There’s been a handful of new music videos that just got released today. Here are some for your eyes and ears:
It was a shock hearing about his health earlier today. I thought it was just hear-say and was waiting for a more credible source other than TMZ (tabloid). That though, came with a bit of hope that their bit was false. But alas, at 3:15pm Pacific, the LA Times confirmed it.
What’s weird is that we were just talking about him at lunch today. The conversation spurred from a question of what people were up to in terms of trips/vacation this Summer. A coworker mentioned that he was thinking of going to London and catch one of his concerts. Weird.
What sucks is that it has been crazy these past couple of days in Hollywood. First, it was Ed McMahon (on Tuesday). Then, Farrah Fawcett early this morning. Now, it’s the King of Pop, Michael Jackson—one of the best Entertainers the World has ever known.
Damn. Truly an idol to me growing up; trying to hit his awesome counts from Thriller to Bad, Moonwalker and so on. Sad day definitely. I’m pretty sure most people will be playing his jams tonight on repeat.
RIP Michael Jackson.
PS. LA Times’ “Michael Jackson: Life in Pictures” & video.
K’naan at the Apple Store San Francisco
K’naan Set List, originally uploaded by stechico.
I had the awesome opportunity to listen to K’naan last night. He had a live, acoustic performance at the Apple Store in San Francisco. I luckily got through 4th/Market early enough as there was a line forming from the entrance.
It was my first time seeing a music performance in an Apple Store as I usually just go in-and-out to check on stuff. I’m glad that I attended as it was also the first time seeing K’naan live. It was awesome. The auditorium wasn’t too big, so it was an intimate setting. The acoustics in the room was great and crisp. Not to mention, the experience and stories shared by K’naan felt like it was a VH1 Storytellers session. It was a very humbling and enlightening experience indeed.
Dope Music Video by ApSci — “Under Control”
I first heard about ApSci1 through my brother Glen recently. Then dug in to take a look on their site for some tunes, http://apsci.net.
Lo and behold, they’ve been featured on Wired.com’s Underwire section just recently. The article was about their music video for “Under Control”.
The dope part is that it was produced using an
“iPhone, a portable printer and a webcam.”
They performed the track in front of the webcam and printed it up into the handheld snapshots that fly by in the globe-hopping video, which hopscotches from Brooklyn to the Grand Canyon, Vegas, Hawaii and Australia at the speed of sound. They took additional shots using the iPhone, then mashed the production nightmare into an eye-tripping visual for their body-rocking song.
In other words, ApSci’s video has no video in it. No post-production either.
Very, very schneaky and creative I must say. Well done. Here’s the video.
- The group is made up of Bronx native Raphael LaMotta and Filipino-Australian Dana Diaz-Tutaan. [↩]
Just in case you haven’t heard of JD’s group Ocean’s 71, they have a couple of music videos up.
- Jermaine Dupri wrangled his guys Tyrone Davis (JD’s personal assistant), Usher, Johnta Austin, Bryan-Michael Cox, Nelly and Trey Songz to comprise a clique of distinguished gentlemen called Ocean’s 7. [↩]