Oh man … what can I say about Hall & Oats that hasn’t already been said. I remember seeing this video as a kid and just being amazed by it. The big drum set, them getting run over by it, and then their flatten bodies being posted on the wall. As an adult, I appreciate Oats totally hamming is up in the background and especially when they’re trapped in the drum. Also: Oats is obviously the more fashionable of the two – Zubas with hi-top Nikes – too much. Is Oats wears legging with white Nikes in one of the scenes? EVEN BETTER.
And this video … as a kid I was fascinated with the part where Oats is swimming by on a cloud.
The daycare that I went to as a kid used to do field trips to a skating rink. They had some random stuff from the Disney Channel and a few music videos from MTV that they would play on a projector tv while we skated around – this was one of the videos. I loved this song, but it wasn’t till much, MUCH later that I learned that the lyrics were “What does it matter?” instead of “Mind over Matter.”
And how can we forget this fever dream of a Christmas video? Honestly probably one of my favorite covers of Jingle Bell Rock.
One of the guys on my rugby team does Movember – where grow a mustache during the month of November to raise money for various men’s health issues. Movember started in support of prostate cancer awareness, but has grown to cover other men’s health issues like suicide prevention. It’s pretty cool, so I do it too.
This is the last CD in Volume 1 of the Best of Billy Collection. It is not one of my favorite play list … it just didn’t have a good flow to it. Never the less, it does have some great songs on it. Those two OTHER songs that Blur is known for? Harvey Danger? Sheryl Crow? And an awesome cover of Ordinary World by Fenix TX? Yes Please!
I think this was about the time that I dropped out of SFA. 3 sad semesters, but it wasn’t quite fifteen grand …
The original, official video for Fountain of Youth is pretty good too, but man this one is just great. I first saw it on Everything is Terrible and it looks like it uses a lot of clips from their found videos.
I got this little guy last month while I was on a rugby tour in Argentina. Carbone had a booth at a weekend street market in Buenos Aires with some of her art out. I got a few things, but this little racoon sticker really caught my eye. I think she had a bigger print of this – I wish I would have gotten it.
I had almost made it out the other side of my Aussie-ophile-lism, when Welcome to Night Vale had Brendan Maclean’s Stupid on The Weather. It’s a great song, that went great with the episode, and had a great video! His other videos are pretty good, but there’s just something about this one that I love. Maybe it’s juxtaposition between the “The Party Girl” and Brendan. Like: sometimes you can either choose to be miserable or choose to have a good time no matter what. Either way, I love this video.
Also: I like that The Party Girl looks a bit like the character from Hyperbole and A Half. I tried to tell Brosh this; I don’t think she was amused.
I used to talk to Brendan every now and then on Twitter. He seems like a pretty cool guy. Go check his other music out.
This was the first mixed CD I made on my little Graphite iMac. Man … what was my deal with the Clueless Soundtrack? I think I created this right when I got back from Army Reserve Training and during my 2nd run at UHD. Part of Best of Billy Volume I.
Harvey Danger is a pretty cool band. One of my favorite songs is Sad Sweetheart of the Rodeo. While some of their other music videos kinda leave you wanting, the one for Sad Sweetheart is pretty cool and kinda adds to the song.
When Tumblr first came onto the scene, I used the hashtags #sad#sweet and #heart not necessarily as part of a systematic taxonomy, but more as a way to express my feeling towards the post. Want to see everything that makes me #sad or that I thought was #sweet? Well, there you go! I did take work related stuff #rodeo, and when I rejoined Facebook (again) I kept using #rodeo for work stuff.
she takes another temp job
but in her secret heart she rides