“Now everybody’s sampling”*…
Long-time readers will know of your correspondent’s fascination with the world’s fascination with “The Final Countdown” (Original music video here.) See, for example, here, mashed up brilliantly with “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and here, performed on the Kazookelele.)
Today, another entry: Pawel Zadrozniak a.k.a. “Silent” has programmed the electronic orchestra of sixty-four floppy drives, eight hard disks and two scanners contained in his wonderful Floppotron to play an incredible, if not slightly eerie version the classic…
Via Laughing Squid.
* Missy Elliot
As we get down, we might recall that it was on this date in 1967 that the UK’s first national pop radio station, BBC Radio 1 was launched in the UK. It was an effort by the BBC to take over from the very successful pirate radio stations forced off-air by the Government. Former pirate DJ Tony Blackburn (from Radio Caroline) was the first presenter on air; The Move’s “Flowers In The Rain,” the first record to be played.