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
As with The Royal Nightmare, there is a lot going on in Alex Budovskiy’s animations – and there’s always a curveball about to be thrown. Inspire it with a driving, swingy-bop tune by (The Real) Tuesday Weld and you’ve got a multi-award winner. Literally. That it is sung by cuckoos is just icing on the cake.
There’s a heavy ‘Tron’ vibe running through this music video by the band Muse. Yeah, that makes for a good FNMV.
Smooth, sensuous, and slightly psychedelic makes this old-school soul track by Breakbot an instant favorite of mine. The animation goes with the flow and makes it a perfect addition to the day-late FNMV collection.
Breakbot and Ruckazoid merge, creating Breakazoid, a cosmic pimp, who distributes his love to humans by taking them across the galaxy on the planet love.
Directed and animated by Olivier Lescot.
I really like this 2-plus-1 color animation – simple, stylish, brutal. While I suppose it could be a sort of love story, everything about it shouts addiction to me. A song I know all too well. The eyes floating out of his drink, the wolves chasing – it all resonates.
Whatever the story, it’s great animation and a a catchy tune by Siames and perfect for a Friday night music video.
A bit longer than usual at 19 minutes, but well worth the time.
The film was created using ‘old-school’ technology: 35,000 hand-drawn and hand-painted pieces of artwork, shot directly onto 35mm film with a rostrum camera, to achieve a traditional ‘cartoon’ feel. via
Directed by Neil Boyle, music by Stuart Hancock & The Bratislava Symphony Orchestra
While I admit that only part of this day-late-bonus-FNMV is animated, in it’s defense, it is Bootsy, so the live action parts are closely related enough to qualify.
Bootsy Collins is a bassist and a veteran of both James Brown and Parliament-Funkadelic. This tune is with Bootsy’s Rubber Band. I’ve always had a taste for heavy funk and he knew how to bring it. Drop some Johnny Guitar Watson and Ohio Players into the playlist and I’m set.
In 1976 Collins, Catfish, Waddy, Joel Johnson (1953-2018), Gary “Mudbone” Cooper, Robert Johnson and The Horny Horns formed Bootsy’s Rubber Band, a separate touring unit of Clinton’s P-Funk collective. The group recorded five albums together, the first three of which are often considered to be among the quintessential P-Funk recordings. via