?uestlove

 

In upcoming Am I Black Enough for You featuring HRH Billy Paul

- The first thing you notice with Billy's voice, is that jazz singers are more disciplined than most people give them credit for.
Not to dismiss gospelized soul singing as a cliché, it's just that a majority of black singers come from church.
You're hearing it in Ray Charles.
Yu hear it in James Brown screaming; AAAAA.
You hear it in Aretha Franklin who runs; aAaAaAa.
You hear it in Stevie Wonder in his runs; aaAAaa.

But there's a rare school of singers that didn't have to display that, Smokey robinson a very good example.
Billy paul is definitely a leader in that school of more or less jazz based vocals singing pop. He didn't do a lot of screaming his voice was very velvet very silk.
And the fact that this smooth calming voice was saying some of the most...
militant shit ever.
You know Smokey Robinson wasn't singing; am I black enough for you.

5 January 2007

?uestlove

 

In upcoming Am I Black Enough for You featuring HRH Billy Paul

- The first thing you notice with Billy's voice, is that jazz singers are more disciplined than most people give them credit for.
Not to dismiss gospelized soul singing as a cliché, it's just that a majority of black singers come from church.
You're hearing it in Ray Charles.
Yu hear it in James Brown screaming; AAAAA.
You hear it in Aretha Franklin who runs; aAaAaAa.
You hear it in Stevie Wonder in his runs; aaAAaa.

But there's a rare school of singers that didn't have to display that, Smokey robinson a very good example.
Billy paul is definitely a leader in that school of more or less jazz based vocals singing pop. He didn't do a lot of screaming his voice was very velvet very silk.
And the fact that this smooth calming voice was saying some of the most...
militant shit ever.
You know Smokey Robinson wasn't singing; am I black enough for you.

5 January 2007

Mr. Internet

 

A film about an Internet pioneer

Björn Eriksen (1948 – 2005) was the first person in Sweden to send an email. He was also the one who registered the Swedish internet-domain (.se) in 1986. The film will be screened in The National Museum of Science and Technology/Tekniska museet in Stockholm from the end of April 2007.

Watch the film:

www.iis.se/internetmuseum/

www.youtube.com

Production facts

Directors: Hanna Heilborn and David Aronowitsch
Graphics and animation: Jonas Nilsson
Music: Petrus Bergstrand
Sound: Jonas Fagerlund
On Line, Mix, grading: Göran Olsson
Consultant: Susanne Rolf
Produced by: Story AB for
.SE (The Internet Infrastructure Foundation)

www.tekniskamuseet.se

www.iis.se

Dirty Diaries

A production by Mia Engberg

The Story production Dirty Diaries by Mia Engberg is getting attention all over the world. Dirty Diaries is a collection of twelve shorts of feminist porn.


Look at clips from The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien and press coverage at:

www.tonightshowwithconanobrien.com

www.dirtydiaries.org

Production facts

Creative Director: Mia Engberg
Producers: Mia Engberg/Göran Olsson
Executive Producer: Åsa Sandzén
With the support of Anne-Marie Söhrman Fermlin and Andra Lasmanis/The Swedish Film Institute

Back

 

A documentary on Swedish fashion designer Ann-Sofie Back

The film focuses on her radical vision based on the concept of "aspirational glamour", i.e. a visual strategy in which one uses fashion as a kind of disguise to project a better self-image. "I work a lot with 'aspirational fabrics', faux fabrics that lie about their true identity. For example fabrics that are so ordinary that they tend to become invisible, a sequin fabric where the sequins are falling off or a velvet that looks good only at a distance. To me they represent a strive for perfection through fashion that is impossible to obtain in real life. I take interest in how we use fashion and clothes to transform ourselves into something that we are not. How we use fashion to hide our true identity and constantly fail in that ambition because there is no glamour in real life."
/ Ann-Sofie Back in BACK.
The film features Ann-Sofie Back at work in her London studio and during fashion shows in London and Paris.

Production facts

Directors: Stefania Malmsten, Maria Ben Saad Göran Olsson
Producer: Jenny Örnborn
Produced by: Pipel and Story AB for SVT (Swedish National Television)

www.pipel.se

www.annsofieback.com

www.stefania.se

www.svt.se

Billy Paul sings Autumn Leaves

La chanson de Prévert

Production facts