NOLA bounce artist and rapper Nicky Da B is dead
. Nicki was best known for his colorful, aggressively infectious music and videos, including Hot Potato Style
), Express Yourself with Diplo
), and his collaboration with photographer Clayton Cubitt Go Loko
(NSFW, strobe and flashes warning)
For the second year, the campers at Deaf Film Camp
, a two-week summer experience for deaf and hard-of-hearing teens interested in filmmaking, have made a great ASL music video. The video is entirely produced by the campers with guidance from a staff of filmmakers from the deaf community
. This year's selection is Pharrell's "Happy"
, with ASL Interpretation created by Azora Telford
and Rosa Lee Timm
and performed by Telford, Timm, the campers and camp staff. [more inside]
Every year students at Madonna University's Sign Language Studies program create ASL music videos of popular songs
, incorporating elements of ASL poetry and storytelling. Each video comes with a comprehensive guide explaining the translations and artistic choices behind each line of the video. Some examples: Pompeii by Bastille
, Four Women by Nina Simone
, and of course Bohemian Rhapsody
Current Spiderman Andrew Garfield is a different type of hero in the video for Arcade Fire's "We Exist"
, which examines transphobia and acceptance.
Already being hailed by some as maybe one of the best music videos of the year
, Sia's Chandelier
, featuring 11-year old Maddie Ziegler, is by turns haunting, beautiful, strange and frisson inducing. [more inside]
It is a fact universally acknowledged that White People Crazy
Behind the scenes footage
of the filming of the music videos for The KLF's 'Justified and Ancien
t' and 'What time is Love?
We Can't Stop
and Wrecking Ball
in G-Major. Maybe not G-Major, but at least pitched down and edited. As not-work-safe as the regular versions. [more inside]
Just in time for Halloween, David Bowie releases the kind of creepy video for Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA)
. The original track
comes from his most recent album, The Next Day. [more inside]
Since releasing their 4th full-length album
in early August, The Polyphonic Spree has been quietly unleashing videos on the unsuspecting populace. Raise Your Head
is the most recent. [more inside]
In what can only be described as a peculiar reversal of approach, Prince has released his latest video on Vevo/YouTube. Breakfast Can Wait
is classic Prince, slow and funky, featured altered vocals reminiscent of Sign O' The Times era tracks, full of sexxxy goodness. The SFW video is also classic in form, with Janet Jackson-style synchronized formation dancing.
is a lovely, minimal music video by Michinori Saigo, from the new record Repave
by Justin Vernon and Collections of Colonies of Bees collaboration Volcano Choir.
Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Will Forte & Ed Helms made the new Mumford & Sons video. The results are.....amazing.
David Bowie continues his return with The Next Day
, the third video from his latest album. [YouTube link
, requires age verification] This time around, he has assistance from Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard. Some controversy surrounds this release.
Bowie himself finally broke his silence about his new album by sharing 42 words with The Ice Storm author Rick Moody
. [more inside]
The music video for "I Don't Wanna Dance" by Alex Gaudino ft. Taboo takes the form of an aerobics class for kitty cats.
Youtube user Thepeterson puts together collections of the major radio hits, movies, video games, and technology of a given year. So why not take a time machine trip to the media landscape of : 1997
, and 2002
Heartfelt Minneapolis punks Off With Their Heads
have just revealed Start Walking
, the first video from their upcoming album Home
. It follows on from the sound of their last album, 2010's In Desolation, and it's songs like Drive
The second, rocking single from David Bowie's forthcoming album The Next Day
is titled "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)"
. The video stars Bowie himself, and Tilda Swinton. [more inside]
In 2002, @U2's long since departed Answer Guy analyzed Anton Corbjin's video
for the then new U2 single Electrical Storm
. His analysis is insightful and entertaining.
Hot Potato Style
is a video by New Orleans rapper Nicky Da B made with a little help from Jean Luc Picard, Pee Wee Herman, John Stamos, and Charlie Chaplin (among others). Lyrics are probably slightly not safe for work.
"Crazy Clown Time"
is the new music video by filmmaker and musician David Lynch. It's kinda not safe for work, or life.
Tubalr is a music video playing service for YouTube.
Type in a band name and click "only" or "similar" and it will play a stream of music videos only from that artist or from a selection of similar artists. Creating an account will allow for marking videos as favorites and enable saving of playlists. Also available are genre-based playlists rather than using artists as seeds. [more inside]
Work It - Ylvis
, a NSFW comedic
music video. [more inside]
1980SLYT: Kim Mitchell* - "Go For a Soda" (1984).
In whiche our protagonist experiences his favorite rock singer (1) step out of the television, (2) do a little dance on the table, and (3) join his band in the refrigerator. All while singing a Hard Rock Anthem about the joys of S-O-D-A. [ *wiki • via the voice of great antiquity's great blog post about being a contestant on Jeopardy. via jessamyn
The new The New Pornographers video: Moves
[Written and Directed by Tom Scharpling
], features cameos by all of your favorite alt.comedians (including one of Mefis Own
). [more inside]
Star Trek Girl
, previously of LA-based hip hop duo Emanon
, pulls a Cee-Lo and reinvents himself as a soul singer
. [more inside]
What's the easiest way to learn about a state? Watch the California Gurls
parody made in that state's honor
! [41LYT] [more inside]
YouTube has launched Disco
. From TestTube
- the GoogleLabs of YouTube - it's like Pandora lite with videos. Create and share playlists (linked playlist via TechCrunch)
, or just search for an artist and see what it comes up with. [more inside]
(video, really NSFW, SLnYT) gets right to the point. Youtube has taken down uploads. Facebook has taken down links (though not Links
Here's a fan-created censored
version (NSFW lyrics). [more inside]
-- an ode to all the female programmers out there (youtube)
I'm not a fan of front-page posts that don't describe their link, but I seriously have no idea what this is.
It's Russian. It's from the '60s. Now that I've watched it, I feel my life is complete, yet I somehow simultaneously want my eight minutes back (you've been warned). SLYT.
We Got Time [QT video, YT video]
is a mind-boggling music video by David Wilson
for the band Moray McLaren
. It comes with a handy making-of video
that explains how the in-camera effects were achieved, the platter artwork
, and some very nice behind the scenes stills
Paper cutout animation is repetitive, time consuming work. Results, however, can be well worth it
A playfully meta video.
for Ladyhawke's "From Dusk Till Dawn."
First published in 2003, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
is a reference book which provides blurbs for a list of critically acclaimed films
. YouTuber matthiasheuermann
has begun an ambitious, collective project to set selections from each of the films to music. [more inside]
Elbow's video for their song One Day Like This
is pretty simple, but you'd be surprised how much a nice song and some slow motion can make something totally awesome. [more inside]
Studio visits with artists Cynthia von Buhler
, Joyce Pensato
, all set to music.