Neighbors // Failure

posted by on 03.27.2014, under Music, Music Videos

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Neighbors released their record, Failure, on Tuesday. We’ve been listening to it at the studio,  non-stop and shamelessly, ever since.

Wild Enough
Directed by Philip Van
Choreographed by Celia Rowlson Hall

So good! This single is rad and so is this video. But it’s possible that ‘Spacing Out’ and ‘Outliers’ are new favorites for me from this album.

Neighbors is playing a show this Saturday, March 29th! Album Release Party w/ Riverwild, Hints @ Glasslands



posted by on 03.01.2011, under Animation, Art, Film, Independent, Music, Music Videos

A music video from Keaton Henson’s album, “Dear …” Click the photo of the suicidal puppet to watch.

Directed by David WilsonJohn Malcolm Moore and Keaton Henson.

Even though the song makes me just as sad as this lonely puppet, I’m going to buy his album.

These three talented lads also worked together on this NEXT insane music video in 20 days back in September.  I remember I wanted to write about it at the time but my mind bent a little bit watching it and I forgot.  Here it is now, in all it’s melting, acid flashback glory:


Cassius – I Love U So

posted by on 02.23.2011, under Music, Music Videos, Random

Thanks, Peter Ahern, for bringing this video to my attention.

It’s fun!  Videos that play with variety vs. constants get me every time, it JUST works. Also cool use of the iPhone in a music video. Reminds me of that band that plays with the iPhone on the subway, Atomic Tom.

I downloaded the free app for some giggles on this uneventful Wednesday afternoon. Maybe I’ll have to submit my own video to the daily motion now?


Arcade Fire, The Wilderness Downtown

posted by on 08.30.2010, under Art, Film, Music Videos

The Wilderness Downtown is an interactive film directed by Chris Milk.  It’s unique to each user thanks to the über nerds at Google who together with Milk, set out on a quest to prove the awesomeness of html 5.  The experience features Arcade Fire’s “We Used To Wait” and at some moments, it’s so touching I thought my little black heart would melt. Especially when the video asked me to write or draw a postcard to my younger self.

postcard to myself

I had a little too much fun drawing. After the film ends, you can share your film and postcards with other users!

I’m not going to get techie with it.  Listen, you ready? Go the the site, play and enjoy.  Then go find out how the magic happens from the experts at WSJ Blogs.

Remember The Arcade Fire Presents “Neon Bible”? I was wondering how they were going to step it up after that one.

Kristofer Strom and the Baltimore Clap

posted by on 08.10.2010, under Animation, Music Videos

I’ve been a big fan of  Kristopher Strom’s work since I first saw his whiteboard animated music video for Minilogue back in 2006

I love how he interacts with the creatures he draws under the camera.  Makes for some wonderful surprises along the way.  This seems to be a great medium for this type of animation, but as he says in the description of the video, it’s stop motion on whiteboard, so no undo or redo.  Only makes it more impressive.

His most recent work on his youtube page is the Official Music Video for Benga’s “Baltimore Clap,” which follows a hapless little chap on a terrifying journey through a cavernous clap factory …

I love the snappy animation to the beat of the music, my favorite part being when the little chap’s hand grows back – only to find that the horrible cycle will continue infinitely for an unexpected purpose.


Dear Wicked Wink,

posted by on 07.30.2010, under You're Welcome.

Please consider me for your Friday Flash this week!  I have been dreaming of this moment since my debut in the music video, “Pretty Cat Balls“.

Thank you for your consideration.


Pussy Cat