Music is good. Music in zero gravity is better. Checkout the new music video by Chicago based band OK Go, where they fly into zero gravity to create a very colorful and very fun video. The zero gravity shoot was made possible by their use of parabolic flight – the same technique used by space agencies for training astronauts.
You could have your very own band or orchestra at your beck and call, housed comfortably in an elegant handcrafted oak cabinet. The self-contained Hootenanny, apart from having a lovely name, also houses 17 musical instruments. Let’s go back a bit, Hootenanny… that’s a great word, and I’m going to try to sneak it into conversations all week. That, and bamboozled, because it’s cool.
Classic cars come from an age where cars were a thing of beauty. Designers focused on aesthetics to churn out cars each of which could be a piece of art. That age has gone, and while several of those classic cars may no longer be practical for the road, but their aesthetics still stand. Dave Gartland of Ali Kat is harnessing the beauty of classics from the ‘50s to make gorgeous, one of a kind custom guitars.
Music video for Moving On by James is a wonderful stop-motion video from BAFTA-nominated animator, writer, and director Ainslie Henderson. The video depicts the story of life and death, told with characters made of yellow yarn.
Malaysia based Adly Syairi Ramly has a series where iconic bands are depicted in Lego. It’s wonderful to see those little details make all the big difference.
Game of Thrones medley featuring the parody of songs:
Titanium – David Guetta feat. Sia (House Targaryen)
Roar – Katy Perry (House Lannister)
The Monster – Eminem (House Stark)
Demons – Imagine Dragons (All)
Main title from Star Wars played on a 5/80 Sanfilippo Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ, played by Jelani Eddington. It is not only great to hear, but it is quite a treat to watch Eddington move his hands skillfully on a pipe organ.
This video from October last year shows an orchestra playing the Game of Thrones theme in a street in Spain. The orchestra is the Youth Orchestra from the Collegium Musicum La Rioja in Logroño, Spain.
Germany based graphic designer Zhi-Yun Zhang imagines a “collaboration”, a mashup if you will, of famous pop culture icons represented by music stars, with cartoon characters. As the artist says, the attempt was to match the stars and characters in a way that both would have some similar qualities and be as close to their counterparts as a subject like this would allow.
Wearable Drum Pants kit by Tyler Freeman will allow you to be a one man band, and perhaps create a musical interlude for naughty times. You put the programmable sensors under your pants or other clothing, and a touch to them can create the corresponding sound. They are compatible with Bluetooth and iOS/Android/Mac/Windows, so you could create melodies right on your smartphone or computer while banging your pants for music. To be shipped in May, Drum Pants are currently available for pre-order starting at $100.