Thursday, February 21, 2013

OK, GO !

Sometimes we find ourselves slaves to the tube (here suggestive of all forms of tube - television, computers, so called smartphones, tablets) and in the middle of the every day dreary browse through of information, we run into something that makes our eyes grow wide and widens our lips into a smile. It happens to me when I am inspired(this is a tricky word because inspiration can work on many levels).
But OK GO ! is a band who, plays alternative American rock but is definitely an "Eyes and Ears" band. Again shown to me by a friend and I was blown away. This was just too cool to pass by, I had to "spread the word". Their music videos are filled with fresh ideas and color and even rhythm. Even the name is so cool and uncomplicated. Coming to think of it, its a simple thing to do - Just go ! (ha ha ha!)

Originally from Chicago, Illinois and now residing in Los Angeles, California The band is composed of Damian Kulash (lead vocals, guitar), Tim Nordwind (bass guitar and vocals), Dan Konopka (drums and percussion) and Andy Ross (guitar, keyboards and vocals), who joined them in 2005, replacing Andy Duncan. They are perhaps best known for their often elaborate and quirky music videos.

The original members formed as OK Go in 1998 and released two studio albums before Duncan's departure. The band's video for "Here It Goes Again" won a Grammy Award for "Best Short-Form Music Video" in 2007.The band has worked with directors including Francis Lawrence, Olivier Gondry (brother of Michel Gondry), Brian L. Perkins, Scott Keiner, and Todd Sullivan.

Some of my favourite videos include :

Here It Goes Again !

This Too Shall Pass

White Knuckles - Psst! (This one is crazy!)

Anyone who watches their videos will just love the energy they have ! This is fun at your workplace redefined.
OK! GO! Wiki Them !

Again I like to end-type with a quote :

"Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity.
It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy.
You can't try to do things. You simply must do things."
- Ray Bradbury


  1. Hi Ashwyn
    I really enjoyed listening this old song of Beatles some days ago. Here are the lyrics.

    'Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play?
    Dear Prudence, greet the brand new day
    The sun is up, the sky is blue
    It's beautiful and so are you
    Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play?

    Dear Prudence, open up your eyes
    Dear Prudence, see the sunny skies
    The wind is low, the birds will sing
    That you are part of everything
    Dear Prudence, won't you open up your eyes?'


    1. Wonderful ! How simple yet how interesting! Please keep posting your thoughts and quotes. They are money !!!