This Amazing Animated Film Is Packed With Phish, Bowie & Star Wars References

first_imgGearing up for Summer Tour, fellow Phish fan Nick Setteducato has shared an animated music video called “2016: A Space Oddity,” featuring hundreds of Phish references, as well as references to David Bowie, Star Wars, and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The five-minute video follows a characterized Jon Fishman as he launches off to space with purpose of destroying an incoming asteroid. He ends up getting lost in battle versus a puppy-led alien spaceship, and ultimately lands himself in Mike Gordon‘s cereal bowl.While the four members are not necessarily playing themselves in the short film, the stop-motion video entertains on several levels and is worth watching below:Setteducato’s production follows his 2014 project, Flight Of The Mockingbird, which you can also watch below:You can follow his creations on Lucy’s Place Productions Facebook page, where he shares updates on his projects. He also encourages fans to donate to the Mockingbird Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Phish fans in 1996 to generate charitable proceeds from the Phish community.JamBase sat down with Setteducato to talk about how he became inspired to work on this Phish-centered universe. “The video I made back in 2014, Flight of the Mockingbird, was just a fun way for me to learn the process of making a short stop-motion video, and to combine that with my unhealthy Phish obsession,” he explains. “This new video is really just an extension of that. I was very encouraged by the positive response to that first video, so I thought I’d try something a little more ambitious for the next one. I settled on this idea of an absurd, surreal, space adventure inspired by episodes of the great ’60s British TV series Thunderbirds, and set to a short, upbeat instrumental track. The ideas just flowed from there. Maybe another Phish song? Maybe a killer asteroid or a wormhole, and a “Big Black Furry Creature From Mars”? Maybe Fishman is the pilot, and maybe he ends up in a giant bowl of cereal? You know, the usual stuff… Also, my dog Otis Redding makes a cameo as the alien.”What an incredibly artistic way to spend your free time![via JamBase]last_img read more

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Tenney, Brindisi square off over Spectrum solution

first_img“I would break up the monopoly, go to the FCC, ask the FCC to re-look into this monopoly, give us a choice, and allow a lot of the other players in the market who would like to provide the service at a lower cost price,” Tenney told 12 News Wednesday. Additionally, Tenney claimed Brindisi voted to allow Spectrum to form a ‘monopoly’ when he was a state assemblyman, a part of the state budget she said she voted against. Tenney is running for her former NY-22 congressional seat against Rep. Anthony Brindisi, who she said has failed to live up to his campaign promises to hold Spectrum accountable. She said the internet provider has raised rates six times since Brindisi took office. Tenney said if elected, she would push the federal government to intervene on behalf on constituents. In response, Congressman Brindisi’s re-election campaign sent a statement to 12 News, which you can read in its entirety below:center_img BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — On Wednesday, former congresswoman Claudia Tenney reignited a debate over the future of broadband internet in Upstate NY. Currently, Frontier also provides broadband service to parts of the NY-22 congressional district. “Claudia come lately is at it again. After giving Spectrum a $9 billion tax cut, cashing their campaign checks, and staying silent during her tenure in Congress she is trying to join Anthony’s fight against Spectrum. NY-22 voters remember her record of cutting Spectrum’s taxes while they raised rates and they won’t be fooled–no matter how much dark money her Washington allies spend.”last_img read more

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Race activist Rachel Dolezal: ‘I identify as black’

first_imgBBC News 16 June 2015On Monday, Ms Dolezal resigned from the anti-racism organisation NAACP, after her parents said she was pretending to be black.Speaking to NBC, she said that from the age of five she “was drawing self-portraits with the brown crayon instead of the peach crayon”.She added that she “takes exception” to suggestions she had deceived people.“This is not some freak-show, Birth of a Nation blackface performance,” she told NBC’s Matt Lauer. “This is on a real connected level how I’ve had to go there with the experience.”Hours beforehand, her mother Rutheanne Dolezal told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme that her daughter had become “disconnected from reality”.Ms Dolezal’s estranged parents say her origins are mostly white, with a small amount of Native American ancestry. They say that she has no black origins.They have produced childhood pictures of her daughter with pale skin, freckles and fair hair.http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33152596last_img read more

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