12.01.10 by Jeff

Music Video: Ok Go “This Too Shall Pass”

This Too Shall Pass by Ok Go. Directed by Brian L. Perkins. Can we crown them kings of the one-take music video yet?

ok go this too shall pass music video directed by brian l perkins one take

OK Go – This Too Shall Pass from OK Go on Vimeo.

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • Becky

    that was rad. totally made my day.

  • http://pedromourapinheiro.com Pedro Moura Pinheiro

    Don’t you just love “globalization”? “This video contains content from EMI. It is no longer available in your country.” Yay! #lawsmakingimpossiblewhattechnologymadepossible

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      see i dont get that, they should want as many people to see it as possible – laame!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      are you able to see the vimeo now?

  • http://www.40fakes.com _Sergei


    I’m feel better after watching this video.

  • http://www.everybodywantstofeel.com simon

    “This video contains content from EMI. It is no longer available in your country.” why do they do this… fucked up internet…

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      try the vimeo!

  • Brittany S.

    being an ex-band nerd, this made me smile big time

  • ellie

    i was just watching this from the freepeople link and now its here, ha! kinda funny to me, but still, super awesome song and vid!

  • panda

    omfg i was clapping with delight like a 2 year old at this

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=577678003 Sean

    Every time I see this it makes me smile :)

  • Kyle

    I liked this video even more after reading this…


    and I gained a lot of respect for OK Go, It’s a long read, but I highly recommend it. Turns out Damian Kulash is a pretty good writer

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      wow yea, thanks for posting this link – i was one of the people who complained on antville that the video could not be embedded – it was good to read this and get some insight as to why

  • Dave

    Brilliant! That’s all I can say – brilliant!

  • Hope Staller

    woo! I dig it! rock on!

  • Alcham

    niiiiice 😀 ok, i was in marching band, and my band would have been admiting they lost if they went up against this.

  • http://penisenvy.com Nic

    woot, marching band for the win (drum line rocks!)

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  • http://www.acidhedz.com/acidhedz/ acidhedz

    Love marching bands that do cool songs.
    Tusk is a lifelong fav song of mine.

  • you re cool

    WOW THAT WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • awesomed!

    made my day!!! totally SENSATIONAL!!=)

  • Call me a Prick

    I don’t think it’s fair to say Ok Go deserves the title of king for best one-take video award, seeing as a lot of people had to collaborate on this. Sure the treadmill one was great, but this is different, and required mass-cooperation between many people, not just the original four.

  • Dr. Cahk

    Ummm….where are the treadmills?

  • Clownassasin

    great clip and really catchy tune

  • Droptop Cataract

    I can’t remember when a performance made me feel this good…

    Smiled like an idiot until I started laughing out loud…

    What an awesome piece of work.

  • James

    Wicked video!! Saw You Go by Keston Cobblers Club the other week on you tube.. Looks like a lower budget but still a pretty cool one take promo..

    You tube link /watch?v=cYpN6GVjWe8

  • http://www.ellacott.ca Somerset

    Our future is secure with young people like this. What a presentation……just wonderful.

  • Dubbed

    At 1:39 the bass drum doesn’t match his actual beats sooooo wouldn’t say kings of the one take videos…

  • skeptichater

    Theres actually another bass drummer in the background who probably played whichever notes he missed as he was kneeling down, also, I’m pretty sure if they had dubbed it they would’ve made his voice clearer in the finale, as it is you can barely hear him over the marching band

  • Anonymous

    I shall be a better drum major than that

  • Christie Killey

    Whoever directs their videos is a flipping genius!

  • http://dbakeca.com Dbakeca Italia

    great clip and really catchy tune…

01.12.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Elly Liyana Ruslan


Drawings by Thailand-based Singaporean artist Elly Liyana Ruslan, found via our November Reader Submissions. More images below.

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Music Video: HVOB “The Anxiety to Please”


Part music video, part art installation, the tracks off HVOB’s latest album are something of a dialogue (or rather a “trialogue”) with Austrian artists Clemens Wolf and lichterloh. Each collaboration operates as a self-contained piece (installation, music, and video), highlighting different materials and their mesmerizing transformations. Check out the captivating experimentations for “The Anxiety to Please” off the album Trialog below!

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Booooooom Reader Submissions: December


Thanks to every single one of you who submitted work to the November Reader Submissions post, it’s really cool to see all the talent in this community!

For those of you who are new, these posts are the best way to submit your work to be considered for a post on Booooooom. Up-voting work you like and leaving the positive comments to each other helps me see what work you like really pumps people up. I encourage you to do both! These posts get a lot of traffic so even if your work is not a fit for Booooooom it still gets seen by many (and definitely sends traffic to your own websites).

Please share your work here this month by leaving a comment below. The commenting system allows images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.


Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.




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