Homesick and hotelrooms

30 oktober 2009

Nice. Such a special voice.


Amsterdam Acoustics - Kim Janssen : Homesick and Hotelrooms from Mokummercials on Vimeo.


Irish songwriter Glen Hansard took the crowd outside Fingerprints by surprise last week, as they waited in line for his appearance inside with Marketa Irglova (of The Swell Season, and the movie Once):

Doesn’t that just give you the best kind of visceral reaction in your gut-parts? Sometimes I wish we could always live inside wonderful moments just like that, where people sing out what they mean, and mean the things they sing. Glen is an artist of the first-class.

Moments in between...

14 oktober 2009

Very cool stuff The Moments Between, Episode 1: Japan from Trey Ratcliff on Vimeo

By now, I think you all know that I like experimenting and trying new ideas. I have created something here below — I don’t know what it is. It’s not photography; it’s not video; it’s not cold scientific slow-mo with bullets through apples; it’s something else. What do you think about it? Can you help me come up with a name for it in the comments below or by sending me a Tweet? I have entitled the piece "The Moments Between, Episode 1: Japan". Yes, that means there are more episodes coming… they take a lot of work to produce.

Is it "new photography"? I don’t know – I think some of this has been available to big movie studios with sophisticated special effects teams and the like. But this can now be done by the common man – it is inexpensive, understandable, and fun. Have ever wanted to capture something that is in between a photograph and a video? Some of those micro-monents that are important and wonderful?

How did I do it? I’ll reveal that in an upcoming video! I’m still perfecting the technique… so, just as I have done with the popular HDR Tutorial on the site, I will endeavor to put together a tutorial on “this”, whatever the name might be.

There’s been a lot of speculation on Radiohead’s next album. Would it ever be recorded? Or would be just get digital tracks, EP’s or whatever made the press. Ed O’Brien confirmed that a new Radiohead album (yes, album) is in the making.

It was the interview in The Believer that kick-started a lot of rumours on Radiohead’s future. Thom Yorke told the magazine: “None of us want to go into that creative hoo-ha of a long-play record again.(…) But we’ve all said that we can’t possibly dive into that again. It’ll kill us.” The news hit the press worldwide.

Radiohead have spent this Summer in the studio, releasing tracks online like ‘Harry Patch (In Memory Of)’ and ‘These Are My Twisted Words’. This sort of seemed like they were serious about not releasing albums in the future. But guitarist Ed O’Brien has confirmed that the band is in fact interested in recording more albums and the follow-up to ‘In Rainbows’ is actually in the making.

Ed O’Brien told NME that with sessions planned this winter the band would “definitely” be releasing a full album physically next year.
“We were misquoted,” claimed O’Brien of Yorke’s comments, loudly adding, “WE WILL BE MAKING AN ALBUM!” Although he said the band hadn’t decided how it would be released, he said the album would come out on vinyl and CD whether it first arrived as a download or not.

“We love the artwork; that’s really important, the physicality,” he explanied. “And we all like vinyl. That’s not going to go away. I still like CDs as well. I got the Speech Debelle CD the other day – I nearly downloaded it from iTunes but I thought, ‘No. I want the physical thing.’”

O’Brien wouldn’t be drawn on specific tracks, but suggested that recent free download ‘There Are My Twisted Words’ was not a marker for the album.

On releasing ‘These Are My Twisted Words’ online he said: “It’s a kind of one-off. It could have been a darker side of ‘In Rainbows’ – it’s got that autumnal vibe, we’re leaving the summer and going into the darkness.”

He added that with Radiohead set to reconvene in their Oxfordshire studio this winter, the season might similarly affect the new songs. “Typical Radiohead,” he laughed. “We’re going into the studio in winter. It’s always miserable! Are we at the whim of the seasons? We are! When you’re in a studio in the countryside, the music you make is definitely affected by what season it is.”

Cool news

source : ateaseweb

A picture says more than a thousand words...

Thanks foo

Now thats cool!

The band with Nigel Godrich, Flea, Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco basically played Thom Yorke’s album The Eraser in full and in order.

Thanks for the hat-tip Jan-Willem

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2 oktober 2009

Holy crap...


And if you dont want to see the movie... here's a short re-run:

  1. John Cusack calls Amanda Peete and tells her to pack the kids because California is “going down”.
  2. He arrives 12 seconds later. The kids are not packed.
  3. “Go, go, go!” (They need to go)
  4. True to it’s word, the movie shows California going down.
  5. “Ahhhoohhhh!”
  6. “Eeeeee!”
  7. They drive though a falling building.
  8. They fly through falling buildings.
  9. They snow ski through falling buildings.
  10. They have a potato sack race through falling buildings.
  11. They fly from the Santa Monica airport, about 1 mile from the ocean, to the Hotel Figueroa, about 30 miles from the ocean (satellite map). Then they turn around and go back to the ocean. Weeee!

Thanks Tyler...

Just when you thought everything would become better, another super typhoon is bound for the Phillipines...

Take care my friends.

The pictures...

1 oktober 2009

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