OK Go Helps NPR Move Its Tiny Desk
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Recently NPR moved its Washington headquarters to an awesome new office (I've been to the old one, and it was fine, but not the pinnacle of modernity). This meant they had to move their tiny desk, the location of many excellent concerts posted online. NPR reached out to the band OK Go, partly because singer Damian Kulash is a former NPR engineer (he worked at a Chicago member station years ago). The resulting video is a clever mesh of OK Go madness and NPR tradition -- it took 223 takes of the song to move band, desk, and staff from the old office to the new one. Along the way, we see memorable cameos from Carl Kasell, Susan Stamberg, Alix Spiegel, and many others. If you're an NPR fan or an OK Go fan, prepare to have an awesome five minutes (warning -- the song is very catchy!):
If you're not familiar with the Tiny Desk concerts, here are some starting points: the Yo La Tengo performance, the instant-classic Macklemore & Ryan Lewis gig, the Milk Carton Kids, or Rufus Wainwright.