Posts Tagged ‘video’

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Drops

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Not seeing it on YouTube just yet…

Shoegazer Sunday: Echodrone’s “Glacial Place”

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Echodrone’s new album Five is now out, which is cause enough for Shoegaze fans to celebrate.

The video below is for the song “Glacial Place”:

The footage in the video is taken from the Philco Ford Corporation’s 1967 industrial futurist film The Home Of The Future: Year 1999 A.D.:

As glimpses of retrofuturism go, it hits a lot closer to the mark than most, offering a central home computer (“which is secretary, librarian, banker, teacher, medical technician, bridge partner and/or all-around servant”), computerized learning, bookeeping, etc., and lots of glowing screens. It even predicts online shopping! As always, the hairstyles immediately tell you the film’s actual era.

Philco actually manufactured the Mission Control monitors NASA used well into the 1990s. Ford sold Philco to GTE, and since then the brand has been broken up and licensed to various companies around the world.

Shoegazer Sunday: Living Hour’s “Steady Glazed Eyes”

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Living Hour describe themselves as “a psychedelic dreampop band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.” A Twitter user who recommended them described them as very Mazzy Star like, and they both share a certain breathy female twangyness.

Behold the Wonder That is Banglar King Kong!

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Did you ever say to yourself “You know what King Kong needs? Worse special effects, slapstick humor, stock footage, and singing!”

Then Banglar King Kong is for you!

High points:

  • A Kong whose fingers seem incapable of flexing.
  • Soldiers that don’t know how to hold rifles facing off against savage tribesmen who don’t know how to hold spears.
  • Kong tearing apart a city that’s obviously made of cardboard boxes.
  • A Bangladeshi Fay Wray who Kong must have kept extremely well-fed during her captivity.
  • Digital fire that has to be seen to not be believed.
  • In short, it makes every previous version of King Kong (including the Dino De Laurentiis version) look great by comparison…

    You may be cool…

    Friday, March 13th, 2015

    …but you’ll never be “Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark delivering a bionic arm to a seven year old boy” cool…

    The End of the Llamas With Hats Saga

    Thursday, March 5th, 2015

    I’ve mentioned Llamas with Hats before. While I wasn’t looking, the people at Filmcow went out and completed the saga.

    The verdict? Eh. The combination of humor and disturbing off-screen violence of the first few hit the spot, but they gradually cranked up the disturbing while sidelining the humor.

    Not the choice I would have made.

    Here are all twelve for your viewing pleasure.

    Three is still the funniest.

    Also enjoy these complimentary memes with your flight:

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    Shoegazer Sunday: Ummagma’s “Rotation”

    Sunday, March 1st, 2015

    Ummagma is a Canadian-Ukrainian indie duo” of Alexx Kretov and Shauna McLarnon that describes their music as “Rock, Pop, Electronic, Ambient Styles: Alternative, Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Ambient/Ethereal, Synth Pop Electronica, Lo-Fi, Post-Rock, Pop Rock, Indietronic, Progressive Rock, Shoegaze, Instrumental, Space Rock, Power Pop.” Well, that covers a lot of territory, doesn’t it?

    Here’s “Rotation,” the video for which is pretty interesting.

    Looks like some of the video was stolen from here.

    Sam Beckett, Private Dick

    Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

    Someone’s been having fun imaging Samuel Beckett as the star of his own Quinn Martin private detective show:

    The mention of Andre the Giant may seem random, but in fact Beckett used to drive the young Andre to school every morning because he was too big to fit on the bus.

    (Hat tip: Don Webb.)

    Shoegazer Sunday: Maps’ “Elouise”

    Sunday, February 15th, 2015

    Maps is evidently the shoegaze band name for UK musician James Chapman. “Elouise” is a pleasantly buzzy song, and the video features cutting edge screen saver technology from about 1997.

    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…