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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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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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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Song of the week

October 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

I need nothing – a nearly useless odyssey by Cãoceito + Burdman (a music video featuring lyrics as album cover artworks, created sespecially for this song)

10 + 1 ways to visualize lyrics

April 18, 2011 § 5 Comments

Really good songs have usually really good lyrics. And good lyrics stay with you. When we were at school we doodled them on our books and carved them into the desks. What do the digital natives do? Here are the best ideas (and, incidentally, really good songs for the most part) we found around the web:

1. Pick a photo, apply a vintage effect and write the lyrics in helvetica

paris by the friendly fires

Paris by the Friendly Fires (the Aeroplane version featuring Au Revoir Simone  kicks major ass, too)
(visual first seen at letlooselove, our title inspired by this)

2. Make a flowchart*

should I stay or should I go by the clash

Should I Stay or Should I Go by The Clash
(visual first seen at Urlesque)
*but be careful not to be trapped on an infinite loop

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Songs as books

April 10, 2011 § 4 Comments

These renditions of music albums as books have been going around the web lately:

The Beatles Abbey Road bookPatti Smity Horses bookPixies Surfer Rosa book

Which reminded me of these by Little Pixel:

The Pixies Surfer Rosa bookJustice Cross bookCarter USM One Hundred and One Damnations book

Which in turn reminded me of these posters by Hunting Bears:

The Smiths What Difference Does it Make bookThe Smiths Big Mouth Strikes Again book

This idea just never grows old.

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