Tuesday, August 11, 2009

(500) Days of Summer - Bank Dance

I am looking forward to seeing the new movie, (500) Days of Summer, in the next few weeks. I have always been into Zooey Deschanel's work, especially her her band, She and Him. I stumbled across the following video tonight on BuzzFeed. It's being released as a promo video for (500) Days, but I think it's a great little She and Him music vid as well.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Bing Jingle

Microsoft Bing recently sponsored an online contest to look for a catchy jingle to sell Bing, their latest search engine. The winner is this gem, a pretty awesome song that will get stuck in your head for days to come...

Friday, July 31, 2009

Wedding Dance Prank

This is totally classic. I am really banking on this happening at every wedding I attend from here on out...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Fantasic Mr. Fox

Wes Anderson's newest movie, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, looks...well, fantastic. Perhaps it's something I can even take my niece to see! Check out the trailer below.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are Featurette

Found this on Spike Jonze's blog, We Love You So, this morning. I can't wait to see the movie.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Joe Flacco Football Skeet

This is just one (of many) reasons that I am excited to move to Baltimore. This is for you, Match and Mick.



Side note: Eagles, are still - and always will be - my number one. Just giving props where props are due...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium Footage

Truly incredible video from the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, which houses the 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world. Footage shot by Jon Rawlinson.

Kuroshio Sea - 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world from Jon Rawlinson on Vimeo.

Peyton Manning Makes A Few Phone Calls

This totally tickled my funny bone! (via BuzzFeed)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cornelius

After reviewing my last post, I realized that Sour's sound (see previous post)and music video style is very similar to Cornelius, one of my favorite bands. I then revisited some of Cornelius'videos and decided I had to post here.

A few years back, I had the opportunity to see these fine musicians at the TLA. Their show was a multi-sensory experience that was truly amazing - a giant film screen, flashing lights, and a really sweet theremin were just a few of the awesome elements. They showed several music videos behind them as they played and each note was perfectly synchronized with the film. Ah-mazing.

Check out their magnificent work below.

Cornelius - Fit Song



Cornelius - Gum


Cornelius - Music

Sour's Fan Webcam Video

The Japanese based band Sour just released a video for 'Hibi no Neiro', a track from their first mini album, 'Water Flavor EP'. The video cast is comprised entirely of Sour's fanbase across the globe. I was completely taken with the thought and creativity behind this piece of art - check it out; you won't be disappointed.

SOUR - Hibi No Neiro

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Beatles Rock Band Intro

Saw this tonight and knew I had to share...it is totally fantastic. I am super excited for the game to come out!

The Beatles: Rock Band Intro from Micheal Howard on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ryan Adams - Cardinology Remix

Found the following remixes of two tracks from Ryan Adams & The Cardinals latest album, Cardinology. Wanted to share, so here they are!

Richard Swift

Yikes - it's been quite a while since I've posted. I was actually out of the country on a little road trip to Canada. When I got back, I was listening to the radio and came across a new artist I really liked. Turns out his name is Richard Swift and that he just released his newest album, "The Atlantic Ocean", on the Secretly Canadian record label.

Having had just been in Canada, I took this as a sign that I should definitely check out what this dude is about. I am really liking his stuff and am amped that he has already worked with some of my favorite artists - Ryan Adams, Mark Ronson, and Jeff Tweedy. Check out two of his music videos below; they are super sweet!

Lady Luck

Richard Swift - Lady Luck


The Atlantic Ocean

Monday, June 1, 2009

Lamar Odom: The Candy Man

Now this is my kinda guy!! My only issue: no swedish fish. That's a crucial part of any candy diet.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Super Slow-Mo HD

Found this on BuzzFeed this morning. An incredible video!

I-Movix SprintCam v3 NAB 2009 showreel from David Coiffier on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Jimmy Fallon Show - Head Swap

I haven't had a chance to see much of Jimmy Fallon's new late night show, but I have enjoyed hearing about the show via his Twitter Profile. I found this clip after he posted it about it earlier today...pretty funny!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Super Cool

The following video really made me chuckle - a nice Friday morning treat.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Andy Warhol - Debbie Harry Computer Portrait

Stumbled across this video yesterday afternoon and thought it was super rad. The short clip captures Andy Warhol creating his first computer portrait on an Amiga. Check it out.

Andy Warhol - Debbie Harry Portrait


I then started surfing around good ol' YouTube and found the following Japanese commercial. It made me chuckle.

Japanese TDK Ad

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Justin Timberlake - Opposites Attract

Another post found on BuzzFeed. This is just too good to pass up.

Punch Out - Nintendo Wii Commercial

Found this documentary style commercial for Punch Out (original NES game now re-released for Wii) on BuzzFeed this afternoon. My favorite part happens around second 38...so good.



Below is the official Punch Out trailer. Looks like fun!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Rapping Flight Attendant

My sister lived in Oklahoma for a few years; my flights to Oklahoma City were never this entertaining! Enjoy the latest viral vid below...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Section 44 - Tribeca Film Festival Short

The Tribeca Film Festival is screening a few of it's shorts on YouTube until May 8th. I really enjoyed the following short, produced and directed by Daniel Wilson of Hot Tail Films.

Section 44

Moms On The Net

My favorite part:

Woman 1 - "Melody, are you on the Internet?"
Melody - "Isn't that for techno-geeks with spread sheets?"
Woman 2 - "Oh, Mel - you need 'The Power'!"

Sooo good!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Waterskiing Monkeys

This is simultaneously awesome and frightening.

Waterskiing Monkeys



Friday, April 17, 2009

New Music Sampler - 3.31.09 - 4.14.09

Again, my apologies for missing THREE weeks of the new music sampler. I've been enjoying many new releases on my daily commute via WTMD and XPN, but I have yet to post them on here.

I've decided to highlight a single from my favorite album release of each week. Enjoy!

3.31.09
Peter Bjorn & John - Nothing To Worry About
Looking forward to buying Living Thing and hearing more from these dudes.

Two other notable 3.31 releases: PJ Harvey & John Parish - A Woman A Man Walked By and Gomez- New Tide. Make sure to check out Indie Ear's SUPER TUESDAY list for 3.31.09.

4.7.09
Felice Brothers - Penn Station
I really enjoyed the Felice Brothers last album and am sure I will feel the same about Yonder is The Clock.

Also take a look at Neil Young - Fork In The Road and Bob Mould - Life and Times. SUPER TUESDAY list here.

4.14.09
The Kills - Black Balloon
Only know the following track from the Black Balloon EP, but I am ready to hear some more.

This week also brings us Silversun Pickups - Swoon. SUPER TUESDAY list here.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Machine Is Us/ing Us

I found this video on Urlesque's 100 Most Iconic Videos and thought it deserved it's own post. A great tribute to the web done in a clean, efficient, creative way. I'm digging it.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The 100 Most Iconic Internet Videos

Urlesque has started compiling a list of The 100 Most Iconic Internet Videos. I took a look through it this afternoon and found quite a few videos that I had already seen, and others that were totally new to me. They've only released numbers 100 through 81, but they will be posting 10 new videos every week. I am excited to see more!

Below are three of my favorites on the list thus far.

#99. Scarlett Takes A Tumble
We've all seen this already, but I swear it gets better each time I watch it.


#92. Lightning Bolt!
Note to self: next time I'm involved in an intense LARP (Live Action Role Playing) game, definitely choose "lightning bolt" as my special power...it just sounds cool.


#91. The Average Home Boy
This gem was discovered by an MTV employee after nearly 17 years hidden on a shelf. And let me tell you, I am super thankful that this was found - it makes my life complete.


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Best Dancing Kid on Earth

This really is the best dancing kid on earth...other than my niece, of course.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

80's Face Workout

I watched this and literally "LOLed". I think you will too.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Music Sampler - 3.17.09/3.24.09

My apologies for missing two weeks of my New Music Sampler series. I've been on spring break, which means I've been slacking off a bit. Anyway, I've posted a few stellar singles below to make up for it.

Bonnie Prince Billy - I Am Goodbye

You can find out more about his latest ablum, Beware, here.


The Decemberists - The Rake's Song

Hazards of Love is fully streaming here.

Indigo Girls - What Are You Like


Find more info about Poseidon and the Bug on their official site.

Philly Love

I'd like to dedicate my 100th post to the great city that is Philadelphia. I've lived in Philly for almost three years now and I still continue to find new and interesting things about this town. I've posted some articles that detail the awesomeness of Philly along with a few pics of some of my favorite city spots. Also, be sure to check out The Next Great City's 10 Actions to bring renewed strength and energy to the neighborhoods of Philly!

What A Great City Looks Like - Ottawa Citizen
25 Reasons We Love Philadelphia - Budget Travel
The Next Great City: 10 Actions


Logan Circle
One of my favorite places to pack a lunch and read a great book from the nearby Free Library.






















ICA

I like to check out the ICA's art exhibits every so often. Saw a group sound installation there last year that was great!















Honey's Sit 'n Eat

The best breakfast the city has to offer.
















Rittenhouse Square

Love stopping here after visiting Ubiq to hear some great music and people watch!



Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - Movie Trailer

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was one of my favorite childhood books. The forthcoming movie looks just as great as the book! The trailer is below...

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

Monday, March 23, 2009

Her Morning Elegance - Video

I heard this song on WXPN a few weeks ago and was super into it. The video is equally awesome...check it out!

Her Morning Elegance

Friday, March 20, 2009

Modern Little Red Riding Hood

This is a modern re-telling of The Little Red Riding Hood. I am really digging it!


SlagsmÄlsklubben - Sponsored by destiny from Tomas Nilsson on Vimeo.

Via BuzzFeed.

The Seed - Stop Motion Video

A fantastic two minute stop-motion, papercraft video that details the journey of an Apple seed. Great stuff!


The Seed from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Away We Go - Movie Trailer

Stumbled across this movie trailer a few minutes ago on BuzzFeed (yes - that site has everything and is totally awesome). I think the movie looks great and it turns out that one of my favorite writers, Dave Eggers, has co-written the screenplay! I'm excited to see it in theaters...

Away We Go

Christopher Niemann

I first heard of artist and designer Christopher Niemann through a BuzzFeed post a while back. Since then, I have been following his NY Times blog and am really enjoying "My Life With Cables" - his latest post. Check it out below. I've also posted a few of his other projects that I really like. Take a look!

My Life With Cables















Christopher Niemann - New Yorker Covers





















Christopher Niemann - Selected Animations


Friday, March 13, 2009

WTMD Live Studio Sessions

WTMD, an independent Baltimore-based radio station, brings in a lot of great bands to play live in their studio. They record the sessions and post them at blip.tv. I enjoyed perusing them this morning and wanted to post two of my favorites here. Enjoy some great live music!

Adele - Right As Rain



Bellx1 - The Ribs of A Broken Umbrella

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Kermit The Frog Covers Talking Heads

This made my morning a lot happier! Hope it does the same for you...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Astrology Songs

Holy Moly - this is the best thing I have EVER seen.

John Mayer - Battle Studies

I've always been a John Mayer fan - his old tv series entitled "John Mayer Has a TV Show" (see video below) was totally hilarious. I also started following his Twitter updates and am really enjoying those as well.

However, what I'm really digging right now is his Battle Studies blog. He is using the blog to chronicle any of his new artistic endeavours. He blogs about everything from songwriting to new graphic design ideas. He recently posted the following video which shows him working on a song. I'm loving the fact that he is making his creative process so available.

John Mayer - Half of My Heart


And check out his TV show below - it's classic!

John Mayer Has A TV Show (Part 1 of 2)


John Mayer Has A TV Show(Part 2 of 2)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Music Sampler - 3.10.09

Continuing on with my weekly series, I'd like to highlight two bands that released albums today: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - ITS BLITZ and Cursive - MAMA, I"M SWOLLEN. Both bands have already released stellar single; I'm stoked to hear the rest of the tracks.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero

Listen to more from the album on their Myspace page.


Cursive - From the Hips

Hear more from Mama, I'm Swollen here.

SNL Taco Town Recreation

A few people decided to create a real life version of the taco described in the following SNL skit:

Taco Town


Their creation looks like this:

















And then... it gets deep fried. My arteries hurt just looking at it! You can get a play by play (with pictures) here. WARNING: You might want a TUMS before you take a look.

The final result is pictured below. My feeling is that this should definitely end up on "This is Why You're Fat". YIKES!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

New Music Sampler - 3.3.09

I've decided to do a weekly blog series that features newly released tracks from some of my favorite bands and artists. This week, I am really digging three albums: Neko Case - MIDDLE CYCLONE, Bellx1 - BLUE LIGHTS ON THE HIGHWAY, and Coconut Records - DAVY. Check out the videos below for the latest singles from these albums.

Neko Case - People Got A Lotta Nerve

Listen to the rest of her album here.

Coconut Records - Any Fun


Microphone is the actually the official single, but I couldn't resist this little kid dancing. You can listen to more from Davy here
.

Bellx1 - The Great Defector

Listen to a bit more of Blue Lights on the Runway, here.

The Crevasse 3D Street Art

I saw a picture of the 3D street art pictured below last week. Although I knew it was just paint, I was amazed at how real it looked.















I then found the following "Making Of" video on BuzzFeed. Although I am still amazed, I now feel little better knowing how it was made.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Stephen Colbert Interviews David Byrne

This is a great interview. Great people, great show, good times!

The Office Musical

This totally tickles my funny bone. Enjoy a mid-afternoon treat below!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Bat Fight - Funny or Die Video

Will Ferrell just came out with a new Funny or Die exclusive video. It's pretty great. Check it out below. And make sure to listen for my favorite line: "Circling, and circling, and circling some more"...so good!!

Bat Fight

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Jumpman Flash Game

Found this awesome flash game a few days ago.  I have yet to download it, but the trailer is pretty sweet.  You can get the full game for free at RunHello.com.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Guiness World Record: Longest Distance Throwing A Human

This is totally frightening...but also totally awesome.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Best of the Best: Remi Gaillard

Remi Gaillard is a French prankster that has his own hidden camera show. I stumbled upon one of his videos last night and couldn't stop laughing. I took a quick look at the show's YouTube account and found many more hilarious videos. Which, in turn, led to another Best of the Best post!

Please enjoy the following videos; I have a feeling you will find them just as funny as I did!

Gymnastics
This is by far my favorite skit...


Best of Elevator


The Snail

The Colonel

Mel Gibson stars in this Jimmey Kimmel skit. It's finger lickin' good...if you get my gist.

Monday, February 23, 2009

YouShouldHaveSeenThis.com

I'm loving this site! The official title of the list is "Greg Rutter's Definitive List of the 99 Things You Should Have Already Experienced On The Internet Unless You're Old or a Loser or Something". The title pretty much says it all.

There were quite a few links on the list that I hadn't seen - I felt sad about that fact at first. However, I now realize that this probably just means that I have a life outside of the internet - which is kinda cool.

I've only gotten through a bit of the list, but here are 3 of my faves thus far:

Pretty Much Everywhere It's Gonna Be Hot


Numa Numa


South Carolina Answers A Question

Hugh Jackman's Oscar Opening

I didn't see Hugh Jackman's Oscar opening live, but I heard all about it via Twitter last night. I'm so glad I found the following video this morning on BuzzFeed. It brings so much joy to my life!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

2222 Toothpicks in a Beard

Thought this video was a nice follow up to my Dancing Moustache post. Apparently I have some kind of fascination with crazy facial hair. And you know what? I am totally okay with that. Enjoy...

2222 Toothpicks in a Beard

Dad Interrupts Soccer Show-Off

This is totally classic. I am at a loss for words...

Kanye West "Welcome to Heartbreak" Video

Kanye just released a video for "Welcome to Heartbreak", a single off of his newest album, "808s and Heartbreak". I liked this song on the album and am kind of digging the video as well. Check it out!

"Welcome to Heartbreak"

KANYE WEST "Welcome To Heartbreak" Directed by Nabil from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tribute to Fallen Sodas

Remember Crystal Pepsi? Well, the guys at Gunaxin do. They've created a tribute to several fallen sodas. It's quite interesting; brought back some great memories for me.

A Tribute to Fallen Sodas




















And for fun, please watch this Crystal Pepsi commercial. It's classic.

How to Fight - Video Tutorial

Gavin McInnes is totally hysterical. I first got turned onto his stuff when I stumbled across a video of him eating the Hottest Pepper in the World (see second video). I quickly looked up some more of his videos and enjoyed them all. Check out one his How to Fight tutorial below - it's great!

How to Fight


World's Hottest Pepper

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Best of the Best: Improv Everywhere

I have always been a big fan of the people at Improv Everywhere. They always have the freshest, wittiest ideas for pranks and skits. I've decided to continue on with my Best of Best Series by posting a few of my favorite Improv Everywhere videos here.

Be sure to check out their YouTube account for more laughs!

High Five Escalator

Food Court Musical


Frozen Grand Central

Monday, February 9, 2009

This is Why You're Fat

Found this website on BuzzFeed tonight. I am totally grossed out by pretty much all of these pictures, but I can't seem to stop looking!! Some crazy stuff out there.

This is Why You're Fat

Trampoline Foxes

I am loving this!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

What News Anchors Do During Commercial Breaks

Not sure what to think about this video. It's totally entertaining, but also a bit frightening. Shouldn't they be reviewing news and doing other anchor-ly stuff during commercial break? Perhaps they need to learn a thing or two from this guy.

New SkiddyStop Design

Many thanks to Match at MatchZimmerman.com for the awesome new blog design!

Match is a Baltimore based new media artist. His Flickr page has some photo and design work, while most of his video art is on Vimeo. One of my favorites is Talking Heads - check it out below.


Talking Heads from Match Zimmerman on Vimeo.


Make sure to pop on over to his site for great blog posts. Thanks again, Match!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cookie Monster Covers "99 Problems"

This is just totally AWE-SHUM.



Found via BuzzFeed.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Kate Micucci

Wanted to post about Kate Micucci; a totally awesome musician, artist and actress living out in L.A. I am good friends with her brother, Matt Micucci, another talented artist. I stumbled upon her website this morning and was really loving what I saw. Her drawings are witty and fresh and the sandcastles she builds are amazing!

What really stood out, though, was the following music video. As a fellow Pennsylvanian (is that even a word?), I can totally relate to what she's saying...

Dear Deer



Download her full EP here and make sure to check her out at KateMicucci.com!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Springsteen Superbowl Bet

Any serious online gambler knows that you can place a bet on anything - including The Boss. People have been speculating - and betting - all week as to what Bruce Springsteen will actually play at halftime of the Superbowl.

Unfortunately, Rolling Stone published an article which outted the site that was placing these bets. You can no longer wager on Springsteen's set list at Sportsbook.com, but you can still get psyched for his performance. To get you in the mood, why not watch the video below? I know it got me SUPER pumped!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Jen Stark - Paper Artist

Heard about Jen Stark last night while browsing the web. Her pieces are totally beautiful and are made entirely out of construction paper. Check out the video below to learn more about her and make sure to check out her website as well.

Jen Stark's Paper Art



Jen Stark's Website

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Best of the Best: SNL Digital Shorts Hidden Gems

Continuing on with my Best of the Best series, I thought I'd post a few of my favorite Saturday Night Live Digital Shorts. Of course there are some classic shorts that we all know and love - D*** a Box and People Getting Punched Before Eating, for example. But how about those undiscovered gems like Ras Trent and Hero Song?

I've decided to post three of my favorite lesser known shorts below. Please, enjoy!

The Mirror


Space Olympics


Roy Rules
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Friday, January 23, 2009

Arcade Fire Covers The Boss

Arcade Fire covered Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the USA' at the Obama Staff Inaugural Ball. The cameraman seems ultra stoked to be witnessing this; I would've been too!

Arcade Fire's 'Born In The USA'

Monday, January 19, 2009

TMobile Commercial - UK

TMobile just put out this commercial in the UK. I am really loving the video; it's always been a dream of mine to be involved in an experience like this!

TMobile UK Advert

Friday, January 16, 2009

CollegeHumor Show

MTV will be premiering a show on February 8th that takes a look at what really goes on inside the CollegeHumor office. The trailer looks pretty great - Enjoy!

MTV CollegeHumor Show

Rockafire Explosion: The Movie

ShowBiz Pizza was a HUGE part of my childhood. I have extremely fond memories of going there on Saturday afternoons to play some skiball, ride in the little mini-ferris wheel, and listen to the Rockafire Explosion animatronic band.

Needless to say, when I saw this 2008 YouTube hit, I was stoked - I had no idea videos of the Rockafire Explosion still existed! Apparently, there are a lot of people who feel the same way. In fact - there is a Rockafire Explosion movie in the works. Check out the trailer (along with a few other RE clips) below.

Rockafire Explosion: The Movie


Rockafire Explosion - MGMT - Electric Feel


Check out even more Rockafire here!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Weezer Pork & Beans Remix Video

Weezer recently released a remix of their original Pork and Beans music video. It features even more references to Internet memes!

Weezer - Pork and Beans Remix

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

2009 Grammy Art

This year, Grammy nominated artists provided the names of fifteen songs that inspired them. The lyrics of these songs were then turned into a portrait of the artist. Check out the slideshow below.

2009 Grammy Art




Coraline Trailer

Wanted to post the trailer for Coraline as a follow up to my last post. The movie is based on Neil Gaiman's book of the same name. I am really looking forward to seeing it!

Coraline Movie Trailer


Take a look at Coraline Films YouTube Account as well. A lot of great "Making of" features there.

Dancing Moustache

Bo Henry, the art director of the upcoming movie Coraline, has released a video of his moustache dancing! The movie, a Focus feature from the director of The Nightmare Before Christmas, looks awesome as well - the website is an experience within itself. Check out the 'stache below...

Dancing Moustache

Monday, January 12, 2009

Real Life Mario

This is totally cool!!!

Sidenote: I never knew Obama was in Super Mario Brothers!?!?!

Doogie Howser Orchestra

This made my day.

Evolution of Dance 2

I never would've thought that the first Evolution of Dance video would be the most viewed video on YouTube ever. Well, turns out it is. And...he's made another. Check it out!

Evolution of Dance 2

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Fun with a Microwave

Kraft has hired some dudes to videotape themselves microwaving random things. I think it's supposed to be an advertisement for Easy Mac. All I know is that I've never been more entertained in all of my life... The christmas lights are EASILY the best!

Easy Mac Micro Maniac

















While we're on the subject of Easy Mac...watch this - it's classic:

Kids Love Video Games

These videos are just too good for words...

Wii Gift Excitement


Nintendo 64 Surprise

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Barack Obama on Check, Please

A little vintage Obama - if 2001 is considered vintage, that is. Barack reviewed a little restaurant called Dixie Kitchen back in 2001 on a Chicago based show entitled Check, Please! Fun stuff...

Barack on Check, Please!