I have made a video, called THEATRE OF MAGIC, using 26 minutes of the 40 minute long original cast recording of The Tim Heidecker Masterpiece’s rock opera of the same name. If you’re wondering why you should bother watching an action figure stop motion rock opera, then you should probably just do something else and not bother. But if a rock opera with action figures and/or the music and awesome of Tim Heidecker gets you even the slightest bit juiced, please do yourself a favor and watch this thing I’ve created.
Eric Wareheim (of Tim & Eric) just twittered about this video. The entirety of the post? “Jesus this is good”. He’s right. It is. It’s the new video for HEALTH, and was directed/edited by the band. Definitely check it out — though, if you’re at risk of photo-epileptic seizures I’d recommend passing. (Also, if there’re kids around, you might wait for ’em to go to bed. It’s a bit creepy/upsetting.)
I don’t know much about HEALTH — and the song wasn’t ENTIRELY my cup of tea — but, dang, if their other videos are like this…
This may come as a shock, but I’m a comedy geek. I think way too much about comedy, and I tend to get obsessive over comedians I like… much like the way I do about music… and just about everything else. John Wenzel is a comedy geek too and his new book profiles many of my favorite comedians, and a few that make me think I should check them out. (For example, I’ve never actually seen an episode of Human Giant; perhaps potentially of the anti-MTV backlash Wenzel mentions, but considering that never stopped me with Wonder Showzen or Andy Milonakis… so it’s more likely a function of just never knowing when it was on.)