I'm pretty far behind on the blogging lately, let's see...
Amazon launched their DRM-free MP3 download service - good news for anyone who hates DRM. The implementation is nice, the player's decent. Things I don't know: a) how my music got in there b) how they decided on $6.99 for the price of my album (which is a dollar more than 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin') and c) how much I earn out of the sales. Seeing as though I earn about $6.50 from each iTunes album sale I assume this'll be significantly less riches for me.
I'm pretty into Hype Machine lately. My friend Ryan's been bringing me up to speed on the blog house scene. I really don't have the time or patience or really anything to keep up with things so I'm relying on aggregators to do it. Of course now I'm thinking about writing my own as making web sites to enable my own laziness is sort of a passion of mine.
I think I could watch this Cadbury ad about one, maybe two thousand more times:
I think this is the first time I've ever been happy to hear Phil Collins.
1,500 plus CPDRC inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Cebu, Philippines at practice! This is not the final routine, and definitely not a punishment! just a teaser.
Holy crap: musical tesla coils. This would be a sweet live show. Here's the Super Mario Brothers theme on solid state musical tesla coils:
The theme from Weird Science:
And here's the introduction and explanation:
Here's a clip last year of us playing Riverpalooza. Fireworks are sweet.
I was helping out at the White Glove Tracking project today, creating white glove data that I'm sure will be used in a way that will better humanity. Anyway, it made me go re-watch Michael Jackson's legendary 1983 Motown Billie Jean performance:
It's still entertaining, but two things stand out:
- Michael is so obviously lip-synching. I don't hear many people mention that when they talk about this performance.
- That glove is huge. Did they have nothing in Michael's size?
I like how previously rare or hard to reproduce things like Dark Side of the Rainbow are just plain on Youtube these days:
I had never seen it before and it works amazingly well. Just enough sync to make it seem meaningful. More links:
Synchronicity Arkive - dedicated to other video/audio syncs
For those of you who can't make it to the show Saturday night, I managed to film the end of us rehearsing our Search and Destroy cover:
I've read disappointing reviews but this trailer fills me with awesome hope for the Aqua Teen movie:
I went through Youtube looking for videos that used my songs and also uploaded a couple. There's a video player at the bottom in my the gallery now.
If you have or know of any others out there, send them in.
Benny Davis performs a whole bunch of pop songs using the same four chords.