Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Awesome Music Video (and an award)

There is a band group named OK Go. They are more known for their videos than their music. When you see any of their music video, you will certainly nod your head in astonishment. Your reaction will be: Wow.

Recently they have released a music video titled “This Too Shall Pass”. They used a complex Rube Goldberg machine that sparks chain reactions. Please view and listen here:

(A Rube Goldberg machine is designed deliberately to perform a very simple task in a very complex fashion. I am remembering a Tamil saying here. Mookkai nera thodaradhukku padhila, thalaya suthi thottanaam. (Instead of touching the nose straight, a guy took his hand around his head and touched the nose.)

The band members said they tried 60 times in 2 days to shoot the entire video in a single-shot. But succeeded only 3 times.

Creativity is missing in today’s musical world. Congratulations to these guys. What do you think of this music video?
And now, the award ceremony.

Anyone who has visited Gautam’s blog would have noticed on the right side a caption “My Photos in Picasa”. If you had seen those pictures, you would know that he is a very talented photographer. Insignia also wrote a post about his pictures on his birthday. I wanted to recognize Gautam’s talents. So, I proudly present this award to Gautam.



  1. That was amazing. What a lot of work has gone into it. Kudos to the team. and thank you sharing with us.

  2. Wow, that was a pretty awesome video.
    Too bad it won't be more famous than 'Video Killed the Radio Star'.

    The Buggles

  3. Thanks for your comments Chitra. I am glad you liked this.

  4. Thanks for your comments The Buggles. Did you record that song on 8-track tape?

  5. I will see the video from my laptop later..

    congrats to Gautam.. :)

    he truly deserves this award..

  6. That Tamil saying is apt. Congrats to Gautam. I too like his photos:)

  7. Thanks for your comments Neha. Gautam truly deserves this award.

  8. Thanks for your comments lostworld. Rube Goldberg machines are made particularly for that Tamil saying.