Miss the premiere of OK Go’s latest, craziest vid during the Super Bowl? Prepare yourself.
While OK Go have never been especially notable for the quirky pop-rock music it records, the painstaking amountof care that goes into their music videos is unassailable. Seriously, if Pavement had invested that much thought and energy into anything, Stephen Malkmus would have recorded 35 platinum records and currently be serving his fifth consecutive term as the governor of California right now.
But, yeah, a condensed version of this video ran during the fourth quarter of last night’s great celebration of American media. It’s so awesome as to demand a few proper watches in full, just to take it all in. The video’s YouTube page insists that the Chevy Sonic was outfitted with pneumatic arms; singer Damian Kulash took stunt driving lessons; the band sang in actual time while driving the car; and that the whole thing required four months to properly put together. Sweet lord.
Take note, musicians: If you’re going to shoot a commercial for a car manufacturer, then shoot the best damn commercial you can:
Also, below’s the halftime show for those who either missed it, or just want to watch Madonna indulge her newly reclaimed pop-idol status again.
Highlights: Cee Lo dresses like a monk, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. (who flips the bird to the 152 million NBC-viewing folks watching at home) grab their pom-poms for the Material Girl’s new single, “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” and it appears that the Roman Coliseum’s daycare let out early as LMFAO jump in for a dance routine set to the melody from their “Party Rock Anthem” single:
CFN Gazette staff
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Oklahoma- Arkansas border is Poteau, and while the town might seem
small and out of the way, one of its residents recently proved that all
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Sonarta is one of the newer art galleries in the metro, but it’s physically impossible to enter its doors.
Visual Arts Danny Marroquin
The classical sonata took on an extra letter and a new meaning when
ceramics artist and painter Shahla Reynolds was inspired by her son to
create an online-only art gallery, Sonarta, at sonarta.com.
Cameron J. may be JK when he’s rapping about food, but he’s truly serious about carving a career.
Music Ryan Querbach
Blending music and comedy,
one local artist is dead-serious about building a successful career.
Born and raised in Oklahoma City, singer-songwriter Cameron J. Henderson
has built an impressive following already, using YouTube as a medium
for his genre-blending songs and comedy sketches.
Some of today’s most innovative and creative music videos come from the Norman directorial duo known as Lamar+Nik.
Music Joshua Boydston
It’s not uncommon for music video directors to work with budgets ranging from thousands to millions. Norman-based production duo Lamar+Nik made its calling card with $80 worth of glue guns and paint pens and a truckload of cardboard.