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BLOC PARTY: THIS MODERN LOVE


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BLOC PARTY for THE TAKE AWAY SHOWS from LA BLOGOTHEQUE
duration: 05:35

We are delighted to present you this wonderful video from THE TAKE AWAY SHOWS (Les Concerts à Emporter), our third revlog from their hands (check out TOM BROSSEAU & BEIRUT). They have redefined the landscape of videoblogging by a simple though very original concept:

“You meet a band. You take them outside, in the streets, and ask them to play there, shoot the movie in one unique shot, whatever happens… Every week, we give away a session, shot with a band, in an unusual, urban environment. Sessions are always filmed as a unique shot, without any cut, recorded live. We usually haven’t much time to record them, so the groups have to be spontaneous, to improvise, play with what they have with them, and with their environment, whether there’s a public or not.”

And all this is done with exceptional love & devotion, shot in High Definition (very well shot actually) and presented with flair and style. Thank you Vincent Moon, Chryde & all others from the French weblog LA BLOGOTHEQUE.

One day in October they were recording another band when they bumped into Bloc Party:

“While the Germans were playing, Kele Okereke popped out of the bar. He was standing next to me, asked who were the guys singing, and what they were doing here. I told him it was a Take Away Show, and he said, shyly “Oh great, that’s good”. I patted him on the back, joked “Hey, good timing, after that, it’s your turn!” We’d been told it would not be easy. A year before, we already tried to set a Take Away Show with them in London, with the support of JD Beauvallet, but nothing could convince them: they never play acoustic, they’re very shy, it’s impossible. So, back to the present, on October 14th, we tried harder.

We had some help. Matthieu, of Coop, was drunk and happy. Both the band’s managers were drunk and happy. We were drunk and happy, and that’s how Kele found himself pressed against a wall, facing a dozen of enthusiastic people, urging him to play a song. We cut, during the editing, because it took us 25 minutes to talk them into doing it. Just enough time to stop him from running away… Everyone was speechless. There’s nothing more to add. Five minutes of rare sincerity, two artists doing something with no safety net and without really understanding why. They took that risk, and that’s what we thank them for.”

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(Shot in Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland by FABCHANNEL – (check it out: fantastic quality recordings, for free)



PLANE INSANE


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JERRY & ORRIN ZUCKER – duration: 03:21

This is to remind you all to subscribe to our most beloved Vlog Hero Jerry Zucker. Last year Jerry and his brother Orrin won the first web Emmy – read more in this PREVIOUS POSTING.

This is Plane Insane, Jerry’s nightmare coming true. Buckle up, fasten your seatbelts – it’s gonna be a bumpy ride! Jerry wrote about this trip on his blog as well:

“In March, I flew from Fort Lauderdale to Providence with three stops in between. (Hey, it was the cheapest flight I could find!) The last leg of the trip reminded me very much of Nightmare at 20.000 Feet. I was half-expecting to see a gremlin on the wing of the plane.” READ MORE.

Brilliantly made.

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CHANGE HAS COME TO AMERICA


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SHADOW WORLD: THEY GOT BILLS TO PAY

author: DAVID KESSLER – duration: 02:40

AN INTIMATE LOOK AT A PLACE WHERE TIME IS MEASURED NOT BY THE MOVEMENTS OF THE SUN BUT BY THE RUMBLING OF THE EL TRAIN. PHILADELPHIA, FRONT ST./KENSINGTON AVE.

You are watching a short monologue from a woman who happens to be a crack addict and a prostitute. Her situation is sad but she ain’t. She lives her life under the northern El tracks of the Philadelphian subway, where David Kessler has been following the lives of many other people as well. He cut his material in 26 short, unpolished doc clips that are fascinating to watch. Or as our vlogbrother JAY DEDMAN says in a great article on both the project, the people, history and links to the best parts of the series (published by Philadelphia Weekly):

“Shadow World is such a great example of what Web video can be. It’s not TV. It’s not film. It’s uniquely suited to the Web with its short vignettes on life in this part of Philly. Kessler records people who’d go totally unnoticed. It’s a great counterpoint to the argument that Web video is just self-centered crap.”

“Before video blogs, you may have expected to see Shadow World in the form of a documentary film. This would force the creator to sacrifice years for the project and raise tens of thousands of dollars. The creator would hope to get the movie played in a couple film festivals. But now Kessler can explore this Philly neighborhood with an inexpensive digital camera, edit on his laptop and put it on the Web the next day, with a potential audience of millions.”

READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE (very much recommended).

This is the kind of neighborhood where Barack Obama once was a community organizer. Just crossed my mind! …& fingers…

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