Two videos have caught eye this week, both of which use old gear to (re)create music. The first was a late entry to a Radiohead competition to remix “Nude” from their album In Rainbows. James Houston’s video was too late to qualify, which is a great shame. Says Houston:
Based on the lyric (and alternate title) “Big Ideas: Don’t get any” I grouped together a collection of old redundant hardware, and placed them in a situation where they’re trying their best to do something that they’re not exactly designed to do, and not quite getting there.
The second is Stars Wars played on a floppy. Yes, played on a floppy. Wonderful.
It’s amazing how much a place can change in the space of 24 hours. The geeks have gone to be replaced by the Different Cool music crowd for SXSW. It is what the festival is *really* known for I guess. I wish I could stay for a bit longer but I didn’t bring my skinny jeans so I guess I have to leave.*
Note to self: the music crowd wear their badges hanging off their belts. The geeks stick them around their necks. What does that say about them?
Anyway, roll on next year: check out Jemima Kiss (Guardian), Chris Vallance (BBC) and I as we take a stroll down Cool Strip Number 6.
*The likelihood of me ever fitting into my skinny jeans again is oooohhh ZERO after all the animal flesh and hops I have consumed this week.
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