- 01 May 14
In which a hip hop superstar goes undercover, old album covers dance into modern times, and Game of Thrones provides highlights both numerous and varied...
We’re a sensitive bunch at HP Towers. Oftentimes, we wonder what people really think of us. Sometimes, we imagine a world in which we could approach people on the street, in a disguise, and uncover the potentially terrifying truth. What? Just me?
Fine. At least I’m in good paranoid company with Drake, who took to the streets for Jimmy Kimmel, clad in a fake beard, wig and glasses, ready to hit up local randomers for their opinions on… Drake. Check out ‘Fake Drake’ in all his glory @ youtu.be/LGcMYWT30XQ
Game of Thrones is back! Hurrah! Beheadings and adultery and murder and betrayal and assassinations and cross words and death, oh my! If you’ve yet to take the plunge into Westeros, it must be said that it’s often as grim as it is intriguing. With that in mind, let smooth jazz man Dave Koz and the just-as-smooth Postmodern Jukebox cast a slick spell with their cover of the now-famous Ramin Djawadi-composed theme tune available @ youtu.be/QDvt5q6bt1s. Incidentally, if you’ve not heard Scottish electro-pop outfit CHVRCHES’ 8-bit take, check that out @ youtu.be/hECvAGhMPxM.
In further Thrones-related fun, peer behind the scenes at the lavish costuming with this in-depth blog: bit.ly/1girwSp. Less fun is this bloody compilation of every single onscreen death to date (it’s more than you might think): youtu.be/IYvhnjqXc1U. Finally, relive 100 of the series’ memorable quotes thus far @ youtu.be/yAEKigVmxBQ
Elsewhere, The Dissolve’s Saul Austerlitz explores cinema’s relationship with the small screen @ bit.ly/1lQdh8v
On the art front, right-handed designer Julie Chau set herself a challenge: draw only with her left hand since the start of 2014. Thus far, she has sketched rudimentary objects such as pens, sunglasses, shoes and watches. Though the results are, naturally, a little raw, they still beat anything this scribe could conjure up with his good hand. Have a gander @ bit.ly/1iBM8C7
Meanwhile, Michigan-based artist David Zinn’s chalk art is worth a look-see over @ bit.ly/1qHkBUq
Google Street View and classic album covers, together at last. Check out the collection of iconic album artwork spliced into their original locales via the power of some pretty nifty Photoshopping @ bit.ly/1hqhLCD
Lastly, before he was ice cool Don Draper, Jon Hamm went on a cheesy ‘90s dating show, and lost. Yep. Check that out @ youtu.be/go7umPwXmJA. Nice hair, Jon…