Long before I saw Nancy Sinatra, "These Boots Were Made For Walking" struck a chord with me (and that was long before QT reintroduced her to the fanboys). I have seen many of her performances available on line now, but this one resonates in a particularly unique way. Lee Hazelwood was a treasure. This song and performance is so innocent, and so not. It's is joyful, yet corrupt. It speaks of a time when fun could be other things. Ah, they just don't make them like they used to...
Can't let it get you down, though. I am a Happy Camper too. Particularly when I dig the music and the characters.
Thanks to CuriousityCounts for the tip!
Director Chris Milk has found a perfect way to memorialize one of Johnny Cash's last songs "Ain't No Grave". Through this interactive website, participants may drawn their own portrait of Johnny Cash to be integrated to a collective whole. As people all over the world contribute, the project will continue to evolve and grow, one frame at a time Check out the website. It's a beautiful idea, a beautiful video, and a beautiful song. Thank you Chris.
This is it!
I can wake up, drink my coffee, and have great videos curated for me -- videos that change how I feel about the world.
And before that I finally caught up on Girl Talk's "Feed The Animals" . Culture changes so fast, thankfully. I love that this is 100% samples and the juxtaposition of stuff is a hoot. I had no idea which video to post but I picked this one in honor of Babe Ruth.
Another reason is you can find curators of interesting stuff and ideas. The forementioned Marc Schiller being one of them. Check this out (if you didn't already when I twittered and blogged about it):
Again we have no idea what they are singing, but they sure made a fun video. The people in it are all over the place and just using their webcams. Beautiful! Who says you need anything other than some smarts to make great stuff!