> Quick! The free TC Electronic Reverb Plugin offer expires soon!
> A trip to the Rycote Factory with a handy tip: when storing your fluffy for travel, turn it inside out!
> A chat with Vladislav Delay
> This research paper examined the web presence and sales data for 99 independent Australian artists distributed by Musicadium to identify whether any of the documented online activity corresponded with proportionally higher royalty returns to artists. via
> the first singing computer? “Daisy Bell” was composed by Harry Dacre in 1892. In 1961, the IBM 7094 became the first computer to sing, singing the song Daisy Bell. Vocals were programmed by John Kelly and Carol Lockbaum and the accompaniment was programmed by Max Mathews. This performance was the inspiration for a similar scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
> Free doesn’t mean devalued
> Transformative vs Incremental change in the music industry: “Don’t be taken in by a dead industry that doesn’t care about your music”
> I love the look of this Vintage 70s PAIA mini organ synth thing – hope it goes to a good home
> When does nostalgia kick in? The ‘best of decade’ lists have already started!
> I love these animated 3D stereoviews of life in Meiji-period Japan
>Think: a handy OSX app to hide all the other apps & crap on your desktop from distracting you
>10 best practices of online promotion
What if Alfred Hitchcock had access to surround sound?
> Next time you’re hiring & checking peoples CVs, watch out for four legged applicants with a degree – I love the names of some of these ‘graduates’ eg Kitty O’Malley aka Spanky, Chester Ludlow, Colby Nolan, Tobias F. Schaeffer
> Five things that were on our minds when we first dreamt up The Auteurs
#1: Why can’t you watch In the Mood for Love in a café in Tokyo on your laptop?
#2: Why is it so hard to meet people who share the same love for Antonioni?
#3: Wouldn’t it be great to instantly send Tati’s Playtime to a friend if you think they needed it? (There’s nothing like film therapy!)
#4: Why do films on the internet just look awful?
#5: Why are we talking as if we were John Cusack in High Fidelity?
And that was that. We simply couldn’t resist the idea of everyone having their own film library… Your own little cinema, anytime, anywhere.
After all, not everyone can make it to the Cannes Film Festival—especially if you are a school teacher or you live in Winnipeg (or both)—but that doesn’t mean you can’t recite all of Kubrick’s films in reverse chronological order, or that you are not desperate to watch the latest Kitano film that’s definitely not going to be released in your local multiplex.
And that’s our point: Popular doesn’t always mean good. (By the way, we’ve worked hard on the quality of the streaming and we are very proud of it)
Check the Auteurs site out here and you can watch one of my favourite films (& scores by Ryuichi Sakamoto) Tony Takitani for US$3
The Auteurs site also has a good forum – I ahd a good chuckle at such topics as What do you think is on Werner Herzogs Ipod? and noted a few films to see/hear which have no score
What a great project! It deserves your support….