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Why I love the internet - #1345 [Aug. 17th, 2012|12:28 am]
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So, not very long ago, an artist named Gotye released this song:



And it's good. It's catchy, the video is interesting, and it's a strong song.

Then the internet kicks in. If you youtube for Gotye and 'somebody that I used to know' there's a whole heap of remixes and covers. This is one of my favourites.



All the remixes happened quickly - people grabbed the original, ripped it apart, reshot it, remixed it, retasted it.

And then, Gotye, rather than complaining about what had been done to his song, did this:



Note, especially, the long list of credits on his website, and his attitude here:


Reluctant as I am to add to the mountain of interpretations of Somebody That I Used To Know seemingly taking over their own area of the internet, I couldn't resist the massive remixability that such a large, varied yet connected bundle of source material offered.



I was directly inspired here by Kutiman's Thru-You project:

‪http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tprMEs-zfQA‬
Wonderful stuff!



Thankyou to everyone who has responded to Somebody That I Used To Know via YouTube. It's truly amazing!


An artist to watch, I think.
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[User Picture]From: eldelphia
2012-08-17 08:30 am (UTC)

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Makes a change..