My 1st contender for “song of the summer” is LL Cool J’s “It’s Hard to Control Myself,” featuring Jennifer Lopez. Released in February 2006, it spentthree weeks on the charts, peaking at number eighty-nine. Not exactly the freshest tune to pick for summer of 2014. So why is it my first pick for song of this summer? Because of the recently released video above featuring model Cara Delevingne laying on a bed of wafers in a green wig and a pink plastic raincoat. Its an enticing promo video for the LOVE Magazine who called it "Caraoke," and its all over the internet this week…and like lots of other people, yes I’m in love. Meet your contender for 2014 Summer Jam.
#Tigerwoods at the Quicken Loans National missing the cut by 4 shots. Many thanks to my host Simon from Marin Software, it was a great outing while I was down in DC to host discussions around our SXM Free Trial program.
I’m grooving to this cover of the Rolling Stones “Gimmie Shelter” by Maxayn Lewis recorded back in 1972. I’m reminded on this week of independence that both “War, children, it’s just a shot away” but so also is Love… its just a kiss away. Happy 4th!
A Tree Trunk Was Sliced Up and Put On a Record Player. What It Sounds Like Is Hauntingly Beautiful.
More Background: A tree’s year rings are analysed for their strength, thickness and rate of growth. This data serves as basis for a generative process that outputs piano music. It is mapped to a scale which is again defined by the overall appearance of the wood (ranging from dark to light and from strong texture to light texture). The foundation for the music is certainly found in the defined ruleset of programming and hardware setup, but the data acquired from every tree interprets this ruleset very differently.