Friday, October 26, 2007

Jigsaw Falling Into Place 

So with the innernets and pipes and what-all, there's no album cover for the new Radiohead album. This bums me out.

Many old souls bitch about the demise of the LP and album art and "how do you separate the stems from the seeds on a CD booklet MAAAAAN?!?!?" (let alone on a digital-only release). The gatefold LP of Neil Young's Harvest that I bought at a yard sale literally had stems 'n seeds in the crease, so bakdafukup.

Some clever souls with easy access to MS Paint have devised their own album covers for In Rainbows which is spectacular and crowdsourcing and power to the people and all that, but the needy child in me needs the official sign-off from the artiste.

Since they seem unlikely to provide that (as the smallest part of their social experiment), I think we should collectively decide.

Some legitimate options I like, followed by my ultimate choice:

I'm a big fan of this one (and many more like it from Clover_1)
Swirly and cool, but I worried how it would reproduce at 75x75 on my phone.

This is rumored to be the "official" back cover, but I ain't buying it.

I like this one in an "Eco-System/Found Image" kind of way.

Classy, and keeps in the same sort of color palate as the download website.

Abstracty and cinematic, like the opening titles of a James Bond movie

Sort of a Peter Max-inspired entry.
I keep trying to make the blobs say "Radiohead" or "InRainbows" or something, but can't figure out the pattern.

Clever...clever...using all of the Hex color codes for the color bands.
A+ for being smarty.

This guy had the right idea.
Waiting until a bunch of other people submitted concepts,
get a screencap of all of 'em and make that be the cover.
This really captures the feel of it all.

The final Decision:

(available in 600x600 Here:)

This one came the closest to capturing the imagery on the download website, and as of this date, that is the closest idea that we have about the frame of mind of the band and this release. When I think about this album yes I used the term "album" and what was going on in the world at this time, this is what pops into my brain.


Thanks Hunter

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Throwin' Down 

This is a really fun prank involving a fake mirror and twins.


Here is John Entwistle's isolated bass track from "Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who.
The Ox is the new boss and the old boss.


I dunno if you're hip to these Shred Videos where a guy overdubs mediocre solos over YouTube videos, but they're really hilarious. My favorite is the Jake E. Lee video below simply because of the bizarro Ozzy clapping in the background.


This is a fun Ann Arbor Craigslist posting about putting a Rick James album on a car windshield.
Only in Ann Arbor...and anywhere else that has a free bin at the used record store.


Bustle in the Hedgerow
Jessica - "I'm just so honored to meet you, Mr. McCartney. I've been a Beatles fan for so long!"
R.P. - ("mmmm red wine and boobies...")


Thanks Lee
Thanks Steve

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

they ended up on washington, talking to the river 

Minneapolis is a city that is filled with storefronts in transition...filled with windows containing construction materials in various states of implementation.


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Friday, October 12, 2007

ICU81MI? Hilarious! 

Hoo lordy.
Just when you think this can't get any more hilarious/awful, it does.

Like "pretending her trumpet is a laser gun" awful.


First that weird crowd participation LCD thing, and now a french fry covered hot dog? Thank you Korea.


While this web comic is nerdlarious:
Bobby Tables

Strongbad urges against it in this delightful cartoon.


A guy at WFMU has condensed the entire Beatles catalog down to an hour, but the really cool thing is when a couple people have slowed the songs back down like here on "Tomorrow Never Knows"
Through the Matrix looking glass, bro.


The cover for the new Radiohead album:
OMG Ponies
according to Peefork


Thanks Gerard
Thanks Dan
Thanks Brian
Thanks Steve

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Anarchy in the UK! 

British magazine Q has a little sidebar item featuring the project I've been working on for the past forever:

impressively slick


Thanks Tom

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

e) all of the above 

This guy has done a bunch of cartoony drawings of rockers which are fun and cute.
Guns N' Roses
Some are easy to identify.
The Zutons?
Some are a little more difficult
Especially when some of 'em are The Zutons (whoever they are)



A really amazing video on how this company? Guy? Team? has figured out how to do dynamic resizing of images.

It sounds really boring but the the technology is actually really cool.

Marching band does Radiohead:

Darth Vader's got the blues.


Totally crazy footage of people in the stands a Korean soccer game totally doing awesome things. Kinda like The Wave but better.

Awesome #1

Awesome #2 (closer up)




Sad Vader
Sad Vader


Thanks Chris
Thanks Steve
Thanks BoingBoing
Thanks Goody

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