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How to Make Justin Bieber Sound Incredible: Slow Him Down 800 Percent (I'm stuned by Bieber)
Gizmodo ^ | 8/17/10 | Max Read

Posted on 08/17/2010 3:39:27 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty

You totally hate Justin Bieber, right, because you're a rebel, or whatever? That's just because you haven't listened to Bieber slowed down 800 percent. Now his new single "U Smile" is a 30-minute epic. And it sounds awesome. No, really.

Courtesy musician Nick Pittsinger, who used the free program Paulstretch, this is "U Smile" made slower. Like, a lot slower—eight times slower, to be exact. And all of a sudden the not-bad piano pop track sounds like the climactic score to some kind of historical epic, or Dead Can Dance, or, like, Animal Collective, or something. It sounds like the ocean, but, like, in heaven, man. Plus, it's 35 minutes long:

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: bieber; likewhoa; stuned
I figured we could use a little levity here, considering the state of things.
1 posted on 08/17/2010 3:39:31 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty
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To: To Hell With Poverty

>> I’m stuned by Bieber <<

LOL!


2 posted on 08/17/2010 3:45:24 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: To Hell With Poverty

Wow. If I ever get shot into space on a one-way mission of exploration, I’m taking the 800x slowed-down track with me.


3 posted on 08/17/2010 3:45:28 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: To Hell With Poverty

Beautiful!

This changes everything.


4 posted on 08/17/2010 3:48:42 PM PDT by MV=PY
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To: To Hell With Poverty
Can we get the Democrats to slow down on their path to socialism?

Oh wait, that's called the Republican Party.

Only they're just about 1.5 to 2X slower.

5 posted on 08/17/2010 3:50:28 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: To Hell With Poverty

Ok, at first I thought this had to be a gag.... but it is really good. Now, where can I get the MP3 to add to my blackberry so I can listen on a flight?


6 posted on 08/17/2010 3:54:31 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: To Hell With Poverty

Gotta check this later when I have speakers.


7 posted on 08/17/2010 3:54:31 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: To Hell With Poverty

Does anybody know how I can capture this as an MP3 or WAV, please? This is really good!


8 posted on 08/17/2010 3:55:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; taxcontrol

There’s a link to download it as an mp3 on the page where the player is.


9 posted on 08/17/2010 3:59:58 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I’m listening to it on a Bose system. Sounds pretty good.


10 posted on 08/17/2010 4:00:51 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Riley

Got it - thanks!


11 posted on 08/17/2010 4:03:19 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: To Hell With Poverty

It is suprisingly good. He is a Canadian and I think his mother is a pretty devout Christian. No interest in his music but this is pretty cool at -8x.

A bit like Yes Tales from Topgraphic Oceans or some Eno ambient stuff.


12 posted on 08/17/2010 4:03:47 PM PDT by Frantzie (Obama & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE)
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To: To Hell With Poverty

Does this mean if you speed up Haydn’s London Symphony x8, it’ll sound like pop music?


13 posted on 08/17/2010 4:04:41 PM PDT by GunsAndBibles (God save Calif. - 'cause it's gonna take a miracle.)
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To: GunsAndBibles

No it sounds more like Bach played at X6.5


14 posted on 08/17/2010 4:12:01 PM PDT by Frantzie (Obama & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE)
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To: To Hell With Poverty

It sounds pretty good.


15 posted on 08/17/2010 4:23:31 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: To Hell With Poverty

It’s Vangelis. “Missa Deckard, he say you Brade Runna.”


16 posted on 08/17/2010 4:23:55 PM PDT by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: To Hell With Poverty

Then again, you could watch Epic Box! (about 1 min long)

http://www.netsoc.tcd.ie/~inky/internets/epic_box.swf


17 posted on 08/17/2010 4:26:22 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: To Hell With Poverty

Very cool!


18 posted on 08/17/2010 4:28:07 PM PDT by DemforBush (Are you sure we're not in a looney bin? Sometimes I think we're in a @#$! looney bin!)
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To: taxcontrol
Ok, at first I thought this had to be a gag.... but it is really good. Now, where can I get the MP3 to add to my blackberry so I can listen on a flight?

There's a link to download the mp3 on that same page. I just downloaded it.
19 posted on 08/17/2010 4:32:53 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: To Hell With Poverty

Wow, surprisingly epic.


20 posted on 08/17/2010 5:18:57 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: stylecouncilor

Ping


21 posted on 08/17/2010 5:47:48 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

it repeats! it goes forever! sent it to everyone I know, great find!


22 posted on 08/17/2010 6:19:43 PM PDT by holly go-rightly
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

LOLZ, that’s pretty cute!


23 posted on 08/17/2010 7:31:59 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (The War on Poverty is over. Poverty won. - Howie Carr)
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To: Frantzie
Yeah, I can see the Eno thing. I was (am) majorly into the English shoegazer scene in the '90s and this sounds a lot like Slowdive to me. Bieber Space Station!

I wonder what we'd get if we slowed down Debbie Gibson...Cocteau Twins?

24 posted on 08/17/2010 7:35:12 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (The War on Poverty is over. Poverty won. - Howie Carr)
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To: GunsAndBibles
A poster at Youtube has been posting Dream Theater videos at double or triple speeds. Here is Octavarium at triple speed. The beginning sounds ok, but the fast parts are insane!
25 posted on 08/17/2010 7:36:45 PM PDT by TheRealDBear
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To: To Hell With Poverty

Cocteau Twins nice. Yeah I am a little older. A younger Kraftwerk fan - saw them in concert 5 years ago -staggering. Depeche Mode, Japan, Visage, New Order, Human Leage (both versions) John Foxx, and all that stuff. Got the first Eno albums when I was in high school. Right after he left Roxy.

The only 90’s stuff I really listen a little to was Blur (Damon Albarn is a pr*ck) and maybe Kaiser Cheifs a little. Kaiser really post 2000s.

I was pretty amazed at Justin Bieber slowed down. You wonder how many other songs would sound good.


26 posted on 08/17/2010 8:03:36 PM PDT by Frantzie (Obama & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE)
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To: To Hell With Poverty

Wow - suddenly I want to board a really big ship, run to the bow and scream “I’M THE KING OF THE WORLD!”


27 posted on 08/17/2010 8:16:14 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (YouTube My Space and I'll Google your Yahoo.)
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To: Frantzie

I’m 37 myself but have the musical taste of an artsy fifty-something. Joy Division is my very favorite, after that CAN and maybe PiL 3rd. And my FReeper name is (very ironically) a Gang of Four song. Looove Kraftwerk - how cool that you got to see them, I wasn’t even aware of a tour. I really envy my older friends for what they got to see and hear firsthand, that is at least until I remember that I still get to be in my 30s for a few years. ;)


28 posted on 08/17/2010 8:51:31 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (The War on Poverty is over. Poverty won. - Howie Carr)
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To: To Hell With Poverty

I waited - what maybe 30 years to see Kraftwerk. I would say it was the best concert I ever saw. Th evisuals, sound and they had this sound system with smaller speakers in the back of the hall. Amazing. I had frinds who saw earlier tours in Europe.

I thought Gang of Four were Maoists or marxists? I remember “Armalite Rifles.”

I get very weirded out when I am in a restaurant or store and Love Will Tear Us Apart comes on the Muzak. I think I have heard it in Pizzeria Uno, Lowes and another restaurant.

My friend was a big fan of Joy Divison before he killed himself. I get freaked because this poor guy record this song and the next day he kills himself. 30 years later it is on Muzak. Very odd.

YouTube has the 9 episodes of Synth Britainia which was about all the synth bands in the UK. They have a bit with New Order and Bernard Sumner. I think he does talk about Joy Divison.

I am a big Lydon and PiL. I cannot believe I can rember all the lyrics to Pil PIL (first single)and Pop Tones. I remember most of Flowers of Romance and Careering. I give him credit. He really did reinvent himslef after the Pistols.

Weird trivia story: Richard Branson supposedly at his island home brought in Devo and was going to try to get Lydon to be the lead singer of Devo after the Pistols broke up. The Devo guys told the story. I am glad that did not happen for both parties sake. I loved the first Devo album produced by Eno. Very serious and sinister.

I think the second was produced by the great Conny Plank in Germany. He did the third Ultravox album System of Romance which was outstanding.


29 posted on 08/17/2010 9:09:57 PM PDT by Frantzie (Obama & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE)
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To: Frantzie
Wow, I have not heard Joy Division Muzak, yet. I think it would mess with my head, too. Some things are just not to be trifled with, ha!

Yeah, Gang of Four were stupid useful idiots, but their music still rocks. I sort of chose the song for my name partly out of irony, and partly because their lyrics were pretty sarcastic, but if read earnestly sometimes made for good straightforward conservative stuff. Weird, but so am I. I also half had a mind to tick off any hipster DU trolls that might come across me. The way Rush chose the Pretenders for his theme song. ;)

That's an amazing story about Devo! Yes, thank goodness they went along their separate paths. I see Mark Mothersbaugh daily nowadays as he's a regular on the kids' show Yo Gabba Gabba! He draws funny pictures that always come to life and jump off the board.

I'll have to check out that YouTube show, thanks for the suggestion. I was a huge New Order fan in highschool and loved synthy stuff but somehow over time my interest moved more towards the post-punk art rock bands.

30 posted on 08/18/2010 1:05:02 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (The War on Poverty is over. Poverty won. - Howie Carr)
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To: Frantzie
I waited - what maybe 30 years to see Kraftwerk. I would say it was the best concert I ever saw. Th evisuals, sound and they had this sound system with smaller speakers in the back of the hall. Amazing. I had frinds who saw earlier tours in Europe.

I remember when Autobahn came out, just how far ahead of its time it was. I actually like more some of their Pre-Autobahn stuff when it was just Ralf and Florian, Florian could have given Ian Anderson a run for his money on the flute. And "Das Model" is an awesome song, it's a cool video.

31 posted on 08/18/2010 1:13:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

The concert was great. They had updated some of the older songs like Man Machine and Radioactivity to name a few. Incredible.

The Model became a hit record by a fluke. They were releasing Computer World as a single. The story is on You Tube with an interview with Wilfgang Flur I think. He said the exec at EMI in London needed a B side for the single. He ended up pick ing The Model from the prior album. It became a pretty big hit.


32 posted on 08/18/2010 1:28:19 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Obama & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE)
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To: To Hell With Poverty
WOW ! Thanks for sharing. This software (Paulstretch) is simply amazing!.
33 posted on 08/20/2010 12:27:12 AM PDT by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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