Enjoy the dark (very dark) comedy of this new Blondie video for the track “Doom or Destiny,” starring Joan Jett and Debbie Harry anchoring an apocalyptic newscast about global warming, nuclear war, and, of course, President Trump.
From Rolling Stone:
Blondie guitarist Chris Stein – who co-wrote “Doom or Destiny” with Harry – likened the clip to “punk-style protest.” “In trying times we try harder,” he said. “Politics have become the new pop culture phenomena, but it seems the current landscape of music videos has so little to do with true protest or some kind of social message. It can be truthful, but irreverent, fun and funny.”
Meanwhile, director Rob Roth hoped the visual would “represent a spectrum of female fierceness,” calling the end product “a ‘fuck you’ to what’s going on in the world and a call to arms for women everywhere.”
With nearly 183 million views since June, this Thai music video is the top globally trending video of 2017, according to YouTube. It’s called “Until we become dust” and it’s performed by a singer in a full silver and white costume whose head is elaborately masked in oyster shells and pearls. The mysteriously-garbed musician is […]
Rockstar editing by Robert Jones.
Working from a traditional score by Ron Grainer, Delia Derbyshire created one of television and electronica’s most distinctive works of music: the theme tune to Doctor Who. For her pioneering work with synthesizers, often in crudely sexist and exclusionary workspaces, she is being posthumously awarded a degree by Coventry University. Due to BBC policies at […]
Social media has largely devoured traditional marketing channels, but the tools provided by Facebook, Twitter, et al. are more focused around individual users, not businesses. If you want to have better control over your brand’s social network profiles, take a look at SMhack Business. It’s a centralized hub for publishing and managing content, and right […]
uTalk is an educational app designed to get you speaking in a new tongue as soon as possible, and the subscription in the Boing Boing Store has been reduced to $19.99. With uTalk, you can choose from a huge list of over 130 languages — you aren’t stuck with just the most popular selections from […]
For those who have never piloted a quadcopter, but don’t want to burn their cash on cheap plastic, the TRNDlabs Spectre offers a high-end feel with a gentle learning curve. It’s being offered in the Boing Boing Store now for $92.99. To help you quickly get the hang of flying, this drone features a beginner […]