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Matt’s Latest Dancing Video

July 15, 2012 Leave a comment

By December 2008, with Ron’s View still in its infancy, I had already figured out that my services as poster of the latest internet craze or meme were not needed. If I’d seen the cool video that was making the rounds, you probably had too. Nonetheless, I couldn’t resist a post on Matt Harding’s then-half-year-old video. Now, three-and-a-half years later, I can’t resist again. If you’ve seen the video, just skip this post. If you haven’t, I urge you to.

Better yet, watch all four of his videos in order, so that you can enjoy his ever-expanding vision. For a self-described “deadbeat from Westport, Connecticut who used to think that all he ever wanted to do in life was make and play video games,” and who “was a mediocre student and never went to college,” he sure knows how to combine simplicity, visual impact, and emotional power. This last feature sneaks up and takes you by surprise, though maybe I’m now spoiling that surprise. Well, see if I’m wrong.

Here’s Matt’s 2005 video:

And the 2006 video:

And the 2008 video, the one that prompted my earlier post.

By this point in his career, he had commercial backing and improved video quality.

Finally, the 2012 video is at the top.

For more, visit Matt’s website. And read the interview David Pogue posted three days ago on his NYT blog.

But watch the videos first. They’re a treat. I’m restraining myself from saying more so that I don’t impose my inadequate thoughts on you before you watch.

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Categories: Dance, Life, Travel, Video

Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot

July 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Too hot to blog. Too hot to do anything.

Not so bad yet, to tell the truth. We hit 103 yesterday, smashing the all-time high for Seattle. We may get to 100 again today, as had been predicted last night, but the latest prediction for today’s high is the high 90s. It was well into the 90s at this time yesterday, just past noon. Now it’s only 85. Downright comfortable in comparison. Mind you, we can go a year or two at a time without seeing the high 90s. Most of us in these parts do without air conditioning. We sure could use it this week though.

Anyway, as long as we’re too hot to do anything, we may as well sing and dance with Buster. Gotta love him.

And let’s not forget Arrow, who gave us the song. Since it’s still too hot to do anything, let’s keep singing and dancing.

One more time:

Categories: Dance, Music, Weather