Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Thought Ballune Music Video

Oh hell, as much as I dislike having to embed this from Rolling Stone — why does anyone still premiere anything on them, anyway, and this player plays “automatically” which is super annoying, apologies — this Unknown Mortal Orchestra song is totally a jam. Its balloon-headed characters really just seem like living embodiments (headless embodiments, that is) of the song’s title, “Thought Ballune”… ’cause “Ballune” isn’t actually how you spell balloon, and their heads are flying off presumably because they’re airheads, and being an airhead probably renders you incapable of good spelling, so you’d probably spell the word “balloon” “ballune.”

I mean, I’m guessing this is the logic behind the video and song. I may be wrong, but if so, that’s a dirty trick, UMO.

Directors – Jordan Blady / Ryan Knowles
DP – Bernard Evans
Producer – Matt Stanley
VFX – Benjamin Davidson / Katerina Arroyo / Mark Holden / Lisa Ryan

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits.

Ask Vivian about MARSHMALLOWS, cuz she's gross... and being tips for being frugal while nomading!

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Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits. Ask Vivian about MARSHMALLOWS, cuz she's gross... and being tips for being frugal while nomading!