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Psychedelic pop hooks, stop-motion flower blooms and beatific visions engulf garage punk band Crocodiles in Chicago-based director Sam Macon’s new video for upcoming single, “Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9).” According to Macon the religious imagery grew from the song’s opening lyrics, “It’s Sunday and the world loves itself.” “I honed in on the idea of making a large-scale version of a roadside memorial,” explains the filmmaker. The song is taken from the San Diego natives’ third album Endless Flowers, a Farfisa organ-drenched collection perfectly balancing pop forms and blissed-out abandonment that was recorded during a month-long residency at notorious Berlin nightspot Ficken 2000. “Berlin’s decadence was a huge allure,” says Crocodiles frontman Brandon Welchez. “We had experienced it somewhat on tour but knew that we’d need to spend an extended period of time there in order to soak up the city’s various juices.” Macon first crossed paths with Welchez and guitarist Charles Rowell a decade ago, and subsequently made the video for Crocodiles’ “Hearts of Love” single in 2010. “When collaborating with Charles and Brandon, the work of Kenneth Anger is always channeled,” explains Macon. “His work is where the band and I meet aesthetically and conceptually, exploring themes like the occult, youth subculture, iconography and sexuality.” Here Welchez reveals his top five psychedelic music videos.
An Ex-Pixar Designer Creates Astounding Kids’ Book On iPad. I’m quite old school when it comes to eBooks and prefer to hold some good old paper in my hands when I read. I’m also the same when it comes to games. I do like the good old games where you have to touch the figures to move them or throw the ball to a team mate. Since I bought the new iPad I experience some eBook features on a new level and must admit that there are plenty of advantages about them.
That Kids’ Book on iPad is a very nice example how small the line gets between reading a book and watching a movie. In this beautiful bedtime story kid’s can explore the delightful features embedded into the movie. If this is the key to successful children’s book I don’t now. But I’m sure it will be a success to get Lola into her pyjama and bed. Let’s find out tonight!