I was just reading about one shot music videos. These are videos that are made with a single take. I like a lot of one shot music videos, and here are ten of my favourites. Note: While on YouTube throwing this list together, I noticed a bunch of my favourites
Youtube user maxluere created this nice little video he calls "A Life on Facebook". It happens to feature my favourite Rolling Stones song. I doubt he properly licensed the tune, so you might want to view this before Mick finds out and calls his lawyers.
As 2005 wound down, I ambitiously decided to write about my 10 favourite songs from that calendar year. On that list was my favourite song, "I'll Believe In Anything", from one of my favourite albums of the year, Apologies to the Queen Mary by Wolf Parade. Wolf Parade's latest album
Back in the day, I threw songs I dug into the Smells Like Sour pot. Today, I just slap 'em up here in case you want to hear for yourself. I love this latest single from The Black Keys.
When was The Marshall Mathers LP released? 1999? 2000? I just looked it up, it was released on May 23, 2000. That was a fantastic album and it converted me into an Eminem fan. I even caught him on tour that year supporting the album. I won't tell you who
I got an email from Arabesque. Here's what he had to say: MikeI'm contacting you in regards to my project possibly being featured on Toronto Mike. I'm a Juno nominated artist out of the city, just released a video for my song "Understand," off my album Nuclear Ambition (being released
You can hear Broken Social Scene's new album, Forgiveness Rock Record, in its entirety at NPR. I like how they opened their article about BSS. It's hard to deny the influence of Toronto's expansive independent music community. As a vital part of the last decade's Canadian rock explosion, Toronto has
Shad is a hip-hop artist from London, Ontario who recorded one of my favourite albums of 2008, The Old Prince. He's got a new album coming out next month. It's called TSOL and I can't wait to hear it. Here's his new single, "Yaa I Get It". [via Mondoville]
Last summer I was sharing The Dead Weather, a supergroup comprised of vocalist Alison Mosshart (of The Kills), drummer and vocalist Jack White (of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs), guitarist Dean Fertita (of Queens of the Stone Age) and bassist Jack Lawrence (of The Raconteurs and The Greenhornes). Of
Band of Horses' new album, Infinite Arms, is coming soon. This is a cut from that album that I'm digging. Is it just me or is there a little of Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" in there?
Back in the day, I'd have nominated a tune like this SLS consideration. SLS is dead, so I'm going to share this because I'm digging it. It's "The High Road" by Broken Bells. Broken Bells is Danger Mouse and James Mercer from The Shins. This is the first single from
The first video I want to share in the post-SLS era is this gem from the Gorillaz. The song features Mos Def and Bobby Womack while the video features Bruce Willis.
Damian Kulash Jr. of the band Ok Go went off last month on EMI for cutting off its nose to spite its face. Now they've gone viral again thanks to their amazing new video for This Too Shall Pass and the fact it's embeddable. It's embeddable, not thanks to EMI,
I'm sharing this classic video by Neil Young and the Bluenotes because it includes the line "ain't singing for Pepsi". When I record a cover about my battle against Pepsi, I'll change that to "ain't chanting for Pepsi". This video won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Video of
In the spirit of the season, I've kept all the MP3s I've shared this month online, so if you visit the Weekly MP3 category page you can help yourself. Yesterday, I shared my favourite Christmas song of all. It's Fairytale of New York by The Pogues with Kirsty MacColl. Howard
With the death of DJ AM yesterday, people are seeking out his former band's one hit. Crazy Town was an alternative hip-hop ensemble consisting of several artists, including Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein. "Butterfly" was released back in 2001 and was a massive hit for the band. The contagious groove is
I tweeted about this film immediately after watching it for the first time yesterday. Even though I added "(highly recommended)" to the tweet, only 36 people clicked through to watch. This thing is better than that. This is called "Moments" and it's by Will Hoffman. This films is a celebration
I found a great timelapse video of our city workers' strike on Torontoist. On the second full day of the city workers' strike—June 23—Torontoist photographer Christopher Drost set up a camera rig in a window at the corner of Runnymede and Annette streets. Set to shoot one photo
I'm hearing it played over the loudspeakers in Chicago when the Blackhawks score and I just heard it in a beer commercial during the Jays game. The Fratelli's Chelsea Dagger is the song of the night.
Probably the two most viral pieces of multimedia last week were the audio of Christian Bale ranting and raving on the set of Terminator Salvation and David all drugged up after going to the dentist. If you somehow missed these clips, here's Christian Bale's rant (NSFW) and here's David After
Me and my nerdy friends were sharing this video today. It's an ad for Seagate but it's actually pretty good. I don't want to like it, but I do.
I'm going to make my way over to the Kool Haus soon. I'll be checking out the 2008 CASBY Awards. One of the bands performing, USS, impressed me when I saw them at Edgefest. I wonder if we'll hear Porno Star Trek tonight?
I recently shared the literal version of A-Ha's "Take On Me". The people at Funny Or Die have released a second video in the series. This is "Head Over Heels" by Tears For Fears.... literally. Fellow University of Toronto students and grads take note. Do you recognize the library in
I decided to wake up to EZ Rock this week so I could check out Humble Howard's new morning show. Today my alarm went off while Kim Mitchell was singing "Patio Lanterns". In 1986 I couldn't escape that song. It was everywhere. It was on high rotation on 680 CFTR,
Radiohead fans called it "Big Ideas (Don't Get Any)", but Radiohead calls it "Nude". The song was at least a decade old when Radiohead finally slapped it on an album. It's the third cut from the awesome In Rainbows. To promote the release of the single, the band began a