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N.A.S.A.: "O Pato," feat. Kool Kojak + DJ Babao (BB Video)

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Boing Boing Video presents "O PATO," featuring Kool Kojak and DJ Babão, from the NASA music project (North America South America).

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Haiti Earthquake Update: AIDG's Catherine Lainé, live from Haiti (BB Video)

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In this episode of Boing Boing Video, I speak with Haitian-American blogger and sustainable tech development activist Catherine Lainé (photo at left from earlier this year).

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Elizabeth Pschorr: A Privileged Marriage (Boing Boing Video)

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On the eve of the Third Reich, a young woman of Jewish descent married an Aryan man.

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Swell Season on Boing Boing Video

Two years ago, Glen Hansard, singer/guitarist for the Irish group The Frames, and Markéta Irglová, a teenaged classical pianist from the Czech Republic, starred in a small independent film about a busker (like Hansard himself) and an immigrant flower seller on the streets of Dublin. Director John Carney made the film, titled Once, for just $160,000. Hansard and Irglová wrote all the songs for the soundtrack. The film became a surprise hit. Hansard and Irglová won a 2007 Academy Award for Best Original Song, the hauntingly beautiful "Falling Slowly."

Cut to 2009: Hansard and Irglová, backed by The Frames, are playing sold-out shows under the name The Swell Season at legendary venues like Radio City Music Hall. The group recently released Strict Joy, their first album since the Once soundtrack. More complex and lush than their previous work but just as emotional and brutally honest, Strict Joy is an intimate, orchestral song cycle that brings them even further into the realm of the great singer-songwriters like Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and Joni Mitchell.

When Swell Season came to Oakland's Paramount Theater last month, I had the opportunity to interview Irglová and Hansard for Boing Boing Video. I found them both to be refreshingly grounded, humble, and incredibly gracious. They're the kind of people you want to invite home for dinner. I was thrilled that Glen and Mar agreed to perform several songs for our cameras, including an unreleased new song they wrote while on the road. The group performs tonight in Dublin. In January, they play in London, Glasgow, Manchester, and New York City.

Boing Boing has a number of people to thank for the magnificent quality of this video, starting with my dear friends Scott Compton and Bart Nagel. Scott took a break from his Chuck Prophet documentary and myriad other projects at Remedy Editorial to direct the piece. Bart and Chris Valente joined Scott in shooting it. The masterful Phil Perkins recorded the audio. Chris edited at Remedy with assistance from Jeffrey Boyette. Finally, thanks to John Tosch and Carrie Tolles for making it happen.

Video: man in Japan weds anime game character

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UPDATE: Interview with the groom!

On Sunday, a man named Sal9000 married the love of his life.

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N.A.S.A. feat. Tom Waits + Kool Keith: "Spacious Thoughts"

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Boing Boing Video proudly debuts a new piece from the "great god almighty could it get any more awesome?" N.A.S.A.

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Nouveau Oldtime Jam: Blind Boy Paxton, Dom Flemons (of Carolina Chocolate Drops), and Frank Fairfield

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A quick little goodie from Boing Boing Video.

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Test-driving the Electrobite, a trilobite-shaped DIY vehicle (BB Video)

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In this episode of Boing Boing Video, we test-drive "Sarriugarteis (Odontochile) trilobiteis," also known as The Electrobite.

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BB Video: "Man in the Sand," by Gordon "Violent Femmes" Gano

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Boing Boing Video proudly presents "Man in the Sand," from Gordon Gano and the Ryans' new record "Under the Sun." Video directed by famed illustrator, photographer, and filmmaker Matt Mahurin.

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Digital Open Winners: Australian Teen Crafts "Sneaky" Games

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Digital Open Winners: Teen Designs Eco-Home of the Future

Institute for the Future teamed up with Sun Microsystems and Boing Boing Video to co-host the Digital Open, an online tech expo for teens 17 and under around the world.

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Digital Open Winners: From pocket-sized Altoids tin hack, big dreams emerge

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Digital Open Winner: A Living Diorama, to Change the World.

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Digital Open Winner: teen creates a robot shop

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Digital Open Winners: "Hybrid Airship," by teen robotic blimp builders.

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Digital Open Winners: A student website by and for teens.

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Boing Boing Video: Coachella Time-Lapse (dir. Ray Klein, music by Hawke)

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Ever wondered what a giant, sprawling, three-day music festival in the desert would look like if it were nano-crammed into just a few minutes? Here you go. Boing Boing Video presents this ambitious timelapse video of the 2009 Coachella Music and Arts Festival directed by filmmaker Ray Klein. Ray says:

This was my third year taking time lapse at Coachella, and it was one of the best.  I always find it interesting to see the ebb and flow of people throughout the day, and the hardcore fans who show up when gates open and lie out in the field in their bathing suits!  Coachella is always great about supporting the arts and this is another example of their commitment.  Enjoy!
The music you hear is "Everything is Happening At The Same Time," by Hawke, courtesy of Eighth Dimension Records. His new record, "+++," comes out next week.

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