Interview with Beatallica’s Jaymz and Krk

Just before the $ony hit the fan, Jaymz Lennfield and Krk Hammettson of Beatallica were kind enough to spend a little time answering some questions about Beatallica, being Axe Gods and being regular guys with regular jobs doing creative stuff that the whole world is enjoying. Here’s a snippet:

Krk: The very best way to PRODUCE something creatively is to BE YOURSELF! I’ve tried numerous times to write something I think will please others, or will stand up to something someone else has done before, and although it’s fine and okay, it falls wayyyy short of what I create when it is for me, by me, and about me.

Boing Boing: Beatallica.org shut down, more Sony nastygrams fly

Boing Boing: Beatallica.org shut down, more Sony nastygrams fly: “Beatallica.org has been taken down by our ISP”

We love Beatallica – they do creative stuff and share it freely with the world. Just as we like. Sony, on the other hand, are trying to close them down for reworking music they own rights over. They seem to have forgotten the small matter of protection for parody under US law. Either that or they’ve remembered that it doesn’t matter who is in the right, just who can afford the best lawyers. They’re kicking up the kind of bad press over this that a popular consumer electronics comany could really do without, though. Let’s hope this upsets their shareholders.

Longmire does Romance Novels

Longmire does Romance Novels: “I think a lot of us can agree that a large number of romance novel covers are pretty silly and are just asking to be ridiculed. So that’s exactly what I did. I bought a few of them at the used book store and got to work on them. The artwork almost writes its own jokes.”

And is that Bill Bailey at the top of the page?

(Via BoingBoing.)

Yahoo! Search blog: Image Search: Does Size Matter?

Yahoo! Search blog: Image Search: Does Size Matter?

There’s some clever stuff here. Yahoo!’s image search now understands size and ‘black and white’. If you ask it for “small black and white kittens“, it finds you pictures of small black and white kittins. If you ask it for “small black and white pictures of kittens“, it works out that you want the pictures to be small and black and white, not the kittens, and does the search accordingly. You can specify large images too, for when you’re needing a higher resolution picture. Useful stuff.