Ten 80s Pop Videos Yooouuutuuubed

I’m so glad I found Yooouuutuuube. I’ve been wanting a thing that does what it does for ages.

What does it do? Well it creates an amazing animated grid out of the key frames from YouTube videos. It’s pretty 80s, but it’s cool – and you can get a really interesting flavour of the content just by looking at it. So I thought I’d capture a bunch of 80s pop videos to see what would happen.

I think they look lovely.

Cry by Godley and Cream

Godley and Cream - Cry

Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer

Money for Nothing by Dire Straits

Dire Straits - Money for Nothing

Take On Me – A-Ha

A-Ha - Take On Me

Rio by Duran Duran

Duran Duran - Rio

Do You Really Wand to Hurt Me – Culture Club

Culture Club - Do You Really Want to Hurt Me

Billie Jean by Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer

MC Hammer - can't touch this

Prince Charming – Adam and the Ants

Adam and the Ants - Prince Charming

And of course…

Rick Astley - Never Gonna GIve You Up

And they’re in a Flickr Set here.

Nice Nike ‘Ads’

Surely this James Jarvis film (supported by Nike) deserves more than the 50k views it’s had on YouTube?

[EDIT: I just spotted that it’s all about Vimeo for this one where it’s had 201k views]

It’s bloody lovely. And if you’ve ever run for more than a bus you’ll spot some genuinely insightful moments in there. The switch to night at about 3.45 is totally beautiful. And the soundtrack is superb.

Thank you Mr Featherstone for the tip off.

And while I’m doing some Nike loving I like this SB spot too.

It’s very crisp and very clean. But that’s what makes it feel so very west-side. And I’m pretty happy about the cameo at the end :-)

New Side Project ‘Random Vinyl’

Random Vinyl

I just set up a new Tumblr site today: http://randomvinyl.tumblr.com

Go vist, follow me. Whatever you do with Tumblr stuff.

I was chatting last night and someone asked what most of my records were. I couldn’t answer. I just said, um, well they’re pretty random. And that’s true. I’ve been picking up bits of vinyl for years on and off. And none of it gets played any more. So I thought it’d be interesting to do a Random Box Dipping Experiment…

Every few days I’m going to go and randomly dip into the random boxes of records in the loft and blog them. The rule is that I’m not allowed to censor or edit what comes out. If it’s a terrible bag of nonsense (and there’s a lot of that up there for sure) I’ll just have to deal with that.

I’m digitising them straight off the vinyl with all the pops and clicks and slurs, which I hope will add to the whole thing.

I’ve no idea how long I’ll keep it up for. But I’ve queued a load of stuff up and I’m having fun with it :-)


The Nikon s1000pj – Is This Really Now?

A camera with a built in projector sounds pretty cool. I’m sure you could do some interesting things with that. So how come Nikon have made a video that makes it look like a piece of shit from the 1980s? I can’t sense any irony in the video whatsoever…

The Vast and Epic Power of Tumblr


This image of Jim Henson and Kermit – posted here – has over 440 notes (at time of posting). That’s 440 people who’ve either re-blogged or ‘liked it’ on Tumblr. That’s a lot of kudos and viral spread going on. Mind you, it is a bloomin’ lovely picture.

Tumblr, I’m watching you. Like a hawk. A hawk with a lazy eye.