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Fight for your rights revisited

 

old guys breaking stuff + beastie boys

Living Sisters – How are you doing?

I’m doing ok. This is gonna be a big week, dear readers.

Singing for Strangers [music videos]

The Knife – Pass this on:

“Pass This On” from Andrew on Vimeo.

Foals – True Blood:

Foals – Blue Blood from Blink on Vimeo.

Fakeness and … Ratatat – Drugs [music video]

The new Ratatat Video: “Drugs” is an ugly, fake, and very jarring and interesting exploration of stock photography and commercialism. It brings out the ugliness of prolonged fake eye contact and poor production values, and just happens to be paired with a song. Watch the video below and check out some of the director’s other work even farther down…

The Director, Carl Burgess on the video:

“I have always been fascinated by stock imagery and stock footage collections, Hours and hours of footage which for the most part created with no pre defined use in mind, sitting in storage waiting to be picked up and dropped into a budget documentary.

Searching for ‘Stressed Businessman’ or ‘Old Man Smiling’ on Getty Images throws up 100s of great results. There is a surreal quality to these staged clips, and more often than not a really strange dark humor about them.
Unconvincing acting, forced emotions, cheap lighting are just some of the things that make these clips unique, and these are the qualities I wanted to embrace.”

Also see “Three people trapped in infinite politeness” and “Talk Show.”

Produced by blink art. Directed by Carl Burgess.

Muppets: Bohemians.

Somewhere in the world, someone is watching the muppets. I grew up with them. I hope everyone can hang out with them a little each day:


Dancing in the dark is next:
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Charlotte Gainsburgh [music video]

It’s a Dada brainfuck directed by Keith Schofield that features a dinosaur in a wig (in a bathtub), a giant rat getting held up at knife point, a dude in a SpongeBob costume getting tackled by the fuzz, an astronaut with pancakes for a head, a guy racing a flying axe, a dude chilling on the street with a giant walnut, and one more guy with half a beard. (via Pitchfork)

…loads of well-planned scenes with variously masked characters:
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View the movie here.

Or here.

Animal Collective – My Girls | by Rob Chesnutt (unofficial music video)

This is slick… very good use of stock footage!


Animal Collective – My Girls from Rob Chesnutt.

Also check out some old people reviewing the song.

NFL Musical History: Musical Misadventures in the NFL began in 1984

During a recent trip I took to San Francisco I picked up an incredible piece of musical history. It’s a single (vinyl) from 1984 of the SF 49ers singing “We’re the 49ers.”

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In 1984 NFL pros all had crossover careers...

This record signaled the beginning of an alarming trend in which football teams produced their own music.  It started with this, in 1984, and followed by half a dozen more teams making complete asses of themselves. Whether rationalized to show their toughness, their rhythm, or what have you, these records may be mesmerizing for fans, but History must now look back on them with disdain.

These are not stadium songs, cheerleader tunes, ra ra fight songs, but songs sung by the team, involving two-stepping, quarterback solos, and pop culture references and full-blown music productions.

The record I picked up is pretty tame, and goes a little something like this:

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Liricas Analas: “Siemis”

If you’ve ever wanted to watch Swiss wiggers rapping in Rumantsch (a rare Swiss language) in an exclusive Swiss day spa your day has come!

From the video’s description:

For the swiss hip hop act Liricas Analas we produced the track Siemis. They rap in the fourth language of Switzerland Р«Rumantsch» Рonly spoken by few thousand persons in the valleys around Davos and Chur in the swiss alps. Liricas Analas means ass rhymes and Siemis means dreams. The video was shoot in the thermal bath pools in Vals, designed by the famous architect Peter Zumthor. The magic atmosphere in this location made it easy for director Patrick Julier and his D.O.P. Henry Maurer to capture great images.

For more videos, check here.