Saturday Matinee – Cutting Sand, Kelbe Schrank, Feng E & MGMT

8 minutes of slicing colored sand [via].

Kelbe Schrank‘s Dancing Manhole Cover Song is not related to the .gif in here but it is. Besides vocals and guitar, Schrank has a good hand at watercolors, too.

Feng E‘s father threatened that he’d never play LEGOs with the 5 year old again unless he learned to play ukelele. Cruel dad IMO, but the kid is amazing.

I’d heard MGMT before, but I didn’t know their name. I kind of like the sound of this one (The Monkees meet The Amboy Dukes) and the vid is quirky. Their song Time To Pretend is one of my favorites, but I get a bit choked up when I hear it.

Have a great weekend or not; it’s your choice, and we’ll be back tomorrow with a pile of stuff for you to sort through.

Author: Bunk Strutts

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2 thoughts on “Saturday Matinee – Cutting Sand, Kelbe Schrank, Feng E & MGMT”

  1. I’ve never understood the appeal of most of the “satisfying” videos you can find online. With some of them, I can understand the fascination of watching machines do their thing as a showcase of mechanical ingenuity. Videos like this one, not so much.

    I’ve been working a little (off and on) to come up with an arrangement of Classical Gas on ukulele. If I ever finish it, it won’t be anywhere close to what Feng E does. Not that I’d want it to be; that frenetic style of playing is not what I’m interested in. It is impressive, though.

    The MGMT video was the first I’ve seen of them. Interesting, and I think you’ve characterized it fairly well.

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    1. Wheels–

      I posted the sand-cutting vid more as an oddity than as something I enjoy watching. There is a bit of artistry in it, but I’m not really interested otherwise.

      Feng E is one of those talents who began learning to play years before others his age. A lot of great talents began that way, and a lot of them had egoparents who forced them into long hours of practice. Tiger Woods is a good example.

      My kids listened to them, but I didn’t know anything about them, let alone the name of the group, until a couple days ago. Their background story is interesting.

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