Music Video Excellence: OK Go – This Too Shall Pass – Rube Goldberg Machine Video

4 02 2011

If you are not one of the 24,000,000 people who have already seen this YouTube Video… then I wanna “turn you on” to one of the coolest music videos I have ever seen. It was shot as one continuous take, without any editing whatsoever. This amazing video was orchestrated with help of a group of MIT students. No surprise.

So click to watch: OK Go – This Too Shall Pass – Rube Goldberg Machine version – Official Video

Wow. Something else isn’t it!? I would say that this video represents excellence of sorts, wouldn’t you? If you’re interested, you gotta read the background to this song & video detailed in WIKI.

Also, you can check out the WIKI reference for the band, “OK Go” who wrote and performed the song. They have done some other amazing, continuous take music videos. The treadmill one is notable.

I love excellence whenever I see it. I don’t see it often. Of course, God exhibits it habitually in nature, particularly in the majesty of a mountain range or a during a spectacular sunset. Perhaps there is excellence in an engineering or artistic marvel, I just can’t think of anything offhand. I’ll admit that a brilliantly lit city scape is sometimes awe inspiring. There is a type of excellence found in the innocence of a baby’ spontaneous laughter. I think the contour of a nude female figure is God’s latest and best work. Beauty reflects God’s excellence.

Notwithstanding, I very rarely experience excellence of a man made kind. I have consistently encountered it during the handful of cirques I’ve attended. The show is the epitome of excellence in theatrical performance, choreography, music, costumes, make-up… sprinkled with a smidgen of avant-garde and the bizarre. If you haven’t been to one, they are a definitely a must see. Check out their website for a show near you.Cirque Du Soleil

My favorite one is “O”, which is currently playing at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

I must say, however, that none of the videos I have seen of the Cirque do justice to the actual performance. I’ve been dreaming of taking a “Cirque” holiday in Vegas and seeing one a day, all week long. All SEVEN! Yeah.




3 responses

5 02 2011

Arrived at your webblog through Delicious. You already know I will be subscribing to your rss.

17 02 2011
Robert Thompson

Have you been getting the RSS feeds ok?

6 02 2011
Louisa Avery

I too loved the Cirque “O”. As to excellence, I am amazed at it, and often forget that it often takes a lifetime to create it. Hours an hours of mastering something. I admire those who have the single-minded purpose of excelling in a field such as art or music or sports, especially since I am a dabbler at heart. I don’t want to miss out on so much. But I enjoy being able to experience the excellence of others.

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