Don’t forget the rap lyrics, Google

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Thursday 10 October 2013

As Google Search SVP Amit Singhal wrote in a blog post unveiling Google’s new Hummingbird algorithm: ‘Now you can ask any question on the powerful little device in your pocket’. Naturally, we decided to ask Google how well it was into rap by running searches of iconic rap lyrics. Obviously we get a kick out […]

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Epic music video combines watercolour with digital effects

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By Calvin in Video on Thursday 23 May 2013

In this music video, the artist combined traditional watercolor techniques with digital effects. Every texture, illustration or letter was painted and scanned several times to achieve this beautiful effect. It took weeks to produce because of the high level of details and the painting effect the artist wanted to achieve. It’s a brilliant combination of […]

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Jarvis Crocker: mother, brother, lover

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By Tom Hickox in New Music on Monday 3 December 2012

I won’t spoil it but his website is worth the listing alone, a poke at how much time people waste online. His book of lyrics, recently published by Faber, shows just how good a lyricist he is, but also includes his warning to other songwriters never to mistake your lyrics for poetry. Translation: don’t disappear up your own arse.

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New Lyrics for Old Songs by Mark McEvoy

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Saturday 17 November 2012

I don’t even remember where I first saw and fell in love with UK-based digital artist and illustrator Mark McEvoy’s work. He certainly has a flair for messing about with text and captioned content — and they just work in an inappropriate but apt way. New Lyrics for Old Songs is his altered books project that seems to run on tap with a virtually inexhaustible pool of pictures. You can find more of the same goodness over on his Behance and Tumblr pages.

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Misheard song lyrics that will not be unheard

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Thursday 15 November 2012

Hey, just a quick reminder: you should always read the video description before watching it on YouTube. This one says ‘You will never unhear these lyrics’. Thanks to Jeff Wysaski of Pleated Jeans, we now know who to call when there’s something strange in the neighbourfood (not the Ghostbusters) and to never ever deny Alanis […]

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