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Do the Evolution

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I was driving home last night (after 7 so All Things Considered was over) scanning the radio for tunes when Pearl Jam’s “Do The Evolution” came on. The music video is one of my all time favorites – it is totally bad-ass and as strongly disturbing as when it came out in ’98

Note:  the Matrix came out in 1999


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December 16, 2008 at 6:33 pm

Jeff Mangum emerges from secret volcanic fortress to perform in dark club

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Elusive Neutral Milk Hotel lead singer had a surprise performance last week in Columbus OH. You can’t see much in the video but the sound is good. The song is called “Engine”

(via MOG)

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October 25, 2008 at 6:34 pm

Certain Death

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I saw the Happy Hollows at Alex’s Bar last weekend and I was a bit “meh” about it. They were a tad crazypants for my tastes but I could see them growing on me. LAist posted their video to the song Labyrinth today which is inspired by a scene in one of my favorite movies. I gotta say, this makes me like them a heck of a lot more.

I was sadly impressed by how many freeway structures and shapes I recognized.

(via LAist)

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October 23, 2008 at 7:07 am

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MGMT – The Youth: Sparkle Motion anyone?

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“Ok, now girls, I want you to concentrate. Failure is not an option. And Bethany – if you feel the need to vomit up there, just swallow it.”

I hope that the upcoming sequel to Donnie Darko, S Darko, will feature more Sparkle Motion. Crossing my fingers that it doesn’t suck (never a good sign when they switch directors). I’m glad they’re keeping Daveigh Chase as Donnie’s little sister because she was so awesomely creepy as Rhonda on Big Love.

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October 16, 2008 at 8:07 am

Radiohead / Remix / Reckoner

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Radiohead is doing another remix contest at http://www.radioheadremix.com – this time for Reckoner which is one of my favorite songs on the album. Check out the entries, vote for your favorites… I like the Iskra String Quartet version

Here’s the original:

I’m aware very few people read this blog and the ones I know who do don’t care about Radiohead but whatever –  deal with it. The next post will probably be about Battestar Galactica or knitting.

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September 23, 2008 at 7:34 am

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House of Legos

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Someone has combined two of my great loves – LEGO and Radiohead into this awesome interpretation of the camera-free House of Cards video:

(via Brothers Brick)

It looks like there are quite a few Radiohead/LEGO mashups (I’m not alone!). This Street Spirit one I’ve seen before:

Previously on himalountain: House of Cards

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August 6, 2008 at 6:59 am

House of Cards

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Radiohead is once again doing crazy awesome things to traditional music mediums. After being cut free from their label, they are doing the unthinkable for a successful band – making their music free and accessible to fans. The freedom they have applied to In Rainbows in general is fantastic: allowing fans to choose the album price, the Nude remix contest. With few exceptions, the record industry has not embraced or even really recognized the sea change brought on by digital media – not only music “piracy” but also the proliferation of fan remixes. Radiohead, Beck, NiN and a few others are catching on – and I’m glad to see it.

Now Radiohead made a music video for House of Cards using 3D imaging technology (no cameras or lighting) and provided the visualization data for users to play with and make their own music videos.

Here is the original video:

Check out the youtube group for fan-made videos.

Oh and here’s the data plus a “making-of” video.

If you haven’t read it already, you should also check out this interview in Wired of Thom Yorke by David Byrne (Talking Heads interview Radiohead – hee!). I also found Byrne’s accompanying opinion piece on the future of the recording industry really interesting.