Due Process


Posted: 2012-02-28 17:51   |  More posts about film music

Another tune I've been searching for for years (this time since probably around 2000) - first heard it as the backing to Ronnie Creager's part on the Blind Skateboards section of Rodney Mullen VS Daewon Song Round II:

Happened to give this video a watch for a bit of a blast of nostalgia and thought to have another look for the tune. This site has popped up in the last decade and gave me the full run-down of tunes:

  • Blind #1 - instrumental mix by DJ Mino
  • Blind #2 - Gideon Choi - Afromaxx Music Production - Two Steps Beyond
  • Blind #3 - Josh Kasper - Visionaries - Say Where (instrumental)
  • Blind #4 - Corey Sheppard - Diamond D - When It Pours It Rains (instrumental)
  • Blind #5 - James Craig - Choclair - What It Takes (remix instrumental)
  • Blind #6 - Ronnie Creager - Lone Catalysts - Due Process (instrumental)

Incredibly happy to have finally tracked it down after all these years. Easily one of the best hip-hop productions I've ever heard.

Here's the normal version:

And, most importantly, the instrumental:

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Cowboys and Anthrax


Posted: 2011-12-12 21:56   |  More posts about film funny politics

Great stuff here from the Bad Lip Reading Youtube channel. Check it out for plenty more.

Thanks to Hugh for bringing this to my attention.

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Slow Walkers


Posted: 2011-11-23 00:12   |  More posts about art film music

"Wake" from "Slow Walkers", a Grouper / Lawrence English collaboration, to be released in 2012. The video is something else -- "meditations for the zombie as cultural phenomena".

Thanks to Dennis for bringing this to my attention. He also makes great ambient music himself -- if you like this kind of thing, you should check his music out.

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The Death Of Yugoslavia


Posted: 2011-05-14 15:32   |  More posts about documentary film history politics

The BBC's Death of Yugoslavia is a documentary that aired originally in 1995. It had a huge impact on me when I watched it at the end of last year, and I was happy to find it in its entirety on Youtube again recently. As far as I'm concerned, it's absolutely necessary viewing. It is 300 minutes in total, split into 6 episodes. Wikipedia states:

The series was awarded with a BAFTA award in 1996 for Best Factual Series.[1] Because of the series large amount of interviews with prominent leaders and commanders of the conflict, it has been frequently used by ICTY in war crimes prosecutions.[2]

All the papers relating to the documentary series, including full transcripts of the many valuable interviews conducted with participants, are lodged at the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives at King's College, University of London. The catalogue can be examined here

During the trial of Milošević before the ICTY, Judge Bonomy called the nature of much of the commentary "tendentious".[3] This was because there were instances in which an interview in the Serbian language was subtitled incorrectly and often in a misleading manner (for example, the subtitling translated an interviewee saying that "Milosevic always won the elections on a nationalistic platform and nothing else", rather than "... on a national platform... ").[4]

Here are all 6 episodes for your convenience:

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Cáca Milis


Posted: 2011-02-12 18:32   |  More posts about art film funny ireland irish language short film

A short Irish-language film starring Brendan Gleeson, not entirely unlike the wonderful Six Shooter.

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Qaeda Quality Question Quickly Quickly Quiet


Posted: 2010-12-03 23:51   |  More posts about america art film media oddities short film war words

I rather like the "A", "Amer-kawh", "and", "for" and "great" bits.

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Writing without reading


Posted: 2010-06-23 19:15   |  More posts about animation film linguistics literature oddities science short film words

A curious case of a professional writer who awoke one morning to find his capacity to read crippled by a stroke. Animation and narration from Lev Yilmaz. You can watch the video here. For some reason the embedding seems to be a bit mucked-up.

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Do you think it will always be like this?


Posted: 2010-06-19 23:25   |  More posts about animation art design film oddities short film

Thanks to Paddy for bringing this to my attention. (You should really check his blog out too, it's excellent.)

Please Say Something is a 10 minute short concerning a troubled relationship between a Cat and Mouse set in the distant Future. The final film was completed in January 2009 and contains 23 episodes of exactly 25 seconds each.

The film won the Golden Bear for best short at the 2009 Berlinale, the Cartoon D’or and several other awards. In 2010 it was given a distinction of cultural significance by the German ratings agency FBW (Prädikat Besonderes Wertvoll).

Please Say Something - Full Length from David O'Reilly.

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