Tuesday, April 7, 2009


This Devo music video was made by Kali and me back in 1984, with some very early CGI help from Wade Minter. Watch closely for cameos by Dave, Greg, my brother Nino and Eric Bauza. Oh yeah, and Kali's dad!

Kali and Nico: Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth from Nico Colaleo on Vimeo.

Music obsessions are running rampant lately!

We can see you!!


Anonymous said...


This is one of your best ever!

I was cracking up through the whole thing! The cameos, the keyboard, the hair!

Wonderful job, dudes!! Brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Haha! That rocked! Looks like all the hard work paid off!

Jessica said...

Nico, you have such dangerous dance moves! This is amazing. Good, no, GREAT job.

Niki said...

That was illogical and hilariously enjoyable at the same time! Also, I didn't think your brother actually looked that insane! Is he older than you?

Molly said...

AMAZING! You guys are the best. The CGI was very impressive, the dance moves fierce, and Nino's cameo breathtaking. I cannot believe you guys made that in just a few weeks!


Shawn said...

Worth every second of the wait!!!

Devo reminds me of when I was young and I smelled like milk.

Patrick McMicheal said...

Great work Nico...I enjoyed this very much! Ahhhh, the ole poor man's Green Screen! I've made that myself with bed sheets a few times. I made similar music videos with my kids a couple years back. VIDEO
Keep up the entertainment!

CaseyBug said...

HA! You goofballs.
I added you too, mister.

Frank Macchia said...


nice man! Was that Greg Franklin and Dave Vamos at the end there?!?!?!?!

haha I coulda swore there was a decent sized 6PH cameo in there.

Nico said...

Darby- Thanks brochacho!

Ben- Haha, you commented with your old blogger profile! No matter. Thanks for watching!! You are my inspiration.

Jess, Jess, Jess. Your comments never cease to brighten my day! Hearing "great job" from you means a lot to me. Thanks sooo much! We will have to dance together someday.

Niki- That's my bro all right, jerkin' back 'n forth. Nope not older, he is a year and a half younger than me.

Mollycakes!! Thank you! We wanna make more too! I loooove you

Shawn- Thanks! and LOL @ ur milky comment

Pat- POOR man's green screen? Well, fine, yes it's just a green sheet. I would totally paint an entire wall in my home green, which is what I used to have, but I live in an apartment now so I can't exactly do that anymore. But the sheets get the job done at least, right?

Casey- Thanks booger! Love ya!

Frank- Yep! You win the 64 dollar question.

Zach Bellissimo said...

Hahaha this video makes me wanna jerk back and forth.
You guys are silly.

Trevor Thompson said...

I've said so before on Kali's blog, but it bears repeating: this video rocks!

I hope it goes viral.

- trevor.

Chloe Cumming said...

Oh you made me a person of enchantment! How delighting!

What an excellent thing to spend your time making.

My parents used to be into Devo when I was born... I wonder if this has a any meaning.

Workshop Cooker said...

This was simply fantastic. Perhaps a mashup of sorts could be in the works? Or a literal song to the video? Reach for the stars. Oh and i am going to start using the term brochacho as often as possible. You also might be interested in the shirt Brotally! Google it. Do it.

Nico said...

Thanks everyone!

Chloe! You rock!!!

Casey- Brotally is cool! But I'd love a shirt that says "HAAY WHATS UP BROCHACHOS". man I say that all the time

p.s. Dude i gotta try your picatta sometime! I bet you make a fierce chicken marsala too

Leeann H said...

Electro music + computer graphics = the way of the future!!!!!!!!@!!!!!

More suave-r than Daft Punk or Kraftwerk or any of those bowsies. Hmph!

Kali Fontecchio said...

Nico rox my sox with his drawing box. Knox. Cox. Flox.

Kristen McCabe said...

Yowza Wowza! I really liked your video and I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Hryma said...

Hahaha, good one!
Nice dancing you guys.

Hellen Harty said...

Holy shiiiit! That video is too perfect and genius. Nico! Kali! Good Job God Job Great Job!!!!!!