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February 19, 2005 4:10 PM   Subscribe

The Nature Anthem Quicktime video.
posted by Mwongozi (27 comments total)

 
what, the grandaddy song? you can find it on "below the radio" [pitchfork review].

but thanks, i only had a low quality version of this before.
posted by Igor XA at 4:40 PM on February 19, 2005


i'd never seen or heard this before, me like.
posted by moonbird at 5:20 PM on February 19, 2005


Crazy furries. :')
posted by The Thnikkaman at 5:45 PM on February 19, 2005


Well, your comments killed my joke. I hope you're happy.
(It included austronauts, Bette Midler and a teeny tiny fellow named Wes).
posted by mr.marx at 5:52 PM on February 19, 2005


Well, that was happy! Is that a famous song, or an original song?
posted by ParisParamus at 6:01 PM on February 19, 2005


That was very fun and cheerful!
posted by gallois at 6:14 PM on February 19, 2005


Is that a famous song, or an original song?

It's an original, but I doubt it'll be famous, It's good, but not up to par with the best Grandaddy songs. Check'em out if you haven't. Start with their breakthrough, "Under the Western Freeway". Fantastic album.
posted by mr.marx at 6:24 PM on February 19, 2005


Grandaddy? D'oh! I look at the URL - softcitizen - gotta be a reference to The Soft Bulletin. Check. Furries? Check. Wayne Coyne-soundalike vocals? Check. So I duly file the QT movie under The Flaming Lips and then I read these comments ...

I like The Sophtware Slump a lot, I'll check out Under the Western Freeway. Thanks for the tip!
posted by kcds at 6:35 PM on February 19, 2005


Unadulterated happiness.

The bunnies hugging the crying fish was particularly so.
posted by bitpart at 6:46 PM on February 19, 2005


I watched it all the way though and sang along. Loudly. I couldn't help myself.

I have diabetes now.
posted by TheGoldenOne at 7:06 PM on February 19, 2005


haha, very cute.

I have diabetes now.

I hear you TheGoldenOne - I am going to have to go throw darts at a bush & cheney pic to get my natural equilbrium back.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:31 PM on February 19, 2005


I totally got snowed into thinking this was a Flaming Lips masterpiece too, kcds. All that was missing were the giant balloons and a reference to mortality.

Now I strangely feel like trying to be nice to everyone. Especially little kids in bunny costumes -- are these people trying to kill my poor pancreas?
posted by melissa may at 9:07 PM on February 19, 2005


If you repeat the same thing over, and over, and over, eventually it becomes indistinguishable from redundancy.
posted by Balisong at 9:44 PM on February 19, 2005


The kids were having so much fun in that video. My parenting instincts lead me to rate this four stars.
posted by dhartung at 11:46 PM on February 19, 2005


What does it say about me that I was expecting all the animals to kill each other by the end of it?
posted by Orange Goblin at 3:39 AM on February 20, 2005


"The kids were having so much fun in that video. My parenting instincts lead me to rate this four stars."

What I thought coming away from it, too.
If they could keep a shit-eating grin on their faces that long, it couldn't be that bad.

And, it was nice to see the fish peacefully coexisting with everyone except man.
posted by Busithoth at 5:32 AM on February 20, 2005


ha! i love this.

lovely, furry, little animals dressed up like humans dressed up in animal suits. ;)
posted by little_star_above at 5:56 AM on February 20, 2005


[this is amazing]

i'm sending it to my little 2-year old nephew right now.
posted by neuroshred at 9:23 AM on February 20, 2005


grandaddy is my very favorite band
posted by troybob at 11:38 AM on February 20, 2005


This is the most erotic thing I have ever seen!
posted by berek at 12:00 PM on February 20, 2005


C'mon guys, quit the furry references. This is a sweet sincere piece that is just trying to spread the sunshine. Thanks for posting, Mwongozi.
posted by frecklefaerie at 12:13 PM on February 20, 2005


This is the genuinestly goodest thing I've ever seen on the internet. It reminds me of my crunchy-granola summer camp when I was little.

My word, does it go far to cleanse the palette between episodes of Deadwood.
posted by castironskillet at 12:17 PM on February 20, 2005


This thing totally had me fooled--until I noticed that the raccoon had a zipper. Now I wonder if some sort of special effects were involved.
posted by CrunchyGods at 3:29 PM on February 20, 2005


This makes me want to slit my wrists.
posted by arakasi at 4:40 PM on February 20, 2005


This video goes back a while...it originally appeared as a video track on Grandaddy's Sumday album, and the song underwent a slight remix for the Below the Radio release...and i believe the making of this video predates the animal-costume craze of Flaming Lips...

...it's cool to see a Grandaddy link here...their message board lured me away from constant metafiltering about a a year and a half ago...(though, of course, I check in here everyday)...
posted by troybob at 6:25 PM on February 20, 2005


Still, I kept expecting a someone in a gorilla suit to walk through the scene from stage right.
posted by piskycritter at 5:43 AM on February 21, 2005


If you repeat the same thing over, and over, and over, eventually it becomes indistinguishable from redundancy.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:26 AM on February 21, 2005


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