N.A.S.A. Project: Strange Enough

A "Dante's Inferno of Brazilian art" to accompany The N.A.S.A. Project's song, Strange Enough.

By Xeni Jardin

Boing Boing Video presents a new music video from The NASA Project ("North America South America"): "Strange Enough," featuring Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fatlip of The Pharycyde, and what I am told were the last recorded lyrics by Ol Dirty Bastard of Wu Tang (RIP).

The song's infectious, the animation's delicious—with original artwork by Stephan Doitschinoff. Video directed by Lorna T and Studio Giblets, produced by Terence Teh.

NASA project co-founder Sam Spiegel tells Boing Boing, "Calma, Terence, and Lorna blew our mind with this new video. It's a Dante's Inferno of Brazilian art which fits the song perfectly."

You can buy the N.A.S.A. album here: N.A.S.A. - The Spirit of Apollo. The whole thing's amazing.

(Special thanks to Susan Applegate and Syd Garon)



© 2009 Spectrophonic Sound under license to Anti- Records
Strange Enough (feat. Karen O, Ol' Dirty Bastard, & Fatlip)

all original artwork by
Stephan Doitschinoff

produced by
Terence Teh

directed by
Lorna T & Studio Giblets

Story by
Lorna T & Terence Teh

Stewart Wagstaff & Sam Taylor

Stewart Wagstaff, Tom Loughlin, Sam Taylor, Michael Eaton, Gavin Edwards, Bjorn-Erik Aschim

live-action director
Andrew Corrigan

Stewart Wagstaff, Tom Loughlin, Sam Taylor

2d animation
Andreas Polyviou, Sam Taylor

3d Animation
Sam Taylor

prop construction
Max Taylor, Sam Taylor, Aleksandra Magdziarek

Stewart Wagstaff, Andrew Corrigan, Sam Taylor Aleksandra Magdziarek, Max Taylor, Aya Suzuki

digital graphics
Stewart Wagstaff, Tom Loughlin, Sam Taylor Aleksandra Magdziarek, Max Taylor, John Leigh

theatre curtain design
Amber Bessey

special thanks
Leona Ekembe, Chris King
and everyone else who helped out

Syd Garon

Susan Applegate

[ Watch Video: YouTube in HD, or download MP4 ]

Published 7:30 am Thu, Jul 15, 2010

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About the Author

Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net.

16 Responses to “N.A.S.A. Project: Strange Enough”

  1. NegativeK says:

    What’s the copyright status of the audio samples? Are remixes like that considered fair use, or did they have to license all of it?

  2. Syd says:

    Everything was licensed. I heard earlier versions of the record and a few samples were cut because the band couldn’t get permission.

  3. brix says:

    that is very catchy. and very good.

  4. jonathan levy says:

    studio giblets, ha. love it!

  5. Anonymous says:

    French techn0 artist and banger Mr. Oizo remixed this song some time ago.


  6. Robert says:

    Solvite corpora et coagulate spiritum: Loosen your bodies and congeal your soul.

    I don’t know what that means, either.

  7. doingsitups says:

    Really beautiful, but I have to be a critic and say, the visuals and the music is disjointed, the music makes you want to dance, the visuals make you want to sit.

  8. certron says:

    Groovy and trippy. Things seem familiar, but they are indeed just ‘strange enough’.

    An interesting side effect of the embedded size of the video is that on the front page, the ad is safely out of the way of the video. I was expecting something to break through the top or bottom frame of the video for a while there, though.

  9. Gregory Bloom says:

    The video is cool, but the soundtrack is completely worthless.

  10. dargaud says:

    It’s great… without the sound.

  11. TJ S says:

    A wonderful video, to be sure. But my favorite in the series remains “Way Down”.

    Just can’t get over how much I like that one.

  12. Rob Beschizza says:


  13. Trotsky says:

    Every time I hear ODB it breaks my heart to think that we will never hear new music from him. Most people focus on his theatrics or lifestyle or whatever, but he was a creative leviathan. One of those rare people who literally IS their creative energy from head to toe. Fatlip approaches ODB in some chaotic and fearless sense, and that’s about as high a compliment as can be paid (in my mind, I put Fatlip’s The Loneliest Punk on par with ODB’s Nigga Please). I also think there’s definitely some ODB in Die Antwoord, which is why I was thrilled to have them revealed to me by BB.

  14. dunkyboy says:

    hmmm, lovely video – awful song

  15. Anonymous says:

    Hi, is there a way to contact Sam Taylor? I’d like to hire him for similar work. Thanks so much!!!!

  16. Janemy says:

    Yeah… this video is strange enough exactly… But Essay help music is great!