Hilarious! This had the whole room laughing, which made it difficult for panelist Ben Sheffner (Special Counsel at John McCain 2008) to defend his side of the argument (this is not fair use of music). Actually, Sheffner even seemed to agree that the music in this video is protected as parody under fair use because it made everyone laugh.
This got everyone talking about issues around getting artists some of the revenue that’s being generated by ads and ISPs. How ’bout some cash for Ely Kim, the artist behind this video, in addition to Blondie, MIA and the other artists involved. Food for thought as I sit here listening to Wired editor Chris Anderson (The Long Tail) speak about why free ($0.00) is the future of business.
But I really just wanted to share that video with you ’cause it’s so awesome!
Remeber that dude Zebbler who came to international attention for getting arrested during the Boston Mooninite “Bomb” scare? Curious what he’s been up to? He sent over this kind of amazing music video recently. The music is like epoch-jungle-trance and the video has naked people! It’s really well put together and pushes some boundries:
Get To The Truth was created by Zebbler Encanti Experience, a Boston-based audio-visual immersive performance duo. We are generally known to use heavy a/v effects in our performances, which makes this piece remarkably restrained. Get To The Truth instead uses human body and nature as its central focus. The video itself reflects on the magnetic effects of human culture/flesh to our individual psyche and the perennial attempt to reach beyond the box we are confined to.
It was shot in various spots in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, with the final mountain shot taking place on the morning of the US presidential election (Nov 4th, 2008).
Zulu and I are takin’ over the sound-system at this mega-warehouse party on Saturday. We’ll be performing from 11pm to midnight and there’s tons more on the agenda too, including sets by NYC’s Subswara crew, Searchl1te, Jeekoos, RadioHiro, DJ Warp, and many more.
It all takes place in 3 large spaces, each with it’s own Funktion One sound-system, in addition to a wide range of live video, installations, performances, and other art/sculpture/media.
In our ongoing quest to expand our media empire we’ve updated our Video page to include channels like Baltimore, Classic Jungle, Creative Commons, Dubstep, Juke, Mashup, Psychedelic, and more. You can now waste hours channel-surfing MashitTube rather than those other, less interesting media outlets.
MashitMerch We’d also like to point you to the MashitMerch shop. If you need a sweatshirt, a thong, a wall clock, or a lunch box, and at the same time would like to help support Mashit’s brand of super-sonic sound, extreme genre-blends, downloadable dubplates, and bounce-mixology, you’ve found just the place to feed two birds with one scone ->
XLR8R magazine asked me to contribute to their annual Best Of poll this year and some of my comments are published in this month’s issue. I thought I’d share them â€” plus a bunch of the ones that didn’t make the cut â€” with y’all here:
The emerging juke sound has quite a few bangers bubbling up around Chicago, but this one is a true piece of pop-genius. It’s got the classic half-time/double-time, hip-hop/ghetto-house combination, and really fun party lyrics.
Now here’s an up-and-coming visual artist of whom I am incredibly fond. Her name is Magda Boreysza, she lives/works in Scotland (although she’s originally from Poland), and I just adore her stuff. ADORE!
She’s the one who did the really slick Cuddling Lion of Judah images for the Murderbot digital release (if you haven’t bought it yet, what’s the hold-up?), and a lot of people have been asking me about the art so I figured I’d give her some blog time. In addition to smaller illustrations she does murals and puppetry. She’s currently in the process of tying up the loose edges on her website, magdaboreysza.com. More links and another bit of art after the break:
Just copped these guys today: super-limited Serato Scratch picture disc controllers designed by San Fran-based illustration superstar (and Aesop Rock collaborator) Jeremy Fish. Apparently limited to 500 2×12″ sets (retailing at $50), they were up on Turntable Lab for a super-short while until Rane caught wind of it and made a big stink. Everything is the same as a regular Serato record, except they’re puuurdy.
First off, my apologies to everybody for being out of commission for so damn long on this blog. School / work / music / running a record label / making holiday plans have had quite the effect on my blog volume over the past month, but soon I’ll be back to my old, prolific self!
So…for my first entry of the post-finals season, I figured I’d alert all the Chicago heads to an arts event going down this weekend: the Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale! It’s basically a big grouping of fantastic local artists & crafty-types offering goods ranging from super-hip avant-garde art pieces to good ol’ fashioned mittens and such. It’s a great way to get some seriously unique xxx-mas shopping done, and best of all, I’m Playing! Come catch your close personal friend Chrissy Murderbot on the decks from 4-6pm, Saturday.