The Groundhog’s Day Blizzard of 2011, in Chicago. Mostly in Rogers Park.
Perhaps not the most exciting video ever, here’s a quick, 45-second look at the environment at Millennium Park yesterday evening, during a free show by legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen and his band.
Once again, shot with Motorola Droid phonecam. This one is hosted on Youtube, because I wanted to get an idea of quality differences between the videos that I encode and upload to my own host, and those which are encoded and hosted by YouTube. Consider it an A/B test with the Maifest video below.
This is really excellent. This fellow took a bajillion unrelated YouTube videos of people playing instruments, or singing or whathaveyou, and edited them all down into a “virtual album” of seven tracks, including the original video samples with the music. The results are brilliant. It kind of reminds me of Coldcut’s Timber video, but that was done back in the mid-’90s, and it used custom software as part of the composition process…
Go to his site to see the rest of the songs, and to find out more about the project. The website implies that there might be more coming, and I certainly hope there will be.