Tuesday, February 06, 2007

yet another Incubus/U2 post

This past December, Incubus asked fans to create a video for their song Dig. We were given files of band footage (singing Dig). The whole band and individual member shots. Rodrigo dabbled with it for a bit, but neither one of us really made anything. We kept looking at the entries and thought this whole contest was really cool. I know they're not the first band to do this, and I am absolutely sure many more will soon begin to do the same. I'm sure you've all seen this kind of thing on YouTube. People take a song they like and add a compilation of pictures. Either that or they upload their own take on the video. I'm glad that Incubus recognizes that fans are paying tribute to them by doing this. Anyway, they've now announced the five finalists. The winning video will be the official video for Dig. Cool, huh? You can see the band announcing the finalists here. (Note: Brandon was wearing that same hat when I MET HIM.) You can also vote for your favorite video here. I like video #2 because I like how they took the art from the Light Grenades CD and animated it. I also like #4 just because I like it. Take a look.
Is it just me or do you also think this concept is really cool? (yes, I've typed "cool" again. I need a thesaurus.) I know I'd love to make a video for a band I love. I think it's interesting how people have different interpretations of a same song. I'd remake almost the whole Joshua Tree album with videos of footage taken here in Arizona. "In God's Country" especially. Check out the video here. I was about to type "check out the original" like if I've really remade the video other than in my mind. Notice how young Saint Bono looks.

feeling: loving this weather!
listening to: U2 songs on YouTube


foodiechickie said...

That is a pretty neat idea. A good way to thank fans for sure. When I was younger I use to imagine what music would paid with scenes in movies. Heh heh.

Yvett said...

Uh, I still do that. :)

foodiechickie said...

LOOOL:) And I meant play not paid but you figured that out.