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Dicken feat. Milah & Korben performing Depeche Mode covers
January 29, 2012 7:57 AM   Subscribe

Colombian video artist Dicken Schrader covers Depeche Mode songs with the help of his young children, Milah and Korben, using some unexpected objects as instruments and illustrative props. Three split-screen videos: "Strangelove", "Everything Counts", & "Shake The Disease".
posted by flex (22 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love DYI instrumentation. I love DP. I would rather they did original compositions. Maybe I know the DP songs too well. This may have interfered with my enjoyment.

Cute kids. This also goes to show you can be creative without having to have a recording studio and a $10,000 video camera.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:12 AM on January 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I also want to add: Coolest dad in the world.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:15 AM on January 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I loved this!
posted by snofoam at 8:24 AM on January 29, 2012


How does he get the children to have an attention span for three minutes? Praise? Threats? Lack of an iPad?
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 8:41 AM on January 29, 2012


a - mazing. loved it. luckiest kids in the world?
posted by facetious at 8:45 AM on January 29, 2012


I have been enjoying "Everything Counts" for the last 3 days, sharing it on Facebook, emailing the link, basically bombarding anyone I know with "you can't not smile while watching this (esp. when the kids sing backup)". I like the other versions, but it all seems to come together on this track (and maybe because it's one of my DP favs).
posted by Asbestos McPinto at 9:12 AM on January 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


"a - mazing. loved it. luckiest kids in the world?"

No, they don't know the half of it yet, luckiest partner in the world.
posted by Blasdelb at 9:28 AM on January 29, 2012


Holy fuck, my parents SUCKED. Seriously? There's a guy in Colombia this cool? Fuck you, Dad. You wouldn't even pay the $300 monthly child support consistently.

And don't even get me started on you, Mom ...
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 9:55 AM on January 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


This reminds me of the Self cover of What a Fool Believes on the album they did with instruments they bought in a toy store (which I love).
posted by immlass at 10:01 AM on January 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


There's a guy in Colombia this cool?

Yeah, cos shouldn't they just be running round the jungle with AK47s growing cocaine and kidnapping people?
posted by jontyjago at 10:11 AM on January 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Wow. Just wow.
posted by crunchland at 10:19 AM on January 29, 2012


Adorable kids. Adorable man. Great music.
posted by HopperFan at 10:29 AM on January 29, 2012


Yeah, cos shouldn't they just be running round the jungle with AK47s growing cocaine and kidnapping people

I'm ironically showing ignorance passed down by my parents, who sucked, as I explained. For all I knew from what they told me, that entire country was once Pablo Escobar's private villa.

This is called "having a sophisticated sense of humor." Since you seem to lack that, I presume our parents suck, too, but in a different way than mine.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 10:35 AM on January 29, 2012


Since you seem to lack that

Oh no, don't you worry about my sense of humour - you see I was *also* being "sophisticated".

Anyway, to state it unsophisticatedly, so there is no misunderstanding, thank you for clarifying your initial comment - I'll admit it really wasn't clear to me.

I would appreciate, however, you leaving my parents out of it and keeping your presumptions concerning them to yourself.
posted by jontyjago at 11:00 AM on January 29, 2012


See? See?! This is what happens when Depeche Mode.
posted by carsonb at 11:03 AM on January 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


This reminds me of the Self cover of What a Fool Believes on the album they did with instruments they bought in a toy store (which I love).

Damn it, you beat me to it. Here's the song.
posted by dw at 11:39 AM on January 29, 2012


I love the part in strangelove where he's singing 'pain, I'll say it again' while the little girl attaches bulldog clips to his face. Awesome.

And yeah, Everything Counts is fantastic.

When I lived in Budapest, there was a Depeche Mode fan club meeting on the last Friday of every month. 300 people in a ware-house-sized venue would show up every single month for an eight hour Depeche Mode dance party. Each month would be 'themed' around a different album, working forward through the discography. It was there that I first heard Speak and Spell, after having known stuff form the Violator era for a long time, and went from liking Depeche Mode to absolutely loving them. Near the end of my time there, I got together some friends and we dressed as early Depeche Mode,and were basically heroes for a night. Totally fantastic.
posted by kaibutsu at 12:59 PM on January 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Why do I keep thinking that I'm the only person in the world who knows about Self? Yeah, this is awesome. I am not a Bad Dad because of these videos.
posted by 1adam12 at 1:19 PM on January 29, 2012


I hate just about everything but I really liked this!
posted by FeralHat at 4:55 PM on January 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I needed this. Thank you. :)
posted by edheil at 7:01 PM on January 29, 2012


love it love it love it!
posted by king of his desert island at 2:02 AM on January 30, 2012


The thing that's so cool about this is that you know the kids spent a LOT of time with their Dad learning these songs. :)
posted by luckynerd at 11:51 AM on January 30, 2012


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