the oh so quiet show

Wee See, Shapes and Cute Sounds for Babies

wee see – collection one from Rolyn Barthelman on Vimeo.

From Wee See:

Part art installation, part pacifier, Wee See is a collection of black-and-white animations built from basic shapes to delight both child and parent. As vision develops slowly over the first months of life, Wee See provides surfaces of bold, well-defined artwork to engage your baby’s curious mind and bring the screen to vibrant life.

The first time I watched the video, I had no idea it was meant for babies. And I wouldn’t have thought that it was for babies…but I guess it makes sense now that I know.

Although you might wanna watch it while you’re on…”something,” it’s perfectly engaging when you’re in a normal state of mind as well. I love it.

Animated by Rolyn Barthelman, score by Tim DeLaughter.

And Collection Two:

wee see – collection two from Rolyn Barthelman on Vimeo.

I Love You, Dan Deacon

fists in the air
Raise em high.

He told us to raise our fists in the air. So we did.

form a we can run around
Now go stand over there.

He told us to form a big circle and then run around in the circle. So we did.

people dancing
Now do that.

He told us to dance in pairs. So we did. (Well, I skipped this one.)

form a human tunnel, guysss
Human tunnel.

He told us to make a human tunnel. So we did. From the venue floor, down the stairs, through the bar, and back up the stairs.

the light

When I was standing outside of the Bowery Ballroom last Saturday and taking in the fumes of stale beer and cigarette smoke, I thought, “Jesus christ, no wonder I stopped going to concerts,” but seeing Dan Deacon (+ an army of band members) was great fun (the interactivity is key) and certainly worth the subjection to various smells I wouldn’t normally find myself exposed to. It would’ve been more fun if I hadn’t been lugging around a huge bag with me, but that’s the price I pay for always wanting my dSLR and water bottle on hand. My friend Erin and I were part of maybe 5% of the crowd that wasn’t high on something. That’s how we roll.

And thus I have another dream that shall never be realized: to be as cool as Dan Deacon.