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James Blake – Retrograde (Music Video)

10 Feb

Fellow Blaker Fans,

The new album is about to start crowning, and I think we all know that it’s birth will be celebrated for eons to come. For now all we can do is patiently gnaw at our anticipation, and watch this new music video for Retrograde over and over and over and over again.

- Signed Sincerely, The Worst Guy

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Everything is a Remix (4 Part Documentary Series)

27 Nov

 

Fellow Creators and Innovators,

My ongoing thirst for new documentaries to feed my bottomless brain led me to Everything is a Remix today – a 4 part gem by Kirby Ferguson that gives incredible insight into the concept of how all ideas are created, exploited and manifested in society accordingly with the needs of the era in which they originate. It details how no idea is ever truly unique, and shows how today’s market economy is a construct that runs counter-intuitively to the fundamental nature of “creativity.”

As a music blogger who drowns himself everyday in the vast ocean of legal issues relating to digital copyright laws, these films really gave me a glimmer of hope that my ongoing efforts to keep content free, and readily available to whoever needs it, are in fact natural and not in vein.

- Signed Sincerely, The Worst Guy

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Shadows On Stars – Here (Music Video Premiere)

29 Jun

To My Portland Posse,

The Shadows On Stars duo have once again emerged from their creative cocoon with a new music video to share. This new video for their track Here is a chilled out cacophony of Kaleidoscopey visuals and abstract cinematography, and it fits perfectly with the ambient texture of the music. This duo continues to impress me with every piece of music and video they birth, and it’s again an honour to be of the first people privy to share it with the world.

acid and shrooms sold separately 

- Signed Sincerely, The Worst Guy

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P.S. here’s the production details and the bands links:

  • Location: The Lion (NYC)
  • Directed By Crooked Engine
  • Produced By: Ann Lee Caceres

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Free The Network: VICE Documentary (Review)

4 May

Viral Freedom Fighters,

I should start by saying this one’s definitely gonna be on my mind tomorrow. Since I walked into this gig having never seen any of VICE’s Motherboard segments, I now know what I’m doing with the rest of my night.

This video is the true “Occupy Wall Street” documentary. While watching it I found I was significantly more ignorant on the movement than I thought, and realized I had been falsely labeling the protesters for months now.

So what was it all about in the first place? Well, it sure as fuck wasn’t anti business. It was a protest against our current system that allows advantages to few, while disadvantaging the rest. Still a little lost? I was too, until we meet the protagonist – a computer programmer/engineer that has created an online, local, free network.

When I say free, I mean free of cost, free of the government tracking your moves, free of those fuckers over at Rogers. The cops try to trash all his equipment but he just gets back to building because he’s still young, and it only makes him want to make his local network a global reality that much more. It’s inspiring, but not in your face about it.

The editing is great, the production value’s good (wherever they were able to actually set up a shot without getting toppled by the crowd), and I got over the narrator’s creepy voice almost entirely by the end (which sounded weirdly similar to the jerkin’ San Fransisco guy from the Kony 2012 documentary). If he had seen it, Hans Moleman would not have asked for another half an hour of his life back, as it would have been well spent.

Forever Yours, Walker Johnston

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