Memory Lane — Best Music Video Ever?

[Editor’s Note: Occasionally, we will repost a previously published article on the blog.  Our community is growing so quickly and that means this might be new to a lot of folks. This was originally posted on September 19 2009.  It was written by Will deBock.]

I came across this video in my twitter feeds.  It is a music video from Japan (and no I don’t know what the words mean.)  But it is a catchy tune and the video is just so neat.  The coordination of webcams and the interactions between them are mesmerizing.

Maybe it is just the sociologist (or poet) in me, but for me it signifies the “people” behind the web and the amazing coordinating power of the web.  As educators we have the opportunity make a beautiful song / beautiful “image” like this every time we teach a seminar — every time we facilitate a discussion on a discussion board.  Metaphorically, of course, but equally as real and important.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfBlUQguvyw&feature=player_embedded

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2 responses to “Memory Lane — Best Music Video Ever?

  1. Will,

    Arigato! This is an awesome video and I noticed the style has been copied (call it flattery)by some TV advertisers… Anyway, I found the lyrics (added by someone named Nagareochiru) at a JPop site in Kanji, Romanji and English:

    “The heart softly projecting on the mirrored puddles’ surface
    Is your tone, one that escaped from the maze of the daily grind

    The look of houses and stores on the street
    Add color to the sound of spring’s footsteps
    The melody that flows out, “le lu la li”
    Only comes through rose-tinted glasses”

    Poetic, no?

    For more go here:http://www.jpopasia.com/lyrics/29063/sour/hibi-no-neiro.html

    Sayonara for now!
    Laurie

  2. Will and Laurie,
    I do recall seeing this before and had the same reaction. How creatively beautiful. The clever use of video combining faces, bodies and moving raindrops with the catchy tune is totally fascinating. I want to share this with my students!

    Laurie, thanks for finding the words to the song – such lovely poetry!

    Domo Arigato!
    Ellen

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