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“Wake Up Everybody” by John Legend & The Roots | Music Video

Posted in Music, Video by minoroots on 08/19/2010

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John Legend & The Roots (feat. Melanie Fiona & Common) released their rendition of the ’70s classic by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, “Wake Up Everybody.” I really like it. Legend & Fiona produce such complex harmonies with (what I assume is) relative ease. So smooth! I wish I had want that kind of musical sense and vocal range.

Aside from the musical goodness, the song carries a message that still resonates in this era despite 35 years of time past since it’s original release. Probably not as strong as back then, but still relevant.

I like how they managed to shift from present-day to a ’70s themed atmosphere in the video, complete with the digital/analog film feel for each respective era. Editing technology is so advanced these days.

Oh yeah, nice “Good Morning” cameo in the beginning of the video. Self-promotion at its best.

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Chick-y-baby

Posted in Lakers, Tribute, Video by minoroots on 08/05/2010

Chick Hearn passed away on August 5th, 2002. It’s hard to believe that it’s already been 8 years.

Do yourself a favor and go check out the tribute to Chick from TNLP blog.

I never had a chance to meet the man himself but it seemed like I knew him forever because I grew up listening to him and because we shared that one common ground of basketball. Chick Hearn brought people together with his infectious enthusiasm of the game… and his enthusiasm of life itself.

With Spero Dedes gone, I’ll miss Chick even more during the upcoming season…

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Slowdancing

Posted in Music, Video by minoroots on 07/26/2010

Such sick chops…

iPhone 4 Dissassembly (stop-motion video)

Posted in Tech, Video by minoroots on 07/07/2010

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175 pages, 500 parts, 2 months

Posted in Video by minoroots on 07/02/2010

Wow… if only I had the time and patience…

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AT-AT Day Afternoon

Posted in Video by minoroots on 07/01/2010

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Coach, Say It Ain’t So…

Posted in Life, Tribute, Video by minoroots on 06/03/2010

Update 6/4/10: From UCLA:

UCLA’s legendary former basketball coach John Wooden, who in 27 years led his teams to stunning triumphs and was just as well known for mentoring his players off the court and for his motivational “Pyramid of Success,” died at 6:45 p.m. of natural causes. He was 99. His 100th birthday would have been Oct. 14.

The world lost one of its best today. May you rest in peace, Coach Wooden…

I’ll never forget your surprisingly firm handshake at age 96. I’ll always remember the eloquent speech you gave for student athletes at the Wooden Academy kickoff. I’ll forever cherish the basketball you signed for me, along with your “Best wishes.”

You’ll be missed by many, but never forgotten. “Best wishes” to you and Nellie.

CBS News:

Legendary Bruins basketball coach John Wooden is reportedly in grave condition at UCLA Medical Center.

It’s understood that he hasn’t eaten in the last couple days and is very ill.

Can’t stomach this…

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Hayaku: A Time Lapse Journey through Japan

Posted in Video by minoroots on 06/03/2010

Directed by Brad Kremer this video offers a unique visual journey through Japan.

Makes me want to go visit again…

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