Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Pilobolus

Yeah yeah, i know that this has been burning through the internet for a dogs age now, but you know what? i dont care. I think its cool as hell, so i'm gonna post it.

I had heard of Pilobus before, but had never seen any of their work. They are, in a word, astounding.

I think the reason that this particular clip strikes such a strong chord with me is because of the song playing in the background. "Summer in the City" is one of those songs from my childhood that always brings back the feeling, as strong as a tidal wave, of summertime in NY.

I'm pretty sure its such a powerful memory for me, because every summer in the 70's - early 80's, they would run this commerical CONSTANTLY for some charity organization (i think it was Big Brothers), that played this song in the background with black and white images of city kids playing outside, all hot and sweaty, on a blistering Summer day. Anyone from the New York area who is at least in their 30's is going to know exactly what the Hell i'm talking about.

The rest of you.... not so much. But that's ok. This is all about me, remember?

Anyway, here is Pilobolus. If you haven't seen them yet, prepare to be freaking AMAZED.....

21 comments:

sweets said...

polobolus... i should google that and see why they call it such an odd name :)

but it is amazing stuff!!!

Cuz said...

i had seen this clip. totally amazing....would love to see them

B.E. Earl said...

Is it Pilobolus or Polobolus? Just asking. :)

I think I saw this at last year's Oscars or something.

Slyde said...

sweets: agreed.. its amazing stuff..

cuz: yeah, i wouldnt mind catching a show either..

earl: yeah, that was them. They have the oscar clip up on youtube as well. I missed it because i boycotted the shitty oscars last year...

teeni said...

Well, I hadn't seen it and I thought it was awesome so thanks for posting it! I love stuff like that - it's amazing what people can do when they get creative.

Bina said...

I feel so left out. I'm not able to look at the video.

Slyde said...

teeni: anytime.. i agree.. its awesome!

bina: dont feel too bad.. i cant view it here at work either... but remind yourself to view it when you get home.. its worth it.

lotus07 said...

I curse our ITD gods on the 4th floor for seeing fit to block YouTube and IMDB on our system. It appears I won't be amazed.....

Slyde said...

Lotus: wow, your place blocks IMDB as well?

and i thought MY place was hard-assed... damn that goverment job of yours!

2abes said...

outstanding...you are the biggest youtube fan

Chris H said...

Living down here, I have never seen or heard of this group before, they are AWESOME.

Michelle J said...

Slyde i love the elephant at 1.45!! Amazing, really! I may have to post this on my blog! Thats cool right??

M

Michelle J said...

Slyde i love the elephant at 1.45!! Amazing, really! I may have to post this on my blog! Thats cool right??

M

Slyde said...

abes: thats me!

chrisH: i agree.. they rock!

michelle: of course (both times! :) )

latindog said...

Very nice clip -- I hadn't seen them before. Members of the group that recorded Summer in the City (The Lovin Spoonful) used to own my sister-in-law's house out in Westhampton Beach. There are a number of stories about some wild times at that house back in the 70's. Although after reading your last post, I'm sure they've got nothing on you in the drunken debauchery department.

Latindog said...

Very weird...

I was just poking around looking for the performance schedule for Pilobolus and found that they will be performing next Saturday night in Westhampton Beach -- the town I just mentioned in my last post (about the Lovin Spoonful). Odder still, I'm going to be there that day for a family party. I may well buy tickets for the show that night.

Cuz said...

they are also going to be at Tilles Center (in Brookhavenm i think) Dec. 5th. i may just go see them!

Tamara said...

I don't have sound speakers on my office PC, but that was AMAZING anyway! I'll need to look at again later so I can hear the song you're on about.

Slyde said...

latin: that sounds awesome.. if i was in westhamtpon, i would buy tickets as well..

cuz: really? that is a possibility

tamara: yeah, like i said, its an iconic song from my childhood... awesome clip!

i am the diva said...

that was amazing!! and also, i'm reminded again of what a giant freak of a man that conan is.

Slyde said...

diva: he really is a weird looking dude, isnt he?