3.22.2011

everything is a remix pt.1

first episode of a 3 part series by kirby ferguson. its pretty fun and gives good insight to remixing as a type of art. i was writing a manifesto before correlating hip hop culture to collaging and cubism and i think this doc definitely picks up on the same ideas i was trying to put down. in this short 7 min episode he takes us through chic's legendary 'good times' bassline, some william burroghs, and goes through a couple of old blues songs that led zepplin ripped off. nice

Remixing is a folk art but the techniques involved — collecting material, combining it, transforming it — are the same ones used at any level of creation. You could even say that everything is a remix.

11 comments:

  1. very interesting video, thanks for recommending it!

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  2. Great documentary. I was surprised chic's bass rhythm was in Around the World.

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  3. Best bassline ever, am I right?!

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  4. There's no such thing as an original thought. Nice video.

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  5. This is the most informative thing I've seen in a while.

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  6. Blogged about this a while back. Some great videos.

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  7. This was pretty cool man, that part about William Burroughs coining the term "Heavy Metal" was something I had no idea happened.

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  8. really interesting insight into Led Zeppelin! everything is a remix :)

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  9. Great song. Check me out, alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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