I often lament the state of music these days specifically in regards to sampling. There are so many artists that take chunks of music, not edit them, and then stick them into their music. By brother has been listening to that new Jay-Z song that samples "Hard Knock Life." Not only does sampling that piece of music in a rap song seem weird, but think about the fact that it's THE CHORUS OF THE SONG! But it's a good song and it is common knowledge that beats, phrases, sounds, etc. are copied and manipulated in music. Today it's happening a whole lot it seems. I've heard the elder folk mock the music today, that nobody is doing anything "original."
Nothing is original. Now I thought some things were original, one of them being Led Zepplin. But NOTHING is original! Everything is a remix! And I know this because of this really awesome series Kirby Ferguson has uploaded to Vimeo. The way he tears apart Led Zepplin's music is CRAZY, at least to me because I didn't know the references! Led Zepplin seems like the worst band in the entire universe after watching Part 1 of this series. In Part 2 movies are investigated, using Stars Wars to reveal that....IT'S A TOTAL RIP-OFF! The videos are really great and I wish there were more of them!
Ferguson also tore apart Kill Bill. Even though it's soooo easy to pick apart that movie and point to references, it's still super cool to have it all playing side by side.