The Future Is (Y)Ours

April 18, 2007 at 6:53 pm (Future Of Music, Gerd Leonhard)

So I’ve just been watching these videos of Gerd Leonhard, he who wrote The Future Of Music. They’re really interesting but most of all I love his photos and terms of phrase that uses in the power point presentation – I can’t use PP but I wish I could. You can download the PWC report on Lifestyle Media here. The videos must be a few months old otherwise I’m sure he would have mentioned EA’s new music venture Artwerk. Especially as it ties in with the whole ‘Airplay’ / ‘Netplay’ idea – however he does talk about, in his book, songs that are pre-released on EA games that receive more plays than had they been A-listed at radio – perhaps this should be called ‘Gameplay’.

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Little Sunday Update

January 14, 2007 at 10:56 pm (Future Of Music, Paris Is Burning, Vogue)

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Not much blogging this week – been mostly job hunting. Went to see an amazing film on Friday at the ICA – Paris Is Burning – its all about these transvestite / transexual ‘balls’ in the early 80’s in NY – turns out this was the origin of Vogueing. Everyone would dress up and strut up and down and be awarded trophies for the best dressed. They had different categories and my favorite was ‘Realness’

Now most of the footage from the film is from 84 which is a whole 6 years before Madonna’s Vogue. Also it would seem that there is a large crossover between breakdancing and vogueing and that supposedly they evolved together.

Thanks for all the podcast tips – I know have too much music to listen to (which can never be a bad thing).

My Future Of Music book came through the post and so far its super interesting.

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