Collecting MadVideos -- 'Eating Machine,' the Director's Cut Kristian Knutsen on Wednesday 11/29/2006 5:35 pm The "Director's Cut' of the music video for "Eating Machine" by The Coma Savants isn't exactly what one might expect. Rather than a longer, Rated-R version of the 2001 video directed by band member Jon Hain, it's a documentary created by Kristin Forde that looks at the story behind video. It does, however, feature Hain receiving a haircut, appropriately enough. The documentary follows below. >MoreCollecting MadVideos -- The Coma Savants and their "Eating Machine" Kristian Knutsen on Wednesday 11/29/2006 11:37 am "I love it," says Jon Hain. "I feel like it directly gets at what the song is about, and on a visual level it holds my attention all the way through." Hain is referring to the music video he directed for "Eating Machine," an early song from the late and great Madison band The Coma Savants, available on their 2002 release Coma Savant. The video follows below. >MoreHilldale out, Sundance in for Madison Kristian Knutsen on Tuesday 11/28/2006 3:46 pm Star Cinema just announced the closing date and film for Hilldale Theatre. Long rumored to shut down sometime over the winter as part of the ongoing Hilldale Mall redevelopment on the near west side of Madison, the theatre will screen its final film on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 17. This film is The Sound of Music, the classic musical that was the first film to be screened at Hilldale when it opened on January 19, 1966. >MoreCollecting MadVideos -- Tangy plays 'Captain America' Kristian Knutsen on Tuesday 11/28/2006 11:11 am Sorta Like Very Ultra is the tentative title of the album currently being completed by Tangy, Madison's psychedlic indie quartet of self-described "aggro-poptarts." Set for mixing by Mike Zirkel at Smart Studios at the end of December, the album is currently scheduled for release in early 2007. One of the tracks to be included on the album is "Captain America," a song Tangy has performed live for well over a year. A five-minute live concert video of the song follows below. >MoreCollecting MadVideos -- From the stands to the rink Kristian Knutsen on Monday 11/27/2006 4:27 pm Over the long holiday weekend, the 2006 National Champion Badger men's hockey team broke a six game losing streak with a victory over number six-ranked Michigan State at the Kohl Center on Saturday, Nov. 25. One fan attending the game captured "a few good hits" and set it to the UW band playing "Here Comes the King" (a.k.a. "The Bud Song"). The brief highlights video follows below, along with several more clips from Badger men's hockey games at the Kohl Center. >MoreCollecting MadVideos -- Wii Day in Madison Kristian Knutsen on Monday 11/27/2006 11:22 am It was just over a week ago that the Nintendo Wii was released to long lines of prospective buyers nationwide, including here in Madison. Over the evening of Saturday, Nov. 18 and into the early hours of Sunday morning, Sean Corse and Caleb Goessling joined the lines of nascent Wii enthusiasts at the Target on the far west side. Their nine-minute video report follows below.
>MoreCollecting MadVideos -- Wilco returns to Madison Kristian Knutsen on Friday 11/24/2006 12:35 pm Starting and ending early but featuring a full set with two encores and 22 songs, Wilco played to a packed Barrymore Theatre on Wednesday evening for a Thanksgiving Eve show. A very brief concert clip from this performance follows below. >MoreCollecting MadVideos -- A quarter-century ago with WHAHA Kristian Knutsen on Wednesday 11/22/2006 11:20 am Student-produced video productions -- particularly those spoofing pop culture -- are by no means a new phenomenon at the UW-Madison. Back in the early '80s, one group produced a mock public television art show titled "WHAHA Director's Chatbox." One particular episode, described as a "better installment" by its creator Hank Grebe, takes on Milwaukee's Violent Femmes, or in this case, a mirror universe group named the Violent Fufus. The four-minute video spoof follows below. >MoreCollecting MadVideos -- Stoughton's Of Hatred releases first video Kristian Knutsen on Tuesday 11/21/2006 11:24 am Featuring members from Stoughton, Oregon, and just over the border in Illinois, Of Hatred describes itself as "Heavy (M)etal for for Heavy (M)etal Heads." Though they formed more than a year-and-a-half ago, the band really got going last spring, recording an EP that was released in September, and subsequently cutting a video for their song "Apprehension Before the Onslaught," based on footage from in practice and on stage. This music video follows below. >MoreCollecting MadVideos -- Whooping cranes leave Wisconsin for the season Kristian Knutsen on Monday 11/20/2006 4:58 pm On Wednesday, Oct. 5, 18 whooping cranes left the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in central Wisconsin, taking the first step of a long trip to wintering grounds in Florida. A short video of their flight follows below. >More