Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Listening Post

This is one of those unsung videos that no one ever considers when listing the best of the medium.

It's a clever artistic triumph -- and one that could be lauded for no other reason than the way it brings the Joan MirĂ³ painting from the cover of the Dave Brubeck Quartet's landmark album Time Out to vivid life.

An homage to the incongruity of life in the 1950s -- when innocence and industry brushed up against atomic paranoia -- here's Donald Fagen's New Frontier.


Fred said...

A favorite of mine. Thank you for posting it!

Anonymous said...

OK video the only downside is you have to listen to Donald Fagen — feh

drater said...

One of my favorite albums ever, and I'd totally forgotten about this video. Thanks for the reminder.

Anonymous said...

Love Donald Fagin, but I am using this post as a way of asking whether I am the only one who finds it almost impossible to get to this site now?

britta is an asshole said...

i was talking about this song just last night and i hadn't thought about for years!
kind of a creepy but interesting coincidence.

have a nice holiday.