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So there I was, on the bus home tonight, and I really don't even know what I was thinking of that led me to get the theme to the old Spider-Man cartoon stuck in my head. I'm sure there was a train of thought that led to it. I don't think that would have come out of absolutely nowhere. But there I was, singing the theme song (on the inside) and thinking to myself, you know, the theme song to Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes is okay, if cheestastic in an 80s way, but the theme song to Spider-Man was FANTASTIC. Why don't they write theme songs like that any more? If I was responsible for making new Spider-Man cartoons (or movies) I would just keep using that theme song on every single one, assuming I could get the rights.

Synchronicity being what it is, I got home and was browsing Tumblr (as you do), and what should appear but this. I'm not even kidding. It was, dare I say, uncanny. (I'm sorry. Right company, wrong superheroes.)

You owe it to yourself to click on this, crank the volume, and listen, because it is Michael Bublé, and drums, and jazz horns, (and apparently the opening bars to the "Heat Miser" song, IDEK), and it is WONDERFUL.

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It's not JUST a silly Doctor Who vid. It is in fact a behind-the scenes music video with various permutations of the 10th Doctor's cast (and guest stars), as well as production crew, all lip-synching to The Proclaimers "500 Miles" (it is revealed later in the video that Tennant is an enormous Proclaimers fan -- if you can't tell from listening to the song, they are Scottish -- and then it makes ever so much more sense).

Really, if you don't watch this and get an enormous smile on your face, I don't know what to do with you.

eregyrn: (-GHowl - windblown)


No, but seriously, my boss sent me this.
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70 Million by Hold Your Horses ! from L'Ogre on Vimeo.



That is... really elaborate.

I wish I liked the song better. I like the tune, and the instrumentals, but I'm not in love with the lyrics. Don't hate them, just... meh.

However, it's a spectacular vid.

Meanwhile -- visit the post I put up earlier today for a completely addictive time-wasting musical flash thingie.
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Really like this Iron Man vid:

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The only thing that could make this better is if there was a little advancing timeline crawl along the bottom or something.
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Okay, everyone, stop what you're doing and WATCH THIS:



Called "Next!", this came out in 1989, directed by Barry Purves and made by Aardman Animations -- the same guys who did "Creature Comforts" and "Wallace & Gromit", etc. But this is a very different style and mood from those pieces. This isn't funny -- it's just sublime.

I got this in the early 90s on a VHS tape of various Aardman shorts, and have always loved it. The last time I looked for it on YouTube, it wasn't there -- I'm so glad that it is now.

I won't post the list of the order of the plays, in case folks want to play along and figure them out. :)
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You know that thing where your mp3 player of choice is set to shuffle, and it tosses selections at you, and your pattern-loving human brain insists on going "whoa! freaky!" ? Yeah, that happened to me this morning.

If I encounter a good fanvid to a piece of music, I have to seek out the music and add it to my collection; and I'm also unable to hear the music any more without thinking about the vid, of course. (Fortunately, in a few cases I've managed to excise memory of a bad vid set to a piece of music that I really like. :P) Case in point: am driving to work this morning, and the ol' iPod tosses Billy Joel's "And So It Goes" at me, so I let it play. I was certainly familiar with this song before (yes, I own a lot of Billy Joel, shut up), but then I found Carol S. & Destina's SG-1 vid for it (Jack-centric & J/D) and OMG!!! *loves to bits* Anyone familiar with the vidders won't be surprised to hear me say that the vid is magnificent, and now when I hear the song I get all teary about it. (Note: okay, so I get teary at a surprising number of songs, anyway; but that is to take nothing away from the fact that Destina is *often* able to make me tear up and get me right in the gut with her vids.)

The timeline of the vid runs up through "Meridian", so it was with some humor that my iPod followed up that song with Apocalyptica's "Path", which was made into a vid compressing the SG-1 S6-ending episode "Full Circle", and which I also love. (Arguably, that duology of songs/vids could only have been more apropos if I knew of a vid *about* Daniel's S7 return, but I'm not sure I do; I'm sure they're *out* there, but I don't think I've seen one...).

At any rate, a lovely chance to revisit those vids in my head, at least, and to rewatch them when I get home.

See links at the bottom of the page if you aren't familiar with either of them and would like to see them yourself.


Anyway... speaking of vids, this reminded me of my experience yesterday morning, when the iPod threw at me a song that I happen to like that I perennially think would make a really cool multi-fandom vid, but I always manage to forget about it later. (My brain does that with a handful of songs: that happens to other people, too, right?) Still, I figured I'd ask to see if any one knows if a vid *has* been made for it, because if it has, I want to see it. The song is: "Girls with Guns", by Tommy Shaw (SHUT. UP. ...with a tip of the hat to the discussion going on in [livejournal.com profile] greensilver's latest post about songs you are vaguely ashamed that you enjoy unironically).

I mean, seriously, how would that *not* make a fantastic vid about all the kickass women in genre shows whom we know and love? I confess that my brain always starts thinking of Farscape's Aeryn Sun, when that song comes on, but it soon moves along to Firefly's Zoe and Sam Carter and... well, feel free to shout out in comments about who *you* would include in such a vid. Who knows, if it doesn't exist already somewhere, maybe somebody will be enticed into making it someday...


"So it Goes" by Carol S. and Destina can be found here (you'll need to write to request a password): http://triptychvids.com/

"Full Circle (Path)" by SE can be found here (bottom of page): http://www.solvi.bravepages.com/sg1.htm

(if I've mucked up the etiquette of posting links to where vids can be found, please just let me know and I will correct the problem)
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I've seen this linked in a few places now (including Making Light, and Henry Jenkins, both in comments), and it's probably been on my flist already, but in case anyone hasn't seen it yet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJn_jC4FNDo

"A Fair(y) Use Tale"

A carefully edited montage of clips from Disney movies that functions as a simple (and not unbiased) primer on copyright law. It's a little over 10 min. long, and it took me a bit to get used to the format, to really hear what was being said (because it's a mish-mash of voices and intonations, not to mention images) -- but I thought it was worth sticking with it. It's clever and sometimes quite funny, and it must have been such a pain in the ass to put together.

It wasn't created by a fan, in case you're wondering. It was produced by Prof. Eric Faden of Bucknell Univ., and it credits the Stanford Fair Use Project, a part of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society.

http://blog.wired.com/business/2007/05/hijacked_disney.html
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Over the weekend, when I was visiting [livejournal.com profile] raqs, we sat down and watched this tape that [livejournal.com profile] keiko_kirin had sent me a while ago, which among other things contained 7 SG songvids. Now, songvids are not something I'd allowed myself to get into before; for a while there, my computer just wasn't cooperating with the format that many people used (me in the Mac ghetto, AGAIN), and so on. But the ones that Keiko sent me were pretty darned awesome.* (See list behind cut.)

A little while ago, just after that vid-oriented con when everybody was talking about vids they liked and stuff, Raqs, in her usual more-proactive-than-me-sometimes fashion, went out and acquired a good number of them. So after we watched the tape, I glommed on her computer and watched what she'd collected thus far. This resulted in the following thoughts: Hidden behind a cut because, ehn, there could be spoilers. )

Finally -- the challenge that Raqs mentioned earlier. Okay, so this has been in my head for a while now. I keep meaning to ask all you folks out there who have viewed SG vids widely: has anybody done a Sam/Jack 'ship vid to XTC's "Mayor of Simpleton"? I've liked the song ever since it first came out, and have it on my iPod, and since getting into SG fandom, I can't hear it without snippets of Sam/Jack clips running in my head.

If nobody has essayed this so far, I'd love to see somebody do it. (Do not accept the recent remake by The Engine Room, on the "Welcome to Mooseport" soundtrack, as a substitute; it's okay, but the original is better.) I feel as if it would need an ironic touch -- as if it should be not only a S/J vid but also one that pokes fun at the idea of Dumb!Jack, rather than supporting it. But I'd probably view any attempt ironically anyway, so that's okay.

Also, Maroon 5's "Sweetest Goodbye", which would have to be a J/D vid, of course. Raqs mentioned it to me in this context while she was writing "Rough Trade", and now, dammit, whenever I hear it, I can't help but think of it that way. Which isn't such a bad thing. I suppose.

Oh, and -- for recommendations, it doesn't have to be limited to Stargate. I'll watch any vid for any show I'm familiar with; in many cases, I would probably even watch really great vids for shows I'm *not* familiar with. One that I *did* successfully go and track down back in April was Sica's "Good Ol' Fashioned Lawyerboy", an Angel/Lindsey vid. So feel free to suggest anything.

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