Perhaps in response to my previous post about Daft Punk doing the TRON: Legacy soundtrack, my friend Paul sent me a link to the following video. It starts a bit slow but then, at the one minute mark, becomes one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen in my life.
If I were trying my best to combine two things I love to make something that I REALLY love, it would have taken me years to come up with a Cosby Show and Daft Punk mashup. The person who made this is a visionary. This is like someone getting his chocolate in someone else’s peanut butter or vice versa.
Seriously, though, why is that girl walking down the street eating a huge tub of peanut butter?
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OK, I’ve never seen the original TRON, and I have no idea if TRON: Legacy is going to be any good. I suspect I might get tired of the non-stop blue and gray. That said, I’m probably going to see it, for one main reason: Daft Punk. Whoever thought of the idea of having them not only do the soundtrack, but cameo in the film is the biggest genius since the person who scored the first two trailers for The Social Network to the choral version of Radiohead’s “Creep” and “Power” by Kanye West.
I was thinking to myself the other day, you know what might be a fun thing to do for the blog? Pick a year, do some research on it, write down my thoughts on the major events, and dig around on YouTube for corresponding videos. And you know what? It was absolutely as fun as I thought it would be, mostly because of the videos. Old videos on YouTube are unbelievably great. God bless the people that not only hold on to their old VHS tapes, but also willingly spend their time putting them online. Or however it is these things find their way to my computer.
It seemed like 1982 would be an appropriate place to start; after all, that’s when I got my start. If I do muster up the energy to keep this going, though, I don’t plan to go sequentially, because that seems like it would be really, really boring.
I came up with the idea of beginning this entry with the first video that showed up for me when I searched for “1982.” I was pretty convinced that this would end up being a terrible idea, as I assumed that the first result would be something terribly dull. Boy, was I wrong. I think if I looked up “how to start a blog entry about 1982” in the dictionary, this video would start playing:
I was hoping to work things into a seamless narrative, but that would be too much work, so let’s just take things a category at a time.