Thursday, December 20, 2007

Music Video Thursday: "Christmas Eve / Sarajevo 12/24"

This will be the last Music Video Thursday for 2007. Here's some Trans-Siberian Orchestra to wrap up the year:

Merry Christmas, and see you in the New Year!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Music Video Thursday: Riffed Off

And yet another "something completely different" - here's something I'm going to call "Riffed Off", where we explore how the songs change, but the riff stays the same... causing endless flamewars about who ripped off whom. Tonight we present a battle royale with Nirvana, Killing Joke, and the Damned. We'll start with Nirvana, with "Come as You Are" in 1992:

Listen carefully to the guitar riff underlying the verse, and then take a listen to "Eighties" by Killing Joke in 1984:

Sound familiar? Killing Joke certainly thought so, accusing Nirvana of copyright infringement (although they stopped short of legal action). But is this the pot calling the kettle black? Check out "Life Goes On" by The Damned (originally from 1982, this concert footage from 2007):

Hmmmm... very familiar. Just goes to show that there's nothing new under the sun, as the saying goes - and that imitation may well be the sincerest form of flattery.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Music Video Thursday: "The Look of Love"

And now for another change of pace (are we having musical whiplash yet?) - a little Diana Krall for y'all:

Smooth stuff...