Creative Wave – January 27

Creative Wave – January 27

Happy Friday. Hopefully everyone’s managing to stay warm, calm and collected in these icy climes. Another bumper edition this week to cover last week and this. Highlights include the world reacting to President Trump, preparing for Trainspotting 2 and looking for levity in the most unlikely of places (I.e. a Young Thug video shoot, the Bush family and Portsmouth).

 

TUNE FOR THE WEEKEND-

One of the most beautiful pieces of music of the last 20 years. This is Adam F and Tracy Thorn (from Everything But The Girl) with the incredible _The Tree Knows Everything_ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlMPp46zOi4

 

* Alexis Taylor from Hot Chip talks about his love for Nigerian synth pioneer William Onyeabor, whose work really is extraordinary-

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jan/19/hot-chip-alexis-taylor-william-onyeabor

 

*_ Star Wars Episode VIII_** officially has a title. It’s due out in December this year. Here’s hoping for a trailer soon-

https://twitter.com/starwars/status/823561256078548992/photo/1

 

* The best music video of the year and it’s only January. Young Thug didn’t turn up, so his director shot his treatment as literally as possible-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9L3j-lVLwk

 

* Finally, a good Trump-related laugh. Check out this amazing spoof ‘welcome’ video from Dutch TV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELD2AwFN9Nc

 

* After much speculation,** The Crystal Maze** will return for 20 episodes later this year with the excellent Richard Ayoade as host-

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jan/13/the-crystal-maze-returns-for-full-series-richard-ayoade-channel-4

 

* As mentioned in the last edition, here’s the new trailer for Zelda: The Breath of the Wind. It’s out on March 3-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw47_q9wbBE

 

* In their first work with W+K, Sainsburys want you to embrace ‘food dancing.’ You can also download the track via Spotify-

http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/sainsburys-unveils-step-change-advertising-new-food-campaign/1421155

 

* Last week Netflix launched their series of Lemony Snicket’s** A Series of Unfortunate Events**. A few good early reviews-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GeCPanRHU0

 

* This is a decent read about _Trainspotting_’s iconic opening monologue, its sequel’s reheated version, and the 21 years in between-

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/jan/25/choose-facebook-revenge-porn-zero-hours-what-does-the-trainspotting-speech-mean-today

 

* I missed this last week but I kinda like it. A new grand Ikea spot encourages you to ‘win at sleeping.’ Visually, it’s pretty stunning-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YwmESPTZFM

 

* Ahead of the first-ever Campaign brand film festival, watch 13 of the best nominees from the last year-

http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/13-must-see-brand-films-2016-check-ahead-brand-film-festival-london/1421390

 

* The BBC have set up a Permanent Reality Check team to investigate false new stories and made-up facts being shared online-

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jan/12/bbc-sets-up-team-to-debunk-fake-news

 

* This week YouTube have published their top 20 Superbowl ads of all-time. It’s a good list-

http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/youtube-reveals-its-top-20-super-bowl-ads-time/1421379

 

* Check out some inspiring photos from the myriad women’s marches around the world last weekend-

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2017/jan/21/womens-marches-around-the-world-in-pictures

 

* Eight years ago, the Bush twins wrote the Obama twins a letter about living in the White House. Last week, they wrote them another one about leaving it-

http://time.com/4632036/bush-sisters-obama-sisters/

 

* In mid-March the Royal Mail is due to release a lovely set of commemorative David Bowie stamps

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jan/26/david-bowie-commemorated-stamps-hunky-dory-heroes-blackstar-royal-mail

 

* Here’s the first look at the forthcoming third series of Netflix’s cartel series Narcos

https://www.facebook.com/NarcosNetflix/videos/1476667575696852/

 

* New track from Young Fathers taken from the forthcoming Trainspotting 2 soundtrack. It features the Leith congregational choir-

https://soundcloud.com/youngfathers/young-fathers-only-god-knows-ft-leith-congregational-choir

 

* The star of Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds, led its Oscar campaign this week, releasing a fun, homemade ‘for your consideration’ film-

https://twitter.com/VancityReynolds/status/819750725651611650

 

* The Bass Brothers and some of the other producers reminisce about what it was like making Eminem’s debut album Infinite in the mid-90s-

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/eminems-infinite-mcs-1996-debut-revisted-remixed-w450993

 

* Not content with trying to ape Instagram’s functionality, now Facebook have added a new Stories feature to rival Snapchat-

https://techcrunch.com/2017/01/25/facebook-stories/

 

* Reliably odd and fun work from Old Spice here as they look to promote their new antiperspirant dry stick-

http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/old-spice-for-drying-times-wieden-kennedy-portland/1420934

 

* The British Film Institute is offering a free 30-day trial of their new BFI Player this month, and you can revisit 12 controversial classics-

http://player.bfi.org.uk/bfi-player-plus/controversial-classics/

 

* In quite a revolutionary move, music self-released on Soundcloud will be eligible for next year’s Grammys

http://uproxx.com/music/chance-the-rapper-free-soundcloud-music-grammy-eligible/

 

* Here’s an incredible piece of CEO-ship from Elon Musk. Just six days after hearing a customer complaint, he took action around the US Tesla network-

http://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/elon-musk-takes-customer-complaint-on-twitter-from-idea-to-execution-in-6-days.html

 

* Fun new spot from Skittles which is due to air during the Superbowl next Sunday-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8X8Ygy5VjI

 

* You’re going to have to wait until April for new Better Call Saul, but here’s a sneak preview of series three-

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/77060

 

* Some nice excerpts from The Female Lead book were printed in The Guardian over the weekend… including Meryl Streep, Nimco Ali and many more-

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jan/21/think-bigger-picture-life-lessons-meryl-streep-successful-women

 

* This is a good Instagram project. Classic album covers recreated with Star Wars characters. This is way better than it has any right to be-

http://thevinylfactory.com/news/check-out-these-classic-albums-reimagined-with-star-wars-characters/

 

* Back in 1994, the mighty DJ Krush played a Mo Wax set in Birmingham to launch his seminal Meiso album. It’s just surfaced this week-

https://www.mixcloud.com/strictlykev/dj-krush-custard-factory-birmingham-090794-mo-wax-headz-tour-tape/

 

* Brewdog are branching out from craft beer into cocktails. Here’s their first crack: a pre-mixed Old Fashioned

https://www.brewdog.com/item/1948/BrewDog/Uncle-Dukes-Old-Fashioned.html

 

* To celebrate 25 years of drum and bass, the great Fabio and Grooverider were on RinseFM last weekend to play a ‘classics’ set-

https://soundcloud.com/rinsefm/fabioandgrooverider220117

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