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Weekend Multimedia

I'm starting to realize that this project revolves heavily around music, since I don't go prowling through YouTube looking for quirky, non-music videos. I did, however, find two non-music items to pass along this week. But the music comes first.

First up is a band whose name I can't print here on this family-values blog of mine. But you really have to admire the popup-book-as-music-video concept. It puts that old A-ha pencil sketch video to shame. Well done, gents.

Tim Midgett and Andy Cohen may have brought Silkworm to an end after the senseless death of drummer and longtime friend Michael Dahlquist, but that doesn't at all mean they're finished making music. They're now at it again, under the name Bottomless Pit, in which they're helped out by Chris Manfrin (formerly of Seam, one of my faves) and Brian Orchard (.22). This tune, "The Cardinal Movements", sounds a bit less edgy than their Silkworm work, but is still a very good listen. Their MySpace page has four other tunes in streaming audio, all of them very Silkwormy.

Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men) has directed a book trailer for Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine, which I have not read but is undoubtedly provocative.

And last but certainly not least, WFMU offers up this rarity: the incomparable James Brown, circa the late 1960s, pleading for an end to racial violence, and for the start of more positive initiatives. It's worth a listen, if for no other reason than to hear Soul Brother #1 say the word "antidisestablishmentarianism", but not, unfortunately, to a funky backbeat. If anybody could give soul to that mouthful of a word, it was JB.

(Bottomless Pit link via What To Wearing During an Orange Alert?; Cuarón/Klein link via Bookslut.)

September 15, 2007 in Books, Music | Permalink