• Patricia

    I don’t care what they say, they’re still called albums no matter how they are sold.

  • MamaBerry

    If Grizzly Bear doesn’t hire that guy to do their next video, they are dumb. Dumber than not knowing what an “album” is.

  • Shelah

    I will need to bookmark/save this video to watch when I need to smile. I’m with Leta, watching it multiple times only increases my joy. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://shriekhouse.wordpress.com shriek house

    Reminds me of that French movie, The Science of Sleep.

    I thought “album” was still perfectly legit, but “record” causes that expression of stupified idiocy among the young. No?

  • Anonymous

    Ohmygod. L-o-v-e JMoney! Thanks for telling the internets about her. Maybe now she will become a rich and famous blogger, like yourself.

  • Tanya

    Gabe Askew, I’d like to marry your brain.

  • http://walkingtomaine.blogspot.com Betsy

    You know what I love as much as you? People who comment on your blog. Like Bridget above. And the Anono who knew it was Alf’s real name.

    That video made my brain turn inside out. By the time I got to the guy on the tractor I officially stopped eating my salad and let lettuce hang out of my mouth.

  • janelle

    I’m 23 and i call them albums but really the most telling part of this is that youre only just now getting veckatimest.

  • http://mediumcrazy.com mediumcrazy

    Beautiful. WOW. How do people create these things??? That video made my afternoon, thanks. I’m not even mad anymore about all these damn fruit flies.

  • Anonymous

    Whoa! Just last night I was listening to that album and wondered if you knew about it. I haven’t seen you post about it which led me to believe you did not. It is a soul-soothing album. Enjoy!

  • P

    I think Obama should make an album. Go @blurb ;o)

  • http://the-wynk.net wynk

    Yeah, sorry, but “Abercrombie-ish” is code for BIG RAVING DOUCHE and his reaction to her using the world “album” just confirms it.

  • Vanessa

    “Album” is completely fine. Not only that, but vinyl is back in a big way! Most of my music-adoring friends (all in their early to mid-20s) say the “A” word, and also own record players.

    Maybe it had more to do with him being an Abercrombie guy ;o)

  • http://have-the-t-shirt.blogspot.com/ Have the T-shirt

    Wow! Just Wow!

  • http://hellofromhades.blogspot.com bb

    un-frickin-believable. i never comment (previous word a testament as to why) but i had to. i’ve got a bfa in film production and am finishing up grad school as we speak (i know, sad at my age) – i’ve seen some pretty amazing stuff in my day…but that was amazing. the details, the quality, the pace and tone…nearly left wordless, except for this comment, of course. thanks. made my day. bb

  • http://synesthesiaphotography.com doug

    Why not albums? They aren’t necessarily CDs, and “MP3 compilation” isn’t accurate (some artists distribute FLAC). The last time I checked, iTunes still calls them albums.

    Abercrombie-ish hot guy = clown.

  • Marcus

    If it makes you feel any better, I am 19 and I say “album”. Vinyl is making a comeback among some groups of kids. Abacrombie guys usually don’t have good taste in music, they listen to the most popular song on the radio (and where I live, that is usually either rap or country). When you get in groups where music as appreciated more as an art form (and therefore talent becomes important…) albums become the cool thing to talk about. More and more talented artists are releasing their new albums on vinyl, thus records are making a comeback as well.
    Here is a link to a fan video for the band Caribou. I really enjoy it, if you have a few minutes you should check it out. It’s called Onwards.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know if anyone has said this yet, but I am pretty sure musicians, recording artists, rock stars, whatever you want to call them…they still call them albums. “Buy my new album, listen to my new album, check out my new album,” all statements I have heard on TV or radio very recently, you know, like yesterday.
    So Abercrombie-ish guy is just plain stupid, or maybe he’s Mormon. HA! Just kidding…kinda.

  • http://hellofromhades.blogspot.com bb

    oh and p.s. – and who gives a rat’s ass what anyone from this up and coming generation thinks of our vocabulary! they wear skinny jeans, for poops sake! and send 2,340 texts a day and still remain clinically illiterate. oh and they eat spicy hot anything and think their intestinal fortitude will be with them forever. please. these kids broke their teeth on britney and jessica and avril.

  • christine

    I think I saw Homer Simpson in the bathroom mirror.

  • http://notbychoice.tumblr.com/ Kristina

    Doesn’t it break your heart sometimes how talented random people out there in the world are?

  • Aimee

    If saying the word “album” makes abercrombie-ish heads explode, I will be getting on the loudspeaker at the mall and begin screaming it.

    Also, I only buy “albums” for the very reason you described. And don’t tell Grizzly Bear, but this fan video is better than the original.

    Go see them in concert, I still haven’t gotten over hearing that song live!

  • kobri

    a)iTunes calls them albums, musicians call them albums, awards ceremonies call them albums
    b) that was effing amazing

  • http://suesheeme.livejournal.com Jamie

    I have the same problem with the word “kids.” What do you call your adult children when referring to them to a third party collectively? Calling them your “kids” seems to deprive them of their adulthood. and yet there is no appropriate single word in the English language that means “adult offspring.” If I am wrong someone please email me.

    and Dooce, I met you after the taping of Dr. Phil. Thank you again for hanging out to meet me after I endured the hella line at the ladies’ room. It was a very exciting moment for me, and I babbled like an idiot. I never got to tell you that I am expecting my first child in January (a boy), that your experience as a parent has COMPLETELY inspired me, that Jon is my hero for being so steadfast for you, that Leta is amazing and I have loved watching her grow up, that I purchased “Your Best Birth” as soon as you recommended it, and that I am hoping to have natural childbirth because of you! Thank you, thank you, thank you for waiting for me after the show. You are such an inspiration to me. I wish we could hang and go out for some mexican food and reposado tequila in L.A. sometime. A girl can dream, and I do!

  • http://livingwellonless.com Karen

    I’m 24, and I still call them albums. Am I old? I don’t feel old, but I guess no one does. What else would you call them?

  • Tami in NY

    Those damn kids call them ‘CDs’ now, I guess. Maybe even that is becoming defunct with that new age ‘I’ somethin’ or another where they get them damn songs off that world wide space out there.

  • Juggee

    My husband and I are 28 and 29 respectively, and we still call them “albums.” We still also buy CDs because we have the same philosophy about there being a “theme” and appreciating the artistry behind creating an “album.” We get bugged all the time for still buying CDs, but we won’t be stopping anytime soon!

  • http://www.koofie.com/ Kelsi

    My two year old forcibly took the laptop away from me while I was watching the video. From the bit I was able to see (the top third) it was pretty cool! From my daughter’s comments I assume there were lots of fish (ish) stars (up) and fireworks (pop pop pop).

    Thanks for giving me something not Elmo-related that I could share with my daughter. I’m sick of monsters that talk in third person.

  • http://pcase.blogspot.com Kim

    Perhaps you have already done this – if so, it seems that it might be time for an update! I would be interested in seeing a list of your top 20 albums and the favorite song from each one.

  • daweave

    I miss Chuck. More Chuck please.

  • Lauren

    i would love to read more music related posts, too! you’ve got great taste.

  • http://www.notsoglamoroushousewife.com Robin

    I got my first hate mail comment today on my blog and you were the first person I thought of. Nice right? I scrolled through yours to find some clever inspiration. You are so wicked brilliant. Thank you for the continuous laughs. Oh, and what the hell is wrong with people? Thanks again.

  • thegusdad

    There’s a nice short interview with the creator of the video, Gabe Askew, at
    He’s a CG animation pro, of course, but it sure is nice that he’s employed.

  • linuxchik

    recommendation MUCH appreciated. nice comments today too!

  • Mary

    OK, I am officially the least creative person on the planet!! The video is amazing!

    As for the cd’s vs. albums; I have a 16 year old son and as far as he’s concerned they’re just “songs for my ipod”. Even if he downloads a whole “collection”.

    I also have a daughter that’s 4 and it’s funny to think that she won’t ever have any idea what albums were.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • JWo

    Yeaaaah. Album. I can’t think of a better term, though I’m your age, I believe (34?).

    Your twitter-mate’s comment reminds me of a similar yet a huge digression of a situation that occurred with me a few weeks ago, that I must share with someone…

    Down at the community pool party the DJ plays Def Leopard’s “Pour Some Sugar on Me”. I groan: I remember the 80′s well, and… well, UGH. This guy I’m talking to is all, “How can you NOT like Def Leopard? OMG, The 80′s are great… I mean, I was BORN in ’85! I mean, they’re great!!”

    To which I respond… yeaaaah. You were BORN in 85? No honey, you have no clue what the 80′s were like.


  • http://www.g8rlane.blogspot.com Colista Swartz

    I’m sensing some Little Big Planet inspiration here! Very nice!

  • jill

    Uplifting. You made me late for beddybyes (and with two v small children I should have been in bed ages ago) but thank you.

    And, ya, it’s an album.

  • http://thelongestroad.wordpress.com Att

    Yanno, I’m only 20 and I never say CD, it’s always been album. I guess thank my parents for being that kind of “old fashioned” influence?

    Also, that song is BRILLIANT.

    I love that Leta gets so excited about non-mainstream music. I wish I could get my son into half of the stuff we love. I think it’s a symptom of the kids he’s around. When he was younger, he adored Samson by Regina Spektor, the original version of I’m Yours by Jason Mraz and anything else we fed him on long car rides (The Cranberries, Ani Difranco, Tori Amos). But once a kid at school called our music “gay”, he stopped enjoying anything but the radio. Damn kids and their new fangled music!


  • http://www.d3voiceworks.com d3 voiceworks

    i wish you could see the wonder on the face of my 5 1/2 month old emilio, who is listening now through my nearfield monitors. actually, when i navigated away to comment the music stopped. gotta go ……….. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://gagliardislife.blogspot.com Felicia

    I love J-Money! You know she has a blog over at The Typing Makes Me Sound Busy…

  • http://hallesophia.blogspot.com Raezin

    “Two Weeks” is an amazing song and the Gabe Askew video is a freakin’ testament to how powerfully people internalize music.

    It TOTALLY outshines the offical video that Grizzly Bear made. Totally! I may even like it more than the other fan video out there, which is an homage to the short film “The Red Balloon” film that Netflix always uses in its ads.

    It’s too bad that music videos don’t have an outlet (aside from the internet). Maybe artists would put more effort into their videos. I am SO GLAD though, to see one of my favorite songs on one of my favorite blogs!

    There’s a reason I keep coming back =)

  • Anonymous

    Ya know…I come to your site expecting to feel the twinge of “Man, I wish I had talent or skill” but today I come to your site to be hit by a triple whammy of things I am not skilled to do….blog, create music or the awesomeness that is Gabe Askew. I’m off to stick pennies into light sockets now. :)

  • http://pobrecita-viajerita.blogspot.com Arielle

    What would you call it, besides ‘album’? I’m only 19 and that’s the word I use. But I just recently learned what the Jonas Brothers look like, so maybe I don’t have much authority on youth lingo.

  • Sierra

    This video is absolutely amazing!

  • http://annierhiannon.blogspot.com Annie

    I was confused. I thought you meant a “photo album”. I couldn’t think what else that word would refer to.

  • Kristen

    thank God Al Gore invented the internet!

  • http://www.soeursdujour.com/ Kath

    I still call them albums and not too long ago we were listening to albums at my sister’s cottage. There is a very different feeling evoked when you listen to the entire album on a stereo (dare I say record player?) knowing that you’re not going to get up and move until it’s over.

    Great recommendation – thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the chuckle. It’s quite funny to see someone (meaning Jelisa) who doesn’t know that periods go inside quotation marks going on about literacy. Good one.

  • Rorie O’Connor

    Heather – you are wonderful.