It's been a hard week, so I'm going to keep it simple tonight. This one is for Dag, Eric, all those who have left too soon, and those of us left behind to remember:
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
A little something to flush the Eurovision out of our system - here's Nirvana, with the now-classic "Smells Like Teen Spirit":
And here's Weird Al, with the not-quite-classic-but-still-good "Smells Like Nirvana":
And here's Tori Amos, with her heartbreaking down-tempo piano version of "Smells Like Teen Spirit":
And here's... ummm... Paul Anka...
And... what the heck?
Okay, I think that's enough of that. Next week: something completely different. I hope.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Well, that was disappointing. The crazy Ukrainian cross-dresser placed second (WTF!?), Bulgaria placed 5th, Hungary 9th, Georgia 12th, and Switzerland and Israel didn't survive the semi-final. As for the winner - imagine the voice of Celine Dion, trapped in the body of Saturday Night Live's Pat, and you've got Serbia's Marija Serifovic, winner of the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest:
That's it for Eurovision 2007 for me - I've got an idea for another theme for Music Video Thursday, but I'll put in a few weeks of more-or-less random stuff.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
The semi-final is complete, and 10 countries have qualified to join the 14 automatic qualifiers on Saturday's final. A lot of strong entries, including some previously profiled here, but one that I especially liked was the Georgian entry. Note that this is the "promo" video - I guess it's still too early for the semi-final performance to show up on YouTube:
Next week - the winner!
Thursday, May 03, 2007
There's an old joke that goes something like this:
What do you get when you play a country song backwards?
You get your wife back, you get your truck back, you get your dog back...
Tonight's video, Hungary's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, makes me think of this joke, only it's not meant to be funny - Magdi Rúzsa's powerful voice underscores the moody video, run in reverse, for a very moving effect:
Looks like happy endings are only for backwards country songs, though...
Next Thursday (May 10) is the semi-finals in the Eurovision Song Contest, followed by the finals on Saturday (May 12). Catch all the action at eurovision.tv!