unique art using music from Zelda

I recently came across a neat video on YouTube of a user named Sp0ntanius playing the Palace Theme from Zelda II: The Adventure of Link on guitar and paper, and filmed it in 4 pieces with stop-motion video.  (Yes, using guitar and paper for instruments.)   This is a unique type of art.  If you ever played Zelda II on the original Nintendo (NES), you will remember this music and it will probably make you want to play it again.   (Well, if you never beat it, you may not want to play it again, but if that’s the case, you should play it again, because it’s a great game, and it’s definitely beatable — I can vouch for that.)

There’s also a video of this guy playing the “Song of Healing” from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, using only wine glasses, if you’re interested.

funny costumes, pt 3

We’ve made several posts already containing funny / cool / awesome / weird Halloween costumes, but the pictures continue to pour in, so here’s more.  Feel free to comment on any of them, if you have something funny to add.

If you happen to be stuck in a wheelchair during Halloween, convert it to the Batmobile.
I know, there's the saying "if pigs had wings", and some people will be amused by how corny it is, but some people will think it's stupid. Wear at your own risk.
Green army men. This is cool.
I like this because it shows creativity and it's unique.
I'm not sure if he's supposed to be the Silver Surfer or Aluminum Foil Man. At least he tried...
Speaking of trying... here's Mario, Wario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Peach (or is that Daisy?)
Oh, my! This somewhat resembles Wonder Woman, but something just ain't quite right. This reminds me of the Tacky Party our singles group at church used to have...

This is getting long and there’s still more to go, so I’m going to break this up into multiple posts.  Here’s a link to search for the other funny costumes posts.

stop-motion video of a wolf chasing a pig

Here’s a really neat video I came across.  (And for those of you questioning my choices of YouTube videos to promote here, this is not one of those so-bad-it’s-funny videos.)  This video was made with lots of pictures, and pictures of pictures — 1300 pictures, actually.  This stop-motion video displays a lot of creativity and originality, and it’s obvious they put a lot of thought and effort and time into it.  If you enjoy photography and/or making videos, you’ll really appreciate it.  But I think anyone might like it, too, which is why it’s here.

The video is about a man in a wolf costume chasing a pig.  Yeah, it’s random, which goes with the theme of this site.

videos of unusual beatboxing

Today I’m going to link to a few videos I found amusing.  All three are musical, yet not what you’re used to.  Enjoy…

Someone manufactured a video of former President George W. Bush to make it look and sound like he was beatboxing on the mic.  Neat stuff…

On the topic of beatboxing, there’s a guy named Greg Patillo who plays some famous songs on flute while simultaneously beatboxing.  Here’s him doing the Super Mario Bros theme.

There’s another flute player who simultaneously beatboxes. Here’s Nathan “Flutebox” Lee, playing a song I don’t know, but then going into the Knight Rider theme song.

Both of the guys beatboxing on the flute have other videos on YouTube, if you want more.