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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Can't Stop Watching

unofficial video for the new Kanye West single “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” which stars comedian Zach Galifianakis and Will Oldham



From Claw Productions:

Director: Michael Blieden
Producers: Zach Galifianakis, Inman Young
Director of Photgraphy: Michael Blieden
Editor: Michael Blieden
Blieden's notes:
On June 1, 2007 I got a one line email from Zach that said, "this sounds like a joke but it is true. kayne west wants me to lip sync his new video. can you fly to nc to shoot it? " There was very little discussion in advance other than that. Hiring the cloggers was Zach's idea, and Inman was able to track them down. For all the ridiculousness you see here, I have to say we took the song very seriously. We asked ourselves, "What if two farmers from North Carolina set out to make their own Kanye West video...and succeeded?" Special thanks to WIll Oldham for his inspired turn as the inbred cousin. This was my first real use of slow motion and lip syncing, which is a common trope in music videos. The cloggers needed something very fast to clog to, so we played the song back at 150% speed. That was good clogging tempo, but challenging for Zach to lip sync to. Special thanks to the rowdy group of 12 year olds hanging out in front of the library in downtown Sparta who started yelling "Whacha filming NERD!" while I was all alone with the production gear.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 11:46 PM
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Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds

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I just received Live at Radio City: Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds in the mail today and I'm floored! You won't find me writing about many "main stream" bands on this site, but when something like this hits the shelves, it would be a disservice not to mention it.

Before this release I had my old copy of Under The Table and Dreaming and Dave's last double cd with Tim Reynolds. That was it. I really love Dave's sound, but sometimes the band gets in the way. That stripped down "blue" cd is an amazing record that always finds it's way into the cd player, and when I listened to Live at Radio City for the first time I immediately knew this was going to be in the same category.

First off it's a lot of the newer material, Lilywhite era and beyond, some of it I wasn't fond of on the proper releases, but after hearing these songs in the intimate acoustic setting, they are new and instant favorites. This cd really lets, not only dave and tim's guitar skills shine, but dave's talents as a songwriter are brought to the fore front and it's like hearing some of these songs for the first time.

There is a wonderful cover of Neil Young's Down By The River, and a few staples such as Crash, Dancing Nancies, and Two Step throughout the 2 disc set. The release is truly a remarkable effort and for $15.99, it's worth every penny. This is a must own album, not just for DMB fans, but for fans of acoustic music at it's best.

CD TRACK LISTING:

Disc 1
1. Bartender
2. When the World Ends
3. Stay or Leave
4. Save Me
5. Crush
6. So Damn Lucky
7. Gravedigger
8. The Maker
9. Old Dirt Hill (Bring That Beat Back)
10. Eh Hee
11. Betrayal
12. Out of My Hands
13. Still Water
14. Don't Drink the Water

Disc 2
1. Oh
2. Corn Bread
3. Crash Into Me
4. Down By The River
5. You Are My Sanity
6. Sister
7. Lie In Our Graves
8. Some Devil
9. Grace Is Gone
10. Dancing Nancies
11. #41
12. Two Step

Pre-order Live at Radio City: Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 12:22 PM
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