Thursday, June 28, 2007

Music Video Thursday: 80's Mix Tape: "Subdivisions"

As I've been going through the list of songs on that mix tape, I began to wonder just how bad my taste was in the 80's - cheese, cheese, and more cheese - but then, redemption in the form of Rush. Yes, they've got big hair, they're wearing weird clothes, but they actually look like they're making music, not just prancing in front of the cameras with instruments:

I genuinely like this song - not only is the music complex and interesting, but the lyrics really spoke to me back in high school, and still ring true today. *sigh* I suppose there won't be any other songs like this on the tape, so next week - back to the cheese... I can't wait.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Music Video Thursday: 80's Mix Tape: "Here I Go Again"

I'm beginning to have second thoughts about doing a whole series of videos based on an old 80's mix tape. I mean, I know that it's cheesy, but I didn't really realize just how cheesy it actually is, and I'm not sure I can handle that much cheese, you know, like a kind of a musical lactose intolerance or something...

But until better judgement overtakes me, we'll keep going on this fantastic voyage de fromage - tonight's "guys with long hair pouting earnestly" is brought to you by Whitesnake!

Ohhh, my stomach...

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Music Video Thursday: 80's Mix Tape: "The Final Countdown"

A few months ago I stumbled across a mix tape I had made back in the 80's while in high school, and I can't stop listening to it. So, I've decided that I'll inflict it on all of you here - misery loves company, right?

The mix tape kicks off with a perfect song for Music Video Thursday - it's from the 80's, it's Scandinavian, the lyrics are wonderfully awful in the way that only non-native English speakers can write them. Here's Europe:

More 80's goodness to come over the next weeks - you bring the wine, I've got all the cheese you need!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Music Video Thursday: "Sogno ad Occhi Aperti (Daydream)"

Lasse Gjertsen is back, only this time he's staying behind the camera. He's directed a music video for Italian cellist Giovanni Sollima. It's beautiful music, and fascinating video:

Click through each part to YouTube, where Lasse has included some behind-the-scenes notes on the creation of the video, including hand-editing over 4000 frames...