I called this post “Retard World”. I could have also called it “End of Days”. Please watch the movie trailer above. Please tell me this is a joke, a fake trailer or a bad dream. How is something so stupid possible? America’s financial rating should be downgraded solely on the basis we can produce something like this.
“THE FP is a little difficult to explain; it’s basically a gang warfare movie, except instead of rumbles the rival gangs fight it out with Dance Dance Revolution.” – aintitcool.com
For more info: aintitcool.com/node/50632
I recently bought a Green Screen and a lighting kit in preparation to make some of my own music videos. I’ve also been watching a lot of videos for ideas and editing tips. I stumbled on the video above which I find wonderfully nice.
“Shot entirely on the Nokia N8 mobile phone. Winner of the Nokia Shorts competition 2011.” – kcetin89
For more info: jwgriffiths.com
About a month ago I wrote a post titled Post All Your Music in Full on YouTube (link). Well, I practice what I preach and have uploaded my new album Joyless Pleasure in it’s entirety. I also took the oppurtunity to refresh the look of the page. I added a 1600 pixel wide “Horrorist” logo wallpaper that shades to beige when you scroll down a bit. I also spent time tweaking the colors of the Channel to match the album’s look. I have no doubt uploading the songs in full is a good decision and I already see the view counts rising quickly. I also made a the embedable Joyless Pleasure playlist you see above. Big thanks to my graphic designer Maurice Roy for creating stills for each of the songs.
“When it comes to theme and module editing, users with no CSS or design experience will find themselves completely at ease with beautifying their channel design. The themes and colors are pretty self-explanatory, so you can pick a preset theme, start toying with colors, and get an as-it-happens preview while you tweak. You can still upload a custom background image and adjust the coloring for every element of your channel. Once you’re done, just click save to publish the new design publicly.” – mashable.com
For more info: youtube.com/thingstocomerecords
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There’s no experience like moving through your teenage years. It’s amazing how strong, crazy and risk taking you can get. This video is a good reminder.
“YOUR LIFE IS ON FIRE. NO CLOUD MAY HARM YOU IN THE HEAVENS YOU ARE IN. NO FROST MAY BURN YOUR HARVEST THAT YOU HAVE NOT BROUGHT IN. NO RAT CAN BITE YOU, IN THE DEEPEST OF ALL SLEEPS. THE FIRE IS INSIDE OF YOU. TRUELY, THE FIRE INSIDE OF YOU!” – bitteschön.tv
For more info: wikipedia.org/wiki/teenager
What a Valentine’s Day treat to find this graceful acoustic version of New Order’s 1987 hit Bizarre Love Triangle (iTunes Link). Gray haired freshly cut and clothes to fit Mr. Sumner’s decade in this classy video. If your a young one or was sleeping through the 80s check out the original: youtu.be/W2Ii0K77K1k
“Every time I see you falling I get down on my knees and pray. I’m waiting for that final moment. You say the words that I can’t say.” – New Order
For more info: wikipedia.org/New_order
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I was 14 when I saw the 1984 Grammy’s and Herbie Hancock perform Rockit. It’s as fresh today as is was then. When I say fresh I mean FRESH. It wasn’t long before every suburban kid had pin-striped Lee’s and Shell Toe Adidas with fat laces (including me). Thanks to Laughing Squid for posting this and reminding me how great it was/is!
“In 1983, Hancock had a mainstream hit with the Grammy-award winning instrumental single “Rockit” from the album Future Shock. It was perhaps the first mainstream single to feature scratching, and also featured an innovative animated music video which was directed by Godley and Creme and showed several robot-like artworks by Jim Whiting. The video was a hit on MTV. The video won 5 different categories at the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards. This single ushered in a collaboration with noted bassist and producer Bill Laswell. Hancock experimented with electronic music on a string of three LPs produced by Laswell: Future Shock (1983), Sound-System (1984) and Perfect Machine (1988). Despite the success of “Rockit”, Hancock’s trio of Laswell-produced albums (particularly the latter two) are among the most critically derided of his entire career, perhaps even more so than his erstwhile pop-jazz experiments. Hancock’s level of actual contribution to these albums was also questioned, with some critics contending that the Laswell albums should have been labelled “Bill Laswell featuring Herbie Hancock”.” – Wikipedia.org
For more info: wikipedia.org/Bill_Laswell
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Ok it’s December 11. Let’s get this X-Mas season going with Roxanne Versus The Red Nosed Reindeer.
Another Yuletide Derangement. Putting the ‘Ho back in Ho Ho Ho. – mojochronic
For more info: santastic4.com
This week is Thanksgiving in the United States. Usually this means some extra TV or movie time. I have a music documentary recommendation for everyone. Last year a documentary called Anvil! The Story of Anvil was released. It tells the story of a band who didn’t make it. I think every musician on the planet will relate and laugh to at least some parts of this film. It has a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Highly recommended.
“At fourteen years old, best friends Lips and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. Their band Anvil, hailed as the demi-gods of Canadian metal, influenced a musical generation including Met allica, Slayer and Anthrax. Though Anvil never made it, they never stopped playing or believing. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now well into their fifties, set off to record their thirteenth album, This is Thirteen, in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dream.”
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Back in May I had a post titled Make music videos with iMovie in 5 minutes. It lead to a Macworld article on Beat Markers in iMovie 10. Gary at MacMost has posted the above video tutorial of the same concept albeit with iMovie 11. Can you see how very it easy it is to make a competent music video? I really love this.
“Beat Markers allow you to set points in an audio track and then drop in video with cuts that match the beats. After timing out the beats in a soundtrack, all you need to do is drag and drop video or photos into iMovie and the video will be cut to match the markers. You can even add transitions that fit along with the beats.” – macmost.com
For more info: apple.com/ilife
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Grinding your teeth on a Wednesday morning trying to keep your todo list under 1000 items? Hit play on this nifty music video by The Japanese Popstars featuring Green Velvet. By the way this crew is from Ireland not Japan.
“You try to hard to keep control. Just relax and let go.” – The Japanese Popstars
For more info: wikipedia.org/The_Japanese_Popstars
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