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An interactive music video by Japanese band Sour that is easily the coolest thing I have seen all week. I recommend connecting to at least your Facebook account; it's worth it.
posted by Rory Marinich (46 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wha? Safari and Chrome only? How could they neglect the fox that way.
posted by Ad hominem at 11:10 AM on December 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Warning: Spawns browser windows like crazy.

That was invasive enough, so... I have no idea what it does, or why I'd want it to know my account info for anything.

Ack.
posted by -t at 11:17 AM on December 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


I did it, and I'm really glad I did. I wish I had a webcam just for this video.
posted by no mind at 11:20 AM on December 10, 2010


Also if you're worried about all of the windows, the video cleans up after itself when it's done.
posted by no mind at 11:25 AM on December 10, 2010


Pretty cool--extremely well done. Even without connecting, it still throws in some personal info, like your location.
posted by mrgrimm at 11:35 AM on December 10, 2010


As a web developer, I have to just say, in the words of Neo: Whoah.

Let it connect to everything, esp your webcam. Totally worth it, and doesn't seem to have done anything evil.
posted by CaptApollo at 11:36 AM on December 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


the webcam thing was really great. too bad the song was somewhat awkward.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:39 AM on December 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


So you guys actually get something besides a progress bar I take it?
posted by WinnipegDragon at 11:39 AM on December 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


Takes a while to load, but it's worth it. Fun.
posted by bodega at 11:41 AM on December 10, 2010


Potomac Avenue - yeah, totally agree about the song.
posted by CaptApollo at 11:41 AM on December 10, 2010


Just you wait, the next video will be composed of the video harvested from people using this, and then funded by all of your stolen bank accounts. :)
posted by Theta States at 11:44 AM on December 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


"I recommend connecting to at least your Facebook account..."

I've had people recommend exfoliating with a cheese grater, too. Doesn't mean I'm going to do it.
posted by Mike D at 11:47 AM on December 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


So you guys actually get something besides a progress bar I take it?

Yeah, that's all I got too.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 11:48 AM on December 10, 2010


So you guys actually get something besides a progress bar I take it?

No. But what a progress bar!
posted by dobbs at 11:48 AM on December 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


Maybe they're crammed with traffic? It isn't working for me either.
posted by ReeMonster at 11:49 AM on December 10, 2010


I think it's funny that you think I have a Facebook account.
posted by etc. at 11:49 AM on December 10, 2010 [3 favorites]


that was great. i really like this, and their other videos.
but, i'm not too big a fan of the music, tbh.
posted by yeoz at 11:51 AM on December 10, 2010


That was worth the three minutes of boring music just to see the screen dissolve into a picture of my own face, scowling.
posted by Greg Nog at 11:51 AM on December 10, 2010 [8 favorites]


I didn't think it would be worth it. But it was totally worth it. And the music wasn't that bad, you sourpusses.
posted by rikschell at 11:53 AM on December 10, 2010


Oh my god that was unbearable. That music wasn't just boring, it was obnoxiously crap-tastic! I used to think I hated auto-tune but fucking hell.. tune this guy's voice up! What is it about pop singers who don't know how to sing that they ALWAYS sing just flat? C'mon!! You don't have to be a great singer.. just read a book for FIVE MINUTES and learn about breath support and how to keep your pitch up. Ugh, like nails on a chalkboard!!!! Rufus Wainwright is also guilty of this. And he is considered a great singer/songwriter! Guy makes a career out of singing flat. Unbearable.
posted by ReeMonster at 12:14 PM on December 10, 2010


And that Dylan guy! What a farce! And what is this about this new rap-hop music I hear so much about! That barely qualifies as music!
posted by joe lisboa at 12:20 PM on December 10, 2010 [3 favorites]


BAROQUE? MORE LIKE BA-SHIT.
posted by griphus at 12:25 PM on December 10, 2010 [4 favorites]


Sour! Oh yes! I got this thread bookmarked now.

Anyone wary of the multiple pop-ups or it asking for log-in info, I'll echo what others have said: it's harmless, and a lot of fun.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 12:29 PM on December 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


I can't get it to load completely. :(
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 1:03 PM on December 10, 2010


OMG. I just peed myself with delight.
posted by Mcable at 1:09 PM on December 10, 2010


Do I have to unblock all of my cookies? Because I am a very suspicious person.
posted by KChasm at 1:18 PM on December 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


I am installing Chrome, does this work with Disaspora ?
posted by Ad hominem at 1:25 PM on December 10, 2010


I'll echo what others have said: it's harmless, and a lot of fun.

How do you know that it's harmless?
posted by me & my monkey at 1:57 PM on December 10, 2010


does this work with Disaspora ?

Only if you first sync it with your Payer Player account.
posted by mrgrimm at 2:01 PM on December 10, 2010


The part where it connected to Farmville and started inseminating my pigs was so not cool.
posted by benzenedream at 2:46 PM on December 10, 2010 [3 favorites]


Sweet, I got it connected to PowWow
posted by Ad hominem at 2:50 PM on December 10, 2010


that was awesome. Totally let it connect to everything, it's worth it.
posted by empath at 3:29 PM on December 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


It did a lot of things that would normally make me closewindow/stopscript/quitprogram/shutdowneverythingOMG, but did so elegantly; I think the non-threatening style of the music helped me to accept it.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:27 PM on December 10, 2010


I have a question for everyone else here:

What city did the google map segment go to for you?
posted by hellslinger at 5:06 PM on December 10, 2010


What city did the google map segment go to for you?

Downtown Louisville, KY. Where I live.
posted by Mcable at 5:09 PM on December 10, 2010


That was AWESOME. I don't care if they hax0r my iMac or invite all of my friends to Frontierville. That was seriously cool.
posted by rollbiz at 5:45 PM on December 10, 2010


Music wasn't super great, but it was decent with the exception of the singer's voice.
posted by rollbiz at 5:46 PM on December 10, 2010


So this app, it hijacks your MeFi account and says good things about itself?
posted by ctmf at 9:23 PM on December 10, 2010 [3 favorites]


And that Dylan guy! What a farce! And what is this about this new rap-hop music I hear so much about! That barely qualifies as music!

You mean Bob Zimmerman, the overrated folkie who also can't sing?
posted by ReeMonster at 11:38 PM on December 10, 2010


Anon brought down the websites of several major finance companies this week. That was cool too, in its way.
posted by not_that_epiphanius at 1:47 AM on December 11, 2010


Brooklyn, where I do not live.
posted by nickrussell at 7:04 AM on December 11, 2010


stares blankly at a 3/4 full progress bar
posted by Samizdata at 1:58 PM on December 11, 2010


That would be SO cool (I imagine), if it ever loaded anything.

On my 4th reload attempt, watching the passive router activity light
posted by Samizdata at 2:06 PM on December 11, 2010


It's not just you, Samizdata. I tried three or four times yesterday and couldn't get it to load completely once.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 2:40 PM on December 11, 2010


Sadly it only loaded if I gave it access to just my webcam, and then it never actually connected to said webcam. I tried to use with FB or Twitter and neither worked. Boo.
posted by olya at 3:42 PM on December 11, 2010


For those who had trouble, I found that it only worked after I disabled AdBlocker.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 10:32 PM on December 11, 2010


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