The title track from J-BiRD the Straybird’s Twilight Campaign, one of many spoken word albums I own, but the only one I find myself listening to repeatedly:
The man’s got a gift.
M∆DE IN HEIGHTS, a collaboration between Sabzi, of Common Market and Blue Scholars fame, and Kelsey Bulkin:
So. So. Good.
Surely there’s a quote somewhere about how it’s the difficult things that are worth doing…
Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers) defending PBS funding at a Senate hearing in 1969:
I present to you a Lego stop-motion video of Michael Jackson, created by Berlin-based animator Annette Jung:
So good that I was applauding as I watched it, even though I was watching it alone on my laptop.
The music video for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ Can’t Hold Us, written by Ben Haggerty, Ryan Lewis, and Tricia Davis, directed by Ryan Lewis, Jason Koenig, and Jon Jon Augustavo, and produced by Tricia Davis, Honna Kimmerer, and Jenny Koenig:
I don’t know if I could ever top this. It’s pretty great.
This is the trailer for 140, an upcoming side-scrolling “rhythmic” game with constantly changing landscapes that alter as each level’s overlaid techno soundtrack hits its major percussive beats, requiring players to time their movement and jumps with the rhythm to stay alive:
We can make that happen, right? Right?
The saxophone player who runs over is apparently a guy named Sapphire Adizes, and he may or may not be a real person, but it doesn’t matter, does it? The video’s still awesome either way, isn’t it? And regardless of whether this is some elaborate prank or not, I want this to become the internet’s next thing, soooo…if you all could set aside your “amazing” Harlem Shake ideas and get on this, instead…yeah, that’d be great.
The Indiana Pacers’ rookie point guard Ben Hansbrough was elbowed in the face by the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson, and Ben’s teammate and older brother Tyler Hansbrough took exception.
Everything about that clip is awesome.
The latest episode from the good folks at The Perennial Plate finds their culinary adventurers in my homeland, Sri Lanka:
There are so many aspects of this footage that I’m in love with. The people, the ocean, the animals, the markets, the sun, the villages – all of those things really strike a chord with me – but the thing that stands out the most (and rightfully so, since it’s a food show) is the food. Man, fresh coconuts, string hoppers, fresh curries, streetside snacks…I really want to visit when I get a chance. Just give me a steady stream of young coconuts and fresh mangosteen, and I’ll be a happy man.
Here’s a little more about the show:
The Perennial Plate is an online weekly documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating. Chef and Activist, Daniel Klein and Co-producer/Cameragirl Mirra Fine are traveling the world exploring the wonders, complexities and stories behind the ever more connected global food system. The episodes follow the culinary, agricultural and hunting explorations of Daniel Klein. Season One took place over a calendar year in Minnesota where every Monday for 52 weeks, the duo released short films about good food. In Season Two, Klein and Fine traveled across America, taking the viewer on a journey to appreciate and understand where good food comes from and how to enjoy it. In their current season, Klein and Fine travel to China, Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Spain, Morocco, Italy, Turkey, Argentina, Mexico, South Africa and Ethiopia to tell the stories of real food and the people who make it.
Also, the track they used in the video is The Mood by The Guadaloop, and it’s incredible.