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My response to Everything is a Remix

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For our assignment this week, we saw Everything is a Remix, which was an incredible video series talking about how everything around us is based on modifications or putting together what already existed. He talked about musicians such as rappers sampling old songs in their own songs. I loved how he pointed that because some people crap on rappers for sampling music when musicians from other genres like rock do it as well. He also discussed how so many of today’s movies come from books, sequels, songs and comic books and that was smart of him to point that out as well.  Two brilliant examples of this are 1991 movie “The Silence of the Lambs”, which is based on a 1988 novel of the same name by Thomas Harris. Another example is the Harry Potter movie series which are all based on the book series by J.K Rowling. Remixing also can me seeing in all the technology we used today. He cited people like the late great Steve Jobs, who made some of the tech we know today using what already was in existence. He then concluded by talking about lawsuits to go after those who use existing supplies to make new things in any field, which are very crippling. I think Ferguson’s video series was very informative and taught me some new things and things I already knew. To conclude this post, I will feature a video of the song, “You Don’t Know My Name”, a 2003 hit song by Alicia Keys from her Album “The Diary of Alicia Keys”, which takes samples from a 1974 song titled “Let Me Prove My Love To You” by The Main Ingredient, the band best remembered for their 1972 hit song, “Everybody Plays The Fool”.



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