This cool music video was filmed in 'The Stacks' in the Memorial Library at UW-Madison. The tiny cages you see are where students lock themselves in to study (so if they fall asleep nobody can steal their stuff). This artist isn't bad. The next Eminem?
Added:His album 'Monster' is actually really really good. Free download at his website.
Sufjan Stevens - You Are the Blood - Totally missed Sufjan's cover of the Castanets song when he released it in January. For those that also missed it, listen below while you still can. This 10 minute song is pretty epic. The style change 4 minutes in gives me chills.
Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Perpetuum Mobile - Thanks to Shazam for the iPhone (arguably the best application ever created... why the give it away for free I'll never understand) I finally found this song that I've been searching for years to find... only from a 15 second snippit at the end of a podcast! You might find it familiar because it was used in some HP and GE commercials. Amazing song.
30 Rock is a Rip-Off of the Muppet Show - You know what, I never thought about it. But after reading this several-page blog outlining the similiarities, it's exactly the Muppet Show. Probably why I love the show so much. (p.s. Bring back the Muppet Show, whoever owns the muppets now!)
And then I just stumbled across this skit of 30 Rock which is allegedlyfrom Sesame Street. (can anyone verify?). If it is, It's a wonderful way to bring kids and parents together to watch the show and both enjoy it.
GM Reinvention Commercial - This is an extremely impressive commercial that GM cranked out in a day to explain the bankruptcy and their future. At least their public relations department over there knows what they're doing.
DEAR RECORD LABELS: Why do you not allow embedding of the official music videos you post on YouTube? How are you going to get the word out about your artist if we can't show off your fu*#ing music video? (The below video is unofficial, so if it suddently stops working, above is the link to the official one)
DEAR ARTISTS: Feel free to hire me for promotion work.
Yuksek "Tonight" - Sorry for the lack of updates... I've been installing Windows 7! It's pretty damn slick. And this is a lot coming from somebody who generally dislikes Microsoft products. More on the upgrade coming soon! In the meantime, enjoy this song:
Again and Again (Music Video) - A creative music video made only with the software that comes bundled on a Mac. Also proof that some people have too much time on their hands. This video was apparently nominated for a Webby.
Ensuring the Future of Food -
A video by Japan's Ministry of Agriculture basically saying "Good Japanese don't east Western food", but they have a very good reason why. You infographic lovers with enjoy this.
Racist McCain-Palin Rally - I think the Presidential Race is closer than everyone is reporting. I think when pollsters are calling McCain supporters, they're answering 'Obama' out of embarrassment being associated with these nut jobs.
"I will finish posting my comment, then sit there like the worthless human being I am and wait for other commenters to respond," he added. "Because, as I mentioned before, I have nothing better to do with my life."
"We are blessed to be living in an age when we have a global communications network in which idiots, assholes, and total and complete wastes of fucking human life alike can come together to give instant feedback in an unfettered and unmonitored online environment."
How $5 Makes a Difference in Online Comment Quality - A side-by-side comparison of comments on Metafilter (which costs $5 for an account to comment) and YouTube (where any idiot can comment). Craigslist drastically improved the quality of job postings in large cities by charging $25. Amazon.com improved movie and book ratings by showcasing reviews where the reviewer uses their real name, verified by their credit card. The Ithmus has a high quality of comments because they require people to post with their real name as well. Hopefully other websites will use one of these two methods to improve their own content quality. *cough* youtube, digg *cough*
I've been a little under the weather lately and not able to update. I have a backlog of links to share with you all, and I'll start catching up tomorrow. I'm also working on another "recently discovered" music posts. In the meantime, I would like to share these two songs which are currently stuck in my head:
Magic Highway USA - Watch this clip. It's a riot. It's Walt Disney's prediction of the future of transportation. Some of the items have actually made it, like the rear-view-mirror camera... and others... like the nuclear powered car... have not. I love these clips though. But now, where is our sense of wonder of the future? The clip even features a cameo by his house of the future. I want to go back to EPCOT.
Sufjan's Chicago, A capella - University of Michigan's "Dicks and Janes" a capella group opened for the Madhatters this past weekend. They sang Sufjan's Chicago, and it sent chills all through my body. I finally found a clip on YouTube... obviously the quality isn't as good as it was live, but still amazing.
A Promise Not Forgotten - A beautifully-made student documentary about the Abe Lincoln statue on Bascom Hill that I saw at the Spring 2007 IFVC Show. Answering the simple question, "What is he doing here?" It's really good, and you should watch it. [Part 2]
Royksopp - Remind Me - You know the Geico commercial with the Cave Man in the airport, going past the advertisement on the moving sidewalk? This is the song, and that is the music video. Really cool infographics.
The Most Hated Family in America - A good inside look at the Phelps family. Louis Theroux does a great job of putting up with these nutjobs without getting in a shouting match (unlike Hannity & Colmes, The Tyra Banks Show, etc). It's really sad to watch.