Latest Blog Posts

by Jessy Krupa

8 Jun 2010


The last music video She & Him made was for the pleasant “In the Sun”. Befitting of such a cutesy song, it revolved around hula hooping in a school gymnasium. So, when the twosome’s first video release for “Why Do You Let Me Stay Here“ appeared on my TV screen, I thought I was in for more of the same. After all, the clip starts innocently enough; with singer Zooey Deschanel surrounded by Disney-like cartoon birds while perched atop the gigantic letter W in the word “why”. Then, she falls off, with her body leaking cartoon blood. But that was just the beginning as her spirit crawls out of her and continues the performance, along with Pac-Man-style ghosts, grim-reaper nuns, and the guitar-playing ghost of bandmate M. Ward. And just as I think it’s going to give us a happy ending, Zooey’s body gets picked on by very cute vultures.

Being that “Why Do You Let Me Stay Here“ is the type of docile ditty that Annette Funicello would serenade Frankie Avalon with in a 1960’s surf movie, I’m a little surprised. I don’t remember any Beach Party movies that involved beheadings, but then again, I haven’t seen all of them.

If this music video were a video game, you would have to show some ID before you could buy it. Nonetheless, it’s quirky graphics certainly aren’t run-of-the-mill and it’s definitely not boring. I’m actually more shocked by the fact that it is nearly two years old and I’ve never seen or heard of it before. Still, I wouldn’t let any kids under the age of 10 watch it, for fear of them attempting to jump off of giant words or stomp on tiny ghosts.

by Oliver Ho

8 Jun 2010



In a mind-bending moment of television, Ann-Margret and the Bay City Rollers play a classic song in front of “possibly one of the greatest audiences in the history of show business”. The pairing of Ann-Margret with the tartan rockers is campy enough—especially fun is the sense that she’s thinking the same thing many viewers are: “What the hell is going on here?” But that’s nothing compared to the crowd shots. I wonder what that one lady was knitting? [Via MetaFilter]

by PopMatters Staff

8 Jun 2010



Cam Be shot some fine footage of a recent k-os appearance in Chicago where he performs “Zambony” from his latest album Yes! and a medley. Back in May, Andrew Martin said that k-os “has now solidified himself as one of music’s most consistent and experimental artists. And in the hip-hop realm, that is not an accolade that is easily passed around.”

by Oliver Ho

7 Jun 2010


William Shatner’s excellent Has Been featured his inimitable interpretation of Pulp’s “Common People”, which inspired YouTube user kirkslashspock to create this fun video. Edited together with clips from the classic Star Trek cartoon series, this video also touches upon the infamous Kirk/Spock genre of slash fiction.

This second video uses Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” to imagine a considerably darker Kirk/Spock story, which in many ways quite haunting and beautiful. Spock’s Nosferatu-like pose is particularly cool.


by John Bergstrom

7 Jun 2010


The beloved British electropop duo Yazoo (Yaz in the US) will finally release an official document of its 2008 “Reconnected Tour”. The tour reunited synth-whiz Vince Clarke with husky-throated Alison Moyet for the first time in 25 years and shocked and thrilled fans who figured the pair would never share a stage again. Yazooinfo.com has announced Reconnected Live, a two-disc live album that will be released, in the UK at least, on September 27. Curiously, no accompanying DVD has been mentioned.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Bad Graphics Are Still Impressive in ‘Spirits of Xanadu’

// Moving Pixels

"Spirits of Xanadu wrings emotion and style out of its low fidelity graphics.

READ the article