Tweet the lyrics

March 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

I really don’t know how to explain this in a way that makes it justice so perhaps you should better visit tweetflight immediately. If you insist, though, here is my best try. Electro-folk (yes, this classification exists) group Brightly have released one of the most clever web-based music videos ever, for their song Preflight Nerves.

preflight nerves

 

It is basically a lyrics video, but the words of the song are drawn (almost) real-time from tweets. Clever huh?

Taking the words / phrases out of the context of the tweet and into the song and vice-versa is very interesting; sometimes poignant, sometimes ironic, sometimes hilarious.

I am dying to create a self-referential loop by tweeting about this and appearing in the video!

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Who sang what?

March 22, 2013 § Leave a comment

Sometimes you discover online something that combines two things you love and then you realize that all that procrastination was actually worth it. So for today’s pleasure combo I present to you one three Beatles infographs, charting the instrumentation of all of their songs, in their three phases.

I consider the haircut chart a bonus:

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By Pop Chart Lab

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A match made in androgynous heaven

February 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

Tilda Swinton and David Bowie play a middle-aged, middle-class couple (with a twist, of course) in his new video for his song The Stars (Are Out Tonight).  Enjoy!

David Bowie’s been busy

January 12, 2013 § Leave a comment

David Bowie Infographic

Song of the day

December 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

All time classic.

Read the story behind The Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York”

Enjoy music

December 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

Even if we do not have to understand music, we surely enjoy it. And we did enjoy this magnificent video animation about the process of learning music by finally., a creative and passionate studio was from Germany.

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10 more ways to visualize lyrics

October 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

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

adele: set fire to the rain

Set fire to the rain by Adele (source)

2. The eye-chart

3 little birds

3 little birds by Bob Marley (source)

3. The equation

every day is like sunday

Every day is like Sunday by Morrissey (source)

4. The upholstered armchair

perfect day

Perfect day by Lou Reed (source)

5. The stencil

maps

Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (source)

6. The cross-stitch

please please please

Please, please, please let me get what I want by The Smiths (source)

7. The street-sign

stop

Stop! In the name of love by Diana Ross & the Supremes (source)

8. The word-match

mambo no 5

Mambo no 5 by Lou Vega (source)

9. The staircase

hello i love you

Hello, I love you by The Doors (source)

10. The door-sign

push it

Push it by Salt-n-Pepa (source)

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Song of the week

October 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

Flavor by Tori Amos (from her new album Gold Dust)

What Does Music Look Like?

September 27, 2012 § 1 Comment

In this blog, I have often wondered if music could be visualised and how it would look like and many artistic experiments I have encountered through the web tried to answer my question.

But I have to admit that no other experiment manages to capture better the look of music than Martin Klimas‘ photographic series, entitled ‘What Does Music Look Like?’. After having covered a speaker with a sheet of translucent plastic, he pours colored paints on that sheet and pumps up the volume. Then he photographs the ‘vibrating’ colors that dance on the air.

Miles Davis – Bitches Brew

Can you recognise the songs? (Hover to find out..)

Jimi Hendrix – House Burning Down
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Song of the week

July 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

Angels by The xx (taken from their new album Coexist to be released on September 10th)

Song of the week

July 3, 2012 § 2 Comments

Blondie vs Philip Glass – ‘Heart of Glass’ MASH UP by Daft Beatles (Blondie’s Heart of Glass beautifully combined with Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto II)

Song of the week

June 19, 2012 § 1 Comment

Ruin by Cat Power (from the album SUN to be released in September, the first album of original material in over six years, which she produced herself in various locations including a studio she built in Malibu).

Sound advice

April 11, 2012 § 2 Comments

Lyrics to live by is a tumblr dedicated in finding good advice in song lyrics, ranging from classic rock to hip-hop. Time to Pretend

You can even submit lyrics and I did so!  My choice?

And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make

The End by The Beatles

Now I’ll just sit and wait. In the meanwhile…

I am useless but not for long the future is coming on

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A girl with colitis goes by…

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.

The Beatles mondegreen

And now there is a wonderful infograph by direct lyrics, to summarize the most common mistakes. Wasn’t it about time?

Adele mondegreen

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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Where is my pictogram?

March 26, 2012 § 2 Comments

We have already seen movie posters made by pictograms, now it’s time to see some of our favourite songs depicted by nothing but ideograms. Viktor Hertz proves us one more time that less is often enough to convey meaning.

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Rolling in the Deep on a Chinese Guzheng

March 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

Adele is the new cult and she is everywhere. Rolling in the Deep is now played on a Chinese Guzheng.

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Song of the week

March 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

False Astronomy by Mister Lies


Song of the week

February 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

Easy Way Out by Gotye

Song of the week

January 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

Evening’s Kiss by Willis Earl Beal

2011: a LEGO year

December 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

This year was definitely a LEGO year, or, perhaps, every year can be LEGO year, since everything can be constructed or recreated with LEGOs.

E.M. Escher’s paradox:

Classic photographs:

Music record covers:

Oscar nominated films:

What else will these magical bricks build next year?

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