Rihanna, “Don’t Stop the Music” (Def Jam, 2007).
Rihanna, “S.O.S.” (Def Jam, 2006).
Dave Hickey, Pirates and Farmers: Essays on Taste (Ridinghouse, 2013), p. 61-62.
Protesting something in the 1980s. Broadway and 111th St.
In Search of Digital Love
A 63-minute aural exploration of Daft Punk’s 2001 masterpiece, “Digital Love.” What started out as a simple idea for a podcast with a few interviews and a few music clips evolved into a pseudo-documentary, before finally taking shape as a sort of critical mashup. Give it a listen (though be forewarned: some of the mp3-derived sound quality is negligible-bordering-on-terrible… some of the messiness is deliberate too, of course). (Available as an MP3.)
Big thanks to the following participants — these brave souls who followed my wacky (mostly indescribable, even to myself) hunch and made this entire operation feasible. (Not to mention a heck of a lot of fun to compile.)
I’m one of the interviewees, along with Nate Patrin and Brian MacDonald. From 2010.03.11.