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05:06 pm
Also:

  • Remember the animated video I did for Low's "Hatchet (Optimimi Version)"...?

  • Well, I just got this message from their management:
    Microsoft is releasing a new Zune and wants to use the Optimimi version of "Hatchet" song and video on the pre-load.

  • There's no money (it's considered a promo/free ad for the band), but it's pretty hella-awesome that the 23 people who buy the new Zune will get to see that!
  • Also, even thourh the year's only half over, I predict "Hatchet (Optimimi Version)" will be my Song of the Year.
  • If only for the word, "Optimimi."

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From:paulkienitz
Date:July 11th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
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That socks -- that is, it rocks except that it sucks that somehow this involves no money.
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From:nedroid
Date:July 11th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)
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Well, you have to keep in mind that Microsoft is a small company and doesn't have a lot of cash to throw around.
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From:scottbateman
Date:July 11th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
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What with what happened with the XBox recently and all, they may indeed be low on the cash flow.
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From:thespian
Date:July 12th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
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ask them for a zune to 'prove to people that it was there' at least?
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From:pdanielson
Date:July 12th, 2007 01:12 am (UTC)
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As my telecomm law professor once said about sustainable business models, "Microsoft could burn $100 bills for heat, and it would be sustainable."

Also, you totally should have been interviewed/featured for this:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0707/4857.html
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From:gregmce
Date:July 11th, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC)
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Boo on the "no money" part, but otherwise that is made of awesomeness. Well done!
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From:xinit
Date:July 11th, 2007 10:03 pm (UTC)
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You figure that there will be that many Zunes sold? 23 seems might high...
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From:emjay42
Date:July 11th, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
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Please tell me you already have a collection of animated GIFs as LJ icons from that cartoon... If not I do believe I have a project for the rest of this evening. :) Awesome animation, great version of the song.

Got anymore in you for an "Always Fade" vid?
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From:monkeyone
Date:July 11th, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)
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The no money part really sucks especially since it's Microsoft. It's not like they can't afford it. On the bright side, it's great exposure. That must count for something. Those 23 people can spread the word. I hope that there are visible credits, at least.
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From:spasmsproject
Date:July 12th, 2007 01:08 am (UTC)
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Yay anyway. Optimimi! Excelsior! Underdog Victorious!
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From:curmudgeon
Date:July 12th, 2007 05:09 am (UTC)
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I think you can negotiate for at least some money. I do some work for MSFT and lemme tell you: money they got.

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