CrankCast Vid Picks: Smile More
It is easy to use the foils of cynicism and pessimism to deflect responsibility and defend apathy in today's world of sound bites and celebrity gossip. Nowhere is this more true than online video, a branch of the blogosphere saturated in the sensational and exploitative. But there is hope. If you're feeling down about life watch these videos and then head out. Go forth and make this a better world. Perform random acts of kindness.
Wirebreakers - Insane Dance Moves!
If you liked the movie Rize about the frenetic art of "clowning" and "krumping," you'll love these kids. The WireBreakers are part of viral promotional campaign for Motorola's new wireless MOTOROKR S9 headphones.
Feist - 1 2 3 4 MUSIC VIDEO
Fiest has a bunch of great music videos on her YouTube page, so check them out. Also, this remix is sweet.
RocketBoom July 27 2007 Casual Friday
Every Friday the daily web show RocketBoom breaks from their normal intertube-powered journalism to bring us "Casual Friday," a day when they go out and capture a bit of the world with a whimsical breviloquence only possible with a DV camera.
Free Hugs Campaign. (music by Sick Puppies.net album out)
...and the RocketBoom video reminded of this winner of the YouTube Award for "Most Inspirational."
Dave Matthews Band - Everyday
...which then reminded me of this Dave Matthew's Band music video.
Danish director Nicolai Fuglsig unleashed 250,000 bouncy balls on the hilly streets of San Francisco to demonstrate Bravia's "colour like no other." The music is 'Heartbeats', performed by José González.
I bet you're smiling now.