Daft Punk (2013) …item 1d.. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories [FULL ALBUM] …item 2.. Richie Incognito Checks Into Psychiatric Care Center (Fri., Feb. 28 2014) …

Daft Punk (2013) ...item 1d.. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories [FULL ALBUM] ...item 2.. Richie Incognito Checks Into Psychiatric Care Center (Fri., Feb. 28 2014) ...

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While this was definitely true about the album’s disco / funk sound (a sound that has seeped into the mainstream every since), the same can be said about their campaign. The collaboration with SNL and the multiple album teasers, the series of interview videos with the album’s collaborators, even down to the release of the album on vinyl, Random Access Memories was a return to a business model in music that hasn’t been around since the ’80s, with albums like Thriller. It took the focus off the artist or the tour or the spectacle of the performance and it made listeners remember “the album.”
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Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. Wikipedia
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…..item 1a)…. Why are Daft Punk so popular again? …

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By PAT HEALY … Published: May 21, 2013 …

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The year 2013 may very well be remembered as the year of the victory lap. From “Arrested Development” to the Postal Service and Neutral Milk Hotel, entertainment that was underappreciated during its time is returning to bask in the love it should have initially received.

In some instances, the adulation is surprising. In other cases it’s inevitable. For Daft Punk it’s a little bit of both. The hype surrounding the dance and house duo from Paris and their new album, “Random Access Memories,” is a surprise because their last official album, 2005’s “Human After All,” was met with a resounding meh. But it’s inevitable, because since then, the music that they had been pioneering since the late ’90s has become wildly popular.

Did you see how we called Daft Punk a “dance and house” act in the above paragraph? That’s because when we popped “RAM” into our computers, that’s how Daft Punk registered the genre with iTunes. While they arguably play what is now called electronic dance music, or EDM, that genre name seemed to surface during their absence. In fact, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, one half of the helmeted duo, recently admitted to the British publication New Music Express that he had no idea what people were talking about when they mentioned EDM.

“I don’t know EDM artists or the albums,” he said. “At first I thought it was all just one guy, some DJ called EDM.”

But “Random Access Memories” will appeal to people who know all about EDM and to people who don’t know a thing about it. It’s a dance album with high profile guest stars — Pharrell Williams, Julian Casablancas and Nile Rogers, to name a few — who never steal the spotlight from their hosts. The interesting part about the album though, is that it flies in the face of what people might expect a Daft Punk album would sound like in 2013, because it almost sounds like what any album produced by Giorgio Moroder might sound like in 1979. In fact, the 73-year-old disco pioneer is also a guest star on the album, on a winking track titled, “Giorgio By Moroder.”

When the duo could so easily satisfy EDM-hungry fans, why would they play so far against form? Because playing against form is what made fans so excited for Daft Punk to return in the first place.

When Metro spoke with Thomas Mars of Phoenix earlier this month, we asked about the internet speculation that Daft Punk would join his band for a few songs at Coachella, as they had done a few years prior at Madison Square Garden. Phoenix tapped R. Kelly as their special guest instead.
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Mars had a good reason for not calling his old friends to join them.

“You know what’s nice is that we decided to do Madison Square Garden,” he said, “because we thought, ‘How many chances were there that friends that grew up in the suburbs of Paris who were making music at the same time would be having success at the same time?’ and we had to do something together. But then once you do it, I think you have done it. What I love about their music is that they have such a strong concept. They always go in the direction, they always want to shape the future and we try to do the same thing, and try to go to places where we surprise ourselves, where you change the rules each time a bit. And so that would have been just some sort of disturbing victory lap, or an embarrassing victory lap.”

So while Daft Punk is doing a victory lap of sorts, they’re doing it on their own track.

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… FSU News … www.fsunews.com/

French music duo revitalizes vintage business model in their music
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While most modern electronic artists gain most of their revenue from touring, Daft Punk’s marketing campaign focuses on their album rather than the spectacle of their performances. / Karl Walter & Shanna Whan / Getty Images

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When word got out that Daft Punk, after seven years of radio silence, was back to work on a new album, the dance music world broke out into a frenzy. Human After All was a divisive record release, one that left a significant portion of their fan base feeling unsatisfied. Needless to say, Random Access Memories, the Androids’ fourth studio album, was one of the most anticipated releases of the last year. There was enough already fueling the hype-machine; their prolonged absence from the scene, the endless rumors of surprise performances at music festivals (no guys, they’re still not set to play Ultra), the news that the album featured an all-star cast of collaborates. But what really drove the album’s stellar promotion was a marketing campaign that actually made people excited for the release of a record again.

These days, an album dropping isn’t much of a big deal. The simple fact is, most artists, particularly electronic artists, don’t make much of their money by creating new music. Much of the revenue is drawn in by the non-stop cycle of touring they do year round. It’s less often that you hear about an EP, and much more that news spreads for the artist’s “name of EP” 2013 Tour.

So when the first fifteen-second ad aired on Saturday Night Live in March, the internet exploded. Recorded videos of the ad were uploaded to Youtube by the dozen. Entire original mixes were produced off of the snippet of a bass-line. Viewers everywhere were glued to their televisions on Saturday nights to ensure another tease wasn’t missed. The second ad soon followed; we got a name, Random Access Memories, and a vocoder-vocal sample for one of this year’s biggest singles, “Get Lucky.”

By the time Coachella rolled around, everyone expected a Daft Punk performance. Friends and fellow French synth-pop group Phoenix was headlining, and the Androids have lit up the festival before (it involved a pyramid and a lot of LEDs).

What festival-goers didn’t realize was that Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel were there in the crowd with them, watching as a new, extender teaser for the single was released on the main stage.

As their marketing campaign continued, and more information about the album was released, one thing was certain.

“They went back to go forward,” Nile Rodgers, album collaborate said.

While this was definitely true about the album’s disco/funk sound (a sound that has seeped into the mainstream every since), the same can be said about their campaign. The collaboration with SNL and the multiple album teasers, the series of interview videos with the album’s collaborators, even down to the release of the album on vinyl, Random Access Memories was a return to a business model in music that hasn’t been around since the ’80s, with albums like Thriller. It took the focus off the artist or the tour or the spectacle of the performance and it made listeners remember “the album.”

Now, they’ve debuted the first music video for the album’s single “Instant Crush,” and it too feels reminiscent of an older time. The Androids aren’t swinging naked from a wrecking ball in this one. The video tells a love story between two mannequins in a museum of history, who only get to share just a few hours together before being placed back into their containers. Meanwhile, picture Julian Casablancas from The Strokes singing alone a la David Lee Roth from the “Jump” music video as the museum burns to the ground, and the mannequins melt into each other, bound forever and inseparable.

Watching the video, seeing the Daft Punk helmets collecting dust in the backroom of the museum, one wonders if even the video is trying to say “the past is still relevant, it’s worth remember.” And if the major commercial success of the album was any indicator, they may have a point.
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…..item 1c)…. youtube video … Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Official Audio) ft. Pharrell Williams …

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…..item 1d)…. youtube video … Daft Punk – Random Access Memories [FULL ALBUM] …

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DAFT PUNK — RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES TRACKLIST

1. “Give Life Back to Music” (featuring Nile Rodgers)
2. “The Game of Love” 04:35
3. “Giorgio by Moroder” (featuring Giorgio Moroder) 09:57
4. “Within” (featuring Chilly Gonzales) 19:01
5. “Instant Crush” (featuring Julian Casablancas) 22:49

6. “Lose Yourself to Dance” (featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers) 28:26
7. “Touch” (featuring Paul Williams) 34:19
8. “Get Lucky” (featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers) 42:38
9. “Beyond” 48:47
10. “Motherboard” 53:37

11. “Fragments of Time” (featuring Todd Edwards) 59:18
12. “Doin’ It Right” (featuring Panda Bear)
13. “Contact” (featuring DJ Falcon)

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— Good Gravey1 week ago

Seriously beautiful. I didn’t expect the album to be so diverse but feel connected. Then again, they seem to be able to do this will all of their albums! I love how it feels like a step back, and a step forward. Electro. Disco. And something else, their own musical magic I guess!
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…..item 2)…. Richie Incognito Checks Into Psychiatric Care Center …

… Miami New Times … blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/

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By Kyle Munzenrieder Fri., Feb. 28 2014 at 12:31 PM
Categories: Sports

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After smashing his own black Ferrari and calling it a work of art, former Miami Dolphin Richie Incognito has checked himself into a psychiatric care center. TMZ reports that his admittance was not voluntary and came after the Scottsdale Police Department became involved. Incognito did accept that he needed help.

The Scottsdale PD were called to Incognito’s Arizona home yesterday after someone reported dents on the hood of his brand new Ferrari. Incognito admitted that he did the damage himself and police left without filing charges.
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“Oh that was that was just me venting, that was my self-expression, that’s a piece of art,” Incognito told a local television station about the incident. “The happiest day of my life was when I got that car and now the second happiest day will be when I donate it to charity.”

What happened between that interview and this morning that caused police to fill out a petition to have him admitted isn’t entirely clear.
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From TMZ:

Sources connected to the situation tell us … Incognito didn’t resist … and acknowledges that he needs help dealing with all of the drama in his life. … We’re told Incognito is being held at the facility until a bed opens up at a nearby hospital … where he can undergo an evaluation by a mental health professional.
In addition to the fallout from the Wells Report about bullying in the Miami Dolphins locker room, Incognito is also dealing with his parent’s divorce.
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“Me and my dad, my mom, my brother, Jonathan Martin, the Miami Dolphins, Stephen Ross, you, we’re all brothers and sisters,” he told the station, indicating that family issues were on his mind too. “I think we all understand that it’s just time to move on. Words were said, things were done, but at the end of the day we’re all brothers and sisters and we’re here to lift each other up.”

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