Tavie sez, "My friend Sarah WINS at the internet. I've known her online (and eventually offline) for 15 years and her creativity never ceases to astound me.
Now it's astounding Rolling Stone, who've picked up on the fact that her recent YouTube mashup of the band Phoenix's song "Lisztomania" meshes perfectly with clips from 80's brat pack movies. I'd never heard of this band before (I live under a rock), but this song makes me want to dance. Phoenix even added it to their official myspace page and have said it's their "best video yet".
Dude. I'm so glad fans are still creating brilliant, beautiful things on the internet. Fandom rules."
Scenes from The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Footloose match up so perfectly with the Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix track, it's hard to believe the band didn't attempt to soundtrack John Hughes flicks in the studio a la Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon and The Wizard of Oz. AvoidantConsumer did such a good job, the band even posted on their official MySpace page and, according to Swide, Phoenix have gone on record saying the unofficial Brat Pack version is "our best video."
Reason's December issue celebrates the magazine's 50th anniversary with a series of commissioned pieces on the past and future of the magazine's subjects: freedom, markets, property rights, privacy and similar matters: I contributed a short story to the issue called Sole and Despotic Dominion, which takes the form of a support chat between a dishwasher […]
The key to learning any new language is feedback. When you’re immersed in conversation, it’s easy to pick up key phrases and pronunciation, but not all of us have the means to jet off to Spain, France or wherever we can learn to speak like a local. The next best thing: The Mondly app. Mondly […]
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Ever wondered what it takes to make the transition from amateur photography to a full career? If you answered “a better camera,” you’re half right. Before you get the equipment, get the know-how to use it with the Hollywood Art Institute Photography Course & Certification. Taught by experienced pros, this course is geared towards shutterbugs […]