Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

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Study Break #5

April 16, 2009

This is why I use a Mac, it is so much more reliable when you are trying to enslave humanity.

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Study Break #4

April 15, 2009

Today I have a clip from one of my favorite composers: Felix Mendelssohn.  I had not heard this piece until I stumbled across it in my iTunes.  It may not work here so follow the link to youtube and check it out.  I cannot believe how fast the pianist’s hands move.  

Piano Concerto #1 in G Minor
Mendelssohn 

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Study Break #2

April 14, 2009

Today’s Study Break is Drumbone by the Blue Man Group.  The inventiveness of these guys never ceases to astound me.  Check it out.

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One-takes all the rage.

April 4, 2009

I’m pretty sure three is not a trend, but all the same I just saw Metric’s video for “Gimme Sympathy.” It is a cool way of doing a one-take video. I would love to see how they choreographed the changes. You’ll see what I mean when you watch it.

The other one-take videos are Beyonce’s Single Ladies. And the absolutely brilliant reversed one-take that Mute Math made for Typical.

Update: In retrospect, this title makes a whole lot more sense when you had a hyphen.

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Life after People?

April 2, 2009

I just watched the documentary Life after People from the History Channel.  It was a very interesting idea.  Their concept was to document the progression of the planet if humanity suddenly disappeared.  The music and voice-over give it a distinctly creepy feel; which sort of makes sense given that it is discussing the planet without us.  The most interesting part about it though is watching some of the scientists they interview.  Their glee at how earth would restore itself when we are gone emanates from the screen.  It is unsurprising, especially in the case of the Greenpeace scientist they interview.  It is weird though, because if sentience is extinguished from the universe does it really matter if life goes on?

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Train stations, not just for trains anymore.

March 31, 2009

This may be the greatest thing I’ve seen in a week or so.  I don’t know the story, I don’t know the reasons, and I don’t care.  All I know is that it is absolutely awesome.  

Via: Althouse

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All I need

March 4, 2009

I’ve been listening to this song over and over again today.  I’m not sure why, maybe I just feel like it sounds.  I’d never really paid that much attention to Radiohead until I heard them play 15 Step at the Grammies, now I’m slowly getting used to the rest of In Rainbows.  I hope you enjoy it.