ANONYMOUSLY (OR NOT) TELL ME YOUR HONEST OPINION ABOUT ME. I CAN’T REPLY, JUST PUBLISH.

OH YEAH WOW and One Direction

verily-i-say:

andthisistherestofus:

Hi all,

So it seems that (almost) everyone is agreed. The most recent One Direction video is a bit of a fail… A bit of an epic fail. Both Nat and I were left largely confused by the video. Nat’s reaction was so extreme she even took the time to commit it to video.

But it goes further than that. When I first saw the video I was struck by how closely it resembled another brilliant video clip I had seen some time ago.

Well, in my opinion, it’s not just a resemblance. It’s plagiarism.

The attached article expresses it best, but I think this is the kind of thing which should be called out. The fandom, when it acts a whole, is actually very powerful. I think sometimes it’s forgotten that this group of people are actually in control of what happens with One Direction.

I don’t think hating on Ben Winston, or his production company, is the right thing to do, but I do think expressing your (mine and our too) serious concerns about the marketing direction that the One Direction brand has taken is both valid and necessary.

You have a voice. Use it.

-Tim (and Nat) :)

I spoke a little about how this reverse stromotion effect had been lifted directly from Clubfeet’s music video when You & I came out, but I’m sort of glad that Oh Yeah Wow is aware of it now, even if it means things are about to get awkward.

I mean, there’s making use of emerging technologies and then there’s using that technology to duplicate existing work and copy specific events, like say, the crate jump.

The Guardian: You've been writing with Harry Styles recently, haven't you?
Ryan Tedder: [Silence] Is that the rumour?
The Guardian: That's the rumour.
Ryan Tedder: That's an interesting rumour. I don't know if I can confirm or deny that, but what I will say is that I did hang out with One Direction in London. It sounds completely generic to say, but I'm always impressed or extremely happy when I end up in the same room with a band who are at the stage of nuclear explosion in their career and they're so normal it almost turns you off. Like, "How are you not more messed up right now? I'm looking for syringes, where are they?" [Suddenly] Yes, we did do something is the truth. I can't say what it's for, though.
The Guardian: When do you think Harry will leave One Direction?
Ryan Tedder: Oh my God, I have no idea. I've never had any conversations with him or any of them regarding that.
SORRY I UNFOLLOWED YOU I DIDN'T MEAN TO - MY FINGER SLIPPED ! Love you still !!!!

IF I HAD SEEN IT I WOULD HAVE FELT SAD BUT SINCE YOU TOLD ME YOU LOVED ME… WELL I LOVE YOU TOO xxxxx

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joshdevinedrums: Can’t wait to start this tour! We are ready! [23/04/14]

popunklouis:

i wonder what cool outfits 1d will wear for the first 3 days of tour before inevitably prancing onstage in whatever garbage they find leftover in their suitcases

matthwcrawley:

#this is why they made you live under the stairs for 10 years.

twistericecream:

Remember that time when Ben Winston called a fan’s idea for a music video cheesy? At least it was a bit more original…

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