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 Miró 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.