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Jive talk in Mandarin. I can dig it. 

Sometimes I think a certain band should not be fucked with. Certain songs should not be covered. I thought this was a rule set in stone for some folk, such as The Smiths, Joy Division and The Cure. However, much as Nine Inch Nails brought a whole new darkness to the Joy Division classic ‘Lost Souls’; I find myself eating my words after hearing how cool this Tigers Jaw cover of ‘In Between Days’ is. And that’s exactly what it is; cool. It doesn’t stray too far from the original, but it got me feeling the same way any Tigers Jaw song does too. They made it their own, without really taking anything away. It’s a fine art; and one that you can’t take lightly. Do a little YouTube lurking and find the acoustic take of this song by Tigers Jaw too if you’re so inclined. Some purists may disagree, and that’s fine. But this is a total charmer for me; a genuinely great pop song getting a sweet makeover by the cutest duo around. 

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The Making of the Jive Talk Scene from “Airplane!” (via 22 Words)

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Jive Talk - 123 Jump! Album - Augmented Reality CD Package - QR Code

This interactive CD package was designed for Jive Talk’s latest album ‘123 Jump!’. To enhance fans’ experience with the band, we created an online animated experience using Augmented Reality and Quick Response codes.

Fold the CD case to form the stage and scan the AR code to start the band’s “live” animated performance. Watch the animated Jive Talk members perform their title track, “123 Jump!”.

The inner booklet shows each of the four band members. Scan the QR markers, place your Smart Phone over the band members’ mouths and watch the guys sing their music! Try experimenting with the music by scanning the band members at different times to remix the song, or break the song down and listen to each member individually.

Agency: Rethink http://www.rethinkcanada.com
Client: Jive Talk
Creative directors: Ian Grais, Chris Staples
Art directors: Carson Ting, Todd Takahashi
Producer: Carson Ting, Todd Takahashi
Studio artist: Carson Ting, Todd Takahashi
Account supervisors: Carson Ting, Todd Takahashi
Photographer: Haruki Noguchi
Photographer assistant: Danielle Boileau
Illustrator: Chairman Ting http://www.chairmanting.com
Programmer and Animator: Ken Malley
Web tech lead: Devin Leggett
Sound engineer: Stephen Murdoch

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Augmented Reality CD Package By Jive Talk

You ain’t no jive turkey. You just meant to "jibe".

You’ve got your sailors. And you’ve got your jazz musicians. Each came up with a word that sounds eerily similar to the other. And we’ve been confusing them ever since. Today, let’s put a finger to the wind and set the record straight.

“Jibe” is a sailing term for turning into the wind and letting the boom move from one side of the boat to the other. When you’re jibing, the sail is in harmony with the wind. Life is good. (As long as you duck and don’t let the boom smack you on the head. I only made this mistake once.)

To “jive” is to talk nonsense or smack, as in, “You’re jiving me,” or my personal favorite, “You jive turkey”. And who can forget the great jive talking scene in the movie Airplane?

So here’s the pop quiz: A guy is telling you what he did last night and it doesn’t agree with what his wife said. Knowing what you just read about “jibe” and “jive”, which would you say?

A. Your lame story doesn’t jibe with what your wife told me.

Or

B. Your lame story doesn’t jive with what your wife told me.

If you said A, you get a virtual gold star. He’s jiving you, but his story doesn’t “jibe” with her story. Confusing, yes. But not when you think about it. 

So call him out for the lying SOB that he is and tell him he’s a jive turkey for his weak alibi that doesn’t jibe.

Next week, I’ll cover the other sailing term you may be messing up, too.

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This interactive CD package was designed for Jive Talk’s latest album ‘123 Jump!’. To enhance fans’ experience with the band, we created an online animated experience using Augmented Reality and Quick Response codes.

Fold the CD case to form the stage and scan the AR code to start the band’s “live” animated performance. Watch the animated Jive Talk members perform their title track, “123 Jump!”.

The inner booklet shows each of the four band members. Scan the QR markers, place your Smart Phone over the band members’ mouths and watch the guys sing their music! Try experimenting with the music by scanning the band members at different times to remix the song, or break the song down and listen to each member individually. 

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I Speak Jive - Airplane! (5/10) Movie CLIP (1980) HD (by movieclips)

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The Making of Jive Talk from Airplane!