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I’m back! Did you miss me? Of course you did!
I’m not particularly up on hip hop, but Die Antwoord certainly seem to be doing their own thing. Jesus, though…
God, I love this song.
The whole album (WAT) is pretty great, too.
So Microsoft has been churning out lots of really crap stuff recently—as well as really good stuff like the ongoing work on IE9. But this post is about the crap stuff. A prime example is “Songsmith”, software that helps you create the most banal music based on how you’re singing.
We’re going to place Songsmith within the context of a big joke. First:
“Running with the Songsmith”, based upon the old Van Halen song. Seriously? That’s what it came up with to accompany the singing? I laughed until I cried.
Such fiscal reticence didn’t stop me from immediately snapping up this, though. Recommended in today’s Guardian Guide, Kanaval: Vodou, Politics & Revolution on the Streets of Haiti has some truly amazing photos of unadulterated Carnival costumery. All the photos were taken in the city of Jacmel, destroyed in the recent earthquake.