How Auto-Tune Revolutionized the Sound of Popular Music
In the video for “Believe,” Cher actually looks how Auto-Tune sounds.
The covenant implicit in celebrity profiles is that the journalist is a proxy for the reader, not the subject. But in the thirst for exclusive access, the old rules get tossed by the wayside — ethics become inconvenient. Friendship should be a disqualifier, not a prerequisite.
It was an impression in the truest sense of the word — not an identical copy but a blend of heightened tics and imagined quirks that felt so true to the idea of a person that the real version paled by comparison.
At some point, though, viewers began to regard Rudolph with an enthusiasm normally reserved for a three-day weekend.
on “King of the Hill,” Hank Hill, the crusty Texan paterfamilias, confronted a guitar-wielding pastor and delivered an unsparing judgment. “You’re not making Christianity better,” he said. “You’re just making rock and roll worse.”
Frasierin synty tekijöiden omin sanoin kerrottuna
the polarizing political movements of 21st-century Europe demand much less of their adherents. They don’t require belief in a full-blown ideology, and thus they don’t require violence or terror police.
Facebook is so powerful because of this direct connection to the real world: it is shallow and petty and sometimes malicious — and yes, often good — because we humans are shallow and petty and sometimes malicious — and yes, often good.
At one point I went upstairs, learned that Boris Yeltsin had resigned, wrote a brief column for a British newspaper, then went back downstairs and had another glass of wine.
Asuminen vie kaikki ajatukset, koska se vie kaikki rahat.
The internet’s sin isn’t giving one or another person a mouthpiece with which to reach an audience with lies. It’s giving everyone the impression that they are owed an audience with anyone, with everyone else, at any time, or all the time.
For years now, I’ve been proposing metaphors to characterize the various iPhone generations. In the early days, as a gadget, the iPhone was like a toy dog: an accessory that took center stage, that users tended to and doted upon. Soon, the curiosity faded and the device became an obsession, like a cigarette. Eventually, the obsession normalized into ritual, and smartphones worked like a rosary, an amulet through which information flowed. Once the phone started to offer access to all information, it became a generic, blank window, a rectangle through which the entire universe can materialize.
It was far too many people for the amount of good land available, but from the very start, Oklahoma was an idea that far exceeded its reality.
A good test of high quality AI art is that you should be able to appreciate the end result even if you did not know it was created with AI
“Titanium,” her track for Guetta, took less than an hour. Most of the lyrics simply restated the central concept: “You shoot me down but I won’t fall. I am titanium.” It was like “Eye of the Tiger,” but for not being a doormat.
Darwin’s method for making this decision would be recognizable to many of us today: He made a list of pros and cons. Under the heading “not marry” he noted the benefits of remaining a bachelor, including “conversation of clever men at clubs”; under “marry” he included “children (if it please God)” and “charms of music and female chitchat.”
Ennen vaihtoehtoja aamun avaukseksi olivat Jägermeister, Kirsch tai Underberg. Myös Fernet Branca oli sangen suosittua. Mainitut juomat ovat kuulalaakeroituja. Lattia voi lähteä omia aikojaan liikkeelle, jos näistä virvokkeista innostuu.
He tilts his great head to the ceiling in a coy impersonation of a man thinking great thoughts, breathes heavily between sentences, hesitates significantly over every other word, and generally brings out the banality in every line.
Semmoinen journalismi josta minä olen kiinnostunut, löytyy jostakin Helsingin Sanomien Kuukausiliitteen ja Raton puolivälistä.
Venäläisiä suurliikemiehiä jaotellaan nykyisin myös sen mukaan, kuinka rikollisesti he toimivat. Timtšenko kuuluu niihin, jotka toimivat ”enemmän tai vähemmän lainmukaisesti”, sanoo Hodorkovski.
Hän tarkentaa: ”Lainmukaisella tarkoitan, että hän ei tapata ihmisiä.”
The nemesis tweet is an act of aggression with no tangible target, like a wild punch at the air while envisioning your enemy’s face.
It’s Twitter drama stripped of its interpersonal violence: all petty, no pain.
A reader argues with a stranger about whether they’ve actually read the piece, only to discover that the stranger is the author.
somebody is going to have to be worse off than they were a generation ago, so who should it be?
Journalism gave me a kind of exoskeleton for maneuvering through the world.
His next project was True Detective, which made him a household name, in households that pay attention to directors.
today’s ideal “brand” is one that’s both unmistakably unique and utterly adaptable — a kind of portable self that can be packed up and carried from recording studio to live show to writing session, and then on to the screen, the theater, the page, the walls of a gallery.
Roy Cohn, the shadiest motherfucker to ever earn a law degree
Auto sentään liikkuu, toisin kuin omat ajatukset.
Vai onko vapaus vain se hetki, kun suljet auton oven, käynnistät moottorin ja olet hetken tilassa, jossa kukaan ei vaadi sinulta mitään ja voit olla pettymys vain itsellesi?
Sitten oikealta rampilta kylkeesi syöksyy joku, joka tunki juuri Kantin peräaukkoosi. Ja kun on mutkalla vääntyneen metallin sisässä, ei ole enää suurta väliä, mitkä olivat väistämissäännöt, kuka oli oikeassa ja kuka väärässä, koska joku vain halusi enemmän.
Viiskyt, sata, gepardin nopeus, nopeampi kuin maailman nopein! Siksi ihmiset kai haluavat autoja, unohtaakseen oman surkeutensa verrattuna lähes koko muuhun eläinkuntaan.
Tampere on kahden järven väliin ahdettu Euroopan keskikokoisin jättömaa; Turun ydinkeskustan läpi kävelit etsiessäsi Turun ydinkeskustaa. Espoo on se mitä syntyi, kun yhdistettiin toiveet ja pelto; Vantaa, kun yhdistettiin realismi ja pelto.
in 1997 he pivoted to the penis full-time
Over drinks or on Twitter, we media folks love to talk about how stupid our decision to work in this industry is, and how the hope of a sustainable company–just one, any–is diminishing with each passing day.
There will be some thoughtful replies, but almost all of them will come from people I’m not friendly with. I’ll have no interest in debating them because I have no idea where they’re coming from, ideologically or rhetorically. Everyone who sees the tweet will see the replies, too, experiencing all sides of many arguments all at once, with no curation or indication of which is worth following. There will be nothing familiar or contextual about the conversation, just a bunch of strangers arguing with each other.
The whole impetus behind following people on social media is, “Hey, I like this person’s brain, and am open to spending more time with it.”
For Charli, a pop song is simply a vessel for listeners to channel their own experiences through.
De Gaulle had absorbed the lesson of French tragedy: that most hopes are doomed, that all choices come at a cost, that enduring loss with dignity is the highest of human callings.
They worked hard (three writers struggled for half an hour over the line “This feels like a movie, right?”) and partied hard (my Friday-night interviews were full of background whooping).
Men married at eighteen and became fathers at twenty. “You can see the end of your life at its beginning,” he said.
Our findings suggest that censorship in China is effective not only because the regime makes it difficult to access sensitive information, but also because it fosters an environment in which citizens do not demand such information in the first place
There is always brutality in the biggest big business, because nothing grows so large without transforming the world it leaves behind utterly, and forever.
As the first to meet us, he gets to tell us the local news, which for the Matsigenka always begins with a discussion of who died recently. Their standard greeting literally means “is your mother living?”
when the Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun” was released as a single, there was actually a false time printed on the label, so that DJs would play it, as four minutes thirty was seen as far too long for a single
Listausjutut on harvoin kivoja luettavia. Tämä tekee poikkeuksen.