Best of the Web 2008, Contributor’s Choice, Part Five of Six

by Art Fag City on January 8, 2009 · 15 comments Events


Justin Kemp, PsuedoEvent, 2008

The Best of the Web 2008 Contributor’s Choice concludes today as we publish the remaining two segments. The series features the year’s best links as defined by contributors; Part One, Two Three and Four published Monday through Wednesday.  The series features the following invitees.

Liam McEneaney - comedian, citizen

Camille Paloque-Bergès, PHD candidate and Teaching Assistant in Information Science and Communication at the Laboratoire Paragraphe

Kevin Bewersdorf, artist

John Michael Boling, internet user / artist / jmb

Magda Sawon, Owner of Postmasters Gallery New York

Kari Altmann, artist

Ceci Moss, Rhizome Senior Editor and Blogger

Tom Moody, artist

Javier Morales, artist

Marcin Ramocki, Artist/filmmaker

Jon Williams, Free software developer

Barbara London, Associate Curator, Department of Film and Video, MoMA
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Meet Javier Morales!  Having the good fortune of receiving a post all to himself purely by necessity, Morales provides a youtube only link list.   Reserve a bit of time for this post.  It’s well worth it!

Javier Morales, artist

My Favorite videos viewed in 2008:

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Lillian Schwartz , UFOs, This is what I wish most computer art looked like.

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Kay Kyser, Incredible Sonovox: A demonstration of a precursor to the Talk Box. An amazing collision of the past and the future that doesn’t seem real to me.

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Inoui, Two healthy doses of what-the-fuck from the Land of the Sun.

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Linda Singer, Leather High


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Joseph Bennett, Kelly’s Apollo, This feels nice. Plastic angst shot out into space.

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Kiddie Viddie, The Magic Painter. God as braggart. A product of the Children of God/Family cult.

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Shock, Angel Face.  Electronic sass. Slightly demonic.

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Ken Gilcrest, The Name Game.  This song, and it’s video, really operates on its own logic. I like when the girls sing back-up vocals.

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Takara commercials. These are some real mind benders. Guest starring Boy George in the first one.

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Brian Wilson Exposed! Brian Wilson is possessed by Satan. He is also my favorite songwriter of all time.

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Telex, We Are All Getting Old. Nice groove. Dry as a bone.

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Super 8 Test Roll, NoQuarter

SPECIAL MENTION: An excerpt from Edward Penishands and the finale to the film Frankenhooker were taken down, otherwise they would have been posted here.

  • http://tommoody.us tom moody

    Thanks, and great photo, Javier!
    Young Warhol meets David Lynch eating in a Bob’s Big Boy.
    The Telex is a great contrast between the peppiness of the music and the deadpan lethargy of the performance (also, singing about getting old). The perfect anti-rock video.

  • http://tommoody.us tom moody

    Thanks, and great photo, Javier!
    Young Warhol meets David Lynch eating in a Bob’s Big Boy.
    The Telex is a great contrast between the peppiness of the music and the deadpan lethargy of the performance (also, singing about getting old). The perfect anti-rock video.

  • http://www.gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooogle.com/ jmb

    Noooooooooooo! You invoked GILCREST! I JUST got that out of my head after endless months of being tortured by its imagery and groove day in and day out.

  • http://www.gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooogle.com/ jmb

    Noooooooooooo! You invoked GILCREST! I JUST got that out of my head after endless months of being tortured by its imagery and groove day in and day out.

  • http://www.gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooogle.com/ jmb

    Noooooooooooo! You invoked GILCREST! I JUST got that out of my head after endless months of being tortured by its imagery and groove day in and day out.

  • http://wizardishungry.com/ Jon Williams

    Aaaaah one of my favorite Telex videos. You guys ^ should check Supersempfft if you haven’t been hipped to it yet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XymcltuMRN4

  • http://wizardishungry.com/ Jon Williams

    Aaaaah one of my favorite Telex videos. You guys ^ should check Supersempfft if you haven’t been hipped to it yet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XymcltuMRN4

  • http://none.org jpgmss

    good stuff…brian wilson vid is intense

  • http://none.org jpgmss

    good stuff…brian wilson vid is intense

  • rodney_boohoo

    According to wikipedia Brian Wilson was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Maybe I’m possessed by “Pet Sounds” though.

  • rodney_boohoo

    According to wikipedia Brian Wilson was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Maybe I’m possessed by “Pet Sounds” though.

  • http://www.markcreegan.com mark creegan

    played them all at once. I am renewed. Thanks for the raw material!
    http://www.globatron.org/marks-mashups/mekalekapeepee

  • http://www.markcreegan.com mark creegan

    played them all at once. I am renewed. Thanks for the raw material!
    http://www.globatron.org/marks-mashups/mekalekapeepee

  • C. Sobieniak

    Some of us still kinda wonder what in the world was that Ken Gilcrest thing to begin with. I remember first seeing it, and thought it was a commercial for Crest toothpaste given the sudden usage of characters and design motifs that were present in their advertising of the day. I kinda had the impression this was like some off-hours thing done by the guys who were working on that commercial and decided to have a little fun with making up this short music video thingy. It’s something to think about, but it was came off pretty weird seeing it sometimes on The Disney Channel 20 years go.

  • C. Sobieniak

    Some of us still kinda wonder what in the world was that Ken Gilcrest thing to begin with. I remember first seeing it, and thought it was a commercial for Crest toothpaste given the sudden usage of characters and design motifs that were present in their advertising of the day. I kinda had the impression this was like some off-hours thing done by the guys who were working on that commercial and decided to have a little fun with making up this short music video thingy. It’s something to think about, but it was came off pretty weird seeing it sometimes on The Disney Channel 20 years go.

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