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Seventeen,
January 3, 2010 9:33 PM   Subscribe

Seventeen (Youtube), a music video by Matt Kresling, makes use of his yearbooks from high school, the music collaboration site Kompoz, a green screen, and a mean ukelele.

Via 3quarksdaily.
Direct link to a downloadable album. iTunes Link.
Rohner Park
See also, The Beast that Swallows its Young
posted by zabuni (17 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nice vid!
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 9:42 PM on January 3, 2010


And I was so hoping for a Winger cover.
posted by stevil at 11:35 PM on January 3, 2010


This is good.
posted by chimaera at 11:37 PM on January 3, 2010


Nice video. Has the same nostalgic feel as The Connells - '74-'75.
posted by various at 2:43 AM on January 4, 2010


Gotta love what After Effects has brought to DIY.

Assuming he's actually done it himself and doesn't do video for a living, in which case it's a good video anyway.
posted by monocultured at 4:10 AM on January 4, 2010


Very neat video but the song... ouch. Sounds like an outtake from a Grapes of Wrath album. :)
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 6:31 AM on January 4, 2010


Wow. I enjoyed that more than I had any right to. Thanks for the post.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 6:55 AM on January 4, 2010


Yeah, I'm not crazy about the song, but that video is amazing.
posted by roll truck roll at 7:37 AM on January 4, 2010


I'll echo a comment posted on YouTube: Excellent !
posted by Webbster at 7:59 AM on January 4, 2010


Cool. How did he do that?! What a great video! And I like his music. Since the topic of the song was about nostalgia, I like the haunting tone.

And he has another likable video about student loan debt, The Beast That Swallows Its Young.
posted by nickyskye at 8:19 AM on January 4, 2010


Great video. I was not aware of Kompoz. Great website.
posted by ericb at 9:28 AM on January 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Like the song. Like the video. Thanks!
posted by cccorlew at 9:53 AM on January 4, 2010


The best part of the video by far was when all the headshots resolved into groupings. Horrible sweater guys? Check. Awful patchy mustache kids? Check. Girls with enormous permed hair? Double check. I loved that moment when chaos briefly gave way to organization.
posted by Mizu at 10:22 AM on January 4, 2010


Class of 90? 91?
posted by sourwookie at 11:23 AM on January 4, 2010


Touching. Now I'm all nostalgic for someone else's past.
posted by bitslayer at 2:51 PM on January 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


This was beautiful... the kick drum in it made me happy, the uke was spectacular, and the video... wow's all I can say.
So long. Made me miss the people from HS who are gone.
posted by infinite intimation at 1:00 PM on January 5, 2010


Ha! So, I downloaded the album and when you import it into iTunes it gives you a variety of interesting genres for the songs...

Amongst them: agony rock, halibut rock, fraud rock, pathetic rock, puppet rock, boat rock.

He seems like a cool guy, and I've enjoyed a couple of his songs a good deal. Guess I'll look into him a bit further.

Thanks again, zabuni. :)
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 2:10 PM on January 6, 2010


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