David Lowery to host SXSW panel on music piracy?

By now, you know David Lowery is as famous for his Letter to Emily White as much as he is for writing "alt rock" hits, not to mention the soundtrack to Kidsleepy's youth.


Filmworkers Nashville Adds Colorist Jimmy Cadenas

Young colorist brings experience with Baselight grading system and a credit list that includes Bridgestone, Southwest Airlines, and McDonald’s.

NASHVILLE— In the first step in a new effort to grow and expand services, Filmworkers, Nashville, has added Jimmy Cadenas as Senior Colorist. Cadenas spent the past seven years at Filmworkers’ facilities in Chicago and Dallas where he learned his craft from some of the industry’s top colorists, and worked on projects ranging from national television commercials to music videos and feature films.


Donna Summer- "I feel love." (Big Machine) USA

BiG MACHINE created "Videophonic" which is a collab of nine design studios creating original music videos for songs that were released in the Pre-MTV days. Because everyone wants to know what 70's songs would have looked like set to video.

You can see them all here but we've got BiG MACHINE's video for Donna Summer's "I feel love," below.

"I Feel Love" / DONNA SUMMER from Steve Petersen on Vimeo.


One million moms forgot how they became moms - protest Ragu commercial

May I, as a fellow woman and mother, say that I think there might be one million ladies in serious need of a date night out there? One million moms lodge their complaint about the Ragú commercial by saying it's... harmful to children.


Toshiba 3D TV - Less Body, Less Fun - print, Israel

So when a ball is deflated,it has "less body"? I'm sure there's a language thing here that I'm missing.


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Back in the 90s, when the internet was taking off and the world seemed to be on the cusp of breaking into a new era that didn't involve half of the planet being broke all the time and sudden 99% riots taking over the world, I was very exited abut ... web advertising.


Procter & Gamble's mobile banner ad will text your mum a thank you

Kirowski Isobar Budapest created a mobile ad that read "Three words we don't say enough: 'Thank you mom'", and when you tapped on it, it searched your phone for "mom, "mother", "Mum" and other variations to set up a text message to the lovely lady listed as your mom on your phone.


Amex thinks you might like piracy and child pornography

Last week, google announced its non-plan to combat piracy by dropping nefarious websites lower in their search rankings. I know, right? Take that, pirates!

Why not ban the sites outright? Money. Google's DoubleClick can make some serious cash serving their ads on these sites. We've written about it before.

But slowly the tide is changing. And it's changing because some advertisers have realized it's not good business to place an ad on an illegal website encouraging piracy and child pornography searches.

BMW recently did the right thing by pledging to drop its advertising from these illegal sites.

Eventually google will have to start to taking this issue more seriously as it loses revenue from companies like BMW. Money talks as always.

And if David Lowery, frontman for Cracker, and Camper Van Beethoven not to mention The Trichordist has anything to do with it, American Express might be next. They seem to be advertising on filestube.com, which is a great resource for getting the latest pirated copies of your music and movies, as well as porn to appeal to the more prurient and depraved on the internet.

Lowery has sent us a letter written to Google's people, which you can read in its near entirety below. Screen captures are also courtesy of Lowery. (note: While Lowery has more screen captures, we have omitted some, but only for the sake of brevity.)


Tom Waits - "Hell Broke Luce" - (2012) 4:07 (USA)

Tom Waits - "Hell Broke Luce" - (2012) 4:07 (USA)

Matt Mahurin directed "Hell Broke Luce" from the album "Bad As Me" with a hearty dose of visual surrealism.