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Earth Day Mashup: Beach Boys vs. Phillip Glass

  • Stirring short featuring footage from "There Once Was an Island"

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    SHFT compadre and Honey Brothers member Ari Gold (no not the Entourage one) just sent over this moving bit of video based on an idea that came to him in a dream. While sleeping, Ari's unconscious mind offered up the idea of combining the harmonious pop of Beach Boys with the classical avant-garde of Philip Glass. Inspiration in hand, Ari mashed up the 1962 Beach Boys ballad "The Lonely Sea" with a Gregorian chant-sounding work from Glass. He then borrowed some clips from "There Once Was an Island," a Lyn Collie documentary about Takuu, a Polynesian community being engulfed by the rising waters of the South Pacific. The resulting creation is stirring and well, kinda depressing. On that note, happy Earth Day!


    SHFT Roadtrip to Austin

  • Tech meets tunes meets amazing food at SHFT's SXSW showcase, presented with The Weather Channel and Ford
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  • Xylobook Blank Books

  • Made from recycled archival paper and salvaged hardwood scraps.
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  • A Republican Case for Climate Action

  • Three former EPA administrators, all of whom served for GOP presidents, argue for action on emissions
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