These are my picks for the 5 best music videos of 2008. If you think you already know all five, I’ll tell you that Bjork’s Wanderlust and Radiohead’s House of Cards did not make the cut! We can argue about my decisions in the comments if you’d like. I’ve tried to track down a streaming version and a high quality downloadable version of each video. Here they are:
The trick to this video could have become tiresome pretty quick but there are so many well though out sequences that it stays fresh until the end. I love the part where the colourbars become books.
The 2008 High Five Series boards I designed for Endeavor have been really well received. If you’re looking for a new snowboard this Christmas, this might be the board for you! Take a look at this full product review with Kevin Griffin, along with some footage of it being shredded to pieces. It’s a great feeling to see riders having fun using something I designed.
Sydney-based film makers Jason van Genderen (director), Shane Emmett (producer), and John Roy (music composer) created an amazing short that just won $20,000 and Best Film at Tropfest NY 2008 (which I believe is the world’s largest short film festival). The best part is that it was shot on a total budget of $57, and captured using cellphones, nothing else!
There is no photo for this post. I didn’t bring my camera, and no google image is going to do this any justice.
I just got home from the Radiohead show here in Vancouver and I am still in shock. It was incredible. I finally know now what everyone has been saying about Radiohead for years. I mean I have always liked them but I don’t think I ever really believed that OK Computer was one of the best albums ever or fully understood what all the hype was about. Until tonight.
I have seen the light. Radiohead really is the greatest band in the history of the universe. If you have experienced their live show I don’t know how you could possibly disagree with that statement. Please give me a moment to describe for you the ending of the show which was as close to a spiritual encounter as most people will ever experience.