I’ve got a feeling that LOL will also stand the test of time 🙂
From the “Vox Darkroom” series: Robert Falcon Scott was a British explorer who dreamed of being the first person to reach the South Pole. In 1912, he reached the Pole only to learn that his Norwegian rival, Roald Amundsen, had beat him to it. Caught by freakish weather and a string of bad luck, his […]
Another great video in the Vox Earworm series, a must see for any (house) music lover. Perfect fit to watch right after their previous “The Disco Invention that Changed Pop Music” video. On June 12, 1979, thousands of disco records were destroyed at Chicago’s “Disco Demolition Night”. Within one year, Chicago DJs and producers had […]
With the recent 75 year remembrance of the Normandy Landings (D-Day), I was reminded of this video by Vox, from the Vox Darkroom series: “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima” and “Raising a Flag over the Reichstag” are similarly iconic photos from World War II. They’re both beloved images of victory, and they’re both taken […]
I’ve been enjoying – and have linked to – the videos by Vox quite a lot, especially those from Vox Earworm. This video on how disco’s newly invented vinyl format – the 12-inch single – revolutionized pop music in the ’70s, is something right up my alley:
Today’s phones are hard to put down. Push notifications buzz in your pocket, red bubbles demand attention, and endless distractions sit at your fingertips. It can feel impossible to pull away from. But that’s kind of the point. I never understood why people would want to get notifications for every cough and sneeze. Turn ‘m […]
Every time I hear Radiohead’s Videotape I grab back this first episode of Earworm, a series by Vox on music. It’s a brilliant analysis of the brilliant rhythm that drives this song.
Nice piece by Vox – in a true Nerdwriter1 style by the way – on the sound design of Dunkirk – and by extension all of Christoper Nolan’s films – which makes the movie so intense. Just like with visual illusions, the brain can also be tricked with sound illusions. Sidenote: Ever since I saw […]
When listening closely to HUMBLE. by Kendrick Lamar you can overhear him rap about “Grey Poupon”, a brand of whole-grain mustard. This reminded me of this gem by Vox unearthing the history of Grey Poupon in rap: HUMBLE. appears on the magnificent album DAMN.. If you haven’t listend to it yet, you should.
Once again a great video by the folks over at Vox — their videos are always insightful, clear, well narrated, edited nicely, etc. In this video they talk about Kanye West and usage of the human voice throughout his oeuvre: Kanye West’s music orbits around the power and flexibility of the human voice. Take “Wolves” […]