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Beaker’s Ballad

tags: Beaker’s Ballad, humor, funny, silly, weird, Beaker, The Muppets, streaming video I can’t help it, I’ve been bitten by the Beaker Bug! Besides, I need some silliness in my life right now since I’ve been suffering from wacky brain chemistry this week and I am faced with a weekend where I have to spend…

Never a Year Like ’09

tags: Never a Year Like ’09, JibJab, politics, America, cultural observation, 2009 in review, comedy, streaming video Octomom. Balloon Boy. Tiger Woods. If there’s one thing for sure in this world, it’s that as long as people are acting reckless, insane and just plain stupid (i.e. like people), there will always be plenty of material…

The Nature of Cell Science

tags: The Nature of Cell Science, cell biology, microscopy, research, science, music, Venetian Snares, Szamár Madár, field work, Dirk Pacholsky, streaming video Cell biologist, Dirk Pacholsky, created this video. He writes; “Certainly it´s irony in the title, because these images never made it to publication status. Sitting over the microscope, whilst listening to music the…

Birds on a Wire: Music by Birds

tags: Jarbas Agnelli, Paulo Pinto, birds on a wire, NPR, Public Radio, music, streaming video This video is the result of a creative musician, Jarbas Agnelli, who noticed that a flock of birds on wires resembled musical notes. He took a photograph of these birds, by Paulo Pinto, and set them to music. The result…

Highlights from Antarctica

tags: travel, ecotourism, Antarctica, music, Sarah Maclaughlan, Silence, streaming video This is for everyone who has asked me, “why do you want to go to Antarctica?” This is the most amazing video I’ve seen on YouTube about Antarctica .. everything about it — from the footage to the music — is first-class. The music is…

Perpetuum Jazzile: Africa

tags: Africa, Toto, Perpetuum Jazzile, music, streaming video This video is a live recording of Toto’s “Africa” (I love that song!) performed by Perpetuum Jazzile at Vokal Xtravaganzza 2008 (October 2008). This vocal group uses only their bodies to create these remarkable sounds, ranging from rain to thunder [6:17]

tags: Antarctica, music, Terra Nova, Sinfonia Antarctica, photography, streaming video This video is the trailer for DJ Spooky/Paul D. Miller’s next large scale multimedia performance work: an acoustic portrait of a rapidly changing continent. Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica is a seventy minute performance featuring music combined with visual material from Getty Images’ vast collection, creating…

Head-Banging Parrot

tags: parrot, head-banger, umbrella cockatoo, music, dancing parrot, streaming video This is an interesting video is a headbanging umbrella cockatoo — this bird really rocks out! Be sure to turn the sound down before you view this video, lest you go deaf… [0:38]

The Soloist

tags: The Soloist, homelessness, mental illness, movie trailer, film, true story, streaming video Wow, now this is a movie that I must see! I heard an interview with the author of the book on which this film was based, LATimes reporter, Steve Lopez. He meets a mentally ill homeless man playing Beethoven on a violin…

Old Turkey Buzzard

tags: Mackenna’s Gold, Jose Feliciano, music, film, movies, streaming video Really amazing footage and wonderful music by José Feliciano about turkey vultures, from the movie, Mackenna’s Gold — is this a film I must see? You tell me! [5:24]