When I was in Thailand I saw this little fellow dancing on his thread as I walked up a path. I tried to film it with my digital camera, the autofocus doesn’t work well and it makes a horrible noise. Can anyone think of a track I can use as a soundtrack for this clip to drown out the motor noise. Winner will be famous or something.
Also anyone got a clue what kind of creature this is?
By connecting sports shoes and iPods (using a tiny plug-in receiver) they’ve come up with something pretty sci-fi. Your shoes talk to your iPod, then your iPod talks to you, tells you how fast you’re going and all that jazz. Plus some nifty playlist / workout jiggery pokery.
Is it going to get geeks running? Or are we just going to hear a lot of:
“My average speed between my desk and the printer is 3.2mph”
Cool Hunting blog the Gnarls Barkley video for UK chart smash number one hit – Crazy. It’s top. A really simple idea beautifully executed. Based around a morphing set of Rorschach ink blots it’s a worthy accompaniment to the track. I don’t know quite why I felt compelled to write about it, it just moved me. But I guess there’s a few things that I really liked:
The video mirrors the beauty (and simplicity) of the track; which is nice.
They’re both a modern interpretation of things from the past. They feel like they’ve been inspired by loads of things, but actually imitate nothing (that I’m aware of).
They both stand out from everything around them. The track just bursts out of the radio. And if I watched MTV I’m sure that this video would really stand out alongside the ‘booty action’ of most modern hip hop videos.
I really like this new Tivoli iSongBook, it’s an iPod speaker system plus radio (edit: I’ve just realised it’s not new at all). There’s so many iPod speaker systems out there, but none of them really do it for me. Even the lastest Apple one kind of leaves me cold. On the other hand this one borrows from the styling of the iPod, but then makes it all its own. The fact that the dock flips out from the size and can be stowed away is really cool. Plus it’s got other little touches like the fact it’s properly shielded so you can have it near a TV or computer.
I’m sure that it’ll sound really good too, Tivoli things that I’ve experienced in the past always have. I’ve got a basic radio that I’ve had for a few years and it’s got a lovely warm sound for its size.