Our Best Video Finds of 2008 is playing this week, and I hope you'll check it out. I think it's our most entertaining ever. The concept videos were really solid (from the bizarre deconstructions of SoCalled to the deliciously kitsch animated collages of Bombay Deewana) and the performances were terrific too-- who can forget the wonderfully tight harmonica quartet Svang? Did you even KNOW that there was such a thing as a bass harmonica-- and how HUGE it is? I've often said that music is the Good News in the world, and as the various rumblings in world news reached a roar this past year, these colorful, positive statements provided us with a bit of relief. And I'm already thinking about our next "Best of" collection for 2009! For my part, I think that "Green Grass" by Cibelle and "Tangaroa, God of the Sea" by Tiki Taane are real contenders. But feel free to chime in, dear viewers!
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