I originally posted the “official video” for this song a couple of months ago. Following some legal wranglings with their label, EMI (which recently removed the embed functionality from all the band’s videos on YouTube), OK GO  went and got an independent sponsor to support a wholly autonomous remake of the video, over which EMI had no authority! Here it is:

Composers’ letters home from summer camp:

From Arnold Schoenberg:

Dear ma & pa. How are you? I am fine. Love Arnold. Arnold love, fine Am I. you are how? pa & ma dear. dlonrA evoL .enif ma I ?uoy era woH .ap & am reaD..read am & ap ?woh era uoy .I ma enif ,evol dlonrA

Love, Arnie

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From Philip Glass:

Hello heh heh hello, o-hell o-hell oh ellow ellow heh heh heh hello

mama mama muh muh muh-mah, ah ah ah ahhhh! Aye aye aye aye aye yam yam
yam

yam Eye yam yam Fie aye aye aye fuh fuh fuh fie un yun yun yun Hah hah
aha hah

ow ow ow wow ow wow ow ow ah hah aha haha are are are are yuh huh huh
huh yuh you? oooh. oooooh.

Sincerely, Phil

Philip Glass in the WNYC studios on December 1...
Image via Wikipedia

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From Milton Babbitt:

Dear bi-polar source set, All members of the aggregate feelings matrix
are demonstrating maximum congruity with respect to the positive
experiential axis.

With affections invariant under transposition, Milton.

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Anton Webern (c. 1913)

Hello. Hel. H.

Olleh. Lo. Fi.

I am I

Fine.

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Pierre Boulez (c. 1952):

X=cm2

1x2x3

A+C

Schoenberg is dead.

Q to N

===

John Cage:

John

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For the 3 people in North Dakota (no offence intended…ND residents, please substitute SD!) who have not yet heard of Mashups, this latest work is a great example of the now not-so-new practice of music blending:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNzrwh2Z2hQ]

Artists and songs featured include:

The Black Eyed Peas – BOOM BOOM POW
Lady Gaga – POKER FACE
Lady Gaga Featuring Colby O’Donis – JUST DANCE
The Black Eyed Peas – I GOTTA FEELING
Taylor Swift – LOVE STORY
Flo Rida – RIGHT ROUND
Jason Mraz – I’M YOURS
Beyonce – SINGLE LADIES (PUT A RING ON IT)
Kanye West – HEARTLESS
The All-American Rejects – GIVES YOU HELL
Taylor Swift – YOU BELONG WITH ME
T.I. Featuring Justin Timberlake – DEAD AND GONE
The Fray – YOU FOUND ME
Kings Of Leon – USE SOMEBODY
Keri Hilson Featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo – KNOCK YOU DOWN
Jamie Foxx Featuring T-Pain – BLAME IT
Pitbull – I KNOW YOU WANT ME (CALLE OCHO)
T.I. Featuring Rihanna – LIVE YOUR LIFE
Soulja Boy Tell ’em Featuring Sammie – KISS ME THRU THE PHONE
Jay Sean Featuring Lil Wayne – DOWN
Miley Cyrus – THE CLIMB
Drake – BEST I EVER HAD
Kelly Clarkson – MY LIFE WOULD SUCK WITHOUT YOU
Beyonce – HALO
Katy Perry – HOT N COLD

(With thanks to A. Lightman for the link)