Everything is a remix – Remix Culture

Just watched the four part series of ‘Everything is a remix’ by Kirby Ferguson, would highly recommend, it’s a real eye opener.  Check it out here http://www.everythingisaremix.info/watch-the-series/.

It explains the ‘remix’ culture we live in today, copy -> transform -> combine, the three steps to creation.  Listen to Led Zeppelin, watch George Lucas’ Star Wars, or the contemporary remix king Tarantino’s Kill Bill and you can see ‘creation from influence’ being taken to the literal extremes, but still, you cannot deny the grandeur of these works.  I do thoroughly recommend you watch the video though, if there was any doubt before, after watching – it will make you say remix culture is a big positive!

Heavily influenced by Kirby Ferguson & the content of his videos 😉

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Memorable films/tunes

This a short list of a few of my favourite films & tunes in no particular order.

Donnie Darko – The hall way scene with the Tears For Fears song ‘head over heels’ is one my all time favourite scene’s.  Unfortunately the full scene isn’t on Youtube anymore and this is the best i could find.

Goodfellas – I’m a huge Martin Scorcese fan and this film got me into Gangsta/Mob films (yes, before The Godfather!), particularly his releases; The Departed, Casino etc

Looper – Released last year this film blew me away, with a combination of time travel and futuristic mob worlds this proved to be a winning formula for me.

Incubus – Drive

Velvetine – The Great Divide (Seven Lions Remix)