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A Dose of Awesome: OK Go’s “This Too Shall Pass”

The band OK Go is one of my favorites when it comes to inventive, creative, dance-yourself-silly music videos. Their first, the infamous treadmill dancing video that earned an MTV Video Music Award (VMA), set the bar for what has become the band’s trademark style.

The video for their 2009 single, “This Too Shall Pass,” features an insanely complex and intricate “Rube Goldberg” machine (a highly complex machine that does simple tasks).

Cool fact: A good friend on mine worked on the set of this video. You can see his contribution to the Rube Goldberg machine — the falling pingpong balls — around 3:00 minutes in.

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11 Comments

  1. I LOVE OK Go and their videos. How cool you know someone who worked on the video!
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    • Aren’t they so awesome? The production stories and photos were so much fun to see, too. I think everyone had a blast putting this whole thing together.

  2. That was fabulous! My son heard it and knew right away what I was watching. He gave me tidbits of trivia for the whole thing, but I got to tell him your friend did the ping pong balls. So cool!

    • Love it! Yeah, my friend did the ping pong balls, and he also ended up designing costumes for the band for a performance they did a couple years ago. Lots of fun stuff!

  3. Lena, what fun, I love this! It always blows me away when people can create these kinds of things, as I personally, am so non-mechanically inclined.
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    • Same here, Rachel. The precision and intricacy of some of the little devices that they made blow my mind. Definitely not how my brain is wired, lol. πŸ˜€

  4. I love their music, and I could watch this video clip over and over! Actually I might πŸ™‚
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  5. Wow! That was amazing, Lena. Really clever, art at its best.
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  6. This is fantastic! My kids are fans of “Unchained Reaction” on Discovery–they’re going to love this video! Thanks, Lena
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