June 29, 2009
This video comes via Hypebot and is a clip of freelance music critic Christopher R. Weingarten giving a talk at the 140 Characters Conference (basically a conference about Twitter and its uses/downfalls). It is though a very laidback afair and not some random no-faces in suits talking about Web 2.0 and how hashtags can be used for marketing, most speeches come from people in rather interesting jobs giving their opinion on this internet phenomenon.
In this video Christopher R. Weingarten gives an honest view of how Twitter and the Blogosphere is killing the job of a music critic. He also talks about how people have now become stuck in one way of thinking and aren’t discovering anything new – which to be fair is just sad.
Watch the video here: http://blip.tv/file/2250992/
I would embed the video in to this post, but for some reason BlipTV doesn’t like WordPress.
Christopher R. Weingarten’s 1000 Times Yes Project
May 5, 2009
Mike Skinner has been giving away free music for a while now via his Twitter account, some of which has been better than others. His latest song though He’s Behind You, He’s Got Swine Flu is by far my favourite yet. The lyrics are both random and amusing simultaneously, as well as corresponding to the rather apt video.
Clips taken from old horror films using gratuitous amounts of gore and blood splattery, really encapsulate what the radical press say could happen if all the information were true – but this isn’t a rant about the press.
Painting an almost apocalyptic outcome of swine flu, Skinner’s lyrics range from symptoms to basically describing what’s happening in the video. The chorus is fairly catchy, but not something you’d want to be seen singing aloud for fear of looking slightly odd.
What’s your opinion?