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April 2, 2012 7:54 AM   Subscribe

Tasteful Nudes, a music video for a book by Dave Hill. (SLYT)(NSFW)(via)
posted by holdkris99 (13 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So it IS possible to channel Austin Powers.

although I can't imagine why anyone would actually WANT to channel Austin Powers.
posted by HuronBob at 8:00 AM on April 2, 2012 [1 favorite]

So is the book any good? Would be nice if I had a reason to read it.
posted by fungible at 8:12 AM on April 2, 2012

Because Dave Hill wrote it and Dave Hill is very amusing.
posted by The Whelk at 8:21 AM on April 2, 2012 [1 favorite]

That was hilarious. Thank you.
posted by yoink at 8:24 AM on April 2, 2012

I was just envious of his 90's Danelectro with the green sparkles.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 8:49 AM on April 2, 2012

This reminds me of music from the early 90s for some reason, which is nice.
posted by KokuRyu at 8:49 AM on April 2, 2012

I want more promo videos of books. Get me the head of BookTV - I want to do an one hour special that would feature music videos for current and classic books done by various artists a la "Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks".

Just a special that airs every two years or so, with a audio/video release. Give the profits to a library charity or other book-related organization. It could be the new Cliff Notes, but far more useful since it's easier to remember songs.

Jethro Tull - convert "Thick as a Brick" to cover War and Peace or maybe Paradise Lost to keep the 'little Milton'/regular Milton thing going

Guided By Voices - Confederacy of Dunces, maybe some Bukowski

Pavement - Medley of Raymond Carver stories

Phillip Glass/BrianEno/David Byrne - House of Leaves

Hawkwind - Beowulf

Ice-T - Native Son

John Spense Blues Explosion - anything Chuck Palahniuk wrote

Silver Jews - Grapes of Wrath

Bootsy Collins - The Third Life of Grange Copeland

...and many more.

C'mon, BookTV - you can preempt the time slot that has a 1 hour discussion of 'Underwear fashion of US Presidents during the Gilded Age' for this.
posted by chambers at 8:55 AM on April 2, 2012 [1 favorite]

This is the same Dave Hill of Witch Taint.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 9:02 AM on April 2, 2012

Now that's how you do a book trailer! Reminded me very much of Mojo Nixon.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 9:02 AM on April 2, 2012

What I'm really looking forward to is the first book from the author of the via link, Helen "Two Middle Names" Popkin, not to mention her promotional video.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:30 AM on April 2, 2012

Dude reminds me of Stevie from Eastbound and Down. He looks like him and the video looks like something Kenny Powers would direct
posted by holdkris99 at 9:49 AM on April 2, 2012

When did Napoleon Dynamite grow up?
posted by hot_monster at 10:14 AM on April 2, 2012

This video has a white falcon, I approve.
posted by iamabot at 11:52 AM on April 2, 2012

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