Thursday, November 5th, 2009
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Going Backwards: Jack White Releases Spacey YouTube Autotune Hit as a Single


Jack White is to be applauded for the way the he's handling his "I-can-do-whatever-the-fuck-I-want" status atop the contemporary rocker scene. The three bands, the conservationist record label, James Bond themes, high-art ultraviolent videos. And now, best of all, he's releasing as a 7-inch single the audio track of "A Glorious Dawn"-the odd, and oddly affecting, Youtube hit from composer John Boswell that mixes autotuned clips from Carl Sagan's 1980 PBS special Cosmos (plus special guest MC Stephen Hawking) over chillout-room trance beats. Pitchfork's report on the matter also informs us that White recently refused to sing vocals on a collaboration with former Guns n' Roses guitarist Slash. Which seems slightly less important than Carl Sagan's uncanny resemblance to Michael Dukakis.

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Bittersweet (#765)

Is it just me or does auto-tune Carl Sagan sound like Kermit the Frog?

A rainbow connection!

It is not just you.

KarenUhOh (#19)

In which we discover again that Culture, like the Cosmos that spawned it, is a crazy quilt collision of happy accidents.

sailor (#396)

Almost too cosmic for any one morning.

Too bad this wasn't on Horehound, rather than "I Cut Like a Buffalo".

WindowSeat (#180)

This lit up my nerd pleasure centers in a way nothing has since I heard "Popcorn" in the late 60's http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popcorn_(instrumental)

WindowSeat (#180)

bah, link fail

beingiseasy (#1,735)

is going home to watch my 9 DVD-set of Cosmos a legitimate reason to leave work early and call in sick tomorrow?

El Matardillo (#586)

Brilliant

Helluva beatbox on Sagan.

shawn (#1,859)

Looks like Dukakis, *sounds* like Obama.

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