Monday, February 28, 2011

Pointless ads from 1977!

From the world I was born into!

That Indian "Robot" movie



Look, I know everyone loves the final action sequence with the snake made out of guys, but it's got some really good dance numbers as well. Heck, the one linked above is with the creator of the robot. The one with the robot itself is just mind-numbing.

Phenomenal, really.

This reminds me that I need my own robot.

While we're making fun of Hitler



Check out how a pro does it.

Oh. but they are all pigs



Old enough, but still fun. Drag acts are always funny.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Yep

So THAT'S where that sample is from

Think about that crazy rhythm....



What you're looking at there is an explanation of how this piece is performed. I only thought about it because of this.

More...



And then I remembered this video. I only know about those guys because someone one sent me this very addictive track.

Now, while I'm typing all this, I hear another rhythm and think about typewriters and printers. Even animated printers can be cool.

This also makes me think about tap dance and that sound.

And I also think about the little musical numbers from Zatoichi and the rhythm of daily life.

But honestly, it reminds me of this.


So. Many. Remixes.




BONUS: Here's some Jim Henson and Ken Nordine. I'm feeling kinda Beat tonight.

What I do with myself



So I was watching this video and playing the track below and I was very pleased by the results. There's something very William Gibson about it.

Meat Beat Manifesto - "She's Unreal"


(Start the song, then the video. Mute the video.)

I do this: watch videos with the music off and play music. I'm tellin' ya, watch "The Backyardigans" and listen to old skool rap. YOUR LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Debaclypse



Events for the Superbowl have been insane, due to weather. The band for the above video, Deerhoof, was supposed to play with another group, Yann Tiersen. Yann got stuck in the snow and missed the gig. They still played some music, however.

I'm hoping that these two videos can be of some inspiration: nothing is too hard to do, and make good use of your time.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Happy Year of the Rabbit



I have no idea what they're talking about. It could be a deconstructionist argument a la Derrida (and in my mind, it is better if that is the case). I just like the animation.

I am pretty sure the voice for the rabbit is the same talent as the voice for the jackal in Маугли, but I'll have to check on that.

The Frito Bandito You Must Not Offend!




More...

Some of his famous heists...






C'mon gang, sing along!

Aye, yii, yii, yiiii,
I am the Frito Bandito.
I like Frito’s Corn Chips,
I love them I do.
I want Frito’s Corn Chips,
I’ll get them from you.

Aye, yii, yii, yiiii,
Oh, I am the Frito Bandito.
Give me Frito Corn chips
And I’ll be your friend.
The Frito Bandito
You must not offend.