Music video auteur Tom Scharpling (played by not Tom Scharpling) hands over the reins (not really) in a video that one-ups product placement moneygrubs by essentially auctioning off the creative process to the three highest bidders. Unfortunately, the winning bidders are Blood Lords author Jared Frenkel, ceramicist Valerie Anderson and crazy old person Fred Dombrowski, Sr. And, for extra value, we also get a celebrity cameo and an integration by Westboro Baptist Church.
It's not the sensor, it's the glass. This lovely looking NYC walkabout clip was shot on an iPhone bootstrapped with an SLR lens and the Filmic Pro app for results that could have you rethinking your usual camera package...
Lest you think this coronation of Kurt Vile as King Of Philadelphia* is absurd, you should be aware that August 28 has been decreed by the major as Kurt Vile Day, complete with a Liberty Bell Award and free concert. No word on whether there will be a parade like we see here, but I say why not.
Finally, director/writer Tom Scharpling brings us the real story of The Postal Series via these unearthed audition tapes. Aimee Mann, Tom DeLonge, Duff McKagan and other music (and some comedy) luminaries all try to impress Jimmy Tamborello and a Sub Pop weasel. Ultimately, Ben Gibbard gets the gig, but not before Moby and Weird Al steal the show.
It's not really a music video, but it's really funny and genius. Enjoy.