Easy access to the internet and simplified technology for recording songs and videos might do great things for the future of pop music. Or it might be like this
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posted by Potomac Avenue
on Jan 21, 2009 -
is a completely AWESOME music video of a track by N.A.S.A.
(North America South America
), a DJ collective featuring Squeak E. Clean
and DJ Zegon
plus many famous guest artists, including, on this track alone, David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge, & Z-Trip. (Other tracks by N.A.S.A. feature the likes of Tom Waits, M.I.A., Gift of Gab and Kool Keith.) The video features the artwork of Shepard Fairey
, who has been discussed previously here
. The video was directed by Paul Griswold and Syd Garon
(who also did this
great video for DJ Qbert and this
one for Dan the Automator, which features some nice Gilliamesque touches.)
posted by slappy_pinchbottom
on Jan 17, 2009 -
All Nightmare Long
is a nine-minute-long alternative-history science fiction/horror fake documentary with stop motion animation, rotoscoping and Soviet propaganda thrown in. There's also a Metallica song attached to it, but you might not even notice it's a music video. (Or watch it on Youtube
posted by Bookhouse
on Dec 8, 2008 -
OS X as music video.
(SLYT) Dennis Liu's interpretation of "Again and Again" by the Bird and the Bee, using a particular operating system as inspiration. It does feel kind of like an Apple ad, but it's quite creative.
posted by fungible
on May 13, 2008 -
Riffing on the 1970s as the "Me Generation," Esquire Magazine once referred to the 1980s as the "Re Generation," making the case that all of our popular music, fashion, etc was being recycled from previous decades. They had no idea.
Since then, the flood of entertainment has deposited many more sedimentary layers of pop culture. Today, musicians and music videos mine these condensed strata of modern media as raw materials, producing works of hyper-compressed cultural references.
Case in point: The Scissor Sisters' "Comfortably Numb"
, Justice's "DVNO"
, and The Darkness' "I Believe in a Thing Called Love." [more inside]
posted by adamrice
on Apr 15, 2008 -
No PC should be without MS DOS 5 - apparently because it has mouse support, a full-screen editor, and an utterly inexplicable music video
. Guaranteed to save you at least 45K!!! of RAM, that is
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posted by Afroblanco
on Sep 12, 2007 -
I am Murloc.
Cool World of Warcraft music video. (Note: Impressed me, but I've never played WoW. Might not impress WoW players, I dunno. Won't change your mind if you already hate WoW. Horrible vocals.)
posted by Bugbread
on Jul 17, 2007 -
Former members of Luna, Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, make lovely videos
together. Dean also fronted Galaxie 500 and Britta was the singing voice of 80's cartoon character, Jem.
posted by vronsky
on May 21, 2007 -
I want my MTV.
MTV is now mostly reality, titillation TV, rarely showing music videos anymore. YouTube fills the void somewhat, but sometimes you want to just sit back and let someone else take care of the programming. MusicPlusTV is sort of like the old MTV, but they stream to your computer instead of to your TV.
posted by caddis
on Dec 15, 2006 -
The music video for the song "Heart Made of Sound
" (YouTube) by the California band Softlightes is remarkably captivating; every word of the lyrics is a unique stop motion animation of household (as well as less common) objects laid out to form the word. Direct QT download here
posted by jonson
on Nov 9, 2006 -
There's no need for you to record short videos
(youtube) of yourself singing impossibly cheesy songs about astological signs whilst a woman does interpretive dance in the background, because Harvey Sid Fisher
has already done it for you.Thanks to Ryan at FFFF for bringing this to my attention
posted by Afroblanco
on Aug 13, 2006 -