At first you're just knocking over, like, cups and tables and band members and stuff, but then you start to play with the sliders.
I really, really, really like Brooklyn band Celestial Shore, so I'm not sure how I missed Julian Glander's sweet interactive music video for their song 'Animal Ratio'.
At first it seems like there's not much to it: Colorful figures play in a room, and when you click, you create a disruptive burst that knocks them over, knocks the lettering off the wall, leaving a pleasantly-animated chaos—even tipped over, the three-piece band keeps playing
But the little sliders in the corner of the screen let you adjust your disruption, its range and degree of force. The most fun way to play is to turn everything down and just gently start nudging about for the duration of the song. Then you start to notice fun details, like the tiny pizza slice on the table, or the little collection of beers, and try to nudge the letters more gently (I keep trying to make it say ANIMAL RAT).
Wake the animal inside you. It's a fun thing to do with a song.
The Hood Internet cut up bits of 50+ music videos from 1988 and mashed them into a four minute video. It would make the perfect soundtrack to a montage of 80s movie montages. (via Laughing Squid)
During Passover last month, I posted about The Ten Commandments, Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 epic silent film version of the biblical Exodus story (plus a related modern story that I never bothered to watch.) As part of tomorrow night’s DAWN online celebration of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips, Steve […]
Samara Ginsberg (previously at BB) performs Stu Philips’ Knight Rider theme tune on eight cellos. PREVIOUSLY: Alternate version of the Knight Rider theme tune BONUS: Australian beer ad ☟
Call it retro. Call it a throwback. Even call it kitsch. But the 80s are still a singular time in pop culture history. From Ghostbusters and Back to the Future to your neighborhood arcade and the Atari 2600, artifacts of that seminal decade still resonate, evoking audible excitement and sighs of pleasant yesteryear remembrance. But […]
With millions out of work, the global economy in a sharp recession, and legitimate fears for the future abound, you might think this is absolutely the worst time to strike out on your own and be your own boss as a work-for-hire freelancer. But according to numbers compiled by financial services company Payoneer, the current […]
For years, dirty countertops, appliances, or bathroom fixtures were just kind of gross. But unkempt corners of your kitchen and bathroom aren’t just a sign of laziness anymore. Now, they’re a potential breeding ground for infectious disease. You can’t just limp through cleaning these days. You’ve gotta get rigorous about it, which means it’s no […]