I've been meaning to post on the new Radiohead 'House of Cards' video for a while now (actually, there is a whole bunch of stuff that needs writing up, but work has been brutally busy lately. Sorry, loyal readers). It is rather special, both aesthetically and technically. No cameras were used in its creation. Rather, it is entirely created using data. Cool. (A few of us at work are geeking out on data visualisation right now.. but thats still kinda under wraps. Watch this space -if it comes off, you can rest assured that I'll post extensively on it).
Even more celeverly, Radiohead launched the whole shbang on Google, providing the backstory and a multitide of ways for folks to interact and fiddle about with it. Go and have a play -it's fun. And educational. And interesting.
Anyway, here's the video:
And here's the "making of":
All of which plays off this wonderful presentation from the ever-clever Iain Tait over at crackunit about how Radiohead seem to have such a brilliant understanding of the importance of context -and asking why so few marketing professionals do:
We're huge Nick Cave fans here at Meme Huffer, so are massively excited by the fact that there is a new album on the way. To add some biblical boogie to the start of your working week, here's the video for the title track "Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!":
Ok, it was wet and the ankle-deep mud made it quite an effort to get from one stage to another. But it was so, so worth it (thank god for a stout and comfortable pair of wellies and possible the best camping spot on the whole site).
And bless the BBC for their extensive coverage. Thanks to the joys of Sky+ we were able to relive the highlights and catch the acts that we missed due to inevitable schedule clashes. And now, thanks to the joys of YouTube, I can share a couple of our highlights with you all.
Saturday afternoon bought us CSS, who have swiftly become one of my favourite new things:
Later that night, while the masses headed for the wide-screen stadium antics of The Killers, we stayed put for Iggy & the Stooges -wise move:
Other highlights -Bjork, Arcade Fire, Manic Street Preachers, Bondo de Role, Amp Fiddler... and of course Aotearoa's own Fat Freddy's Drop, who lifted our spirits at the damp, cold and tired tail end of Sunday. No Glasto footage, alas, but here's their latest video:
Brilliant. Amazing. Genius. Loved the gig. Bought the t-shirt (I mean, It's not every band that I name my first-born cat after).
Yep, just got home from experiencing Wilco live on stage. Now, this is a band I've loved for years and years (thank you Mr Hakaraia) but have never had a chance to catch live... until now.
Anyway, Elvis Costello once said that talking about music is like dancing about architecture, so I'll give you all a clip so you can check 'em out for yourself -this was the track (a Woody Guthrie cover) that they played as their final encore tonight.