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Jive talk in Mandarin. I can dig it. 

Ethnocentrism is the tyranny of Western aesthetics. An Indian mask in an American museum is transposed into an alien aesthetic system where what is missing is the presence of power invoked through performance ritual. It has become a conquered thing, a dead “thing” separated from nature and, therefore, its power. 
      Modern Western painters have “borrowed,” copied, or otherwise extrapolated the art of tribal cultures and called it cubism, surrealism, symbolism. The music, the beat of the drum, the Blacks’ jive talk. All taken over. Whites, along with a good number of our own people, have cut themselves off from their spiritual roots, and they take our spiritual art objects in an unconscious attempt to get them back. If they’re going to do it, I’d like them to be aware of what they are doing and to go about doing it the right way. Let’s all stop importing Greek myths and the Western Cartesian split point of view and root ourselves in the mythological soil and soul of this continent. White America has only attended to the body of the earth in order to exploit it, never to succor it or to be nurtured in it. Instead of surreptitiously ripping off the vital energy of people of color and putting it to commercial use, whites could allow themselves to share and exchange and learn from us in a respectful way. By taking up curanderismo, Santeria, shamanism, Taoism, Zen and otherwise delving into the spiritual life and ceremonies of multi-colored people, Anglos would perhaps lose the white sterility they have in their kitchens, bathrooms, hospitals, mortuaries and missile bases. Though in the conscious mind, black and dark may be associated with death, evil and destruction, in the subconscious mind and in our dreams, white is associated with disease, death, and hopelessness. Let us hope that the left hand, that of darkness, of femaleness, of “primitiveness,” can divert the indifferent, right-handed, “rational” suicidal drive that, unchecked, could blow us into acid rain in a fraction of a millisecond.
—  Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza
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The Making of the Jive Talk Scene from “Airplane!” (via 22 Words)

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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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

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So the (hashtag) #creepercult has been flying round a little more than usual lately, and it’s easy to see why. On the promise of one year (ish) and 5 really great songs, this band have landed a signing with Roadrunner Records, a support tour with Misfits and from the sounds of the two new tracks from the upcoming EP ‘The Callous Heart’, this band are not fucking around in any shape or form. ‘The Honeymoon Suite’ is great too; spooky as you like with enough catchy hooks to keep you humming along all night long. There’s a real crew feeling to this band, and those moments come across really nicely in this video. You look at the graffiti, the matching jackets, the lurking around at night and it makes you want to be a part of it. It makes you feel like a part of you could fit in right alongside them. Will I always be sad that Our Time Down Here ended? Of course. However, I’m more than happy on the promise of what Creeper have given in such a short space of time. It’s a little dark, a little romantic and it’s been on repeat for the last 24 hours. 

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.