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When you take the music out of this Michel Gondry-directed music video for The White Stripes, it looks a bit like a Sesame Street video from the 1970s. This is a “musicless” version of The Hardest Button to Button, one in a sound experiment series edited and remixed by Mario Wienerroither.

Related stop-motion: Shugo Tokumaru’s Katachi, Royal Canoe’s Bathtubs, Ben Garvin’s Magic Beard, and More (The Hunter Pixilation Project), a video inspired by Joey Ramone.

via Sploid.

Giant Anteaters get in on the fun (and some yogurt) as Michael Hearst and PBS Digital Studios return with Songs for Unusual Animals. Michael visits the Nashville Zoo and then composes a song for the Giant Anteaters with all sorts of musical instruments found around his apartment.

Related watching: Songs for Unusual Creatures: The Elephant Shrew, the Otomotone Jumbo, and the Tube-Lipped Nectar Bat.

The kiddos really enjoyed this instrument and effect-filled video for Royal Canoe's Bathtubs, directed by Nathan Boey, about the band’s perfectly imperfect rehearsal space in an apartment building in Winnipeg, Canada.

The song is about how difficult it was to get instruments and equipment through a crowded hallway when the band was on their way to gigs. — Apartment bathtubs had been moved to the hallway by the building’s owner as a step in renovations. — But the song is also about making creativity happen despite difficult situations.

From Royal Canoe guitarist Bucky Driedger in “There is a sense where you can get slogged down, but there’s still some reason why we keep coming to this [practice space] and keep wanting to write the best songs that we can even though there’s a lot of things in the way.”

There are more music videos and other great songs in the archives.

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To celebrate Commander Chris Hadfield's return to earth today, Monday, May 13, Scientific American has collected the Top 10 Commander Hadfield Videos from the International Space Station. Excellent watching all around.

Above: the most popular video on their list, Wringing out Water on the ISS - For Science. And a just-released bonus vid below, the Commander’s version of David Bowie’s 1969 Space Oddity:

It’s the first music video made in space.