Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. - Oscar Wilde
Animation, Art, and Other Shiny Things
Formed in 1993, the Squirrel Nut Zippers play an eclectic mix of jazz, blues, klezmer, and swing. They found some popularity in the late 90’s during a neo- that included artists such as Cherry Poppin’ Daddies and Mocean Worker.
“Nut Zippers,” is a southern term for a variety of old bootleg moonshine, and the band’s name comes from a newspaper account which related the story of a highly intoxicated man who climbed a tree one night, refusing to come down even after authorities arrived. The article’s headline read: “Squirrel Nut Zipper.” It is also the name of a candy dating back to 1890. via
Winner of “Best Animated Music Video” at the 1999 Vancouver Animation Festival. Directed by Raymond Persi and Matthew Nastuk.
h/t Vital Vaudeville