06.04.12 by Jeff

Sixteen Saltines

Jack White Sixteen Saltines music video
Stereogum declared “Sixteen Saltines” by Jack White the best music video of the week. In my opinion, this is either a failed attempt at narrative or an intentionally abstract treatment that wasn’t pushed far enough.

As I watched the video it dawned on me how many times this month I’ve decided not to post videos for the same reasons. I’m interested to hear your thoughts on the video and other videos like it.

Watch the video below.

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05.04.12 by Jeff

Ekki Múkk

Sigur Rós Ekki múkk music video
“Ekki Múkk” by Sigur Rós. Music video by Inga Birgisdóttir.

Watch the video below!

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04.04.12 by Jeff

Concrete Mask

Concrete Mask video by artist Boris Hoppek
“Concrete Mask” by Boris Hoppek. Love this!

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04.04.12 by Jeff

Daniel Clowes

The Cartoonist's Goal a conversation with Daniel Clowes
I’ve said this many times, I love watching people draw while they’re interviewed. Graphic novelist Daniel Clowes draws and talks.

Watch the video below!

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29.03.12 by Jeff

Childhood of a Circle

Childhood of a Circle animation by Kadavre Exquis
“Childhood of a Circle”, an animation by Kadavre Exquis. This is a marvelous little film, I only wish it was 200 times longer!

Watch the whole film below!

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28.03.12 by Jeff

Le Buffet

Le Buffet Ugo Gattoni and Mcbess for Nobrow at the Hayward Gallery
Ugo Gattoni and Mcbess drawing together at Hayward Gallery for Nobrow, a couple months back. Watch the video below!

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27.03.12 by Jeff

Playground

Playground.is The Human Statues, Its So Simple
There is a scene in Efterklang’s film “An Island” where the band performs with local people from a small town and although it is obvious that most of them are not musicians they are all playing instruments alongside the band. It is a beautiful scene (I admit I shed a tear the first time I watched it), and I was so inspired by it I began brainstorming ways that I could create a similar experience with bands here in Vancouver. I didn’t take the idea any further than my notepad.

Last week I discovered that some fellow Vancouverites have started doing this very thing! They call it Playground. The premise is simple: One band, one audience, one goal. Create a song together, and then record it in less than an hour.

Watch a video of the most recent Playground event below!

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