2013 One to Watch – Shakey Graves
The below songs (my favourites) are best listened to on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Kick back, crack open a beer and pretend you’re in Texas, the home of Shakey Graves.
‘Reluctant as I am to add to the mountain of interpretations of Somebody That I Used To Know seemingly taking over their own area of the internet, I couldn’t resist the massive remixability that such a large, varied yet connected bundle of source material offered.
I was directly inspired here by Kutiman’s Thru-You project:
Thankyou to everyone who has responded to Somebody That I Used To Know via YouTube. It’s truly amazing!
All audio and video in Somebodies is from the YouTube user videos featured, each of them a cover or parody of Somebody That I Used To Know. No extra sounds were added to the mix, but I used some EQ, filtering, pitch-shifting and time-stretching to make the music.
A full list of links to the original videos is available here:
I avoided using any existing remixes of the song, or any covers from tv talent shows.
As comprehensive and extensive as I tried to be with my downloading of source videos, I know there are many clips that I missed. Tay Zonday’s cover for instance, no internet mashup should be without him.
I used KeepVid.com to download the YouTube videos, Ableton Live for audio stretching, pitch-shifting and the initial video editing, and Adobe’s After Effects to put the final video together.
Big thanks to Travis Banko for assistance with downloading source videos, and to James Bryans for After Effects tutelage.
Thankyou to Barry for being Barry, and guiding us all.
Thanks to you for listening
And this one, just because they are playing in Ireland at Slane Castle, where Thin Lizzy once played. For those of you who don’t know one of Thin Lizzy’s songs inspired ‘Molly’s Chamber’. G’wan d’oirish. This song should be listened to LOUD, the drums are epic.
Most graduates leave high school with an encouraging speech from the valedictorian or principal.
North Penn High School’s class of 2012 received something a little more special — a 12-minute walk through their entire school career, from kindergarten to senior year of high school, in the form of popular songs.
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The medley is performed by the trio String Theory. It starts in 1999 with Backstreet Boys’ “I Want it That Way,” leading up to 2012′s hit song by Fun, “We Are Young.”
And of course, anyone who’s been waiting to graduate since 2000 knows that Vitamin C’s “Graduation Song” will inevitably appear.
J.D.McPherson was kindly brought to my attention by my totally up to scratch music buddy JC two months ago. It’s been one of those songs I just can’t stop listening to, whether its first thing in the morning or last thing at night. I’ve fallen for this song hard. I’m not sure if it’s because of the rockabilly soul, or because it’s a perfectly under-produced gritty recording (which thanks to auto tune we don’t hear much these days). In any case, it’s worth a listen, or from my experience a lot more than just once!
When the sun finally comes out to play, it’s best to have an awesome soundtrack to match it. This should definitely feature on THAT soundtrack.