Saturday, May 18, 2013

Radiohead - 15 Step Cover / Interpretation

A great very D.I.Y. cover of this song.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Swans "The Seer" - Documentary

I've posted a lot about the Swans lately, but this is a really great mini-documentary about the band's recent work. Michael Gira is kind of a personal hero of mine for the way he has taken a project he started thirty years ago and re-formed it into something that is even better than the original conception.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Spire World Trade Center- Final Segment Lift- gopro

NYC seen from a camera attached to the spire of the the WTC looking down on its ascent getting ready for final installation.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Swans "Coward"- Live 2012

I've seen the Swans play three times and it looks like they finally played their signature song, "Coward" on this past tour, which I regret to say, I didn't go when they came to Dallas (in the past they have always been particularly shitty about never playing that song live). I'm an asshole and I've been kicking myself since that night when I made the conscious decision to stay home. I would've had to drive 45 minutes into Dallas, go to the show alone and then get up the next morning and teach an early morning class... Blah, blah... But the older you get, the easier it is to talk yourself out of having to go to a club with a bunch of drunken testosterone fueled assholes in the audience late at night to see a band play... I'm not even sure they played "Coward" here in Dallas, but according to youtube there were quite a few stops along the tour where they did play it, so chances are that they did... Kicking myself in the ass...

This is a very percussion-heavy song, so here is another version filmed in Copenhagen which shows a better view of the interplay between the two drummers.

Monday, May 6, 2013


A student of mine showed me this animation today.

EVERYTHING WILL BE OK is the first chapter of a three-part story about a man named Bill. It was released in 2006 and the following year received the Sundance Film Festival's Jury Award in Short Filmmaking.