Join 3,512 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


CONDOS NOW SELLING
October 29, 2008 12:34 PM   Subscribe

Elbow's video for their song One Day Like This is pretty simple, but you'd be surprised how much a nice song and some slow motion can make something totally awesome.

(sorry, they don't allow embedding so you have to watch the video at youtube)
posted by mathowie (51 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cool. I love Elbow.
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:36 PM on October 29, 2008


I was distracted from enjoying this by my own shouts of "good god man pick a direction I need some condos!"
posted by Shutter at 12:38 PM on October 29, 2008 [6 favorites]


Man, I was just watching this last night wondering if it was the official video. I keep wearing my Elbow T-shirt around in the hopes it'll generate some instance of recognition. They are far too under-appreciated.
posted by docpops at 12:42 PM on October 29, 2008


(sorry, they don't allow embedding so you have to watch the video at youtube)

Wait, you were gonna embed it?
posted by jbickers at 12:44 PM on October 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


I think the last thing I heard by Elbow was this...
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 12:46 PM on October 29, 2008


We're sorry, the video isn't available any more.
posted by slater at 12:47 PM on October 29, 2008


I am legally obliged to say

MANCHESTER REPRESENT!!11

at this point.
posted by Jofus at 12:55 PM on October 29, 2008


Video still plays for me. Maybe a regional thing?

I prefer the earlier version.

And weird, I live in Slater.
posted by cjorgensen at 12:56 PM on October 29, 2008


man, my friends and I actually licensed the Elbow song "I've Got Your Number" for the ending of our movie. It was the only song by a signed band in the film, but it was so perfect we had to have it. We sent them a copy of the final product, I wonder if they ever saw it.
posted by shmegegge at 1:06 PM on October 29, 2008


Slightly Helpful Tip: Very often these days youtube has been claiming that videos are no longer available when in fact they are just being interfered with by a firewall or adblock or something else. This happens at my work often and I just hit refresh n times until I can see it or give up (where n = potential awesomeness - [actual work appropriateness* chance someone decides to come into my office %).
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:08 PM on October 29, 2008


Their performance of it at Glastonbury is pretty special too.
posted by flashboy at 1:08 PM on October 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Is the video still awesome if you knew that the band the guy was actually listening to on his headphones was Creed?
posted by paddysat at 1:11 PM on October 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


cjorgensen: i get the same with that. Huh.

Now stop living in me.
posted by slater at 1:12 PM on October 29, 2008


Yeah, it's a regional thing.

"This video is not available in your country".

Fuck you, geolocation! >:[
posted by slater at 1:14 PM on October 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Drat missed a ], does not compute.

Oh and cool video. I've often wondered who those sign guys are and why they are so good at flipping signs. Then I saw this documentary about it, and I felt educated.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:17 PM on October 29, 2008 [2 favorites]


It is over at Vimeo too if that helps any of you out.
posted by paddysat at 1:18 PM on October 29, 2008


Wait, you were gonna embed it?

Naw, but the little helpful youtube players that optionally play inline on mefi won't work if the uploader forbids uploading, which is why I put that in there. You gotta click through to the youtube site to see it, unfortunately for those using the handy inline player shortcut.
posted by mathowie at 1:20 PM on October 29, 2008


Quick, someone call out mathowie for making a single link youtube FPP post without using the SLYT label.

GYOB!
posted by cjorgensen at 1:27 PM on October 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm sure it must have been posted before, but the video for Fallen Angel is pretty good too.
posted by mandal at 1:30 PM on October 29, 2008


the little helpful youtube players that optionally play inline on mefi

Is that a greasemonkey thing? Never heard tell of such. Sounds snazzy.
posted by jbickers at 1:35 PM on October 29, 2008


This is/was waaaaay better than I have any idea why. of. of why. as;dkfhja;enru
posted by From Bklyn at 1:37 PM on October 29, 2008


oh shit, someone plug From Bklyn back in.
posted by shmegegge at 1:41 PM on October 29, 2008


jbickers: click the little arrow next to this word.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:58 PM on October 29, 2008


People who hold signs go on to hold many things.
posted by william_boot at 2:00 PM on October 29, 2008 [2 favorites]


Potomac: got no such arrow.
posted by jbickers at 2:01 PM on October 29, 2008


Is that a greasemonkey thing? Never heard tell of such. Sounds snazzy.

I believe it's a setting in your (metafilter) profile.
posted by inigo2 at 2:03 PM on October 29, 2008


I believe it's a setting in your (metafilter) profile.

Well, I'll be damned. Missed that. Thanks!
posted by jbickers at 2:11 PM on October 29, 2008


I love me some Elbow. I got to meet and shake Guy Garvey's hand when they played here in Vancouver last May; he is highly lovable, and a bear of a man. Also: Don't play Coltrane, you will sleep at the wheel.
posted by jokeefe at 2:59 PM on October 29, 2008


And just to join in the Youtubery, Fugitive Motel.
posted by jokeefe at 3:02 PM on October 29, 2008


This Denki Groove video featuring a plethora of japanese divers is pretty neat, in a pomo Riefenstahlian way. (music not so much)
posted by vronsky at 3:29 PM on October 29, 2008


I caught a showing of Glastonbury on Mojo a while ago and missed the name of the band that sang the kick-ass anthem at the end of the broadcast. Now I know. Many thanks.
posted by D_I at 3:34 PM on October 29, 2008


monkey bee is better.
posted by vronsky at 3:34 PM on October 29, 2008


Quick, Bklyn has gone blind! Someone make an askme post to see if he should call a doctor!
posted by cjorgensen at 4:31 PM on October 29, 2008


(Notice the Autobahn reprise in the track? Elbow are kinda cool like that.)
posted by progosk at 4:44 PM on October 29, 2008


People who hold signs go on to hold many things.

When I saw this first few seconds of the video that episode is immediately what I thought of.
posted by GuyZero at 5:11 PM on October 29, 2008


You want a slow-motion video? For a pretty great song? I don't think it gets slower than this.

At 2:20 you get a nice big slow shot of Frank Black's pudge.
posted by hanoixan at 6:15 PM on October 29, 2008


I was distracted from enjoying this by my own shouts of "good god man pick a direction I need some condos!"
posted by Shutter at 2:38 PM on October 29


Whoa, Shutter. Were you channeling Mitch Hedberg just then?
posted by jaronson at 6:26 PM on October 29, 2008


Back in 2003, I went from SF to Vancouver to see Grandaddy, being an avid new fan. I had never heard elbow at that point, and they were one of the opening bands. A friendly local Grandaddy fan gave me a bit of a hit right before elbow, and I was captivated their entire set. Luckily, after-show listening proved it wasn't just the green. Bobtroy and I were there for a four-day weekend, and it turned out to be like the most rain Vancouver had gotten in over 20 years, so we spent much of the rest of the weekend in our hotel room listening to our new elbow albums.

I saw them a couple years ago at the Independent in SF with Earlimart, another favorite of mine, and both bands were at their best that night.

They played Bimbo's in SF a few months back, and it was sweet. They're great about doing this big sing-along songs, and in this tour 'One Day Like This' was the sing-along (the previous tour: 'Forget Myself'). Perfect!

They've got some good DVD stuff with their albums as well.

And yeah, I've got a way huge crush on Guy Garvey. Lookswise he's got the perfect mix of woof and heft, and I'd give up sex if I could have a voice like that.
posted by troybob at 6:44 PM on October 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Huh. Twenty seconds in, I was wondering if the entire video was going to be that guys playing with his goddamned sign for the entire goddamned video. Now the video's over and my bad mood seems to have vanished. I... I don't know what happened.
posted by honeydew at 7:21 PM on October 29, 2008


Na, na na, na-na-na-na ... na-na-na-na, Hey Jude...
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 8:28 PM on October 29, 2008


this commercial made me happy for some reason :)
posted by vronsky at 8:37 PM on October 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


he never dropped it. once.
posted by kliuless at 8:53 PM on October 29, 2008


The video is pretty cool, yeah, although I was disaapointed that when he threw the sign high up into the air it didn't do what I'd hoped it would do, which was land in his eye pointy end first.

The song utterly sucks though, sorry.
posted by Effigy2000 at 8:57 PM on October 29, 2008


troybob, I was at that show too, right at the front of the stage. Guy Garvey actually sweated on me. Ah, brushes with glamour.
posted by jokeefe at 9:08 PM on October 29, 2008


Mmm, Elbow. Thanks. I really wanted some matrix-like action with that condo sign, though.

psst... elbow fans: what exactly is a tailfly?
posted by luminous phenomena at 9:28 PM on October 29, 2008


Remember this?
posted by cashman at 5:57 AM on October 30, 2008


Or this?
posted by Kiwi at 6:15 AM on October 30, 2008


They don't work together for me. The video is good, but very American; the song isn't my favourite of Elbow's, but they're such a Mancunian band.

Tailfly...that song's about lusting, I always thought it was chasing tail.
posted by mippy at 8:14 AM on October 30, 2008


God, this reminds me of the guys we get out here in the streets round tax time. Liberty Tax hires these people to stand out on major avenues dressed up like Lady Liberty or Uncle Sam with signs on sticks to drum up business. Whenever I see one of these people standing out there twirling their signs around like they're a marching band leader I feel so sorry for them. Yah, you can twirl that sign pretty good, but that doesn't disguise the fact that you're still getting paid minimum wage to hold up a goddamn sign. I don't mean to sound mean but I think it's pretty pathetic to think that some people are so ill qualified that the best they can do is hold a sign up. I probably wouldn't be so hateful if Liberty didn't have them out there every day from Jan 1 to April 15.

I realize that we had sandwich sign guys all the way back in the great depression, but I think we can safely say that one of the ways that you can tell if you've hit rock bottom is if you're holding a sign for Liberty Tax.

/derail
posted by daHIFI at 8:30 AM on October 30, 2008


Simply brilliant! I love the internet! It has made the world much more accessible. I especially like what it has done for music. Unfortunately, so much of the music in popular US culture is spoon fed to us by a few "musical elite". The internet gives us the ability to find the lesser known, yet high-quality musicians.

Thanks so much for posting this link.

teej
posted by teej at 9:22 AM on October 30, 2008


Guy Garvey has a weekly radio show on BBC6, and the latest show can be streamed, even outside the UK.
posted by limeswirltart at 2:55 PM on October 30, 2008


« Older Building a Steampunk Cane....  |  Short selling... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments