is a completely AWESOME music video of a track by N.A.S.A.
(North America South America
), a DJ collective featuring Squeak E. Clean
and DJ Zegon
plus many famous guest artists, including, on this track alone, David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge, & Z-Trip. (Other tracks by N.A.S.A. feature the likes of Tom Waits, M.I.A., Gift of Gab and Kool Keith.) The video features the artwork of Shepard Fairey
, who has been discussed previously here
. The video was directed by Paul Griswold and Syd Garon
(who also did this
great video for DJ Qbert and this
one for Dan the Automator, which features some nice Gilliamesque touches.)
posted by slappy_pinchbottom
on Jan 17, 2009 -
U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. Privacy & Piracy
: The Paradox of Illegal File Sharing on Peer-to-Peer Networks and the Impact of Technology on the Entertainment Industry. View the hearing of September 29. [Real Media]
posted by nthdegx
on Oct 1, 2003 -
MTV bans Public Enemy
's video "Gotta Give the Peeps What They Need" because the video contains the lyric "Free Mumia and H Rap Brown". MTV are willing to air the video if the lyric is cut. Public Enemy front-man Chuck D is vocal in his response
. Responsible action or censorship in its worst form?
posted by nthdegx
on Sep 14, 2002 -
The most misunderstood and underrated band of the '80's is back.
And they've got a website and a terrific tribute album (featuring Motorhead and Chuck D[!]) to go with it.The Sister, as we S.M.F.'s call them, started off a New York Dolls inspired bar band, testified before Congress, and made some undeniably great videos. The old early 70's publicity photos alone make it worth the click. So "What do you wanna do with your life?...."
posted by jonmc
on Jan 29, 2002 -