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Welcome Home(Pod)

This video has been making the rounds and I’ve watched it numerous times; it’s brilliant. Director Spike Jonze put together a great music-video ad for Apple’s HomePod (speaker) featuring FKA Twigs (an English music star and dancer).

She’s an excellent dancer with serious modern dance training and the choreography is brilliant. Notice how she moves walls (and other things) the way we pinch, spread our fingers, and swipe to move windows and objects on our hand-held devices (iPhones, iPads, etc. this is an Apple video).

I posted about another fantastic music-video commercial Jonze did for Kenzo World (perfume) in 2016 here.

Here’s that video saving you a click (grin).

Jonze is amazingly good. His movies include Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Her, and many others. When you think about his work, it’s all high quality but definitely outside the box.

Dance in the Real World

The New York Times has a dance documentary channel on youTube: Dance In The Real World which is brilliant.

Here are two of the five up there now:

Dance in Trinidad: Moko Jumbie on 9-Foot Stilts

Dance in New York City: The New Vogueing Scene

Note: I have and love the movie mentioned in this one: Paris is Burning about the vogueing and ball scene in New York City.

[via The Kid Should See This]

Montreal Swing Riot

Montreal Swing Riot 2015 – Joyss – Guest Performance from Alain Wong on Vimeo.

Montreal Swing Riot is a yearly dance event that I’ve been tracking for a while. It looks like a lot of fun.

The above video is a performance by Jean-Charles Zambo aka JOYSS from Paris, France to Dave Brubeck’s “Take 5.” Brilliant.

The video below is a “dance off” between swing dancers and street dancers. Of course, things get all mixed up and that’s the fun of it.

Swing Dancers vs. Street Dancers @ Montreal Swing Riot 2015 from Alain Wong on Vimeo.

Stroll

Apple’s full length ad for their new wireless earbuds: AirPods that work with all Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, Mac). Apple’s advertising is on a roll recently, some great stuff.

I wish these things (and all Apple stock earbuds) fit in my ears. Alas, they don’t. I’ve been using Bose noise cancelling headphones for many years and recently upgraded to the Bose QC 35 wireless model. Excellent product and works well for me (music, phone, movies). Still, I wish I could use the AirPods, they certainly are more portable.