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Everything Is A Remix

This is the first of a four part series about the history of remix in music, Everything is A Remix, by Kirby Ferguson. In this part, he takes a look at the wider definition of remix as in the borrowing of riffs and beats so common throughout modern popular music.  It’s refreshing to see such reminders of the history of modern music at a time when one of the music industry’s biggest pursuits is in the courts suing the fans. So music artists are influenced by others and they copy? Of course they do, and they do it a lot. Sound familiar? It’s nothing new and only natural.  Do you copy?!

visit the website Everything Is A Remix for more information on this project.

– Yes, yes, for those in the know, I will unleash my thing soon!

Newport (Jay-Z & Alicia don’t like it)

Bah.. so I just heard about the pulling off YouTube of the Newport (Ymerodraeth) State of Mind video. Ok, it’s last weeks news, but we aren’t all on the same page at the same time! So, it wasn’t EMI but the songwriters who ordered the takedown (from the holy grail of entertainment that is the Tube of Goo). Yep, Alicia Keys, Jay Z and friends didn’t like it according to reports… 1 2 But then again they probably felt that by pulling it the would make it go even more viral.. More PR! What’s it they say about that?!

Newport State Of Mind: why has it been removed? BBC Wales Music Article by James McLaren is worth a read as it looks at the legal aspect of cover versions etc. The thing is though, it captures something that music inspires… relating, responding, singing (Hey, do you relate?!). It’s all about the versions! Personally I think this version is miles better than the original, certainly much cleverer.

Don’t get me started on sample based music (or even inspired music for that matter)…


Hats off to MJ Delaney and team

And so, given the nature of sharing, the video has been reposted on YouTube by many.. picking one here.. we’ll see does it last..

also check out Goldie Lookin’ Chain’s response to the parody..

10 Minute Theatre

10 Minute Theatre recollects some of your favourite movies in a ten minute recap… Say no more, have a look and listen see. The subtitles are asides and if you put on [cc] there some lost in translation treats!

Looks like MySpace removed the original account.. see my related post from 2007 about the 10 Minute Dark Star. I went for a look and couldn’t find.. well at least I saved it.

The cop made of steel is referenced below is above, check out more on the BinaltechGinrai Youtube channel