Friday, November 17, 2006

Genuine Cleverness

As the Good Book says, there is nothing new under the sun. As such, most attempts at "innovation" in various artistic endeavors fall flat on their face for being either unoriginal (e.g., increasing the sex and violence in movies to sell tickets or make a statement has already been done to death (pun intended) by the Romans) or pretentious (like, say, virtually all "modern" and "postmodern" "art"). SO, when somebody creates an artistic expression of some form that's truly original or clever, I think it really deserves some praise.



So what's so special about this? Did he invent the sampling of sounds to create a tune? Of course not. Did he create a particularly stirring melody, the likes of which human ears have never been graced with before? Hardly. But by combining the musical field of sampling with a tight beat and a bit of competent musicianship, and then packaging it in the video form shown above, he's truly done something clever, original, funny, and entertaining. Apparently, he's also done the same thing with "beat box" clips as well. And I fully support innovations like that.

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Anonymous Marty said...

You don't have trackback, so this is to let you know that I linked to this post on Mazurland Blog. Pretty clever kid.

4:59 PM  
Blogger Mirtika said...

That was a hoot. THANKS.

I agree: fun (and funny!) and clever.

Mir

8:46 AM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

A new reader! That makes, like, FOUR! Hooray!

11:07 AM  

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