04.09.15 by Staff

Nostalgia of the Day: The Last Audio Cassette Factory

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In the late 90s everyone was getting out of the audio cassette game. Everyone, that is, except for The National Audio Company. “Too stubborn to quit,” the Spingfield, MO-based manufacturer is now the last remaining source for audio cassettes in the country. And thanks to the growing retro movement, they’re producing more cassettes than ever before!

Check out the video below! Besides sharing a great story, the short video has a great how-it’s-made vibe, reminiscent of old school Sesame Street. Enjoy!

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02.09.15 by Jeff

Kanye West’s VMA Speech Recut as Seinfeld Stand-Up Routine

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That’s gold, Jerry! Gold! TV writer David Elmaleh re-edited Kanye West’s VMA speech over the classic Seinfeld music and voilà! File under: Why I love the Internet. Via: AV Club and @Seinfeld2000.

 

31.08.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Mind-Bending Christopher Nolan-esque Skate Film

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Here’s a really clever little skateboard video (thanks to a whole lot of post-production wizardry) from filmmaker Joe Pease. The sequences feel like something out of a Christopher Nolan film; what appears at first to be another boring old kaleidoscope video effect is shattered when the first skateboarder rolls right through the frame.

Watch Joe Pease’s “Level” below to see what I mean!

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31.08.15 by Jeff

Jaw-Dropping Drone’s Eye View of Surfing in Teahupo’o

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Brent Bielmann and Eric Sterman’s breathtaking drone footage from Tahiti is some of the best I’ve ever seen. Great perspective on one of the most famous surf breaks in the world. Watch “Teahupo’o, Du Ciel” below.

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30.08.15 by Jeff

Bad Song / Good Video of the Day: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Downtown”

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Yes, I’m posting a Macklemore song, and yes this song is pretty terrible. Macklemore and Co obviously wanted to cash in on the success of Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk” brazenly calling this song “Downtown” and stuffing Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz and Eric Nally (who looks and sounds like Freddie Mercury) into a hackneyed Westside Story.

Having said all that, this video directed by Ryan Lewis, Jason Koenig, and Ben Haggerty is worth watching for the art direction. For whatever reason they didn’t give full credits in the video for a lot of people who I think made it worth watching, most notably: Art director John Lavin, cinematographer Christopher Probst, and stylists Therese Lefebvre and Paul White.

Watch Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s “Downtown” below (and maybe mute it).

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27.08.15 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Mike Giant

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Enjoyed this thorough profile on legendary graffiti, tattoo, and fine artist Mike Giant. I’m sure he cringed when he saw the titles in this video though, they’re so bad! Watch it below.

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27.08.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Ishtar X Tussilago

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Longboarding isn’t my thing, but the cinematography here is beautiful. Maceo Frost’s film features downhill longboarder, Ishtar Backlund, the music of Swedish rock band Tussilago, and the mountains of Norway. Watch below!

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26.08.15 by Jeff

Skate Video of the Day: Nike SB & Quartersnacks

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Nike SB and Quartersnacks present Johnny Wilson’s latest video, “Core”. As competition skating and circus stunt “extreme” sports only get more ridiculous, good ol’ street skating is the thing I enjoy watching the most.

Bobby Worrest, Hjalte Halberg, Nick Boserio, Antonio Durao, Cyrus Bennett, Max Palmer and Andrew Wilson spend a week rolling around upstate New York. Watch “Core” below.

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25.08.15 by Jeff

Video Portrait: Surfer Craig Anderson

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Enjoyed this experimental portrait of surfer Craig Anderson, directed by Desillusion’s editor, Sebastien Zanella. Watch “La Danse Macabre” below.

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