Fun Pop Mashup Of The Week #65

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Happy Friday, fancy meeting you here! Let’s get this show on the road and make our merry way to the weekend. But first, here’s your social power-smoothie of super mashup delights!

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Insta Bowie

The beginning of this year robbed us of one of the most influential artists of all time… David Bowie. Despite him not being with us anymore, he continues to innovate. His final album, Blackstar, has been turned into an Instagram miniseries which launched yesterday.

Entitled Unbound, the InstaMiniSeries will be made up of 16 episodes that will offer up “visual interpretations” of tracks from Blackstar. It will star Rookie Magazine founder Tavi Gevinson and Patricia Clarkson of Six Feet Under fame.

Carolynn Cecilia and Nikki Borge, who wrote and directed the series for Instagram, said they were given music from the 28th studio album so that they could create the episodes “with no limits or preconditions on his (Bowie’s) part”. It is to be “a journey of evocative images inspired by the moods suggested in the album’s music, lyrics and artwork”.

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In the wake of Bowie’s passing, many fans scoured the album for clues about his death, from the title, track names, videos and artwork all assumed to represent the artist’s acceptance of his imminent death. Here is a trailer for the series, all about gothic moods, eerie feel and dreamlike atmosphere.

"UNBOUND: A ★ InstaMiniSeries” In the Fall of 2015, David Bowie gave us unique pre-release access to the music from ★ (pronounced ‘Blackstar’), his 28th studio album, allowing us to create our own visual interpretations of his songs, with no limits or preconditions on his part. Completed in December 2015, UNBOUND: A★InstaMiniSeries takes the audience on a journey of evocative images inspired by the moods suggested in the album’s music, lyrics and artwork. Each episode of the series is sure to capture the imaginations of all who experience it and will undoubtedly lead to endless speculation and discussion of meaning, metaphor and intention. We are honored to have had this opportunity and hope you'll join our 16 episode series, premiering February 25th. New episode every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Executive Producer: @InstaMiniSeries Director: @nikkiborges Music: @davidbowie Writer: @carolynncecilia Co-Producer: @lawrenceperyer Director of Photography: @joshuasterlingbragg Line Producer: @delaVega Associate Producers: @amandadelanuez @itscecfernandez Production Designer: @LezGolden Costume Designer: @Bodilicious Hair / Make Up Artist: @missy_mua Miss Clarkson’s Make Up Artist: Angie Elizalde VFX Production House: @heym1ster Dance Choreographer: @ofbonesdance, @hollyebynum Stunt Coordinator: @stuntmanpete Wire Rigger: @stuntworks Stunt Woman: @hellskitten29 Behind The Scenes: @a_madd Production Assistant: @clemencyforclem Special Thanks: @instalucas Protagonist: @tavitulle Lounge singer: Patricia Clarkson The Dancer: @rysak Woman at the Train: @Jayknowlest Young Boy: Jonah Herman Man in the alley: @Qdb_omg Woman in the red dress: @nikkiborges Drummer: Owen Riley-Duffy Older woman: Ching Valdes Anan Piano Player: @katiemorrmidd Dancer #2: @maks_wel18 Dancer #3: @katiemattar Dancer #4: @fulloutfarrish Dancer #5: @_ious Dancer #6: @felixs_journey Arm of man: @delaVega Woman in the audience: @amandadelanuez

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The series started yesterday, and will continue with a new episode every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

From Like To Love

By now, you will be well on your way to playing around with Facebook’s reactions. The first brand to jump on the new feature, was Chevrolet… as soon as the feature went live (within hours that is!), the company urged people to “love” not “like” its new 2016 Malibu model.

The General Motors-owned brand released the video on Wednesday, and called it “From Like to Love”.

Timing couldn’t be more perfect for Chevrolet to bring the all-new 2016 Malibu and Facebook’s new Reaction buttons together,

said Paul Edwards, Chevrolet’s VP of marketing.

The midsize segment has traditionally offered many options to ‘like,’ but only the new Malibu inspires the emotion to ‘love’.

The ad includes a video and photo combo of different moments in life — from a mother holding her newborn for the first time and a grandmother blowing the candles out on her birthday cake, to cat and puppy videos, food pics, sky dives and fitness snaps.

The ad is narrated by actor John Cusack, who talks throughout about society becoming a “nation of likers”, eventually ending with “we like though we wish we could do more” before going into a pitch for the car.

Introducing the all-new Chevrolet Malibu. Start loving.

Now that is quick off the mark!

Out Of This World

Ok, so we know NASA joined Tumblr a few months back, and the posts have been pretty damn stellar so far!

On Monday, they took to Tumblr to debunk some recent news about eerie, alien music being recorded during Apollo 10’s mission to the moon back in the 60s. Listed as confidential in 1969, at the height of the Space Race, Apollo 10 mission transcripts and audio have been publicly available since 1973. There haven’t been any digital files available until recently though.

Some news articles had reported that the tapes reveal “outer-spacey” music being heard as the spacecraft reached the far side of the moon.

http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/139801679204/apollo-10-audio-publicly-available-since-1970s

Apollo 10 Lunar Module Pilot Gene Cernan told Nasa on Monday,

I don’t remember that incident exciting me enough to take it seriously. It was probably just radio interference. Had we thought it was something other than that we would have briefed everyone after the flight. We never gave it another thought.

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You can listen to the recording here and make up your own mind.

BRITs Vine

Wednesday night was all about the BRITs. They were all over every imaginable social channel: they were on Instagram, maxing out the platform’s video features, on Twitter with BRITmojis, Facebook for live red carpet coverage, and even on Snapchat with special filters! Covering the BRIT Awards, for the first time via “Live Story”, Snapchat saw artists, nominees, guests and the audience contributing their photo and video Snaps to the night’s proceedings!

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But the star of the social broadcast had to be Vine. Clocking in at almost four million loops on the night, and 50k followers, the Vine channel had the most traction, with the perfect sound and video bites of the best moments including awards and performances as they happened.

If you missed it, you can pretty much catch up on the whole thing in about 20 minutes tops!

The future is bright, the future’s Vine.


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