The Blast

Atomic Tom iPhone Concert on the B Train
October 16, 2010, 4:52 pm
Filed under: music, video

Brooklyn-based band Atomic Tom had their instruments stolen, but carried on, performing their single “Take Me Out” on their iPhones while on the B train.

Easily the best iPhone performance I’ve seen.

via The Loop


The Greatest Staring Contest Ever Held
July 1, 2010, 9:49 pm
Filed under: humor, video

= Ok Go + Ira Glass + Zach Galifianakis + … well, you’ll have to watch to find out.

“Just look at his mouth, man… it’s freaky!”

via This American Life

Victor Wooten: Amazing Grace
January 22, 2010, 7:30 pm
Filed under: electric bass, music, video

Despite hearing and knowing about Bela Fleck and the Flecktones for years now, it has been only recently that I’ve been taking the time to explore their music.

Normally, I would have been inspired by the excellent work of Bela Fleck that I’ve already encountered, such as his multiple collaborations with Edgar Meyer and Mike Marshall (I was even lucky enough to catch a couple of their live shows).

However, it was Flecktones bass player Victor Wooten that caught my attention. Here he is, performing a solo electric bass version of Amazing Grace during their Live at the Quick performance back in 2002.

Inspiring stuff. Enjoy.

The Third and The Seventh
January 12, 2010, 8:45 am
Filed under: art, video

This short film, by Alex Ronan, is absolutely jaw-dropping. That it is completely done in cgi, and that he composed the score, makes it all the more impressive.

Check it out below, or watch it in HD here.

via Phil Coffman’s excellent blog

The Known Universe
January 10, 2010, 4:41 pm
Filed under: science, space, video

Very cool video from the American Museum of Natural History of the known universe.

Watch it larger here

via Curved White

Sesame Street On Mad Men
October 20, 2009, 5:54 pm
Filed under: humor, video


Won’t someone get this bear some honey?!

New Band to Me Alert: Pomplamoose
September 28, 2009, 9:18 pm
Filed under: music, video

Courtesy of Jamie at Always More to Hear, check out this video of Pomplamoose, a multi-instrumentalist duo from California. Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn rip it making their own original music as well as some great covers.

This has to be my favorite of theirs: Beat the Horse

Also, be sure to check out their cover of Single Ladies. Here are some of their links:

(with free song downloads)