In the last six years, Yo La Tengo has charted a slow, inexorable rise in my esteem— from Band With An Album I Like to Band Serving As A Do-We-Agree-About-Music Litmus Test.
I just saw this for the first time and, yes, those are the Mr. Show guys. I think Dr. Funke’s 100% Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution would have really benefited from that pink wig.
Looking for Yo La Tengo on YouTube led me to this (profoundly “okay”) video about a cred-salvaging iPod that displays hipster music on your screen to cover up your secret pop fetishes. The fact that the “hipster” bands they cite are Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, the Velvet Underground and Wilco clues you in to the fact the video’s clearly not a hipster inside job…
I just saw Sam’s video from below and obnoxiously au courant-adly thought of the German satellites making their intricate orbital maneuvers to use radars to capture a “most detailed ever 3D map” of the Earth’s topography. I did some back of the envelope calculations and think the close distances these satellites are approaching each other— within 200 meters at an orbit 514 kilometers up— is equivalent to a precision of 1 in 217000 at that orbit. Did I mention they were launched 3 years apart?
Dr. Manfred Zink is a project manager (for the TanDEM-X side). This, obviously, is Manfred Mann:
This was the top comment when I saw that page today:
great song by a proper band i.e. people who could play instruments and perform live not like the manufactured crap of today (i guess i’m getting old a ) still who cares we all get old sometime i suppose
I hope that guy didn’t realize that for the first time during his YouTube comment.
I’ve been working for 12 days straight. I am so incredibly happy that it is Friday. I am so happy, so very happy. Here’s to a lovely weekend to be had by all and a pig and monkey combo. I wonder what this means astrologically speaking?
One my big kicks for 2010 has been trying to capture a sense of mechanistic order buried in seemingly random noise. This video from March is an example. My hope was to have a whole slew of disparate, seemingly unconnected elements which seem to magically click on occasion— engineered synchronicity. I just barely assembled the pieces before I rendered this rough draft, so I hadn’t really fine tuned it anywhere near as well as I’d like to past the first forty seconds or so; considering that, I’m pretty satisfied with it in this raw state.
Funny to me that for this video’s Copyright Infringement, YouTube just informed me that
No action is required on your part. Your video is still available worldwide. In some cases ads may appear next to your video.
whereas that last one had the audio muted to the public. What’s the argument against a label hawking digital store versions of the offending unlawful reproduction? I wonder if it’s as simple as one label having deals with iTunes and Amazon and the other not.
My blogging skills are failing me. I cannot figure out why this is not showing a preview, but click the link and watch anyway- it’s worth it.
http://player.vimeo.com/video/14190306<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/14190306″>MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user4509398″>Dean Fleischer-Camp</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Man do I have some episodes to catch up on.
I can’t lie— I’m mostly posting this so that Sam has a face to go with one of our 2010 Summer Jams.
I’m not 100% sold on the video (Elijah Wood?) but, god, getting that album out of my head is like tackling acute histoplasmosis— it’s gonna take a while. I had to welch out of my coworkers’ housewarming party this weekend and am working on a dance mix to assuage my guilt; really, it’s just an excuse to use that one song.