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July 22, 2009 10:42 AM   Subscribe

You've heard of Dark Side of the Rainbow? Now there's Another Brick in the Wall·E. So sorry about the quality of the video.
posted by litterateur (72 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh great. Now my girlfriend is going to cry everytime she gets high and goes to a observatory for a laser show.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:44 AM on July 22, 2009 [19 favorites]


You really want weird... Play the track "ding dong the witch is dead" while you watch Palin's resignation speech...now THAT is just spooky...

hoping for a string of mefi creative "play x while watching y" jokes!
posted by HuronBob at 10:52 AM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


I've also discovered that the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard syncs up perfectly with almost every episode of "According to Jim."
posted by jeremy b at 10:52 AM on July 22, 2009 [13 favorites]


So what do I do after I've recovered from the seizure?
posted by i_cola at 10:59 AM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Wow, that was awful.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:00 AM on July 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


Yikes.. I think that video was recorded on VHS, dubbed down to 8mm and back up to VHS.
posted by starman at 11:01 AM on July 22, 2009


Am I missing something of is the whole thing just because of a thunk when he drops the first cube, and the plane going down while he descends the trash pile?

Unless I'm missing something, colour me unimpressed.

On the other hand, this is exactly why I hate those adverts about using camcorders in cinemas... 5 minutes and I wanted to kill someone. A full hour and I'd rant to gouge my eyes out...
posted by twine42 at 11:02 AM on July 22, 2009


Funny, I thought there was already a movie that synced up perfectly with "The Wall"
posted by Burhanistan at 11:04 AM on July 22, 2009 [12 favorites]


/shaves off eyebrows, joins NF.
posted by Artw at 11:11 AM on July 22, 2009


When the news of the Dark Side of the Moon / Wizard of Oz sync-up started going around the internet, I remember a site started which tried to find other album/movie combinations. It seemed everyone was hellbent on the time on finding the perfect Rush / Ralph Bakshi combination. I can't remember the name of the site, although it's probably hitchhiking the information superhighway in the sky by now.
posted by Dr-Baa at 11:12 AM on July 22, 2009


/organises Live Aid.
posted by Artw at 11:12 AM on July 22, 2009 [3 favorites]


Through extensive experimentation, I have discovered that Queen's A Night at the Opera actually syncs up best with The Marx Brothers' Animal Crackers.
posted by turaho at 11:14 AM on July 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


The soundtrack to the movie "Chicago" syncs up very poorly with the movie "Chicago." It starts out good, but doesn't really work after the first song.
posted by lore at 11:21 AM on July 22, 2009 [7 favorites]


i_cola: So what do I do after I've recovered from the seizure?

This. 1:40 in and my eyeballs melted. I had just enough strength left to close the tab.

How does someone come up with such a cool idea and screw up the execution so badly?
posted by yiftach at 11:21 AM on July 22, 2009


But have you ever watched "Wall-E" with "The Wall" ... ON WEED?
posted by Pronoiac at 11:28 AM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


/sires pointless excuse for a human being
posted by i_cola at 11:28 AM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


hoping for a string of mefi creative "play x while watching y" jokes!

I've said it before: any album by the band Pig Destroyer, and any episode of Golden Girls.
posted by sleevener at 11:29 AM on July 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


When the news of the Dark Side of the Moon / Wizard of Oz sync-up started going around the internet

For the record, kids had been doing "lo-fi" versions of this long before the internet.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 11:29 AM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?
posted by dirtdirt at 11:33 AM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


But, like all good Freemasonic schemes, The person being introduced to the idea has seen it so many times before the hair trigger denial reaction is hardwired....

and i mean HARDWIRED!
posted by EvaDestruction at 11:38 AM on July 22, 2009


For the record, kids had been doing "lo-fi" versions of this long before the internet.

For the record, no [The Dark Side of the Moon, spring 1973] they hadn't [TCP/IP, also, by eerie coincidence spring 1973]. /pendant
posted by The Bellman at 11:38 AM on July 22, 2009 [10 favorites]


When the news of the Dark Side of the Moon / Wizard of Oz sync-up started going around the internet

For the record, kids had been doing "lo-fi" versions of this long before the internet.


Back in the days of five-disc changers, my roommates and I tried this. "dark side" seemed to sync up pretty good. Eventually "Dark side" ended.

Whatever was next in the changer seemed to sync up equally well. (it was the Who, I think.)
posted by drjimmy11 at 11:40 AM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat pick up all the garbage?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:41 AM on July 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


/is put on trial for having feelings by gigantic talking butt
posted by drjimmy11 at 11:41 AM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Look. Pink Floyd syncs with anything. Especially under the influence. In fact, I highly recommend Dark Side of the Mood with porn. Syncs PERFECT. Any porn. Really.
posted by threeturtles at 11:42 AM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


I hope someday computing power is robust and intelligent enough to take a huge database of films and sound recordings, compare every possible combination, and announce that Butterfield 8 meshes flawlessly with The Proclaimers' first album "This is the Story," that Ben Hur and "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" have hidden resonances, and that Deuce Bigalow, European Gigolo is rendered awesome if you put the 8-track of "Neil Sedaka's Greatest Hits Vol. II" into the trash compactor with it.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 11:45 AM on July 22, 2009 [5 favorites]


/avoids taxes while demanding greater goverement aid for Africa.
posted by Artw at 11:47 AM on July 22, 2009


Peaches isn't pointless, she's a socialite.
posted by Artw at 11:49 AM on July 22, 2009


For the record, no [The Dark Side of the Moon, spring 1973] they hadn't [TCP/IP, also, by eerie coincidence spring 1973]. /pendant

For the record, Roger Waters was doing this when he was like 4 years old by sneaking into movie theaters showing old prints of Wizard Of Oz and singing the entire album of Dark Side Of The Moon at the top of his lungs, because he had already written all of the music by then and just had to wait for the recording gear to be invented so that he could record it all, man.
posted by The World Famous at 11:50 AM on July 22, 2009 [4 favorites]


Maybe he's just following an MPAA suggestion for videotaping TVs instead of DVD ripping.

Protip: Lower the shutter speed on your camera if you do this.

Geez, I'm oversensitive to video artifacts. Could I get paid for this?
posted by Pronoiac at 11:51 AM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


The English dub of "Mothra" works really well with the movie "Mothra", as long as the soundtrack's slightly out of sync.
posted by ardgedee at 11:52 AM on July 22, 2009


For the record, Roger Waters [born 1943] was doing this when he was like 4 years old by sneaking into movie theaters showing old prints of Wizard Of Oz and singing the entire album of Dark Side Of The Moon at the top of his lungs, because he had already written all of the music by then and just had to wait for the recording gear to be invented so that he could record it all, man.

Yeah, but for the record, the four-year-old Vint Cerf [born, by eerie coincidence, three months earlier in 1943, OMG conspiracy] was sitting next to him translating the whole thing into binary and breaking it into packets.
posted by The Bellman at 11:57 AM on July 22, 2009 [5 favorites]


2001: A Floyd Odyssey
posted by starman at 11:58 AM on July 22, 2009 [4 favorites]


[Ooops, my italics broke. Oh well. Three-minute edit window, please!]
posted by The Bellman at 11:58 AM on July 22, 2009


It's Raining Florence Henderson: How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat pick up all the garbage?

What does Arlo Guthrie have to do with any of this?
posted by shakespeherian at 12:07 PM on July 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?
posted by prufrock at 12:09 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


I've watched Wall-E at least 5 times with my kids, and I just now got that Buy-N-Large is a pun on the phrase "by and large".
posted by CaseyB at 12:13 PM on July 22, 2009


I've found a great matchup between a Fatboy Slim song and a dance piece from Christopher Walken.

It's crazy how closely they sync.
posted by quin at 12:14 PM on July 22, 2009


Wall-E just doesn't seem like an appropriate subject for this transposition. Maybe some Michael Jackson videos would work better.

/too soon?
posted by effwerd at 12:18 PM on July 22, 2009


Also, that Rick Astley song syncs up with Smells Like teen Spirit.
posted by prufrock at 12:20 PM on July 22, 2009


Look. Pink Floyd syncs with anything. Especially under the influence.

YOU LIKE THAT? YOU LIKE THAT?!
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:42 PM on July 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


YouTube Doubler would be an appropriate tool for this.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 12:43 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


I can't believe this Pink Floyd-Wall-E shit! What a bunch of crap.

Dark Side of the Rainbow is my favorite movie.
If you set it up right, start it on the third lions growl at the beginning, starting with Darkside of the Moon, followed by the Wish You Were Here album, then Animals, it goes through the whole movie. Of course my boyfriend says that the last two albums don't match up, but I believe otherwise.

Try it for yourself and see.
posted by QueerAngel28 at 12:47 PM on July 22, 2009


My four year old nephew pointed this out to me months ago. He's always high, though.
posted by orme at 12:48 PM on July 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


In fact, I highly recommend Dark Side of the Mood with porn.

Most music works for this, but my personal favorite is Space Ghost's Musical Bar-B-Que.
posted by lekvar at 12:49 PM on July 22, 2009


Any Black Eyed Peas Album, with any Lawrence Welk Show!
posted by QueerAngel28 at 12:56 PM on July 22, 2009


Have you tried listening to the Wall-E soundtrack while watching "The Wall" ... completely sober??
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:57 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


2001: A Floyd Odyssey

That's the best legitimate Floyd synch I have heard- apparently, Kubrick had asked them to compose something for the film but it fell apart, and allegedly, "Echoes" (from Meddle -1971) was written post-release. It synchs perfectly with the entire 'Star-child' sequence, flashing colors and etc, both are almost exactly the same length.
posted by brocklanders at 12:58 PM on July 22, 2009


I've watched Wall-E at least 5 times with my kids, and I just now got that Buy-N-Large is a pun on the phrase "by and large".

That name has always bugged me, like I could almost come up with what it was riffing on, but not quite. Thank you.
posted by gurple at 12:59 PM on July 22, 2009


/pendant

No one's made a joke about this? Really? Really?

I'm disabling my account.
posted by roll truck roll at 1:04 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


For the record, Roger Waters was doing this when he was like 4 years old by sneaking into movie theaters showing old prints of Wizard Of Oz and singing the entire album of Dark Side Of The Moon at the top of his lungs, because he had already written all of the music by then and just had to wait for the recording gear to be invented so that he could record it all, man.

Which is covered in The Wall movie when the 40s style schoolmaster mocks 'Pink' for writing the lyrics to Money in class, even reading out a section that includes the words "four star daydream", the four stars, of course, being the Lion, The Scarecrow, the Tin Man and Dorothy the daydreamer herself.
posted by Sparx at 1:07 PM on July 22, 2009


brocklanders: 2001: A Floyd Odyssey

That's the best legitimate Floyd synch I have heard- apparently, Kubrick had asked them to compose something for the film but it fell apart, and allegedly, "Echoes" (from Meddle -1971) was written post-release. It synchs perfectly with the entire 'Star-child' sequence, flashing colors and etc, both are almost exactly the same length.


Meh, I've tried this and the only thing that seems to synch up is that they end around the same time.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:12 PM on July 22, 2009


rtr: I always use two small tags for my most inane typos.
posted by The Bellman at 1:14 PM on July 22, 2009


I'm disabling my account.

NOOOOOO!!!!!

Stay, roll truck roll, stay!
posted by sleevener at 1:18 PM on July 22, 2009


LOLSTONERS
posted by deadmessenger at 1:22 PM on July 22, 2009


Why do people always have to complicate things? Just take drugs and listen to Floyd, dammit.
posted by Jimbob at 1:23 PM on July 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


Re: /pendant...

I was trying to come up with something for this, but I couldn't figure out how to brooch the subject.
posted by sleevener at 1:29 PM on July 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


I usually don't buy in to these AV synchronicities, but there is one that has struck me as pretty damn weird: "The Circle of Life" from The Lion King paired with the announcement trailer for Halo 3.

Before you laugh, see it for yourself. There's a remarkable amount of match-up for less than three minutes:

* The opening section of the song is precisely the same length as the trailer.
* Both depict the savannas of East Africa near Mt. Kilimanjaro.
* The backing chorus starts up at the same time as the visual interference. (It also seems like the patterns in the interference sync with the cadence of the song, but that's probably stretching things too far).
* "Planet" syncs with the image of the face in the static mouthing two syllables.
* "And blinking step into the sun" = Master Chief steps into the sunlight.
* "More to see" = split-second image of an eye
* "There's far too much to take in here" = camera immediately switches from close-up to epic panoramic view of the landscape.
* "More to find than can ever be found" = camera pans to Mysterious Artifact being excavated.
* "It's the Circle of Life!" chorus with drums = another camera switch, to dramatic view of cliff face collapsing into the abyss. Which collapsed because a Giant Fucking Circle just unfolded in the earth.
* The flash to white matches the backing drums perfectly.

Yeah, yeah, it's probably all coincidence and confirmation bias. But I wouldn't put it past Bungie to put a certain level of clever shenanigans into their media.
posted by Rhaomi at 1:31 PM on July 22, 2009 [4 favorites]


You know what's awesome together? Pretty much any random visual stimulus with any random audio recording.

For real.

I'e watched Pee Wee's Big Adventure with Strongbad Sings on shuffle, and it fucking synched. And no, I wasn't high. We also played Bazil and set up a random iTunes playlist, and it also synched nicely.

Confirmation bias, man.
posted by piratebowling at 1:52 PM on July 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


Have you tried listening to the Wall-E soundtrack while watching "The Wall" ... completely sober??

Well, personally that's the only way I could watch it, as I hate Pink Floyd, and love Thomas Newman...
I could never try this out, as no one seemed to think King Crimson synched with any movies.
posted by opsin at 2:45 PM on July 22, 2009


TCP/IP, also, by eerie coincidence spring 1973

ARPANET wasn't converted to TCP/IP until 1983, genius.

/pendant

/token-ring
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:44 PM on July 22, 2009


opsin: I could never try this out, as no one seemed to think King Crimson synched with any movies.

This actually does work with Crimson's early-80's albums, though it keeps going in and out of sync as though the movie was in a slightly different time signature.
posted by Greg_Ace at 5:09 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Asbury Park from USA should sync pretty well with either the beachhead assault from Saving Private Ryan or the sex scene from Mr. & Mrs. Smith, or any movie scene depicting the beating death of a cat.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:37 PM on July 22, 2009


Wow, I had to log in just to favourite that 2001: A Floyd Odyssey. Gorgeous!
posted by kaspen at 5:42 PM on July 22, 2009


I'm not convinced.
posted by Balisong at 7:29 PM on July 22, 2009


To me, these all just look like the general sensibilities of audio/video editing. When you've done it for a while, you get a sense of the rhythms and patterns of building tension and release. As an example just today, I was working on a music video project, and my brother was separately working on an audio sample to accompany the video. Entirely independent, we made a particular edit that just exactly lined up without any tweaking. I even commented to him how we had made the same choice without any collaboration.
posted by shinynewnick at 8:35 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


I was trying to come up with something for this, but I couldn't figure out how to brooch the subject.

I had a rough idea for a joke, too, but I could quite locket down.
posted by cortex at 9:22 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


And, yes, as A/V syncs go, this has to be one of the worst purported ones I've seen.
posted by cortex at 9:24 PM on July 22, 2009


Not sure if better video quality would have helped too much
posted by sredefer at 10:05 PM on July 22, 2009


I've said it before: any album by the band Pig Destroyer, and any episode of Golden Girls.

The combined action would have to be called "Golden Girl in the Slayer Jacket".
posted by FatherDagon at 10:12 AM on July 23, 2009


Wow, they managed to turn Wall-E into Heavy Metal.
posted by lekvar at 5:57 PM on July 23, 2009


I was trying to come up with something for this, but I couldn't figure out how to brooch the subject.
I had a rough idea for a joke, too, but I could quite locket down.


...leaving the rest of us hanging.
posted by Greg_Ace at 6:11 PM on July 23, 2009


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