Thursday, November 19, 2009

Betsy Olson

pacific northwest blues

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Carpenters

getting spacey and testing my love

thanks woot!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ramona Falls

so much depth and beauty for a music video

General Elektriks

raid the radio, cuz we're tired of hearing the same old song

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Reverie Sound Revue

making garments out of garbage

Monday, November 09, 2009


a song-video or a video-song

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Land of Talk

gorgeous and weird

Land of Talk - It's Okay from Saddle Creek on Vimeo.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Music Go Music

is Face Time real? i want to watch it on a semi-regular basis if it is.

Lightning Dust

you know you want a pair of those skates

The xx

Thao with The Get Down Stay Down

the band battles giant space kittens, twizzlers and hall and oates!

El Perro Del Mar

gold gymnasts go slow

Wednesday, July 08, 2009


the different ways and places in which we listen to music

Sunday, June 21, 2009


super cute, fun and talented group from Norway

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Dinosaur Jr.

those old guys still got the moves

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


helpful home electronics help a train escape from an evil robot

Sunday, June 07, 2009

The Mint Chicks

baby dreams


sexy...even with the hippie foot


i see monsters

Crystal Stilts

love is a wave

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

beauty and the beast gone wrong


best video of a band playing in an empty room ever! wait for the butterflies at the end...

that video was filmed in one's what it looked like behind the scenes


hipster basement party!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


silhouette heartbreak in the city by the bay

Saturday, May 09, 2009


portland band shows us how to dance and to watch out for those back alley games of go

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Jason Lytle

what happened? what happens next?

I Am Lost (And the Moment Cannot Last)


strangely compelling and sexy video in which it appears not much is going on. stick with it, though, and you will see


karaoke dreams and love on roller blades

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


one long shot with live audio

Monday, May 04, 2009

Tender Validations

So, I am vice-president of a new CD of the Month Club, called Tender Validations. We just got our first batch of CDs in and are taking submissions for May. All you have to do is make a mix CD, send it in by the due date with $2 (or stamps) and you'll receive a fresh mix CD in the mail. In addition, you will receive exclusive online access to all of the submissions for that month in which you participated.

Check out our blog to see last month's submissions and this month's theme and requirements.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Denmark Police

don't you wish american cops would hand out hugs and helmets?

Lily Tomlin

video games have always been dangerous


i love the bass in this track

Bell Orchestre

lightning never strikes twice

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Matt and Kim

get naked in the city

Monday, April 20, 2009

Stars In My Pocket Like Grains of Sand

I just finished this extraordinary novel by Samuel R. Delany. It takes place some unknown amount of time in the future when humans have left earth and are spread among 6000 different worlds and integrated into many different alien cultures. Every citizen, whether human or otherwise, is referred to as a woman; the word 'man', and it's variations, is an outdated term only used in poetry. The pronouns 'she' and 'her' are used exclusively, unless the person is speaking about someone to whom she is sexually attracted; in that case the pronouns 'he' and 'him' are used. People's gender is ignored, unless they are seen as a sexual object. The protagonist is a homosexual male, and any other characters with which he comes into contact in a sexual way (either propositioned by or had an encounter with or was attracted to) are identified by their biological gender at some point. Every one else is always referred to as a woman, so you, the reader, never know what sex they are. It was interesting for me because I found myself wondering about the sex of the characters and getting frustrated by not getting the answer and then having to ask myself why it mattered what gender that person was.

Besides very convincing details about sexual relationships, the novel is incredibly detailed about the differences between customs on the different worlds and even in different areas of the same world. For instance, as the main character talks to both humans and aliens, he is constantly aware of how something as simple as a nod could be interpreted differently by each person, depending on what world they come from. This makes the universe Delany has created as real and the characters as true as anything set in our present day world.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Ebony Bones

stop doing that job related task!

Friday, April 10, 2009


run run run

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Other Lives

i normally don't post live performance videos, but this one has two things going for it: non-annoying camera work and this song is totally gorgeous

Other Lives - How Could This Be - Luxury Wafers Sessions from Luxury Wafers on Vimeo.

The Mint Chicks

robot problems?

PJ Harvey & John Parrish

polly plays in a jumpy castle in the middle of the forest in the rain

Emilíana Torrini

just in time for spring...

Never Ending Story

80's flashback...thanks to emodreng & indiepige for the reminder.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

almost made me cry, good god

Neko Case

the animals win this time

Golden Silvers

i can only wish that Solid Gold had been like this

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Now, Now Every Children

get yourself some index cards and make a video!

Crystal Stilts

everybody loves to watch a good riot

anybody know where/when/what is being protested?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Venice is Sinking

moving the band

Saturday, March 14, 2009


don't watch if you're allergic to bees

The Sound of Arrows


The Sound of Arrows - M.A.G.I.C. (Mini-video) from The Sound of Arrows on Vimeo.

Bats for Lashes

it's like an episode of Fame on bad drugs

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Joker's Daughter

i wanna play this video game

Handsome Furs


Handsome Furs "I'm Confused" from Sarah Marcus on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bishop Allen

"i would choose the darkest horse, that's the horse i'd ride..."

Monday, March 09, 2009


boys in tights

Project Jenny, Project Jan

the secret lives of socks and gloves

Winter Gloves

flipbook animation

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Those Dancing Days

adorable, awkward, awesome

Saturday, February 28, 2009


they are so cute and sound so good

AON Sessions: Pree, "In the Parlor" from All Our Noise on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Rural Alberta Advantage

been enjoying this band a lot lately

visit their website


space invaders

Happy Up Here from Röyksopp on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Kid Cudi

animate your world

Monday, February 23, 2009

Apollo Ghosts

extreme canadian championship wrestling

stream the new album at MBV

Broken Spindles

playdough-boy angst

Introvert from Broken Spindles on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Codebreaker feat. Kathy Diamond

photo effects that makes real-life look like model-life. you can watch it bigger and in HD at the Vimeo site.

Fire (Jimmy Edgar Remix) from Erik West on Vimeo.

Obi Best

i have a crush on this band

Emmy the Great

stop motion felt animation + pics of MIA

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I Can't Stand the Rain

the evolution of a song...


retro geek chic + pop goodness

Monday, February 16, 2009

Fever Ray

solo project of the female half of The Knife

When I Grow Up from Fever Ray on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Scout Niblett and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

wig, skeleton costume, skee ball, beautiful shots in portland locations and an amazing amazing song

Youth Group

amazing vintage video of a mid-80s pre-teen basement party. let the memories come flooding back...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Can't sleep

Woke up from a dream in which I had discovered the best internet application ever. Was thinking about how I wanted to post a link to it on my blog or facebook when the clarity of the dream started to fade. I realized that I had made it all up in my dream, and that I could no longer remember what this most perfect web application had done. The details went fast and I was just left with the feeling that it was clever and funny and useful and that if I could just remember I could then make the best website ever. You know how it goes when you try desperately to remember dreams...nothing.

This post was brought to you, courtesy of my G1 phone and Blogger's email function, from my comfy bed in the middle of the night.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Here We Go Magic

this is one of my favoritist new songs

super close-up, out-of-focus, fucked-up found footage kaleidoscope


oh no where did the groove go?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Fol Chen

cheerleader lions, a murderous centaur, singing fish and an owl nurse

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


amazing shoulder pads and creepy digital effects

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Macbeth: The Graphic Novel

I don't think I have attempted to read a Shakespeare play since high school, but I could not pass up this graphic novel version when I passed it by at the library. Macbeth is the source of some of the most heard Shakespeare quotes which you may not realize are Shakespeare.

"Double double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble."


"Out damned spot! Out I say!"

Classical Comics, publishes three versions: one with the complete original text, one with the complete play translated into plain english, one with the complete play translated into modern english. I read the original text version and was impressed at how much the comic book conventions added to my comprehension of the story and still allowed me to enjoy the poetry of Shakespeare.

Click on this scans of the pages that contain the above famous quotes to see larger versions.

Monday, February 09, 2009


Minilogue - Animals from ljudbilden on Vimeo.


Remind Me from Röyksopp on Vimeo.


Fredrik - 1986 from The Kora Records on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 08, 2009


Put "Lock and Key" on repeat, dance, sing along, delete "I Kissed a Girl."


Lilofee on MySpace

Fires of Rome

super slow-mo creepy gorgeous

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Bodies of Water

i love that old-black-dog-with-cape = The Spirit of the Forest

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Neko Case

who wouldn't want to fill up their barn with unwanted pianos?

Monday, February 02, 2009

Oren Lavie

Friday, January 30, 2009

Looking for Jake

a book of short stories by China Mieville, one of the most inventive fantasy writers I have read. Labeling what he writes as "fantasy" brings up visions of wizards and sword-fighting, which is not what Mieville writes about at all. He creates new worlds or takes small aspects of our real world and unravels a totally unique, but somehow universal, tale around new species, undiscovered laws of physics and undiscovered human talents. One story in this collection is set in New Crobuzon, the world he writes about in his three fantastic novels (Perdido Street Station, The Scar, and Iron Council), expanding on a minor character from them. I love the stories where he takes an ordinary and mundane from our world an tells of the whole other world hidden within. In one story one old window pane, bought an installed on whim, shows the narrator an entirely different scene than the original window panes, populated with scary, ghostly children. The last story tells of the creatures that live in reflections, their hatred of humans as mirrors became ubiquitous and they were forced to take our shapes and mimic our actions, and war against humans as they discovered how to subvert the laws of physics and stop being reflections. This collection is a good introduction to Mieville's talented world building.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Dutchess and the Duke

Monday, January 26, 2009

Janelle Monae

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