At the NYT, two-hit wonder (by her own admission) Suzanne Vega blogs about how her song “Tom’s Diner” came to be used in the refinement of a certain audio compression algorithm now called the mp3.
Reblogging this video via Projectionist. Not our work but boy oh boy oh boy is this good. Looks great. Sounds great (all hail Four Tet). Doesn’t hurt that it was shot in one of our favorite towns. Dig it: Fifty People, One Question: Restored from Benjamin Reece on Vimeo.
Today, we had the honor of recording former NFL player and television broadcasting legend Pat Summerall via ISDN patch. PS, I would have linked to a picture of Pat’s “Legends of Broadcasting” trading card but those don’t exist. Though they should!!!
Here’s some recent work for Third Degree featuring a voice over by yours truly. Yarg!
Everyone knows that inhaling helium can make you sound like Alvin on “Funky Town” by Alvin and the Chipmunks, but did you know that inhaling Sulfur hexafluoride can give you the voice of Satan? Thanks Mythbusters! Via kottke.org
MoreCowbell.dj invites users to add more cowbell plus more Christopher Walken to uploaded tracks.
“The Red Ceiling” was a photograph taken by William Eggleston that appeared on the cover of Big Star’s 2nd album, “Radio City.” This photograph was also titled “Greenwood, Mississippi, 1973” after the place and date it was taken. Check out Album Atlas for more album-art/google-map-pinning goodness. Contributing to Album Atlas also seems like a fine[…]
So. . . the state of Oklahoma is going to have an official rock song? Here’s Resolution 1047 if you don’t believe me. We’ve got plenty of friends in Oklahoma. How come none of you guys told us about this?
Since we’ve got bunnies on the mind (see this post), here’s the Bunny Mandala for consideration meditation: No other living creature features as heavily in contemporary character design and art as the humble hare. But what exactly makes bunnies so irresistible to artists, designers and illustrators worldwide? Depending on the viewers’ cultural context rabbits can[…]
The stories and tributes are piling up around the web today about the passing of a true voice-over legend, Don LaFontaine. Undoubtedly LaFontaine is best know for his movie trailer work, especially for his deep and dramatic delivery of that oh-so-ubiquitous blockbuster phrase: “IN A WORLD. . .” That being the case, most of the[…]