New Video Triptych

Thursday night I managed to wangle some free tickets to a filming of this thing I used to go to at the South Bank called BUG.

It’s where I first came across Fever Ray and MGMT, to name but two. A night of new music videos and comedy hosted by the incorrigible Adam Buxton, who provides commentary and entertainment in the form of his patented youTube comment clips.

If you have time I recommend checking them out, but not until you’ve seen a selection of some of the best stuff that will be in the first two episodes to be show on Sky Atlantic later this year (I guess. I don’t really know to be honest :P).
This first one is great. Animated special effects over kids playing with guns. Just how it was in our heads when we were young!

This one shows Rio at it’s best, during carnival, but through the lens of tiltshift pioneer Keith Loutit. An excellent video that must have taken ages to shoot.

And finally something from someone I’d never heard of but who is already in my Amazon shopping cart; Grimes. This video was shot guerilla style and I just like how it’s done; not to mention it’s a catchy tune.

Hope you liked this wee selection. Check out the series when it comes on, you won’t be disappointed. I promise you’ll have a right laugh watching it (coz it was a right laugh filming it ;)).

Comedy Triptych

Ok, so we’ve had a lot of meditating and soul searching recently. Now it’s time for a few laughs.

In England there are a few classic comedy sketches that I think are worth sharing. I don’t know how well they’ll travel overseas, as there’s some very British in-jokes, but I think you’ll all get a few laughs out of them.

The first one is by British comedy legends the Two Ronnies, and needs no explanation really. Just a great routine on a par with Monty Python’s parrot sketch.

The second is by an bunch of Indian comedians, and is a classic reverse on the pissed up Englishmen going to a curry house, a very ‘traditional’ scene you often used to get on a Friday and Saturday night.

And the last one, not actually a famous classic but in my opinion absolutely hilarious, is the end scene from Reservoir Dogs as done by the Women’s Institute. You don’t realise just how much swearing is in there until you hear it done by a bunch of old women.

(apologies for the quality of this one, but it was the only online copy I could find)