This evening I babysat my niece for a couple of hours. We used the time profitably, going for a short walk to a playground and figuring out how to use Vine, the twitter-centric video app. My niece is a budding videographer at her young age, and she loves every kind of video tool, but most […]
I’ve been digging Blank on Blank, an animated videos series from PBS where they take interviews of artists and interesting people from a range of sources — you can send one in — and animate them in a rough and charming style. Here’s an early interview with the Beastie Boys from 1985, when they were […]
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, “Down By the Riverside”
One of the great things about feeling better is that I can catch up on things on which I’ve fallen behind. One of the bad things about feeling better is that I feel guilty about not yet having caught up on everything. So I’m feeling a bit pressed tonight and haven’t a bundle of thoughts […]
Apparently I’m going to be parcelling out my little thoughts about the Madonna show over a few days, thanks to schedule and tiredness and *whine whine whine*. I enjoyed the show a lot, as a whole. I enjoyed the pagentry and skill and music and live-ness and being in the space and experiencing things with […]
Whoa: big-time blast from the past. This is a cartoon from Sesame Street, from long, long ago. I always found it troubling, because … well, because the Martian looks really odd, and maybe more because she has a bow on each individual hair. How do the bows stay on? And yet now, i think it’s […]
Thank you, Etta James, for your talent, style, and brilliance.
Fantastic, meticulously researched and edited video comparing the opening scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark to shots from movies released earlier: (via Everything Is a Remix)
My friend Sue’s son, Adam, has Asperger’s Syndrome, and he’s started a video series on YouTube to share his experiences. It’s brilliant — I love his editing style. Here’s a great example: a video about phobias, particularly his fear of one particular toy in his childhood.