It’s Friday, and I’ve managed to run into a few awesome things around the web this week. Let me share them with you:
1. Jay-Z ‘Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail’ review: When fans are reduced to customers – I don’t care about Jay-Z, but I loved this review published by The Washington Post and how real it is. My favorite part of the review is this:
“Plus, all of this Samsung hullabaloo has only distracted listeners from the fact that, musically and lyrically, “Magna Carta” is one of Jay-Z’s blandest offerings. Over 16 joylessly professional tracks, our hero laces up his sneakers for his bazillion-thousandth victory lap around the hip-hop universe. There’s no mood, no verve, no vision to this music. It’s the sound of champagne being sprayed around an empty locker room.
2. 12 Years of DFA: Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic – An awesome short film about DFA Records. I find the awesomeness not only in learning the history and structure of the record label, but also in the production of the film. It’s a beauty in itself.
3. The Medium Is The Message: A tribute to musical formats (Madrid 2011) – Another find from the Red Bull Music Academy Vimeo channel. Oh yeah.
4. 100 Riffs (A Brief History of Rock N’ Roll) – I found this one last Summer, but I wanted to share it here.