Tao Lin Made a Music Video of Himself Skateboarding

Last December, we asked a bunch of musicians, tastemakers and weirdos to write about their favorite music from the year; author Tao Lin chose the debut EP by Chicago’s Young Family. He said it sounds like “what a rare form of tree-ghost-computer-human hybrid, in something like 250,203 AD, contained inside a museum against its will, might sometimes very quietly emanate, as a kind of auditory, barely noticeable, passive weeping.” Now, he has made a music video for their song “$$,” featuring himself skateboarding poorly among suburban mansions. He falls a lot, including at 1:08, when the video slows down and you can sort of see him “grinning.”

For more, read Emilie Friedlander’s recent interview with Tao Lin, about his new novel, Taipei.

POSTED July 25, 2013 4:24PM IN ART+CULTURE VIDEO, MUSIC VIDEO Comments (2) TAGS: , ,




  1. Carlo says:

    hahaha wonder how many times he was “grinning” in his book

  2. mp3 says:

    great video! ty