Thursday, November 30, 2006

Music Video Thursday: "Amateur"

Tonight's video is from a young Norwegian who, although he claims to not play drums or piano, manages to put together a convincing performance via some very slick video editing. Here's Lasse Gjertsen's "Amateur":

Also of interest is his earlier "Hyperactive" beat-box performance. It'll be interesting to see what else Mr. Gjertsen comes up with in the future.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

New look, same old crap

As you may have noticed, I've decided to do a bit of renovating of the ol' "Home on the Range" - there's these fancy label thingies on the sidebar and on the posts, and I'm experimenting with some different templates, so pardon the dust and watch your step.

Music Video Thursday: "19-2000"

Surprise! We're not regressing back to the 80's yet again - this is genuine 21st-century music! And these are strange days indeed, where a music group may or may not really exist - depending on how you define existence, I suppose.

Gorillaz burst on to the music scene in 2001 with their self-titled debut album. The second single, 19-2000, is a quirky little tune with a video that's got it all - stunt driving, UFO death rays, a giant moose, and explosions. How can you go wrong?

Get the cool shoeshine indeed.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Music Video Thursday: "Lovers In A Dangerous Time"

I'm feeling a little frustrated - I thought of the perfect song, and I know there's an official video for it out there somewhere, but I can't find it on YouTube, Google Video, or any of the other video sites searched by VDoogle. I may still have a copy of it on my workstation (I'm a digital packrat), but I won't be able to find it in time for tonight. Maybe next week...

But for now, the show must go on - here's the incomparable Barenaked Ladies and one of their earliest videos, "Lovers In A Dangerous Time":

See you all next week!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Music Video Thursday: "Go For Soda"

And we're going back to the 80s again - I had a heck of a time coming up with something for today's music video, but I finally found it in the form of Kim Mitchell's "Go For Soda":

The only question I have: what the heck was that guy (the guy in the video with the afro, not Kim Mitchell) supposed to be smoking anyhow? He takes a drag off it, next thing you know there's a little guy jumping out of the TV and a rock concert in the fridge. And at the end of the video, is it just me or does he sound a little... baked?

Methinks there's more than soda at work here...

UPDATE 2008-04-05: The YouTube copy of the video has been pulled, but it looks like Mr. Mitchell himself has posted it on MySpace, complete with full credits listing "Jacky Malbogat" as "Kid":

Thanks to "Anonymous" for pointing out that the original had been pulled, thanks to Kim Mitchell for being cool enough to post it himself, and thanks to Dr. Pepper for letting me go for soda right now myself.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Music Video Thursday: "Living on a Prayer"

We're in the middle of some "emergency renovations" tonight (discovered that a 25 1/2 inch geothermal heat exchange unit doesn't fit through a 25 1/4 inch doorway), so I'm not going into a lot of detail on tonight's video. Here's Bon Jovi, "Living on a Prayer":

Ahhh, the 80's - big hair, mascara, and keyboards in hard rock bands... and the hours I spent sitting at the piano, playing "Fantasy", "Jump", "Final Countdown", and "Here I Go Again", dreaming of being a rock star keyboard player. Then along came grunge, and keyboards suddenly weren't in. It's probably for the best - I shudder at the thought of me wearing leopard-print spandex.