Monday, September 17, 2007

Bob Dylan: Mad Prophet or Blantant Capitalist Marketing Tool?


Saw this on Boing-Boing.
It's a marketing gimmick, but really fun! You can customise Dylan's iconic film short for "Subterranean Homesick Blues". (Y'know, the film where he is holding poster cards with snippets of the songs' lyrics on them? Arguably, the first music video in the modern sense.)

Anywho, this nifty program lets you put whatever you want on the cards. You get 10 cards out of 13, the last 3 are for the promotion itself (the release of yet another 'greatist hits' album) and can't be altered. The idea is to email the resulting clip to a friend, but one could easily while away the time creating all manner of nonsensical spoutings just for the hell of it. You can also browse clips created by others on the site. It would make for some damn funny homemade campaign ads for the candidate of your choice, too, if I do say so myself.

Go and play with it and see what you come up with.

SPECIAL NOTICE for Lemuel of HWT: You might like this one!

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