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  • “Cameras,” Matt and Kim

    Posted by onparkstreet on January 15th, 2011 (All posts by )

    my water comes straight from the tap
    and those bottles are all just for show
    I see that we’re made of
    more then blood and bones
    see we’re made of
    sticks and stones

    don’t forget to breathe
    need locks for your keys
    don’t forget to breathe now
    forget to breathe now

    The Matt and Kim song “Cameras” is everywhere and good thing, too, because I like it. Definitely dance-around-your-room-or-tap-your-toes-in-line-at-the-store time. Here’s the YouTube “official version” (can’t figure out the embedding url) and here is their fun and vibrant website. Posted on the website is the following observation from the Matt and Kim Twitter feed: “This guy at the pharmacy made it very clear to me that snow is a four letter word.”

    Do I have to Twitter now? I generally don’t like it. It makes me feel like a stalker with ADD. (Full disclosure: I used to Twitter. Twitter microfiction I called it. Deleted it. May revive it. Who knows? And, yeah, I know you can’t recover an old account. I saved my microfiction on – wait for it – PAPER….)

    Don’t forget to breathe now….no time for cameras we’ll use our eyes instead….

    UPDATE: Okay, maybe today isn’t the best day to express my sentiments toward Twitter given Charles Cameron’s post below. It’s definitely a cool technology but I don’t know if it is for me.


    2 Responses to ““Cameras,” Matt and Kim”

    1. Shannon Love Says:

      Matt and Kim’s “Daylight” is also very good. We heard a snippet of it on an ad for Rum and tracked it down.

    2. onparkstreet Says:

      Thanks for that Shannon. It’s a joyous song and joyous video.

      I like the phenomenon of good songs accompanying ads but apparently this leads to some distress among YouTube commenters…. :)

      – Madhu