07.09.12 by Jeff

Mini instruments by Andrew Spackman

andrew spackman

andrew spackman

andrew spackman
Another submission to our homemade instruments project! A pair of 7″ wooden turntables and two mini guitars, by Andrew Spackman.

See all the submissions here.

Wanna submit to the project? Get info here.

Watch videos of these instruments in action below!

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05.09.12 by Jeff

Made of Imagination / Homemade Instrument Submissions

Booooooom & MTV / made of imagination
This is where your submissions to our “Made of Imagination” project with MTV and Sony Xperia will be posted! Remember you have until September 26th to submit to this project! There are sweet prizes up for grabs but you should just do it because it will be fun!

If you wanna be a part project get full info here.

“Murder Ballad” – 1970’s Trumpet, Rifle Stock

“Fuck You Pablo”- 1930’s Harmony Guitar

Ron Ulicny – Portland, Oregon

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31.08.12 by Jeff

The Sheepdogs / Made of Imagination

This is the second video we produced for MTV and Sony Xperia, and it features The Sheepdogs! I’m so stoked they were down to be a part of this project!

We switched it up a bit this time, instead of having The Sheepdogs perform with homemade instruments we paired them up with award-winning Afro Cuban pianist Hilario Duran and drummer Reimundo Sosa so they could explore a new sound together. The results were AMAZING. I wish they’d all do a whole album together!

Hopefully this video gets you stoked to spend the weekend building instruments and exploring styles of music that you normally wouldn’t! Your submissions to our homemade instruments project have been amazing so far! I’ll be posting a gallery of submissions shortly!

If you wanna get involved jump over here.

 

imagination.mtv.ca

31.08.12 by Jeff

100k Giveaway

Last week our Facebook Page hit 100,000! If it’s alright with you I’d like to celebrate this milestone with a whole bunch of giveaways! Thanks for hanging around on Booooooom every day, thanks for getting involved in the projects, and thanks for sending me all your friendly tweets and emails!

Huge thank you to everyone who made these giveaways possible: Herschel, Virb, Chronicle Books, HelloVon, and Furni.

Here’s what’s up for grabs:

herschel back packs

2 Little America Back Packs (Washed Red) courtesy of Herschel.

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20.08.12 by Jeff

Made of Imagination / Rich Aucoin

Last week we launched our “Made of Imagination” project with MTV, our biggest collaboration yet! In case you forgot already or didn’t see the original post, we wanna see who can make the most creative homemade instruments on the planet, and we’d love to see videos of you and your friends performing with them!

We’re also asking some emerging Canadian musicians to do the same kinda thing! The video above is the first of four that we’ve produced, and it features rising star Rich Aucoin.

Ready to make your own instruments???

Read the full project instructions here.

Get inspired here.

27.07.12 by Jeff

Urbanears Headphones / Giveaway!

Urbanears Headphones / Giveaway!
Urbanears sent me over a pair of their new denim Plattan headphones and lucky you, I’ve got a pair for you too! So who wants ‘em?

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19.07.12 by Jeff

Pillows by Roxy Marj / Giveaway

Home Cozy Home Pillows by Roxy Marj Giveaway
My friend Roxy has given me two of her fun Home Cozy Home pillows to giveaway, who wants ‘em?

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11.07.12 by Jeff

Booooooom Summer Mix

Total Babes / Booooooom Summer Mix
I have finally finished this year’s summer mix. This took forever, I hope you like it. Please share it with all the good looking people you know. Photo by my friend Sophie Tajan (a total babe).

Stream it and/or download it below!

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