In a previous life, I used to fly gliders. I remember “dog fighting” with my Dad in the same model gliders (Blanik) 10,000 feet up over Colorado. Good times.
In this Open Letter “To the people of the world,” the band OK Go laments the state of labels controlling the embedding of videos. The band has been on the cutting edge of independently making their own videos, with often amazing Internet response. ”Here It Goes Again” (You know, the treadmill video) is consistently one of the most watched videos on YouTube, however all YouTube OK Go videos are coded with embedding disabled, as per their label. Here, they perform their song “This Too Shall Pass” live on location, with a little help from the Notre Dame Marching Band.
In “Fear the Boom and Bust,” John Maynard Keynes and F. A. Hayek perform a gangsta rap about their competing economic theories:
John Maynard Keynes, wrote the book on modern macro
The man you need when the economy’s off track, [whoa]
Depression, recession now your question’s in session
Have a seat and I’ll school you in one simple lesson
BOOM, 1929 the big crash
We didn’t bounce back–economy’s in the trash
Persistent unemployment, the result of sticky wages
Waiting for recovery? Seriously? That’s outrageous!
I had a real plan any fool can understand
The advice, real simple–boost aggregate demand!
C, I, G, all together gets to Y
Make sure the total’s growing, watch the economy fly
Read more about this video here. Do it.
THAT was a good day. Somehow, I’m a little less excited about what’s going on. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a happy camper. The guy just needs to sack up a little bit.
Gary Busey has taken a one way ticket to crazy town (just east of Awesome Town).
Take a look at the ten craziest Gary Busey Videos and marvel at the shit that the human genome can come up with.
Hey, I’ve got a Buseyism for you: BATSHIT: Busey At Times Shows He Is Terminally Batshit Insane.
Well if this isn’t right up yer alley, I don’t know what is:
Well holy shit, have you guys seen this? I was just pokin’ around the ol’ blagosphere and stumbled upon this gem from my fav band, Baby Teeth:
A while back, I did a little fan vid for them that you can check out here.
Ya’ll should also check out Mucca Paza on Chic-A-Go-Go:
I recently worked on a shoot for an Andrew Bird video: Fitz and Dizzy Spells and these fellers performed in the video. They’re a bunch of fun.
Two of my TV guilty pleasures are Cops and America’s Funnies Home Videos. Cops for the shirtless recidivists, AFV for the groin shots.
Here’s 10 more videos.
This is a repost from an older version of the site. It’s too good to loose to the erosion of the Interscapes:
I can’t remember how I stumbled upon these videos, but aparently I put them online August 17th, 2007. These videos were made in 2001? 2002? I can’t remember. There are two videos here back to back and a trailer for the first video at the end of both. They star my buddy Daniel Dee of Post Modern Side Show fame. It wasn’t for any video class, although I took some later on. I think it was just for shits / giggles. I think mostly it was an excuse to have him clean out the apartment, while I sat back and held a camera. Anyway, enjoy a look back into the pre Mayor Awesome / Post Modern Side Show days.
The first video is a music video (Song titled “Bionic Jam” by the Baldwin Brothers), the second one is a little more “artsy” to say the least. I can’t remeber where I got the audio for it. I think off a Beck album. The third is a trailer for the music video.