Director Joe Connor sent up two vintage Sony televisions via weather balloons for Kelvin Jones’ video for his song Call You Home.
Yup, that really is a TV in space, for real. I created this video by sending a vintage Sony TV into orbit on a weather balloon provided by Sent Into Space, surrounded by cameras so as to capture this spectacular footage hovering above the Big Blue Marble itself.
More precisely, it took two launches – both from Snowdonia in Wales, with two identical TVs, with each launch providing the opportunity to rig the GoPros in different positions.
For those of you who are not Ryan Adams fans, you might not have heard that he is doing complete cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989 album (the entire album).
Kind of odd, but the 15 seconds clips he has been sharing have sounded pretty good.
He released his cover of Bad Blood late last week. Not a huge fan of this song (due to all the media coverage guessing who it is about), but I appreciate Adams’ attempt to strip it down and add some stank to the glossy production.
It is interesting to think of guitar and sound in terms of physics and science…
Guitar masters like Jimi Hendrix are capable of bending the physics of waves to their wills, plucking melody from inspiration and vibration. But how do wood, metal, and plastic translate into rhythm, melody, and music? Oscar Fernando Perez details the physics of playing the guitar, from first pluck to that final shredding chord.
6. Ryan Adams makes the perfect alternative Glastonbury-closer
Vast swathes took to either the Pyramid Stage see icons The Who or to The Other Stage to have their faces raved off by The Chemical Brothers. We fancied something a little different, so took one last emotional walk to the top of the hill.
What better way to end Glastonbury than with an emotional outro from R’Adams with the ones you love? Opening with ‘Gimme Something Good’ before giant amp stacks and arcade machines, Dr Adams played up the theatrical setting of the Park Stage and its flaming towers, with a set of heartbroken balladry and bad-ass guitar god noodling.
It was a set of relentless Glasto-friendly highlights, the most fitting being the youthful decadence of ‘To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)’, the firey regret of ‘Kim’ and ‘Stay With Me’, and naturally the ever-enchanting ‘New York, New York’ and ‘Come Pick Me Up’. Sealed with the kiss of the country-prog of ‘Magnolia Mountain’ and the unexpected and heart-wrenching encore of his now classic cover of Oasis’ ‘Wonderwall’, he couldn’t have done more. It’s a shame that more didn’t see it, but to those who did, it was a set never to be forgotten. (AT)
And just in case BBC does take it down, here is an official clip (only one song):