Creep – Carrie Manolakos – Radiohead cover

Radiohead may never play this song live ever again, but former Broadway singer Carrie Manolakos does a pretty darn good take on the song.  And it’s the first female cover I’ve ever heard of “Creep”.

Enjoy!

Creep (Radiohead) – Carrie Manolakos – YouTube.

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2500 Frames Per Second – Ridiculous (and awesome)Activities Captured in Slow Motion

Ever wanted to see what a carpet being mowed looks like in slo motion?  How about a handful of flour catching fire or a rocket propelled clothes line?

Sure no one “needs” to see these things happen in slow motion, and even fewer would think up scenarios so obscure.   However the Danish show “Dumt & Farligt” has done just that.  Successfully I might add.

One thing I’ve learned from this video is that everything looks amazing at 2500 frames per second.

Dumt & Farligt – Phantom Flex Highlights – 1080p – YouTube.

Lineposters: Subway Maps of Cities Around The World

Check out these works of art created by graphic artist Cayla Ferari and engineer John Breznicky.  What started out as a clever way to jazz up the walls of their NY apartment turned into a full fledged entrepreneurial endeavor.

The first version was a minimalist take of the NY subway system.  Today Lineposters.com has versions representing transit systems from all over the world.

Check em out.  I’m tempted to buy a few myself.  If only Indianapolis had a  transit system worth emulating in poster form.  Aw shucks.

Thanks to the Huffington Post for first tweeting this story.  Can I send you the bill for the money I’m going to spend on this art, because of reading you tweet 🙂

Amazing Stop Motion – The Joy of Books

One of the first video projects I ever did in high school was a stop motion video.  Mine was about the Iron Chef.  It was terrible.

This stop motion video, however, is top notch.  Sean Olhenkamp and his wife, along with an army of volunteers, spent countless hours moving, stacking, and animating books at Type bookstore in Toronto (883 Queen Street West, (416) 366-8973).

Check it out.  I’m sure you’ll be as impressed as I was.

Make It Count

A lot can happen in a day.  Imagine if you had 10.

Max Joseph and Casey Neistat created this video of their 10 day jaunt around the world.

If you are a fan of inspirational quotes,  you’ll like this video.
If you are a fan of traveling the world, you’ll like this video.
If you are a fan of seeing people embracing life, you’ll like this video.

Be sure to check out Max and Casey’s sites as well.  It’s always motivational for me to see people using their talents in such a cool way.

Push the Button…I Dare You

Indeed TNT does know drama.

..well in Belgium at least.  Check out this clever marketing stunt gaining a lot of attention.

Would you push the button?

A DRAMATIC SURPRISE ON A QUIET SQUARE – YouTube.

Joy in the Congo: A musical miracle

My affinity for 60 Minutes has grown over the past few years, and this story from Sunday is a perfect example of why.  Having played the cello since I was a kid, I have a special place in my heart for classical music.

Seeing the positive impact music has had over the people ofthe Congo, one of the most war torn regions in the world, is truly an inspiration.

Joy in the Congo: A musical miracle – 60 Minutes – CBS News.

(sorry the link went bad earlier…it should be fine now)