My favorite music mash ups from this weekend!
My two favorite things: highbrow period drama meets lowbrow pop culture boy band. I must confess I love this song. I sang it all summer. I thought the message what ridiculous (your lack of self esteem makes you beautiful?) but the best part of this mash up: Flabbergasted.
What better way to prepare for Sunday’s 85th Annual Academy Awards than by seeing the 84 incarnations that have come before it? Nelson Carvajal compiled excerpts from every Best Picture winner, opening with William A. Wellman’s “Wings” in 1927 and ending with Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist” in 2012. Nothing like opening and closing with black & white movies. I think it perfectly illustrates… Read more →
1. I saw two shows this week. Parson’s “The Public Private” was by far the best. “The Public Private will be the first New York exhibition of contemporary art to explore the impact of social media and new technologies on the relationship between the public and private realm.” It’s the first time many have been presented in the US. The show is meaty and… Read more →
Worthwhile art show alert: 6 Months of Copying
In honor of their “Person of the Year”, TIME Mag created this supercut of Obama’s catch phrase, “let me make this clear.” Obama & Clinton’s simple approach to ‘splaining things have definitely worked in the Democrats favor this year. But TIME wasn’t the first to get to this point. Here, the AP puts this soundbite into more context. What do you… Read more →
Last night I watched Obama’s address to the community of Newtown with tears in my eyes. It was a truly moving speech and I could tell that he wrote it himself, without relying on Whitehouse staff. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama speeches in the wake of school shootings past and present are edited together to form… Read more →
I first saw remix artist, DJ and Executive Editor of Origin Magazine Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky) perform at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston in 2008 where he “live sampled” a string trio, drawing connections between digital culture and the traditions of composers like Bach, Gotan Project, and Radiohead. Paul is a conceptual artist, writer, and musician. His… Read more →
Ending the week right with two of the best Binder Full of Women Remixes. Did I miss an awesome remix? LMK in the comments!
My contribution to the Binders Full of Women meme, millennial style.