Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Paranoid Collage

The Internet, eh? Just chock full of STUFF. So much stuff in fact that you will never ever see it all. You won't even be able to wade through all the bits you want to see. Luckily there are people out there who are devoting themselves to organising, marshalling and curating content, sometimes even re-working it into something new, and directing it to your eyeballs.

Here's something you want to see, something that exemplifies this process. It's a collage of cover versions of Paranoid Android by Radiohead.

I know grumpy people (people anyway who are differently grumpy to me) who might say "Oh yeah, look! If you knit together all these mediocre homespun covers you end up with a version that is almost as good as that which was skilfully produced by the original artist!"

But that misses the point. Firstly, this is the point of the Internet: how wonderful that anyone can share their passion, their musicality, their personality in this way? How brilliant that their efforts could be combined so cleverly into a new and different and, arguably, wonderful version that includes contributions from so many people? How touching that people who will never know each other can collaborate on a larger project?

Secondly (and I can't stress enough how much you should click on this link), everything is a remix.

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