About getting from Point A to Point B, Colin Hesterly describes his video as “an exploration in nostalgia[;] a tribute to man’s various achievements in transportation and technology.” And there’s a rocket! If you like the video check out some of Colin’s other work here.
I have a small confession to make: I have a slight aversion to live gigs. Don’t get me wrong; it’s not that I don’t like hearing my favourite bands play live, it’s just that something always happens to spoil the experience. I tend to wind up standing behind the tallest guy at the venue and see little to nothing. I was, on one memorable occasion, drenched in someone’s beer after they rocked out so hard they sent it flying across the room. I have stood next to people who do not sing along to the band’s songs, but scream along in an unbridled frenzy of hideousness.
It for these reasons that I am much obliged to Jordan Bee for following Chaz Bundick and his band as Toro Y Moi embarked on their spring tour of America. Not only does the video feature footage of the band performing, but is also chock full of behind-the-scenes vignettes and fun moments. I almost felt like I was there, but without the post-gig malaise.*
Part two can be viewed here. Parts three, four and five are on their way.
* I should state that if Toro Y Moi ever come to Australia I will definitely brave the beer sprays and pushing fans to see them live. Heck, I’ll even through them a party.
I got an email this morning from a young, Swedish couple from Malmö who run a small design firm called Blixt & Dunder. They wrote me to tell me that they’ve started selling their first product, a simple silk black bow tie covered with tiny lightning bolts. It’s a beautiful and simple bow tie that’s actually reasonably priced at around $62. To promote their bow tie they’ve created this short promotional video which I thought was too beautiful not to post. I wish them good luck in their endeavors and hopefully we see more beautiful products from this talented duo.
What is it about 8-bit graphics that get me feeling so nostalgic? I guess it’s because I started playing video games on an Atari 2600 and then moved onto a Nintendo after that, but there’s something oddly satisfying about someone recreating that same experience even if it is 20 years later.
Although, I doubt anyone ever played a game like this one before. This short video titled Supernatural Creator 2 is like the Nintendo version of the beginning of the Christian creation story. 7 days, 7 levels! I like when God does a guitar solo after beating a level. Also, the music and sound effects absolutely make this video. It adds so much to the overall feeling of the video that would be lost without it.