Thursday, July 26, 2007

Music Video Thursday: SPECIAL BULLETIN: "White and Nerdy Take #1"

We interrupt Music Video Thursday's "80's Mix Tape" series for this late-breaking bulletin: I'm going to see Weird Al tonight at Credit Union Center! w00t! In honour of my getting seriously "white and nerdy" tonight (no bubble wrap please), I'm taking a quick break from the 80's to present the first take of the "White and Nerdy" video shoot, with Weird Al fronting, and Donny Osmond getting freaky as a backup dancer. Avert your eyes, children, it's not polite to stare:

Back to the 80's next week (if I can get Mr. Fusion hooked up properly to the flux capacitor - Great Scott!!!)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Music Video Thursday: 80's Mix Tape: "Goody Two-Shoes"

And here's one more piece of evidence in the case against my good taste in music in the 80's - Adam Ant:

I'm so ashamed...

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Music Video Thursday: 80's Mix Tape: "I Wanna Rock"

A lot of the video's for my mix tape have been cheesy. This is cheese that has gone bad. Ladies and gentlemen, in an unprecedented three-peat appearance on Music Video Thursday, I present to you: Twisted Sister!

And for those of you who may have found this blog by following my "author" link on the Bethlehem Lutheran Church blog - I promise that you won't hear these songs on the Sundays that I'm playing... although you have to admit, "O Come All Ye Faithful" sounds an awful lot like "We're Not Gonna Take It", even if Twisted Sister isn't playing it. :-)

Thursday, July 05, 2007

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

Finding videos for all the songs on my 80's mix tape has proven to be a challenge. Some of the songs have appeared here already (here and here). Some of the songs simply can't be found on YouTube (in particular, anything by Loverboy, aside from crappy cell-cam footage from recent concerts, and Kim Carnes' "Crazy In The Night"). Some are just too... for lack of a better word, "yucky", to post here (Frankie Goes To Hollywood's "Relax" and The Cars "Hello Again" directed by Andy Warhol - search for them on YouTube at your own risk). And, in a most frustrating find, one video that was actually posted to YouTube by the record label... but with embedding disabled, so I can't put it on my blog - a big "boo hiss" to Universal for keeping me from sharing Men Without Hats' "Pop Goes The World" from my vast audience. It's an impediment to true culture, it is.

So, there's just a few more songs that I can give you, and quite frankly, I'm not entirely sure about this next video. I think I can sum up this video from The Cars in five words - Ric Ocasek freaks me out:

On a related note, according to Wikipedia (the Internet's most trusted news source, dontcha know), Ric Ocasek appeared on the Boston Phoenix's "The 100 unsexiest men in the world" list. Not that I'm a particularly good judge of manly sexiness (except my own, of course), but I'm not terribly surprised.