… making Jian Ghomeshi seems to be the silly sport du jour at bitstrips …
From cbc.ca: “Bitstrips was designed by Toronto cartoonist Jacob Blackstock and friends over the last six months. Blackstock described the online software as a set of tools for creating comics using elements such as a basic character, a set of poses and expressions and a handful of props.”
“Every generation discovers ‘Hallelujah,’ and right now, a whole new generation of people is discovering it.”
John Cale, Jeff Buckley, KD Lang, Damien Rice and now American Idol hopeful Jason Castro – they’ve all covered the Leonard Cohen classic.
“Cale’s version has been used on the sitcom “Scrubs” and in “Shrek,” but it is Jeff Buckley’s recording, released on his 1994 album, “Grace,” that has been featured most often in television shows. And it doesn’t come cheap. Vidoli said that the rights to use a big song such as “Hallelujah” can cost as much as $40,000, which most cable networks can’t afford.”
Yikes – that’s some serious cash. Cale’s version makes me cry, but it’s definitely Buckley’s that expands my universe. Read the rest of the Chicago Tribune article…
The Google oddity: I’m having an odd issue with Google Alerts and am wondering, hoping, praying that maybe y’all have some expertise in this area. My posts are indexed by Google within an hour of their publication, but for some reason my keywords (as tags or in the title) are not getting pick up by Alerts… help?