R.E.M. gives Dunedin's 'Shiny Happy People' lip dub an online shout-out
From Thursday's Times: Since October, business owners and citizens from around Dunedin have been planning a massive lip dub video to the R.E.M. song Shiny Happy People, all designed to showcase the city's undeniable good-time vibes. More than 500 people turned out to dance and (pretend to) sing on Dunedin's Main Street. The so-called "Funedin LipDub" came out on Jan. 29, and almost immediately attracted attention from an unlikely source: R.E.M. themselves, who linked to the video on their news page, calling it "a really fun video to ward off the winter blahs." Click here to watch the video.