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Our first post on illustrated lyrics is one of our most popular ones, ever. It seems you share our obsession, hurrah! It is due time, then, to share some more visualizations that struck us as interesting and funny. Some interior design there, too. Again this list contains songs we love for the most part. So, for your viewing pleasure, here come 10 more ways to visualize lyrics:
1. The literal interpretation
Set fire to the rain by Adele (source)
2. The eye-chart
3 little birds by Bob Marley (source)
3. The equation
Every day is like Sunday by Morrissey (source)
4. The upholstered armchair
Perfect day by Lou Reed (source)
5. The stencil
Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (source)
6. The cross-stitch
Please, please, please let me get what I want by The Smiths (source)
7. The street-sign
Stop! In the name of love by Diana Ross & the Supremes (source)
8. The word-match
Mambo no 5 by Lou Vega (source)
9. The staircase
Hello, I love you by The Doors (source)
10. The door-sign
Push it by Salt-n-Pepa (source)
March 29, 2012 § 4 Comments
In the early days of the web, Am I Right was one of the funniest sites there was: a database of misheard lyrics. The misunderstanding of the psychedelic Beatles lyrics “A girl with kaleidoscope eyes” with the absurdist “A girl with colitis goes by” is still one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard.
And now there is a wonderful infograph by direct lyrics, to summarize the most common mistakes. Wasn’t it about time?
By the way, Am I Right has also published a collection of misheard lyrics in Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza: And Other Misheard Lyrics.
See the full infograph after the jump.
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It was the mid 80’s (when parentheses in title songs were the coolest thing ever) and this was the absolute party anthem. Fight for your right by the Beastie Boys gets a remake that’s so full of celebrity cameos (including, to name a few, Seth Rogen, John C. Reilly, Jack Black, Ted Danson, Will Ferrell, and Susan Srandon), you will lose count. Cool, fun, nostalgic. Enjoy.
The video is part of the promotional effort for their new album Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2.
via Thought Catalog
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Disclaimer: I am annoyed by anything that becomes hugely popular and Angry Birds is no exception. However this video is good.
A mash-up of Angry Birds and the Three Little Pigs, it is the digital natives’ guide to the uprising in Maghreb, in escalating levels from Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution, to Egypt and to the last level in Libya. With guest starring roles by the Twitter and the American Eagle Angry Birds.
March 29, 2011 § Leave a comment
Whoever is behind 3eanuts had a brilliant idea. First came the observation: “Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comics often conceal the existential despair of their world with a closing joke at the characters’ expense”. Then the execution: just omit the last panel of the comic strip and sink in a bleak, black and white world, filled with…
A true existentialist masterpiece.
March 26, 2011 § 3 Comments
In season 5 episode of The Wire – the season focusing on the Media and in particular on the Baltimore Sun – old-school senior editor Gus Haynes worries about the reporting work of junior writer Scott Templeton and its lack of journalistic evidence (in fact, we, the audience, are aware that his writings are pure fiction). He’s overruled though by the chief editor who, ironically, loves the “Dickensian aspect” of Templeton’s articles. This mock mention, The Wire creator David Simon has admitted, was used as a reply to all critics who compared his work to Dickens’ – a comparison he felt was flattering but falling badly on him.
In fact, The Wire was a serialized novel of Dickens’ contemporary Horatio Bucklesby Ogden and illustrated by Baxter “Bubz” Black. An overlooked Victorian masterpiece, The Wire failed to grasp the attention of the reading masses but was praised by literary scholars. In fact, Dickens’ later works, like Bleak House and A Tale of Two Cities, seem to have been influenced by The Wire.
Or so says a thoroughly enjoyable faux literary journal article for The Hooded Utilitarian by Sean Michael Robinson and Joy Delyria. An appropriate homage to the Wire, the article is written with impressive attention to detail, including the amazing illustrations above. It’s high point? The analysis of Omar Little as a gothic hero.
I loved it, and I was reminded of how much I loved The Wire, too.