An Alternative Version of Passion Pit's "Sleepyhead"
December 28, 2009 8:11 AM   Subscribe

Good morning. It's Monday. I know that it sucks to have to come back to work after a holiday weekend. So I am going to share with you this alternative version of Passion Pit's "Sleepyhead" mixed with archival footage of old-timey American dancing. I hope this brightens your day a little bit.
posted by jason's_planet (33 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
thanks! it did the trick!
posted by paddbear at 8:47 AM on December 28, 2009


Very nice
posted by bjork24 at 8:48 AM on December 28, 2009


No it's ok. My corp gives us paid vacation between Molochmas and Year's End. I'm off until the 4th.

*ducks*
posted by clvrmnky at 8:56 AM on December 28, 2009


And The Whelk's heart grew two sizes too big on that day.
posted by The Whelk at 8:58 AM on December 28, 2009


College student here... still brightened the day, thanks!!!
posted by JoeXIII007 at 9:01 AM on December 28, 2009


Community college student here! Even lazier Monday!
posted by mccarty.tim at 9:18 AM on December 28, 2009


Awwww. I feel better. Thanks.
posted by OrangeSoda at 9:19 AM on December 28, 2009


That is one comprehensively tagged post.
posted by Babblesort at 9:23 AM on December 28, 2009


Humans are awesome and silly and I love you all!
posted by iamkimiam at 9:33 AM on December 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


Teacher here... one more week off. Nice vid, though!
posted by Huck500 at 9:56 AM on December 28, 2009


Unemployed here! Still liked it!
posted by meadowlark lime at 9:57 AM on December 28, 2009


Oooh, love the hand-colored (?) clips from about 1:20-1:40.
posted by oinopaponton at 9:58 AM on December 28, 2009


In the UK. Bank holiday :-)
posted by i_cola at 10:31 AM on December 28, 2009


It shows a couple of seconds from everybody's favorite marimba band video.
posted by pracowity at 10:39 AM on December 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


jason's_planet: Good morning. It's Monday. I know that it sucks to have to come back to work after a holiday weekend. So I am going to share with you this alternative version of Passion Pit's "Sleepyhead" mixed with archival footage of old-timey American dancing that you can't watch at work because YouTube is blocked I hope this brightens your day a little bit, neener neener.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:09 AM on December 28, 2009


I didn't even know it was Monday and I liked it!
posted by mannequito at 11:43 AM on December 28, 2009


The bass player's behavior in that marimba video is totally inappropriate. It's a marimba band. Featuring female marimba players. You can bang on your bass like a monkey for a year and you're still going to be the least interesting thing about the band. Suck it up, bassy.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:15 PM on December 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


Even better the 2nd time through. Thanks. By the way, the colorful swirling dance at 1:23 and 1:37 was invented by Loie Fuller, an amazing woman who doesn't get nearly enough credit for inventing mind-blowing lighting, chemical and dance effects in the late 1800s:

An early free dance practitioner, Fuller developed her own natural movement and improvisation techniques. Fuller combined her choreography with silk costumes illuminated by multi-coloured lighting of her own design...A regular performer at the Folies Bergère with works such as Fire Dance, Fuller became the embodiment of the Art Nouveau movement. Her Serpentine Dance was filmed in 1896 by the pioneering film-makers Auguste and Louis Lumière.

Fuller's pioneering work attracted the attention, respect, and friendship of many French artists and scientists, including Jules Chéret, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, François-Raoul Larche, Henri-Pierre Roché, Auguste Rodin, Stéphane Mallarmé, and Marie Curie. Fuller held many patents related to stage lighting including chemical compounds for creating color gel and the use of chemical salts for luminescent lighting and garments...Fuller was also a member of the French Astronomical Society.


The woman was the queen of lo-fi psychedelia. And each frame of those color bits was colored by hand; the color's not a modern addition.
posted by mediareport at 12:40 PM on December 28, 2009 [6 favorites]


That's 2 minutes and 57 seconds of my life that I don't want back.
Thanks.
(I'm off 'til the 4th. Hold my calls.)
posted by Floydd at 12:45 PM on December 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


AndEverythingIsGoingToTheBeat

confirmed
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:34 PM on December 28, 2009


Since I had them immediately to hand anyway, on a similar (albeit less joy exuberating) theme:


Racingpaperplanes - Wake up

Black Heart - Calexico
posted by titus-g at 3:05 PM on December 28, 2009


Thing is, whatever music these people were dancing to was probably -- no, certainly -- better than what we're hearing.
posted by Faze at 3:37 PM on December 28, 2009


Oh good! another chance to figure out if something if a noise or a derail.
posted by The Whelk at 4:38 PM on December 28, 2009


Loie Fuller NEVER gets enough love. She was a century before her time and off to the side, in a another dimension, from the rest.
posted by The Whelk at 4:40 PM on December 28, 2009


Loie Fuller NEVER gets enough love.

An FPP might do some good; it might go a little way towards correcting this shameful lack o' loving.
posted by jason's_planet at 6:04 PM on December 28, 2009


And before I forget, thanks to everyone who loved this link! Happy New Year!
posted by jason's_planet at 6:12 PM on December 28, 2009


Well, if a post gets done, don't use the clip I linked above; here it is with a narrator who says "We are in the time of Loie Fuller but she's not Loie Fuller" over the same images.
posted by mediareport at 6:32 PM on December 28, 2009


That was really interesting.
posted by delmoi at 7:08 PM on December 28, 2009


:)
posted by zeoslap at 8:55 PM on December 28, 2009


The Snow White remix is pretty good too.
posted by javelina at 10:12 PM on December 28, 2009


My God, I recognize the track that they sampled: Na Casadaigh's "Oro Mo Bhadin"!!!
posted by LN at 9:24 AM on December 29, 2009


This was great, had me clapping along with it at the end. Seemed real joyous.

Reminded me of this alternate video for "Put your hands up for Detroit" .
posted by now i'm piste at 3:00 PM on December 29, 2009


Liked the video, not a huge fan of the music, but it did remind me of some of the stranger moments by The Flock, which I bear grudging respect for.
posted by hippybear at 11:21 AM on December 30, 2009


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