Thursday, October 29, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
The one on the right is using MSSIAH, a MIDI controller for the Commodore 64. The one on the left is using a Cynthcart, a synth cartridge for the C64 (which I own and enjoy playing with immensely).
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The above is a representation of how J.S. Bach's "Crab Canon" would be performed if both parts started on the same spot of a Mobius strip with the score imprinted on it, and worked in opposite directions.
Wait, what the? Who would?
It's probably just a tape loop going "You're paying $2 a minute for this, you idiot."
Funny thing, you probably got the same loop if you called this number in the 1990s -
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I've always found this "walkthrough" of Dungeons Of Daggorath hilarious, with the narrators self-effacing commentary over his admitted incompetence with the game.
I've always loved the Michel Gondry + Bjork combination. Her lyrics have always reminded me of dreams, and his imagery has done the same. Plus, this song in particular is so grimy and raw sounding.
The above is from Rankin-Bass's (the awesome cartoon company that produced the old claymation "Rudolph" specials, The Last Unicorn, and Thundercats) version of Return Of The King, and boy... that is some funky wah-wah goin on with that guitar. In the animated version of this and The Hobbit, they did a great job of replicating the songs that are sprinkled throughout the books. Speaking of things that were much cooler in the animated version than the live-action one, here is the scene where they break down the gate with the giant battering ram.