Kill the Night

“Whatever you do, don’t be bored. This is absolutely the most exciting time we could have possibly hoped to be alive. And things are just starting.”

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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.

Amaze.

(Source: harrattanparhar)

Dale Hansen… I salute you.

"It is not for unsteady souls." #jrnycballet

"It is not for unsteady souls." #jrnycballet

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So you read the word, ‘bow.’ How does your brain know it’s the front of a ship, a violin accessory, a knot, a bend of the upper body or an arrow launcher? Looking at the context of the sentences around it helps. And Watson is starting a new kind of conversation between people and machine by parsing natural language similar to the way we do.

Cognition.

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So you read the word, ‘bow.’ How does your brain know it’s the front of a ship, a violin accessory, a knot, a bend of the upper body or an arrow launcher? Looking at the context of the sentences around it helps. And Watson is starting a new kind of conversation between people and machine by parsing natural language similar to the way we do.

Cognition.

2 months ago

Stefanie Prosevac - Charles Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species’

Part of Channel 4’s Random Acts series.

I’ve always loved Stefanie Posavec’s work. I’ve got her ‘Walter Benjamin: A Literary Organism Analysis’on my wall. This piece is just adding another layer to the breadth of her work.

Aja.

"What I’ve Learned"

a day week-spent

a day week-spent

3 months ago

a day week-spent

a day week-spent

3 months ago