So it started with the original
(NSFW) Eric Prydz video . Then we got a Parody
(NSFW?) of the original. Now we have a completely different band doing a Sequel
(NSFW). Hughes Corporation revisits the leg warmer plight of the original song. A continuing saga...
posted by Lord_Pall
on Sep 28, 2006 -
It's 1972, and affable salaryman and good husband
Bill Holt quits his good job at 3M to become a musical pioneer from the comfort of his own basement. The resulting album, Dreamies
, is notable for its generous and ahead-of-its-time use of sampling/plunderphonics and became a highly sought-after lost classic until its re-release this year
. Bill now has his own website, also called Dreamies
, where he releases Eye Candy and Politics
in liberal doses. Some are hypnotic
, some are, for want of a better term, 'relaxing
', others are anything but
. And all of them are subtly infused with the slightly unsettling taste of Huh?
posted by nylon
on Jun 27, 2006 -
vows to fight Bill Cosby's lawyers and continue to provide hosting to House of Cosbys
despite receiving a cease & desist letter [PDF]
. Andy Baio, founder of waxy.org, discusses this in the NY Times
and provides updates on his site. As previously posted
, Bill Cosby's lawyers were successful in getting the creators of House of Cosbys
to stop hosting and making new episodes of their parody series.
It appears that threatening letters and lawsuits will continue to be filed against internet parody sites as celebrities try to protect what they view as their copyright, according to the Wall Street Journal
posted by Mijo Bijo
on Mar 6, 2006 -
"Damn, Natalie, you a crazy chick!" (video)
Natalie Portman, rapper and riot grrl? Maybe Lazy Sunday (video
) wasn't a freak occurence after all. Personally, I had expected the Lonely Planet guys
to end up a one-hit wonder, but in my book they've (at least) moved up a notch to talented one-trick pony. Another very well-done digital short that should be seen by a lot more people than SNL's dismal ratings will allow.
posted by Sinner
on Mar 5, 2006 -
Driving down the street in my Panzer tank,
sittin’ drinkin’ Cris’ with my bitch Anne Frank.
And when I step into the club’s you know I’m steppin with style!
Raise my left hand,
party people say “Heil!”
posted by jcterminal
on Jul 3, 2005 -
"I have a hard time controlling my urges. Heck, I go home with just about any guy I meet. But then I discovered new Vagiseal
." (WMV - NSFW)
posted by Mwongozi
on Oct 12, 2004 -
Shoot the Dog, George Michael's latest release,
will be accompanied by an animated video which lampoons the relationship between George Bush & Tony Blair. The UK Prime Minister appears as an obedient poodle and the video also features Mr Michael's attempts to get jiggy with the PM's wife, Cherie.
Clips viewable via this Sky News report
'It could get slated, it could land me right in the shit, but I hope it just gets people debating because there's never been a more important time to talk than now' says the man who is no stranger to controversy following his dalliance in an LA toilet.
Here are the ABC
versions of the story but Lileks isn't impressed [scroll down a little]
and offers a curmudgeonly run thru the lyrics.
This brings up the old chestnut of pop stars as political commentators and further questions regarding the US-UK-EU-RoW relationships, dissenting voices in these various times and, of course, whether the song is actually any good? And what does Bono think?
posted by i_cola
on Jul 2, 2002 -
Taking a swipe at celebrity cause-fests:
The ever-witty Pulp
(whose latest album, "We Love Life," might finally
be seeing a Stateside release come spring) enlists a host of celebrity impersonators (how many can you point out?) for the video promoting their newest single, "Bad Cover Version."
posted by maura
on Feb 13, 2002 -