Archive for the ‘video’ Category

Shoegazer Sunday: Creepoid’s “Yellow Wallpaper”

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Creepoid hails from Philadelphia. I’m guessing this song is based on the Charlotte Perkins Gilman story of the same name.

It’s been a busy week, so that’s all the context you’re gonna get…

“Sweet Child O’ Mine” Covered Dixieland Style

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

It brought a smile to my face, which is enough to merit a quick and lazy Saturday link.

Reminder: Don’t Try Driving on Ice

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Austin is going to hit lows in the 20s and low 30s this week, so here’s a timely reminder: Don’t try driving on ice if you don’t have tire chains and don’t know how. (Or maybe even if you do.)

And here are several video reminders from the last year of why that’s a bad idea:

Shoegazer Sunday: Drowner Covering Slowdive’s “Hide Yer Eyes”

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

I’m really digging that Saint Marie Records Static Waves 3 album I talked about last week, though it turns out that only about one-third of the songs on it are actually Slowdive covers.

I was completely unaware of Houston band Drowner before they released this amazing cover of “Hide Yer Eyes,” an unreleased Slowdive song I’d never heard before:

I wonder if vocalist Anna Bouchard is doing the harmony electronically, via overdubbing, or with a guest vocalist.

For contrast, here’s the original

I think this is one of those rare cases where the cover is better than the original.

The Force Awakens Trailer…In LEGO

Monday, December 1st, 2014

I assume you’ve already seen the teaser trailer for next year’s Star Wars movie.

Well, here’s the LEGO remake. I’m super-impressed with how quickly they put it together, and how amazingly close to the original it is.

The Annual William Shatner Warning Not To Set Yourself on Fire Frying a Turkey

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

In the now-annual tradition, I bring you a public service announcement from William Shatner: try not to set yourself on fire while frying a turkey.

For those with low Shatner thresholds, the advice is:

  • Don’t overfill the pot with oil.
  • Turn off the flame when lowering the turkey into the oil.
  • Always fry your turkey away from your house.
  • Properly thaw the turkey before cooking.
  • Use a grease-approved fire extinguisher.
  • If you’re going to fry a turkey, this is pretty sound advice.

    Shoegazer Sunday: Last Leaf Down’s “The Theme”

    Sunday, November 16th, 2014

    Here’s Last Leaf Down‘s “The Theme.” Nicely gothy and gloomy and echoey, and entirely appropriate for what’s turning out to be winter in November.

    Ultimate Anime Hero

    Monday, November 3rd, 2014

    I know several people who will find this amusing…

    First spotted on Fox’s Animation Domination High Def, which I’d feel more comfortable recommending if it weren’t currently 85% Axe Cop by volume….

    Shoegazer Sunday: Dean & Britta’s “Nightnurse”

    Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

    Not sure this is actually Shoegaze, but it’s by two former members of Luna. They sound like they were thawed out of the same 1960s time capsule as Austin Powers, sort of Nancy Sinatra dueting with Andy Williams on Quaaludes.

    Your Creepy Halloween Spider Post

    Thursday, October 30th, 2014

    I’m running out of Halloween season, so it’s time for a post on that perennial source of creepiness: Spiders.

    There are few things that triggers our primal fear reflex more than spiders, so here’s a Whitman’s Spider Sampler of Creepiness.

  • Here’s a family whose house was infested with deadly brown recluses.
  • If you’re afraid of spiders, you almost certainly don’t want to work at a tarantula farm.
  • An encounter with the South American Goliath birdeater spider whose feet can stretch a foot in diameter.
  • I’ve tried to avoid the common gifs everyone’s already seen, but I am intrigued by this completely unconvincing, yet oddly unnerving film snippet, and I’d like to know what (presumably silent) film it’s from:

    Here’s the exceptionally creepy spider attack from The Mist:

    And here’s Cyriak’s deeply disturbing “Cobwebs”:

    Let’s end on a lighter note. There’s a Simon’s Cat with a spider:

    And this: