Many might not agree, but Monsters Inc is by far my favorite Pixar movie. So I’m partial in my love for this video. That said, it’s actually really hard to compose a sound by remixing a small set of sounds. And it’s even harder to match visuals to that! So high five Nick Bertke. This video is awesome!
PS this Snow White video by the same guy is also pretty sweet!
Johnny Neon ‘Hearts’ from Dave Meinert on Vimeo.
So your friend asks you to take care of his dog for a weekend. Obviously your first thought should be to fashion a camera rig from a old shin guard and a go-pro, shoot a day’s worth of footage of your adventures around Cape Town, and then set it to a Johnny Neon soundtrack, right?
Also, and possibly related, it looks pretty awesome to be a dog.
I don’t quite understand how the swarthy, slapstick cartoon, Popeye, fits with the uptempo, lively sound of Wilco’s new track “Dawn on Me,” but I am excited to see the spinach-guzzling seafarer once again.
Wilco teamed up with King Features (who’s been producing Popeye cartoons since 1932) to create the first hand-drawn Popeye cartoon in more than 30 years. Featuring Popeye, Olive Oyl, Swee’ Pea, Bruno, and the hamburger-obsessed Wimpy, this collaborative music video draws Wilco into the animated world of America’s oldest blue collar hero and incorporates some of the series reoccurring jokes for fans. “Ug-gug-gug-gug.”
If you’ve never heard of Bree Sharp, David Duchovny or the song David Duchovny (Why Won’t You Love Me): In 1999, singer/songwriter Bree Sharp penned a witty ode to America’s favorite alien-hunting FBI agent, as played by actor David Duchovny. That song was then transformed into the above cameo-ridden tribute, with Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Whoopi Goldberg, KISS, and anyone else who might have happened to be on the Fox lot that day taking a moment to lip-sync their love for the X-Files star. It is one of the coolest nerd bootlegs ever, and someone has gone to the trouble of uploading a remastered version, and dear sir, we salute you.
If you’ve heard of Bree Sharp, David Duchovny, etc.: OMG you guys the David Duchovny video just got reposted in HD OMG OMG OMG! OMG.
When I first heard this song, I could have sworn that I heard it before. Maybe because it sounds like the 90’s. The mix of the happy-go-lucky melody and the fluid rap-style makes me feel like it’s blasting from the speakers of best friends parents car. Enjoy!
According to Io9, this music video is the theme song for a 2004 German Star Trek parody film in which “Kirk, Spock, and Scotty are all flamboyant Bavarian homosexuals.” Which is kind of offensive, I suppose. But the video itself is charming. My favorite part is all the bad CGI. And the clapping, of course. And the rapping! Oh yes. There’s rapping. It’s pretty magical, this music video. Enjoy.
Wonderfully hypnotic and stunning to witness, this music video for Rendezvous ‘The Murph’ is “a fairytale version of our history as a species.” The animation merges science and technology into the story of how life evolved, painting a brilliantly techno-colored picture of how small and fortunate we “evolved humans” really are.
First of all, do yourself a favor and bump the quality of this video to at least 720p (you can adjust in the youtube player) and if you are feeling really fancy, enjoy in fullscreen HD.
Is your mind blown yet? Mine is. I have never seen a hand-painted music video before and I’m guessing I won’t see many more. The artist, Carine Khalifé, created this video for Young Galaxy‘s latest LP, Shapeshifting. She spent hundreds of hours painting oils onto glass over a light box, then capturing the deeply textured imagery frame by frame. The result of which is stunning, dreamlike movement that is rich in both color and aesthetic.
The best rap and hip-hop, to me at least, has always been those songs that take you on a journey and tell you a story. More than any other genre, the spoken word origins of rap lent itself to the type of lyrical complexity and juxtaposition that could only come from the voice being the singular most-focused instrument. In that way, it has always been an incredibly powerful genre to me – able to transform a soundscape from background music into that which deserves my total attention.
Recently though, mainstream rap has been somewhat more bereft of this storytelling, focused on the more…marketable aspects of the genre. Prince Ea has noticed as well, and has something to say about this issue. He does so in a way that demonstrates the aforementioned lyrical complexity and juxtaposition of the genre in full force. It’s more than a little refreshing, to be honest, and takes a ton of creativity to pull off.
My mind almost exploded when I found two of my guiltiest of pleasures combined: the pacifying sound of Bon Iver’s music and the addictive oh-no-you-didn’t America’s Next Top Model.
Bon Iver’s music video (released yesterday) for the song Calgary features Cycle 14 runner-up, Riana. The video is beautiful, haunting, kind of strange, but mostly stunning. If you love the track as much as I do, you can download it for free on last.fm.