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Wronged Chiptune Artist is Mysteriously Avenged

This is amazing. And with this, TCTD is on vacation.

An anonymous sponsor in New York City paid people to put up posters of the album cover on the home of photographer Jay Maisel, who sued over Baio’s work (he took the original photo of Miles Davis used on the chiptune album’s cover), the art adorned with the text “ALL ART IS THEFT”.

The person responsible, writing anonymously to Hyperallergenic, says:

I hope that every time Jay leaves the house, he sees these posters—and as he looks at them or tries to tear them down he thinks about how evil what he did was. Maybe he’ll realize that at some level all art borrows from other art, and suing another artist for fair use appropriation undermines all artists. Maybe he’ll feel guilty about being such a thief. And then maybe he’ll think about giving that money back—or donating it to charity or something. But probably not.

Maybe not the most constructive protest, but then, you can rarely make an artistic statement by being constructive.

via Wronged Chiptune Artist is Mysteriously Avenged.


Kind of Bloop: An 8-Bit Tribute to Miles Davis

kindofbloop[Editors Note: Seems like they have already reached their goal, but have said else where that anyone donating will get a copy of the cd.. so consider this a preorder?]

Excerpt from the man behind the project, Andy Baio: “What would the pioneers of jazz sound like on a Nintendo Entertainment System? Coltrane on a C-64? Mingus on Amiga? For years, I’ve wondered what “chiptune jazz” would sound like, but there are only a tiny handful of jazz covers ever made.

To satisfy my curiosity – and commemorate the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis’s “Kind of Blue” – I’ve asked five brilliant chiptune musicians to collaborate and reinvent
the entire album in the 8-bit sound.
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