Evelyn Evelyn

October 24, 2011

Evelyn Evelyn are conjoined twins in a band. Really they are a boy and a girl in connected dresses. Nice.

Evelyn Evelyn “Have You Seen My Sister Evelyn” Music Video from Amanda Palmer on Vimeo.

Link via the inimitable Peneycad.

World’s Best Orchestra Improves on the Rolling Stones

February 4, 2011

This is the musical equivalent of watching a 14-year-old basset hound try to run up a ladder.

Thanks Peneycad.

Look Around You: Music in the Year 2000

November 10, 2010

The fact that I listened to this four times and laughed really loudly all alone in my apartment might be proof that I’ve taken three too many dodgeballs to the head.

David Crowder Band – Shine

October 19, 2010

Aw man, I was thinking about my old Lite-Brite just the other day. It’s still in my parents’ basement somewhere, no doubt buried under some Star Wars action figures and a My Little Pony. That warm glow is really gorgeous on video. I can’t say enough how much I love this kind of elaborately-executed low-tech art. It takes so much craft and so little money; it’s a beautiful thing. And check out the piano in the background- it’s playing!
Thanks to Peneycad for the tip.

Hollerado- Americanerama

October 19, 2010

So much to like here. Single camera on a wide shot. Crafty. Clever. Low budget. Really well-rehearsed. 80s nostalgie. Win, win, win.

Twiddling their thumbs

September 18, 2010

Check out this great video by Up & Over It. They’re dancers Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding, and they’re making Irish Dancing awesome. So fun, such great music, so cute, etc. They’re so amazing they don’t even need their feet to dance:

You can see more of their videos on their youtube channel here, or look at very cute pictures of them on their website here.

Thanks Marissa for the tip!

Sweet bike o’ mine.

September 17, 2010

And now, from the department of “Things That Seem Totally Awesome In Theory But in Practice Would Be Completely Awful,” we bring you this amazing design of a musical bike path from the Seoul Cycle Design Competition.

Okay, the idea seems INCREDIBLE and combines lots of things I superlike. Biking along the path, you ride over these sections that activate hammers that hit xylophone-type bars, and as you ride, you create a melody.  So fun, right? Whee! A little bike ride, a little tune, a little more love for Seoul and humankind in general.

More amazing graphics that have a slightly textbook, retro feel and are totally worth a look, here.

This is an awesome idea and reminds me a lot of this video that has been making the rounds, where people chose climbing stairs over riding an escalator after the stairs were transformed into a music making machine:

Okay, so let’s fast-forward to a time and place where this bike path construction has actually taken place. The bike path exists, it’s right on your way to work, you use the path for your round trips, five days a week.

11 months a year.

For the rest of your working life.

As a test to see if this would be a good idea, please repeatedly listen to this xylophone cover of the Super Mario Brothers song:

Could you listen to this backwards and forwards, every day for the rest of your life? eep.

I actually DID find an example of a song that could maybe work though: this badass xylophone cover of Sweet Child Of Mine, by Guns and Roses. amirite?

Nirvana Mash: Michael Jackson, Destiny’s Child

August 16, 2010

Smells Like Teen Rockin’ Robin:

Smells Like Teen Booty:

(I searched “teen booty” to find this one. Don’t do that.)

Also pretty sweet: Smells Like Billie Jean:

Thanks to Peneycad for the tip.
(And happy birthday, Peney- xoxo.)

Morgan Freeman – ummm

August 7, 2010

I don’t know why someone decided to make this, but I thought it was my responsibility to show it to you.

Thanks to Hillery for the tip.

And then this. I’ve spent a little time in the writers’ rooms of various television programs targeted at kids, and we had some pretty clear rules. Steer clear, those rules dictated, of anything to do with death. Avoid any suggestion of nudity. And tread verrrry lightly around occult phenomena. Apparently the Electric Company had some different rules.

Thanks to Kelly for dredging up this one.

Louis Armstrong’s kitchen

July 22, 2010

Apartment Therapy has a cool house tour of jazz legend Louis Armstrong’s 1960s kitchen in Queens, NY. Highlights include kitchen cabinets mounted on piano hinges, a blender built right into the counter, and Armstrong’s favourite product: a herbal laxative he endorsed using the slogan “leave it all behind you”.

Thanks to Whitney for Facebooking this.