New Projects Are Cuckoo!

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This week we’re crazy about Cuckoo Butter Putty, girls that rock, and video games. Wait, who are we kidding? We’re always crazy about that stuff — and we’re always excited to share it with you! Check ‘em all out in our round-up of cool new projects, below.  

Make Playful Reminders Using Cuckoo Butter Putty — by Jane Burns

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Jane Burns has spent so much time forgetting things — and sees her friends and loved ones forgetting things — that she’s figured out the perfect solution. She swears that your brain will remember best with a little handy visual, so she’s creating this crazy Cuckoo Butter Putty to mold yourself little reminders with. Need to feed your neighbor’s dog? Sculpt a dog out of putty and throw it on your windshield! Finding cute, compact, and creative solutions to everyday problems — sweet. — Daniella J.

Lamp — by Olga Nunes

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Hellooo internet!” begins Olga’s unbelievably endearing project video. She goes on from there to demonstrate how Kickstarter will let her take her project from “imaginary idea place” to reality, tell jokes about special rewards for backers of “squidgemillion dollars,” and other hilarious, entertaining asides. Her goal is to make an album that’s also a story, told through art installations, short films, and original music, and her rewards are (fittingly) just as off-the-charts cool. She’s offering skeleton keys, hand-crafted “message in a bottle” kits, invites to participate in her video shoots, and more. It’s right up my alley! — Cassie M.

June and Jean Millington Play Like a Girl — by June Millington

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June and Jean Millington formed the Fannys in 1970 to prove to the world that girls could play high velocity rock and roll. While there career was short lived, the two sisters legacy is far from small, with David Bowie describing them as “one of the finest… rock bands of their time…as important as anybody else who’s ever been, ever.” The sisters
stopped recording years ago, but their love for music hasn’t waned. Now the sisters are reuniting at the Institute for the Musical Arts (a center June help start) to record their latest record, Play It Like A Girl. — Mike M.

Videogame Music in Context: DVD Interview Series — by Jeriaska

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If you love video games, then you probably also love the catchy and addictive tunes that rival the quality of the games themselves. Jeriaska, founder of video game music message board Nubooo.com, has been interviewing some of the best Japanese musicians making tunes for video games today, including Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy), Hip Tanaka (Creatures Inc.), Daisuke Amaya (Cave Story) and Baiyon (PixelJunk Lifelike). Sounds like a pretty sweet lineup so far, with even more yet to come! — Cindy A.

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