The documentary is “Europe In 8 Bits” takes a look at “chip” music and how it’s growing in Europe. Many musicians are looking back to old school videogame hardware like NES, Amiga, Commodore 64, Sega Master System, etc and using them to create new sounds. What catches the eye is the animated 8-bit opening to the documentary. Here’s a look:
As a kid I couldn’t wait for Sunday paper to be delivered in the morning. Besides the Sports section, my other favorite section was the Sunday comics – the whole section devoted to comics! I laughed and cried reading Calvin and Hobbes. I just loved Calvin’s interaction with his parents, pet tiger Hobbes and friend Susie Derkins. When the 11 books of collected adventures of the Calvin and Hobbes strips came out, my sister and me made sure we bought all of these at the bookstores. And we still have these collected books to this day!
Did you ever wonder how LEGO began? Well, here’s a cool animated mini-documentary on the history of LEGO. If you have 17 minutes to spare in your office cubicle, put on your headphones and learn some cool wiki-style facts about LEGO.
You can call jazz the international language of music, because you can find it in the furthest corners of the world: Osaka, Japan; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Beijing, China; Havana, Cuba; Le Mans, France; and now San Cristobal de Las Casas, in Chiapas, Mexico.
My experience with jazz began when I took the opportunity to document this jazz festival in one of the most mountainous and unexpected places that I would have never thought to even have a Jazz Festival, but its well on its way into its 9th year. “The Making of Jazz Las Casas” may not be the most original title, but it’s exactly what the film is about.
I’m sure many of you have heard about the infamous street artist Banksy, but if you haven’t, this is a fantastic documentary that will slowly creep into your psyche and desire to know more about him and the world of Street Artists that challenge us to open our eyes.