Smoke & Jackal

Jared Followill has teamed up with Nick Brown – lead singer of Mona to create a 6-track EP to be released on the 16th of October.

Here is the first track – No Tell

“Coming together just worked,” says Jared. “I think it’s because we took such an easy approach to it, we didn’t bring any egos to it. We just talked about each other’s ideas, neither one of us got our feelings hurt. It just worked.”

Here’s the track listing on the EP
1. Fall Around
2. No Tell
3. You’re Lost
4. Road Side
5. OK OK
6. Save Face

I quite like it. What do you think?


Lizzy Land loops Awolnation’s Sail

Wow – what a cover from Lizzy Land of an already amazing song.

Here’s Awolnation and their original

Here are a couple more covers she’s put up on her YouTube channel:

Adele – Someone Like You (I love this one)

Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks

Thanks Woz.

Johann Lippowitz mimes “Torn” with Natalie Imbruglia

It’s an old one that reminds me of my varsity days but I watched it again the other night and still really enjoyed it. The guy’s hilarious and Natalie Imbruglia, great sport that she is, gets involved by singing live for him, as well as miming along with him towards the end.

You like?

Party Rock Anthem ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock

I defy you not to at least tap your foot to this beat, and the video is fantastic – It’s Party Rock Anthem ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock

15th Annual Webby Award Nominees

The Webby Awards are dedicated to “recognizing achievement in websites, online film and video, mobile web and interactive advertising.”

Winners will be announced May 3 and honored in New York City on June 13.

Some of the major category nominees include (to watch videos or listen to music from the nominees, click on the category names):

Best Viral Video

  • “The Twitter Movie Trailer – Rated Awesome”
  • “Bed Intruder Song” (Autotune the News Remix)
  • “The Sandpit”
  • “The Digital Story of Nativity”
  • “Aides Graffiti”

Best Music

  • Arcade Fire — “The Wilderness Downtown”
  • The Johnny Cash Project
  • Thomas Dolby — ‘The Toadlickers’
  • SOUR — “Mirror”
  • “The Sandpit”

Best Viral Marketing

  • OK Go — “This Too Shall Pass”
  • Old Spice Response Campaign
  • Mad Men Yourself
  • True Blood Live Feed
  • Google Translate for Animals

Best Community

  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • COLOURlovers
  • Pet Community
  • OpenIDEO

Best Mobile Games

  • Angry Birds
  • Farmville for iPhone
  • Fruit Ninja
  • Grover’s Special Number
  • Mad Men Cocktail Culture app

Best Social Media

  • Behance Network
  • HootSuite Social Media Dashboard
  • Vimeo
  • 1000 Memories
  • The Influence Project

You can see the full list of nominees at

Creative Recruitment

I’m ridiculously impressed!

(thanks to @ideabounty for the link)

Ocean – John Butler

Here is some acoustic spectularity for this fine Monday morning. This guy has some serious talent. It really picks up at about 2 minutes so whatever you do keep watching – I have never seen anything quite like it – and neither have you, I’m telling you now. Go, watch, listen, enjoy!


(Thanks to Woz for the link)