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wednesday, october 06, 2004
Undeleting itself

A long time ago, Lizzy messed around with my camera and made It’s Lizzy rocking out, in her soccer uniform, in front of the computer, to Los Abandoned’s song “Stalk U”. Much later, the band’s singer found through Google — and she loved it.

And now, on Lizzy’s livejournal:

i finallly met lady p of los abandoned and she was excited to finally meet me and now they want me to dance for a longer amount of time so they can actually use the dancing for their stalk you video sygdaj!!787!gdsj. and so lady p summoned the band guy don verde over and they gave me free cds. so that was extremely awesome and i was ecstatic.

(Insert something here, something long and perceptive, something about Creative Commons and the glory of the web.)

I have a cool little sister.

Also in the repertoire of brilliant Lizzy stuff: Too bad Interpol already has a lame-o video for that song. Bands shouldn’t appear in their own videos.

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thursday, march 04, 2004
sat sat sat

on the way to volunteering at kusc, i played around with my camera and captured some little movies. i planned to add music to them later. (i took pictures on the way home.)

i did several of these music/movie things a while ago - zap, paz, smiley - but i used copyrighted music for each one. this time, i decided to use a piece of creative-commons-licensed music that i was actually allowed to use.

clyde federal’s “staten island ferry”, from the copy me remix me cd, fit one of the little movies in this coincidental, eerie way i was looking for. the middle where the song changes is especially neat.

my finished music-movie is a bit long (two and a half minutes) and gets boring in parts. the song is slow/choral at the beginning but turns faster/rockish. the movie is of driving through downtown los angeles at twilight. i made it with imovie 3.

blah blah etc. here it is: (3.85 mb). licensed under the attribution-noncommercial-share alike creative commons license.

the moving image contest winners over at creative commons are pretty awesome.

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