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Creative Funny Visual

Gary Coleman with editing designed to confuse, courtesy of TV Carnage

TV Carnage sells dvds created from hundreds of hours of exceptionally bad TV, lovingly fused together. I have no idea what’s real and what’s not in this video and i love it.

See more clips:
http://uk.youtube.com/user/tvcarnage
http://www.tvcarnage.com/

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General Music

Where are the next round of classic TV Themes and Credits

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I ended up playing the theme tune to an classic kids cartoon in the office today, and a few of us chatted about how we loved all the old TV themes and great intros.

Listen:

[audio:Pigeon_Street_Theme.mp3]

On their official site i found this gem:

Benni Lees got in contact with PigeonStreet.com and gave us this information:

My real name is Marion and I wrote the music for Pigeon Street. I am a classically trained musician and in the seventies I had a rock band called Soulyard, in which I player the Bass. We had a sax player called Ruthie Smith who is now working as a psychotherapist, an American trumpeter called Jim Dvorak, a guitarist called Jonny Meringue (also American), a pianist called Laka Koc, a conga player called Linda Malone and a drummer called Nigel Watson. I live in Edinburgh and work as a pianist.

Now I am 53 years old with a fifteen year old son who is a singer and a daughter who plays the harp. They both loved pigeon street when they were little. My wish is for the world to be a peaceful place.

Obviously the media has changed dramatically in the past 20 years with the “End Credit Squeeze” now a regular part of a channels marketing weaponry.

I’ll leave Charlie Brooker to give you his view on the new end-device. Wonder what he makes of the theme to the new Knight Rider. “Shit” i hope.

This is from his excellent BBC Four show, Screenwipe.

Charlie Brooker – End Credit Squeeze

 

Classic TV Links

http://www.classickidstv.co.uk/

http://tv.cream.org/

 

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Apple Design Technology

iStick – a fusion of iPhone and iPod shuffle

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What do you get when you cross an iPhone with an iPod shuffle? Designer Alexei Mikhailov has dreamed up this gadget to show what he thinks that hybrid should look like.

The iStick is modeled after a tube of lipstick. However, all four sides have a touchscreen providing for a slick interface.

Read more:
http://sparkingtech.com/gadgets/istick-a-fusion-of-iphone-and-ipod-shuffle/

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Apple Technology

Keep your Mac up to date with Appfresh and osx.iusethis.com

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AppFresh helps you to keep all applications, widgets, preference panes and application plugins installed on your Mac up to date. All from one place, easy to use and fully integrated into Mac OS X. AppFresh works by checking the excellent osx.iusethis.com for new versions and lets you download and install available updates easily.

Appfresh isn’t in Beta yet so there are some glitches, and be careful about downloading Leopard only apps if you’re on Tiger, but it’s shaping up to be a really great bit of kit. If you’re a bit of a software nerd you can also show off your apps via Facebook.

Take a look:
http://metaquark.de/appfresh/
http://osx.iusethis.com/

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Creative Design Visual

Cardboard Pocket Synths and Miniature Analogues

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Amazingly detailed hand-made models from Dan McPharlin.

Check out the full set:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/danmcp/sets/72157594294355299/detail/

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Advertising Technology Web

Beatboxing Basset Hound

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Beatboxing Basset Hound developed for Tele2 Sweden. I can’t understand a word on the site, but you hit “Space” to start the recording, then you use the keys to have you Hound do pull out some “improv beats”.

via http://www.beatbox.tele2.se/

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Music Visual

Spitzer, something a little tasty for 2008

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Spitzer consists of a couple young men raised in the same house in Lyon, France. These brothers have one goal: Make you dance. Currently, the duo is working on a four song EP called Roller Coaster and if the four tracks on their myspace page are any indication of what we’re in for, we’re in for some big, bright and bold dancefloor action.

Listen to Disco Biscuits:
[audio:Spitzer-Disco_Biscuits.mp3]

Official site: http://www.spitzer.fr/

Identity by: http://www.super-script.com

via http://www.3hive.com/2007/11/spitzer.php

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Design Funny

Fantastic beermats from Love

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via: http://blog.lovecreative.com/2007/09/24/must-get-these-produced-one-day/

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Music Technology Visual

Beautiful computer generated art from Flight404

Solar, with lyrics. from flight404 on Vimeo.

Expect to seem something similar on TV soon, probably a BMW ad.

It was created using Processing, an open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions. Set the player to Fullscreen mode and enjoy.

via http://www.crackunit.com/2008/02/01/oh-my-thats-lovely/