Tuesday, March 20, 2007

YouTube - Praise You - Fatboy Slim

YouTube - Praise You - Fatboy Slim

This 1999 video for Fatboy Slim's "Praise You" by director Spike Jonze is still hilarious & fun. Jonze appears as dance leader & "choreographer" "Richard Koufey", while a bald Fatboy Slim (aka Norman Cook) can be seen briefly, walking up behind the troupe & laughing. Enjoy. Feel the love.

Friday, March 09, 2007

"Pink Elephants on Parade" video played by Sun Ra Arkestra

I have always loved this psychedelic segment of Disney's great film, Dumbo. Here is the clip, from YouTube, sync'ed with a wonderful performance of the song by the jazz visionary Sun Ra & his Arkestra, from 1989. The track originally appeared on Stay Awake (A&M Records, 1989), a compilation album created by Hal Wilner, for which he invited various artists to perform tunes from Disney shows. Shortly afterwards, Sun Ra recorded an entire album of Disney numbers, titled Second Star to the Right.

(This sync was created by one "Enjin" at either www.livejournal.com or http://yeahoksure.com/elbert, but the links to those URL's seem to be gone. )

The original Dumbo segment can be seen on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdwVqGGbXno.