As you can tell, I am extremely excited about the initial artist announcement for this year’s festival. It should be fun to see who else is added over the next couple of months. This week my Video Omelette features some of the bands that I am most excited for on the 2008 line-up.
There have been many different and unusual animals in my life recently. My first Video Omelette of the new year features some of my favorite musical animals. Get all your cats, dogs, goats and gila monsters close for this one.
Here is a special New Year’s edition of the Video Omelette. It is the final VO of the year, so I decided to bring out some fireworks (and bucket drummers?). New Years Eve is always good times with friends and family. It is also a great time to check out some of your favorite bands. New Years shows are notorious for being long, fun and full of surprises when the new year hits. Here are some of my favorite bands pulling out all the stops for their own New Year’s Eve celebration.
Grateful Dead – New Year’s 1985/1986
The Grateful Dead always happened to add performance art to their performances. This time around they decided to bring out Bill Graham as ‘Mr New Years’ on top of a huge cake featuring massive cartoon style heads that Ken Kesey hilariously describes in his commentary. This is a pretty fun video!
Ok. So here’s the deal. The other night, a couple folks from the BOT crew were watching the music on demand videos and we came accross what is pretty much the best one I have ever seen in my life. Ever!!! And it’s just out of time for Christmas! Here is Dokken doing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”. Interesting mix, huh. Hope you all get as much of a kick out of it as we did.
It’s Christmas time folks! We are very much in the spirit of the holiday here at Breakfast On Tour. I found a few videos this week that had me feeling rather festive. Take a look at some of my favorite YouTube Christmas videos.
Sufjan Stevens – Put The Lights On The Tree
Sufjan brings his soft melodic approach to this self-penned carol. The animation is a fun attachment.
With all the hype about Led Zeppelin the past couple weeks I thought it would be a good idea to feature some of my favorite artists covering some of their tunes. They have been a huge influence on many genres of music since the release of their 1969 self titled debut LP. Here are some unique takes on a few of Led Zeppelin’s classics.
The first video is a cover of Zep’s “Heartbreaker” performed by The Slip at Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival in June of 2007. Most importantly this video features my goofy ass rocking out in the front row. Check it out:
This here is my brand-spanking new segment that I like to call The Video Omelette. Every Thursday I plan to bring you the best YouTube has to offer in music videos. This week I am featuring videos from G. Love and company, Arcade Fire, Mos Def and Kanye West, and Jim James.
Here are G. Love, Donavon Frankenreiter, Matt Costa and Animal Liberation Orchestra performing a comedic rendition of the Rolling Stones “Sympathy For The Devil” at the end of their Brazilian Tour earlier this year:
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