Posts Tagged ‘documentary’

“Svefn g englar” by Sigur Ros

June 18, 2009

If you haven’t listened to Sigur Ros, you better. Be sure to check out their lavish documentary Heima. The footage below is from a 2001 concert in Philadelphia. Watch the band perform one of my favorites, “Svefn g englar.”

Need more? Check out Sigur Ros’ video for Glosoli.

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Beatles Tube-pure awesomeness for Beatles nerds such as myself

May 17, 2009

Beatles Tube brings nearly all of The Beatles songs together on one site.  You can watch music videos and live performances of The Beatles music, with lyrics included as well as background info.

Check out a live performance of “Act Naturally” from The Beatles performance on The Ed Sullivan Show from 1965.

Also check out Stones Tube, U2 Tube, Queen Tube.

Thanks to Erik for sending this one in.

Sigur Ros

September 21, 2008

I recently watched the documentary Heima by the band Sigur Ros.  I was a fan before watching it, and a huge fan when it was done.  Their music is tough to describe, but it’s sweeping and atmospheric.  Not sure if that’s a word.  Heima is the best musical documentary I’ve ever seen.  Sigur Ros played a series of concerts in their home country of Iceland after touring the world.  They play in some unconventional settings; small town halls, an abandoned fishing cannery, right in the middle of the countryside.  Check out the trailer hereHeima is available on NetFlix.

The clip below is from the documentary’s final performance.  Sigur Ros played their last free concert in Reykjavik and this is the final song of the set.  The song is “Popplagið,” or “Untitled #8” from their 2002 album ().  It’s about a 10 minute clip, you have to listen to it in its entirety to get a full appreciation for this song.  It starts mellow and then grows quite ominous and finishes in a bluster of lights and rock.  Good stuff.

Schoolbus figure 8 racing rule #1: There are no rules. Rule #2: If there is any doubt, always refer to rule #1

June 21, 2008

“I really don’t want to drive, but I had my best friend O.D. this morning and my dad had a stroke, so now I’m driving.” Cheesewagon Derby documentary website.

10 MPH, Segway Road Trip Across America, A documentary

June 18, 2008

Watch this 93 minute documentary (you might want to bookmark this one) as it’s a fascinating journey across the country on a Segway.

ABOUT 10 MPH
10 MPH is a comical documentary that follows a pair of aspiring filmmakers as they quit their jobs and turn a friend’s ludicrous idea into a movie. The impulsive purchase of a two-wheeled Segway scooter sets this story in motion when the two friends decide to travel from Seattle to Boston at 10 MPH in an attempt to change their lives forever… What ensues is a road trip like none other with a haphazard cast of characters you could only find on a zany 100-day trek through America’s back roads. Each poignant story the two friends discover along the way inspires a craving inside to go out and do that thing you’re supposed to do.

Film-maker’s website

“How to breastfeed your elementary school-aged kids” or “At this rate, these kids will be putting breastmilk in their coffee.”

June 10, 2008

My wife is a big proponent of breast-feeding; however, certainly not as much of a proponent as Veronica, who has 2 children, 1 nearly 8 at the time of this documentary clip, and one about 5 or 6, who STILL breastfeed. This video is….well, you just have to see it.

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