a directory of the bizarre, disturbing, and wonderful

MGMT – Electric Feel

Here’s the video for “Electric Feel” by MGMT:

I was curious about the bear, so I did some research.

Drumming Bear from MGMT - "Electric Feel" (via

Drumming Bear from MGMT - "Electric Feel"

The drumming bear came from an eccentric, fast-talking engineer who claims to have invented e-mail before there was e-mail. That’s Aaron Fechter, founder of Creative Inc. His company manufactured The Rock-afire Explosion, an animatronic robot band that played in Showbiz Pizza Place restaurants during the 80s.

” The characters in The Rock-afire Explosion were various animals ranging from a dog to a gorilla. They would perform medleys of classic rock, pop, and country music, as well as original compositions.” (1)

According to band member Andrew VanWyngarden, the video is “about a woman who comes from the amazon rainforest, who has the power to shock people with electricity that runs through her veins”. His concept for the video was a “hillbilly jambourie that mixes Snoop Dogg with some psychadelic cartoons and … some animatronic Chucky Cheese shit.” (2)

I don’t buy it. The song is clearly about hobbits. It’s about hobbits who take ecstasy and have a wild party in the forest, and two motorcycle gods who come and crash their party by exploding the moon.

Complete with animatronic bears, hobits, and Hell’s Angels-style dieties, you would think this video is pretty much unbeatable. So why do I still prefer the fan version?



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Supersystem – White Light / White Light

Supersystem was a band from Washington, D.C. described as a mix of rock, punk, pop and dance music. Here’s a sample:

This video shows what happens when you play too many video games. First, you being to see neon afterimages. Then, they fly around and attack you, and your drum set turns into Space Invaders.

Here is another song by Supersystem: Born Into The World. Δ

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Transformer – Cinema Car

Here’s an awesome music video from Brighton’s disco quartet Transformer:

“We are geeks!” – Johny Giles, lead vocalist

These self-described geeks say their sound is “full on dance music, but live, trying to fit in stuff from the 70s and late 60s, disco stuff, early 80s new wave, post-punk, all squished together to make a big banging sound with grooves.” Further evidence that geek is the new cool. Δ

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Wiley – Wearin’ My Rolex

Danceable eye-candy from Wiley — here’s Wearin’ My Rolex (What Would We Do):

On a side note, Wiley took his name from the animated series ThunderCats — a series about cat-like humanoid aliens from the planet Thundera. I wonder if Wiley is secretly a furry

Wiley goes to a furry convention

Furries at convention

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Peter, Bjorn, and John – Lay It Down

Check out this awesome video from Peter, Bjorn, and John:

I have to organize a mask party in Vancouver. Δ

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Hot Chip – One Pure Thought

An awesome music video from British electropop band Hot Chip:

Be sure to check out their new album, Made in the Dark. Δ

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Peter, Bjorn, and John – Nothing To Worry About

Another addictive video from Peter, Bjorn and John — this time with more Japanese Rockabilly dancers:

For more videos and information on the dancers of Yoyogi park, check out Nihongo Notes. Δ

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