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.


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.


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.

10/10 :)


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.