Drug Trafficker Rick Ross a.k.a. The Teflon Don becomes Nike's spokesperson.

#219 Animal Collective and Keep Shoes

Once unlistenable, but not so unlistenable anymore, geniuses Animal Collective are hooking up with a shoe brand. The band has announced that they are releasing previously unreleased music on cassette along with an upcoming charity shoe range for Keep.
Due out in March 2011, proceeds from the shoes are going to support the Socorro Island conservation fund. First shoe (and cassette) can be found en pre-ordered right here.

Quite an interesting band / brand hookup if you as me.

#218 Perfect Flying Gram (according to clemens rikken, @clemensrikken)

Clemens is both photographer and a fan of Gram Parsons and The Flying Burrito Brothers. Here's his Perfect compilation


Monday, September 27, 2010

#217 Vybz Kartel ft. Popcaan & Vannessa Bling - Clarks

Hot tip by my friend Niels Post (@nielspost on the twitter).
It's Vybz Kartel ft. Popcaan & Vannessa Bling with their news hit song Clarks. I wonder if they got payed and I wonder if Clarks sales are skyrocketing in the Caribbean.

#216 The Intel Base Jump

The Intel Chimes is probably the leading example of how successful an audio logo can be. But besides using it as a five note composition at the end of your commercial, what else can you do with it?

Well... sometime ago in a country far far away called Finland, a couple of marketing employees thought it would be a great idea to create the logo after being shot from a couple of cannons. Watch it here if you want to understand, it's kinda hard to explain.
The people of the Romanian office came up worth the base jumping viral you see above. I guess they've found a way to make Intel look like a "fun" company with a "sense of humor" by doing these virals.

#215 Julian Treasure's Ted Talk on Sound and Health

Julian Treasure has a new Ted Talk online. The writer, blogger, sound adviser is talking about how "our increasingly noisy world is gnawing away at our mental health.
Pretty need stuff, nothing that new, but he knows how to put it. Have a look at his older Ted Talk entitled: "The 4 ways sound affects us" right here.

Friday, September 24, 2010

#214 Perfect Van 2... Spotify Only!

Basyl de Groot is music researcher at Dutch radio station 3FM. He's battling Erwin Wijman in creating the perfect van Morrison compilation. Erwin's comp from last Tuesday is right here. Basyl's Spotify only reply is right here.

Additional info and liner notes can be found in Dutch over at Het Zesde Vlak.

Dear reader. You be the judge and tell us. Who created the better Van Morrison?

#213 Punk Rock Friday

Thursday, September 23, 2010

#212 Iron Maiden at The Mini Playback Show

Run to the hiiiiilllllssssss!

#211 The Visualized Life of Frank Zappa

An extremely nice visualization of the musical life of Frank Zappa by artist Ward Chelly. Who also did similar paintings about counter culture and the beat generation.

The huge Frank Zappa map, right here.

#210 The Ultimate Revenge of the Nerds Featuring Trent Reznor

You know about Facebook? What am I'm saying. Of course you know about Facebook, according to my google stats counter or whatever it's called, about 75% of you come here true the social medium that is Facebook.
Very soon, there will be a movie about aforementioned social network, a movie called cleverly called... "The Social Network".
According to the trailer (watch below) it seems like a very nice movie featuring exciting business plots, intrigue, heroic character Mark Zuckerman fighting the good fight and I'm guessing there's probably some romantic encounters.

Apart from Justin Timberlake being in the movie playing the part of Napster CEO Sean Parker there's another interesting musical note (pun intended) in this movie worth blogging. Trent Reznor, the guy from the band Nine Inch Nails, not to be confused with the classic Gay Porn piece of art Nine Inch Males , took care of the sound track. A five song teaser off that soundtrack can be downloaded here and sounds hella interesting.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

#209 M.I.A.'s New Video

M.I.A.'s new video for Story To be Told is sweet like... sweet like an epileptic terror attack. Watch it full screen.

#208 Til Infinity: Evolutionary Rap

Based on Souls of Mischief's "93 til infinity" it's a scholars lesson in evaluation. It's edutainment baby!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

#207 Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson Finally Gets A Real Job

You know how there's a thing called midlife crisis. It's something that happens to mostly men in their late 40-ties. All of a sudden they'll just decide that enough is enough, breaking off the shackles that are holding them down and finally persue that rock star career they've been dreaming about.

Well! For Iron Maiden singer bruce Dickinson it's just the other way around as he just landed a fine middle management job at Astraeus, a English charter Airline. Congrats Bruce!

#206 Perfect Van (according to Erwin Wijman)

Perfect Van Morrison. Pretty sweet dude! Right HERE the download. Right HERE in Dutch the liner notes.

Monday, September 20, 2010

#205 90-Year-Old WWII Vet Recounts Remarkable Musical Moment

#204 The Best Site To Discover The True Meaning Of Rap Lyrics

This weeks best website ever is Rap Genius.
Besides being the people behind the Rap Map, a google maps guide where you can find geographical locations of iconic hip hop related places, Rap Genius is a site where you "can discover the meaning of rap lyrics".
Just speaking english, often is not enough so Rap Genius gives you a very insight look in the who's who and the what's what in the rap game by explaining the lyrics with both a smile and a tear.

#203 Whole Lotta Sabbath

I can't stand mash-ups but this one is sweet. Led Zep's "Whole Lotta Love" meets Black Sabbath's "War Pigs". Perfect for when you can't deicide which classic 70's rock icons will annoy your colleagues more on this fine monday morning.

This mashup done by the people at Wax Audio. Check out their website is mash-ups are something you can stand.

Friday, September 17, 2010

#202 Punk Rock Friday

Thursday, September 16, 2010

#201 Perfect Youth Crew (door Marcel A. Wiebenga, @marcelawiebenga)

I've created anoher Perfect Compilation. In this case it's a Perfect Youth Crew. I did this to celebrate the fact that Youth of Today will finally be a band I'm going to see live. Liner notes only in Dutch (sorry!) below and the .zip file with the downloads here.

"A.s. dinsdag 21 September 2010 komt er voor mij, Marcel A. Wiebenga (Man/Nederlands/32 jaar), een puber droom in vervulling. Die dag zal ik de band Youth of Today voor het eerst in mijn leven live gaan aanschouwen.
De band uit de laat jaren '80 doet een aantal reünie concerten en ik ben daarbij. De 16-jarige Marcel A. Wiebenga kan z'n geluk nu al niet op.

Dit Youth of Today concert is de reden voor deze Perfect en niet geheel toevallig de band die volgens Wikipedia als eerste de term "Youth Crew" gebruikte. Youth Crew: "een hardcore / punk sub-genre uit New York die zich onderscheidt door een optimistische, gebroederlijke en enigszins moralistische kijk op het leven."

Wat anders dus dan het zelfdestructieve of louter agressieve wat vaak met punk, hardcore en harde muziek in het algemeen wordt geassocieerd. Deze bands en tevens de 16-jarige ik, wilde wat veranderen in de wereld en dat begon bij jezelf en met hoe je naar het leven keek. Bands waren doorgaans Straight Edge en zagen af van het gebruik van drugs, dronken geen alcohol, rookte niet en waren vaak vegetariër.

Deze verzameling is een vrij compleet overzicht van de eerste golf van Youth Crew bands van eind jaren '80. Ik heb de teksten middels een slim app-je (Get Lyrical) toegevoegd zodat een ieder nog makkelijker de teksten over wereldverbetering, (verloren) vriendschappen, vegetarisme en ander positiefsuit z'n hoofd kan leren.

21 september dus in de Melkweg Youth of Today. Ik zie jullie graag op het podium voor een stagedive en een sing-a-long… of misschien toch aan de bar met een biertje."
- Marcel

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

#200 Pretty Much Everything Having To Do With Iggy Pop Is Awesome

And this video ain't no exception.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

#199 Perfect Orbital (according to DJ Rich-Ears)

Download Here the mix by DJ Rich-Ear(s).

Perfect Orbital by Rich-Ears productions

Friday, September 10, 2010

#197 Punk Rock Friday

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

#196 Tunable Beer Bottles.. Why Didn't I Think Of That!

Via Wilbert at Het Zesde Vlak.Ever tried whistling a tune with your friends on half full (or half empty if you're one of those annoying negative people) beer bottles. I have and some other smart people have as well and figured it would be nice to be able to tune your beer bottle. The result is above and more info is here.
I'd love me a case of this so we can have a proper jam sesh...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

#195 Perfect Larry Graham Central Station

By Kris Keijser. Click HERE to download.

Monday, September 6, 2010

#194 War Is Suing Pepsi To Buy One MIllion New Low-Riders

70's funk legends War are suing Pepsi for the use of their song "Why Cant We Be Friends" in the latest Pepsi Max commercial. War is claiming 10.000.000 dollares Americanos (that is 10 million!) in damages.
Either War is being greedy or somebody at their agency (BBDO still?) is about to get fired... hard!
Read the full story at TMZ.

#193 Perfect Shuffle 43 (together with @guuzbourg)


HERE you go, for the, like, you know, downloading

#192 R.I.P Mike Edwards & Corneille

Good morning!
Mike Edwards died. "Who?" you say? Mike Edwards, member of seminal British prog-rock outfit ELO, a band in Holland best known for their song "Here Is The News", that's been the station call of public broadcaster VPRO for the past century.
The Electric Light Orchestra cello player died in a freak road incident. The van he was driving was crushed by a 600 kg hay bale. Weird, horrible and sad.

Also Cobra member Corneille died. Sad and I feel that this joke is uncalled for.

Friday, September 3, 2010

#191 Punk Rock Friday

Thursday, September 2, 2010

#190 Minimalistic Poster Designs for Famous Music Videos

There is a person called Fedrico Mancuso who I think is Italian. He probably was wondering what minimalistic poster designs for music video's would look like and, being the empirist that he is, decided to start making them.
The result scores an 8+ on the Blog010110 Awesomeness-o-meter.
All the the designs can be found on his website and can be yours as well if you spend some dough right here.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

#189 Tone-Deaf Dude Singing

Funny right? Well according to Oliver Sachs (that is pronounced OOO-liver Sex) this is an actual disease, so if you were laughing you're a bad person and you'll be swimming in lakes of fire in camp hell after you die a very traumatic death.

Have a nice day.