If you just stumbled across this blog – and I’m sure that stumbled is the correct word since we’ve done little by way of advertising – you might notice that there’s an eclectic mix of stuff on here. Even allowed the full six degrees of separation, one might have trouble connecting an encyclopedic musing on a 1914 Metaphysical painting, an album review and charge-coupled devices. (And we haven’t even started the booze posts yet!) We’ll get our feet eventually and maybe organize this a bit, but in the meantime I’m embracing the philosophy of more is more.
So, with that in mind, here are three music videos. Their relation? None really. I just saw each of them recently and totally dig them. Some of these might be old news to you audiophiles out there, but hopefully I will enlighten someone (or someones).
1. Basement Jaxx – Feeling’s Gone [featuring Sam Sparro]
I’ve been hooked on the new Basement Jaxx album Scars for a couple days now. It’s different than their previous work and has a ton of guest vocalists, but still very danceable and I’m quite looking forward to their DJ set here in Chicago in November. At any rate, this video is ridiculous. And I love the genuine looks of sadness at the end.
2. Mew – Repeaterbeater
This song is catchy. It’s been in my head on-and-off for weeks now and watching the video again is not helping any. I don’t have any idea what’s going on in the video, so don’t leave comments asking. But if you’re confused by this one, you should check out their previous vid for Introducing Palace Players to see how lucky you had it. Oh and I should mention the album title, which is the succinct No More Stories / Are Told Today / I’m Sorry / They Washed Away / No More Stories / The World Is Grey / I’m Tired / Let’s Wash Away.
3. TV on the Radio – Golden Age
If the previous two confused you, quit now. This is nuts beyond belief. Seriously. There may not be enough drugs in the world for this to make sense. There’s a unicorn. A group of cops dance. And at the conclusion we find that totem pole + transformers + rainbow = heart-shaped bubbles. If you like it, it’s off their newest album Dear Science.