I do – quite genuinely – love how America pumps its citizens full of drugs as children and then gives them guns and inferiority complexes when they don’t grow up to be rock stars and movie stars or a Kardashian. It’s like we’re actually living in the first twenty minutes of an apocalypse movie and Morgan Freeman is narrating this.
Not saying we should all move to France – I’m just saying they have their shit (mostly) together and we should be taking some notes.
Open you ears and open your heart
Don’t take yourself too seriously
And take yourself as seriously as death itself
Worry your ass off
Have iron-clad confidence
It keeps you awake and alert
Believe you are the baddest ass in town
It keeps you honest.
Be able to keep two completely contradictory ideas alive and well inside of your head and heart at all times
If it doesn’t drive you crazy, it will make you strong
And stay hard
And stay alive
And when you walk on stage tonight to bring the noise
Treat it like it’s all we have
And then remember it’s only rock n’roll
As fragmentation continues and people have more choices of programming on multiple different platforms, the science of measuring audience going to have to expand their sample size and account for engagement on all screens. This is a great step for the CW.
"These sites are primarily concerned with the user experience and are exploring ways to monetize their sites and apps by providing value to advertisers by intertwining brand messages within people’s activities.
…The trick for each of these companies is providing premium advertising at scale, without disrupting the user experience.”
In yesterday’s SXSW Panel “Changing the Channel: The New Golden Age of TV at SXSW 2012” (brought to us by Hulu), Andy Forssell (SVP Content, Hulu) reminded us that in 1958, a 30 minute episode had 4 minutes of commercials. in 2012, that number is 8.5 minutes. To a room full of independent film and television creators, technologists and marketers, he called for a day where commercial ad loads return to 1958 levels. Fewer, more targeted ads.
So this is a cover of “This Charming Man” by The Smiths done in the style of Super Mario Bros.. I’m planning on doing a video as soon as I can figure out how to work with Flash. The sound effects are only there to help the listener visualize the “game”. I’m looking to do other 80s songs in this style as well (with accompanying videos). Enjoy!
This simultaneously made me incredibly happy and sad. Which is exactly what this is intended to do, I think.