November 13, 2008


"Funfair" - Shugo Tokumaru (download) (buy)

S'more of Dad's animation. Five-year-old me appears at the 1:08 mark, the rest of the neighborhood kids shortly thereafter.

I really love the original soundtrack to "Orange"--some great vintage library music-style electronics--but Shugo Takumaru's "Funfair" is a good alternate score.

Previous Al Jarnow animation.

September 13, 2007


"Atlas" - Battles (download) (buy)

The soundtrack to "Architecture" -- composed by Tom Vuozzo (aka Tom Perry) -- is wiggy, electronic, and great... but I also couldn't resist posting some math-rock to accompany it. Start at any point in "Atlas" & it should do just fine. Thanks to YouTube user sawing14s for putting it up.

For more Al Jarnow animation, click here.

July 30, 2007


"Sun Organ" - Black Moth Super Rainbow (download) (buy)

Been a few months, but here's another installment of Dad's animation, this one from Sesame Street. "Sun Organ" synchs up vaguely/pleasantly.

see also: Face Film, Cosmic Clock, Yak!, Wild Night

April 9, 2007

wild night

"Wild Night" - Van Morrison (download here)
from Tupelo Honey (1971)
released by Polydor (buy)

(file expires April 15th)

Here's Dad's video for Martha & the Vandellas' version of Van Morrison's "Wild Night." Originally animated for the pre-MTV NBC show Friday Night Videos. (The date at the beginning is incorrect, FWIW, the final credit of the previous clip on the reel.)

see also: Face Film, Cosmic Clock, Yak!

February 15, 2007

face film & "toc" - tom ze

"Toc" - Tom Ze (download here)
from Estundando o Samba (1975)
reissued by Luaka Bop (buy)

(file expires February 22nd)

Here, just in time for Presidents' Day, is the second installment of Dad's animation, Face Film, which is all about resolution. Literally. I've posted Tom Ze's "Toc" before, but it makes such a swell alternate accompaniment to this that I'm posting it again. Go on, try it!

see also: Cosmic Clock, Yak!

January 29, 2007

cosmic clock & "the language of stationary travelers" - the olivia tremor control

"The Language of Stationary Travelers" - The Olivia Tremor Control (download here)
from Jumping Fences EP (1998)
released by Blue Rose (buy)

(file expires February 5th.)

Finally, some more of Dad's animation on YouTube! Here, in the first of what will hopefully become a regular series, is "Cosmic Clock," one my personal faves. Originally aired on PBS's 3-2-1 Contact, "Cosmic Clock" is to linear time what the Powers of Ten was to physical space. For an alternate soundtrack, try the above "Language of Stationary Travelers" by the Olivia Tremor Control. (When the animation ends just, y'know, start the Olivias again.)

see also: Yak!

May 9, 2006

you like yaks.

Somebody posted one of Dad's old Sesame Street cartoons to YouTube. It's a bit out of synch. So it goes.

It stars a yak.

(Link discovered via FoldedSpace's extensive list of Sesame Street YouTube clips.) (Thanks, Kottke.)