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Ray Drainville

There’s an interesting phenomenon on t’Internet of taking songs & rendering them in 8-bit games console styles. It’s an interesting mix of nostalgia of taking the entertainment d’un certain âge & combining them in an unexpected way. Below we have a version of the Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place”:

Another example is this version of the Smiths’ “This Charming Man”, which they charmingly call “Super Morrissey Brothers”

Favourite Songs

Ray Drainville

Tom Waits’ “Altar Boy”, a minor classic that the artist deems an “orphan bastard”. How glorious:

Perfect animation

Ray Drainville

Unknown Pleasures: fantastic album, fantastic graphic design work by Peter Saville. It turns out it makes for a fantastic animated GIF as well from the Imaginary Foundation.

For those of you who don’t know, that image is a record of the signal for the first pulsar ever discovered. Pulsars emit regular bursts of radiation as they rotate rapidly, so it was initially thought to be evidence of extraterrestrial existence. It was nicknamed ‘LGM-1’ (for ‘Little Green Men’).

Guitar picks

Ray Drainville

I started learning the guitar a few months after my son did. Whilst I enjoy it thoroughly, I’m not nearly as good as he is. But I’ve been raising the boy right, and it’s clear that he would greatly benefit from the use of Star Trek guitar picks: