Don’t Get Any Big Ideas
Posted by Scott
This is either absolutely brilliant, or absolutely insane. Either way it’s great. It’s a video and remix of Radiohead’s Nude featuring some nice shots of vintage machines and seemingly composed mostly of sounds from those machines. Update: here’s a Vimeo link to the video.
Update #2: Radiohead posted about the video on their blog today. Congrats James! (thanks joe for the link)
Video by James Houston. Via Jesse Woodward
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James Houston says:June 5, 2008 at 12:56 pm
Wow! I made this!!! I visit ISO-50 daily, and it’s really surreal seeing it on here!! I feel kinda nervous, and excited at the same time.
Also, it’s composed entirely by sounds of those machines, although the Hard Drives are just speakers – so I guess that might be cheating a bit.
joe says:June 5, 2008 at 12:59 pm
i vote for brilliant. – now i’m off to go research hard drive speakers.
Hugo says:June 5, 2008 at 1:29 pm
Its brilliant as always when it comes to Radiohead, I wanna see them play it live :D
Rob McDougall says:June 5, 2008 at 2:39 pm
it’s great live hugo!
but what the frig are hard drive speakers? i’m perplexed…
Jesse says:June 5, 2008 at 4:40 pm
Glad to see it got posted! I caught this online this morning and sent it to Scott before I left for work.
Nice work man.
Jesse says:June 5, 2008 at 4:41 pm
Oh god you posted my site…
I really need to take that down… I’m coding a new one at the moment.
Alex Bickel says:June 5, 2008 at 9:58 pm
i think that is really beautiful. good work james.
Forrest says:June 5, 2008 at 11:44 pm
Jessie Rumble says:June 6, 2008 at 2:06 am
Don’t really know why but this video made me cry a bit :) Really surreal, nostalgic and poetic at the same time…
ed@dupe says:June 6, 2008 at 3:02 am
Insanely brilliant, I’d say. It’s got shit-loads of rhythm!
Awesome Friday viewing
Marc says:June 6, 2008 at 4:12 am
This is by far the best thing I have seen this year. Completely blown away by it.
Jakub says:June 6, 2008 at 10:36 am
Insanely brilliant by a long shot and really inspiring to see someone to put the time and effort into something as technical and imaginative.
Kirk Mitchell says:June 6, 2008 at 10:38 am
James, do you have a .mp3 of that kicking around? I’d very much like to get hold of one.
Scott says:June 6, 2008 at 12:28 pm
yeah, I am definitely voting for brilliant….. Insanely brilliant sounds about right Jakub. The more I watch this the better it gets, I am somehow getting a Tim & Eric vibe from parts of this, I love the still frames of the product labels and the “Hard Drive Speakers” tape tag.
joe says:June 6, 2008 at 12:57 pm
check out radiohead’s blog! This got Johnny and Colin Greenwood’s attention.