Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ok Go: This Too Shall Pass

A special send out to all the stressed-out academics and any others who feel beleagured in these early spring days.....

This video makes me fucking happy. In another iteration, Nikki Reimer played in marching bands for 3 1/2 years and hated nearly every minute of it, but she is still tickled by Ok Go and the Notre Dame Marching Band's combination of military precision and formation with playful exuberance in this delicious invocation to gleeful moods. Yeah, I used 7 adjectives in the previous sentence, what of it? Neither am I ashamed to say that Damian Kulash's geeky band uniform and lanky insouciance on the bass drum make the back of my knees ok go a little weak.

I can also attest to the hundreds of hours of rehearsal required to create such a joyous spectacle. And the little kids at the end hitting the snare drums? That's exactly what happens when the major calls break.

Ok go ahead and watch this without smiling, I dare you.

OK Go - This Too Shall Pass from OK Go on Vimeo.



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Nikki "this polyester uniform, too, shall pass" Reimer circa 1997

3 comments:

Lemon Hound said...

i see, nice shoulder pads!

the last day of march definitely needs some shoulder pads, and a marching band.

farewell to all that!

nikki reimer said...

Yes, exeunt, and all that.

Anonymous said...

That was fantastic. Thanks Nikki!
I'm still smiling.

Gillian