Batman’s Friday Night
Batman’s Friday Night
He’s SO adorable! (via Snow White To Walter White: Fun Minimalist Drawings Of Pop Culture Characters - DesignTAXI.com)
Demo of Beat It composed using only Michael Jackson’s voice
As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.
One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”
Reasons why I laugh when people say he wasn’t a real musician.
"Today the creativity of communication is conditioned by an obsessive search for consensus, in the false belief that consensus is success. Fear of failure always produces mediocrity, because the chosen solution will always be the least risky and the most banal. In most cases, the solution doesn’t even attempt to be original, but wants, rather, to be a mediocre and repetitious replica of a past solution."
Oliviero Toscani in a speech presented at ADC 92nd Annual Awards + Festival of Art & Craft in Advertising and Design on April 2, 2013
Much of Toscani’s speech is meant to be inflammatory in that way “creatives are better than others” topics so often (unfortunately) default, so portions read less genuinely universal than others. But hey, getting riled up is good for the soul, right?
However, this passage is filled with absolute truth. Absolute truth.
As you may remember, a couple posts ago I reviewed a single by Bad Manners, which I embarrassedly admitted that I had first played at the wrong speed. I was very close to leaving that out of the post entirely, because who wants to come across like a dope? Well, I’m really glad I left it in,…
I remember having no idea what Alec Empire’s The Destroyer stuff was supposed to sound like since my first purchases of their stuff in the ’90s was vinyl that didn’t tell you the RPM to play it at, and with that band there’s no context to judge whether you’ve got it right or not.
Perfectly illustrated. (via 10 How I Met Your Mother Jokes As Infographics — Vulture)