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2 Home Performance Music Videos You Just Gotta See


Today I have a special treat for you. These two music videos give a whole new meaning to the term “home performance.” The first one came out in 2009, just as the ARRA program was about to crank up. The second one is from 1988, nearly two decades before Youtube. They’re both classics. (I would include James Brown’s blower door video, too, but I’ve already put it in another article.)

Double Panes

This is the one from 2009. I was co-teaching a home energy rater class at Southface almost every month that year, and when this came out we started showing it. I have to confess that I didn’t like it at first, but it’s really grown on me. With lyrics like this, how could it not?

I roll with a blower and I got mad gauge
If you catch me on the corner, put your name on my page
Blower door
Building efficiency
We got fewer leaks
Than the KGB

Double Panes from Matt Harnack on Vimeo.

Minneapolis Blower Door™ Rap!

This one’s from 1988, way back when MTV was still a cable network that actually showed music videos. And that’s Gary Nelson, founder of The Energy Conservatory, on the trombone (and rollerblades).

Have a wonderful Friday!


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  1. You just took 10 minutes of
    You just took 10 minutes of my life that I’ll never get back… ARRRGHHH!!!

    1. Well, Armando, I hate to
      Well, Armando, I hate to break it to you this way, but no matter what you did during that time, you’re not getting those 10 minutes back. ;~)

      1. But I could’ve been working
        But I could’ve been working on my own Turbo-Encabulator…

  2. These would have fit right in
    These would have fit right in at the ACI Film Festival!

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