Category Archives: Music

Every kind of sound imaginable.

A new director’s cut by producer Joel Gallen of Price’s mind-melting guitar solo at the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony for George Harrison.

In the unlikely event you’ve never seen it – Prince commences to rip about 3 and a half minutes into ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’, performed with Harrison’s son Dhani, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Steve Winwood.

If you have seen it, watch it again for added Princeliness.

Anil Dash shared some extra details about the performance here (including what actually happened to the guitar Prince throws into the air at the end of the set) and a photo (top) of Prince heading unnoticed through the streets of New York for the rehearsal.

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A project by artist Reuben Wu in which drones and light painting are used to bring a hypnotic visual rhythm to rugged landscapes.

The project uses a stick of 200 LED lights programmed to shift colour and shape – the artist capturing the results in-camera and through a combination of stills, timelapse, and real-time footage.

Previously: Aeroglyphs

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While the people featured in the iconic cover art collage of The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, are all well documented, Chris Shaw went one step further and tracked down all the source imagery. To wit:

The collage was designed by Peter Blake and his wife Jann Haworth, and the cut-outs were assembled in Michael Cooper’s London photographic studio. Michael and his team toiled hard to construct the ‘cast of extras’, using a mix of photos sourced from the BBC Hulton Picture Library, images from private collections, waxworks and personal artifacts, including a gnome owned by Ringo Starr

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Malawian musician Gasper Nali performs the extremely catchy, if thematically dark ‘Satana Lero Wapezeka Ndiwe Edzi AIDS’ (‘Satan, Today You Are Found in AIDS’)  on his homemade one-string bass guitar, fretting with a beer bottle, accompanying himself on a cow skin kickdrum.

The sound, the blue sky, the dancing kids – it’s just great.

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