The sale of Glenn Brown's "Ornamental Despair (Painting For Ian Curtis) Copied from the Stars Like Dust, 1986 by Chris Foss" (1994)
for roughly $5.7 million
has again raised questions over whether copying something but larger and slapping your name on it constitutes art and how it can sell for so much. Here's why it does
. Just don't talk about Shia LaBeouf
posted by Artw
on Jan 9, 2014 -
Ollie Teeba from The Herbaliser:
"A few years back I was given, as a Christmas gift, the 'Collectors Edition box set of Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds'. As well as tons of interesting facts about the creation of the original recordings it had several CD's of alternate takes, remixes etc. On one CD, I excitedly discovered that they had included all of Richard Burton's dialogue parts, without music. Having already created and performed an alternate live DJ score to silent film 'The Lost World' from 1927, this seemed like a great opportunity to do a similar project with one of my favourite childhood stories."
"This is by no means intended as an improvement to Mr Wayne's recording but a tribute to H.G Wells, Jeff Wayne, Richard Burton, Orson Welles and of course Solid Steel."
(It's the second hour)
posted by looeee
on Oct 25, 2013 -
You've probably never heard anything quite like the musical documentary More About Henry
. Remixing interviews with musical interpretation, composer Adam Goddard
has woven a unique work of art from the stories of his grandfather, Henry Robert Tindale Haws, who spent a half-century farming in rural Ontario. More About Henry
first aired on CBC Radio's Ideas
. [more inside]
posted by oulipian
on May 26, 2013 -
Digging up long forgotten memories for a generation who spent their formative years glued to the boob tube, Memorex
is a veritable nostalgia nuke for children of the 80s. Endless beach parties, Saturday morning cartoons, claymation everything, sleek cars, sexy babes, toys you forgot existed, station idents, primitive computer animation, all your favorite sugary cereal mascots, and so much more. An ode to the hyper consumerism and sleek veneer of a simpler time. (previously
posted by eric1halfb
on Jan 24, 2013 -
"You know why we did [that]
? So a DJ could take a lunch break. When you have all three-minute records, you don't even have time to go to the bathroom. Or you just want to stop for a minute. So that's 19-and-a-half minutes of 'I don't have to worry about a thing.' But I didn't do it to create this thing. I just did it to help the DJs out."
posted by .kobayashi.
on Jan 9, 2013 -
DJ Earworm has released his annual "United State of Pop" mashup of the year's 25 most popular songs according to Billboard's charts: Shine Brighter
. [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Dec 20, 2012 -
It’s a fierce object, many-layered yet taut as could be. It’s a dense field made of raw materials so rarefied that even in combination the resulting effect is singular, tensile. The album in question is Fugazi Edits, for which Chris Lawhorn took the extensive discography of the hardcore band Fugazi and combined multiple songs into new hybrid compositions.
posted by Egg Shen
on Nov 3, 2012 -
Do you enjoy the work of independent musicians? Do you like Capcom's Mega Man X series of video games
? Then you'll love OverClocked Remix
's latest album, Maverick Rising
. The free five-disc album features 62 tracks by 49 artists in a collection totaling over 4 1/2 hours of Mega Man X
music remixes spanning 8 of the primary games in the series and a few extra goodies.
posted by Servo5678
on Mar 14, 2012 -
Breaking Bad Remix // POV Compilation
You know those point-of-view shots from inanimate objects in Breaking Bad (e.g., pan, bathtub, pizza, shovel, floor)? As a fan of the show, I feel a bit ambivalent about these shots. Stylistic flourish? Representative of paranoia? A distraction? But I like this video.
posted by jacknose
on Jan 10, 2012 -