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The Magic of Sampling Music

Recently I came across an interesting video by a singer/songwriter called David Ford. He released a new video for his song “Go To Hell”, in which he showcased an interesting way of making music. He played the song by sampling a few chords of every instrument. Pay attention to the beginning, he starts the song off with a water boiler (no really!). Watch the video here:

In my head I immediately started going through my own music collection and thought of a few other artists who use this method of playing music with samples. Most of them do it only when they perform live and it sounds amazing. Suggestions to this list are obviously much appreciated.


The Fun Theory by Volkswagen (part 2)

This morning I came across some new viral videos from The Fun Theory by Volkswagen. The first blog on this new campaign was posted last week and can be found here.

The World’s Deepest Bin

Bottle Bank Arcade Machine (coming soon)

I guess more clips are coming soon. The website of the Fun Theory is here:

The Fun Theory by Volkswagen

Today I came across an interesting YouTube video, called The Fun Theory. The theory states that you can change people’s behaviour by making it fun to do the other thing.

The video showed a staircase in a metro station, with an escalator right next to it. People mostly used the moving staircase instead of the regular one. Goal of the experiment presented in the film was to prove that when you make using a regular staircase fun, people start doing it. Check out the video below, be sure to turn on your speakers.

Now, this looks like another viral movie that’ll be sent around the net for the next couple of days. But at the end of the film a web address was shown, which I immediately visited. I was asked to leave my e-mail address, because there was nothing there yet. I have no clue what to expect, but we’ll see.

The initiative is backed by Volkswagen, so I’m interested in what their role will be in all of this.

Check out the website of the Fun Theory by clicking here.

Music video: David Gray – Fugitive

British singer/songwriter David Gray recently released a video for his new single Fugitive. The song will be featured on David’s latest record Draw the Line.

Both video and song are exceptional. The song is a little more uplifting and uptempo than the avarage David Gray song. The drums are very present, and draw your attention immediately.

The video shows David playing the song in a room with his guitar and piano. Around him drawings appear and disappear on the walls, as well as on his piano.  The concept gives a whole new meaning to graffiti.

Music video: Oren Lavie – Her Morning Elegance

Oren Lavie is a singer/songwriter from Israel. The video for his song “Her Morning Elegance” is a beautiful stop motion film, starring Oren himself and Israeli actress Shir Shomron. I came across this video a while ago, but just thought of it. This stop motion video is situated on a bed, filmed from above.

Some additional information from Daily Inspiration:

Filming was shot over two days in the studio of Tel Aviv photographer Eyal Landesman. The video is made up of 3225 still photos shot using one camera hanging from the ceiling for the main body of the movie. An animated computer generated storyboard for the video, using 3D dummies, was produced over the four weeks before filming started.

More information on Oren Lavie can be found on his MySpace.