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Here are my favorite videos, a new one each month!

July 2019

Whenever I happened to be in London, I went to the basement of the Saatchi Gallery to see Richard Wilson's permanent 20:50 installation. Apart from music, the only art that ever truly touched me. Unfortunately, the installation was not as permanent as I thought. It is now at the MONA. Go see it, if you are ever in ... Tasmania.

June 2019

This classic.

May 2019

Listening to Big Thief's brillant UFOF album for the last two weeks. And I am not even into folk music. (UFOF does not yet have videos, so the video below is from an older album of Big Thief, but some songs of UFOF are online.)

April 2019

How could I have missed this outrageous bit by Sacha Baron Cohen?

March 2019

"Frequently, machines don't replace jobs so much as tasks." We actually wrote that paper!

February 2019

"It's been three days since I last used blockchains."

January 2019

Audis and other German cars are surprisingly unpopular in KSA.

December 2018

Five best albums 2018? Songs: Snail Mail and Boygenius. Tracks: Against All Logic, Jon Hopkins, and from my generation: DJ Koze.

November 2018

100 years ago, the First World War came to an end. Watch Peter Jackson's "The Shall Not Grow Old" documentary!

October 2018

My employer is collecting lots of downvotes for this video. For pandering? Because it is not dead serious? Because it is too serious? Because rap? While I agree that ETH should try not spend too much money on PR, I feel old when I read the Youtube comments. (Okay, I always feel old when reading Youtube comments.)

September 2018

Bo Burnham meets Anna Meredith.

August 2018

Whenever I need some energy to cancel a service, I watch Ryan Hamilton's excellent skit about trying to cancel his gym membership. It starts about 40 seconds in.

July 2018

"Children under five also have elevated levels of the pheromone Blink-182, produced by the part of the liver known as the Rita Ora. This allows nerve reflexes to travel along the Cardi B neural pathway to the Wiz Khalifa 40% faster, saving time and saving lives."

June 2018

The future of indie rock music: Lush by Snail Mail.

May 2018

Nobody told me that there's a new Weekend at Bernie's.

April 2018

When you think that ICOs are so 2017.

March 2018

Twenty years after Silentintroduction, Moodymann deserves snatching Pitchfork's best new track.

February 2018

If you can't relate to Lil Pump...

January 2018

Visiting Varanasi, India.

Earlier Videos

I started this one video each month tradition in January 2010. You will find the early years here.