This is ridiculously cool and an example of the internet at its best. John Holbo wrote a blog in December suggesting that it would be fun to make a music video for Radiohead’s ’15 Step’ from ‘In Rainbows’ using the 5/4 Fred Astaire dance from a scene from the 1945 movie Yolanda And The Thief. You’d just have to speed it up, he said. John Speranza responded to his “homework assignment” with the video you can watch above. It’s been around for a bit but I just spotted it on W.A.S.T.E.
Harry Styles is secretly dating food blogger and model Tess Ward, The Sun’s Bizarre column can reveal. The former One Direction star, 23, has enjoyed a string of dates with the London-based chef – after being introduced by mutual friends. And pals close to the singer say unlike his other flings Styles is really taken by Ward, 27, known for her “Naked Diet” cookbook, and believe they’re set for a long-term relationship.
Whatever you think of Kanye West’s music or ludicrous persona the man is a genius at using samples. At at time when copyright law sometimes suffocates the use of sampling in hip-hop, West continues to go there even though he’s been sued a number of times. One imagines he has enough money to risk it. If you look back at West’s six albums you’ll see how important this technique is to his product. By manipulating tempo, chopping and stretching, samples are putty in his hands. Boldness is key here.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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