Thursday, February 22, 2007


Have you seen this video by Sigur Ros? Amazing. I saw it just about a week ago, and was blown away.

I don't watch a ton of videos, but I'm working on developing a 4 or 5 week teaching series for the youth using videos like this one. So far I'm also considering UNKLE's Rabbit in Your Headlights, and maybe REM's Everybody Hurts (old school). I'm still looking for a couple more videos if anybody's got any ideas. Bill gave me a couple of great ones, and Abby.... well, she thinks it's a pretty dumb idea. They need to be kind of like short films, something striking to the eye, or with a big payoff at the end. I'm not concerned that they be squeaky clean, but I'd prefer if they didn't have nudity or any language that you can't hear on daytime television.

Click here to check out one of my favorites, so far, that Bill suggested. You may recognize it.


Anonymous said...

And just exactly where will you be going with that?


J.T. said...

Nowhere, really. Just an excuse to use cool videos.

I'm kidding, I've got a couple of things in the bucket I've been saving to talk about. With the Sigur Ros one, I was going to talk about faith as a journey and how at some point everybody takes a leap.

With Everybody Hurts, the fact that everybody has a story, that we most likely aren't aware of, and should listen for.

Like I said, I'm still working on it... just looking for a hook. I'd be happy to steal any ideas from you.

Anonymous said...

There are several Radiohead videos (that Bill may have already mentioned)that are pretty amazing. Hope you're loving married life. So ironic that now we're back in Louisiana and you're in Texas.


TastyCakes said...

Oh, for the love....

I DON'T think it's a dumb idea! Just because I can't help you think of any and I was nonplussed by the video because I don't understand ICELANDIC, does NOT mean that I think it's stupid!!

Geez, what a JERK!