Archives: 2011 December

Archive for December, 2011

Friday Dance: Repetition Is Key

We close out 2011 and our week of dance posts with an in-house production from 2010. Rather than feature pleasing movements from strangers on the World Wide Web it felt a little more right and just a little more fun to have an end-of-year dance party with some of our own. Have a safe, healthy and happy New Year’s Eve along with friends and family of Goodosphere!

Dancing Thunderbolts!

Bjork doesn’t throw too many shapes in this live performance. Instead, she lets the lightning do the dancing while providing some powerful musical accompaniment. Kudos the the Icelandic songstress for being the first musical act since The White Stripes to remind us how incredible Tesla’s coils were a hundred years ago and for showing us for the first time what great tourmates they can make today.

An All-Joints Jig

To most of us, the Internet is an endless bounty of information on–well, anything. It’s gotten to the point that when you actually can’t find out more about something online you’re either rather perplexed or charmed.

In the case of the somewhat elusive NextLevel Squad, we’re definitely feeling how quaint the World Wide Web can be when you can’t find answers to all those questions. The less we know about this rather beguiling (disbanded?) dance posse and its unsettling ‘Bonebreaking’ style, the better. Make sure there aren’t any easily-scared moppets in the room.

Thanks, Logan Hans-Jurgen Puck.

Dancing In The Streets

We’re dancing into 2012 and a month-long break with some choice selections from decades past and recent months. Today it’s a vintage cut from our good friends Mick Jagger and David Bowie. This had to have been the inspiration for that one song.

Fucked Up Jingle Bells

Friday Dance: Christmas Edition

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night. Goodosphere thanks you for reading. Be warm, well and lovely.

Home Alone 5: @KEVVIIIIINNNNNNNN

There are certain songs, places and films that define Christmas for every cat that’s ever observed. James Brown’s Funky Christmas is a favorite holiday album around Goodosphere HQ. If you live in Los Angeles you may be partial to the lights at Griffith Park. New Yorkers love them some windows. When it comes to film, there’s It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, the many versions of A Christmas Carol (especially if you feel Christmas lacks Muppets!), and the big one for children of the ’80s or ’90s, Home Alone.

Knowing full well the affinity Millennials have for Macaulay, the folks over at the Geek Squad (yes, them) reenacted the entire film in tweets last week.

The Geeks didn’t just tweet out classic lines or choice moments. They created Twitter accounts for all the first installment’s major characters. The list was thorough: @HomeAlone_GS, @KevinM_GS, @KevinsMom_GS, @BanditHarry_GS, @BanditMarv_GS, @Buzz_GS, @KevinsDad_GS, @OldManMarley_GS, @Tarantula_GS, @UncleFrank_GS, @CousinMeg_GS, @CousinLinnie_GS, @CousinHeathr_GS, @NeighborBoy_GS.

Yes, the tarantula has an account. Highlights are available @HomeAlone_GS.

Good job, Geeks.

Polar Dog Takes A Bath

Thanks, Beastie Boys.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Using Unorthodox Modes Of Transport)

Photos by Lee Jin-man and Chris Bannon

Goodosphere Tells A Joke: Bastardizing Bublé