Quimby The Mouse

Via This American Life’s Vimeo:

A video put together by Chris Ware for [the] spring 2009 event “This American Life — Live!” — in which Ira Glass hosts an actual episode of the radio program… The song in this video is “Eugene” by Andrew Bird. Animation by John Kuramoto. Permission to post this video has been granted by the contributors.

And don’t miss the This American Life show for which the video was created. Especially Dan Savage (around the 38 minute mark). Savage’s story about his mother is hilarious and heartbreaking. [thanks Rumproast]

The Daily Footprint 05/05/09

Spoonbill Kitty
Spoonbill and Sugartown Bookstore.

RNC Clown College

These are so well done! See the whole set: RNC Clown College – on Flickr

Mad Max 4 in development…wait for it…as 3D anime!


MTV broke the news today. George Miller, writer and director of the previous three Mad Max incarnations, is resurrecting the franchise and appealing to the kids all at once.

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Weird New Graffitti In Greenpoint

We’re not sure if this it the work of food court druids and Orcs or neo-Nazis. But New York Shitty has the full discussion and more images here. And speaking of food court druids, there’s a Cherohonkee fashion spread in Italian Vogue this month. WTF?

Chromatics: A Brief CD-R History

A couple summers ago, I couldn’t shake the beep bop beat of Chromatics “In The City” if I wanted to. The simple musical (foot in front of the other) arrangement accompanied by Ruth Radelet’s breathy morning-after vocals haunted my steps across subway platforms and the red blinking hand of busy intersections. Well beyond my personal history of matching the click clack of my heels to their tempo, this Portland lo-fi modern disco gang apparently has a seriously transitional past. And thanks to the wonderful world of the web, we now have access to Chromatics almost complete collection of rare (downloadable) tour CD-Rs. Looks like I’ve got some serious walking to do…
And, in case that wasn’t enough, we’ve got some G/L/A/S/S/C/A/N/D/Y limited & self-released rarities for you too! There’s no need to feel guilty, either– the folks over at Italians Do It Better are giving serious kudos to these blogs for doing the work for them. Hooray for the internets (and zip files)!
Check out some videos that’ll make your morning a little more bearable after the jump:

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The Northside Festival: The FREEwilliamsburg Showcase

Northside festival
Mark your calendars! We’re excited to announce our showcase for the upcoming Northside Festival.
Friday June 12 at Death by Audio:

Needless to say, we’re psyched to have such an amazing line-up and we have lots more details to come, so stay tuned. For now, you can check out the bands below:

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Blind Pilot & The Love Language

We’ve been loving Portland’s Blind Pilot. Their debut 3 Rounds and a Sound has been out for a while now, but here’s a highlight performed live on NPR:

We’ve also been enjoying North Carolina’s The Love Language. Their debut is pretty much perfect, start to finish. Here’s the single “Lalita” live on KEXP at ME Television studios in Austin during SXSW.