Music Videos

I have been wanting to do a post on this for a while, so since my computer is stuck rendering and I am not in the mood to sleep, I may as well write it. I apologize if it takes a while to load for some of you, and I'm sure that most of you won't watch all the videos. (Props to you if you do, though. Mad props.)

Anyway, I don't listen much to any new music, so my favorites are kind of caught in my younger years. That having been said, I do have a number of music videos that I still think are great. Most of them appeal to my weirdness, but some of them are interesting artistically. Now, in no particular order, on to the freak show:

This song alone made me fall in love with the Foo Fighters. When I was a teenager, I was mesmerized by the weird harmonies created by the rock guitars. Anyway, I think that this video is still hilarious and a good example that there is life after Nirvana.

The Foo Fighters made a number of videos from their earlier albums that I really enjoyed. This was one of them, mainly again because it is so quirky and strange. They don't take themselves that seriously, I guess... especially if they are willing to dress up as girls in their own music videos.

Oddly enough, however, they did manage to stun me with this music video. Very odd concept in the fact that you never see the protagonist's face. Also, I find it compelling that the whole thing was shot in a single take (or two or so with some fancy editing).

You can't go wrong with the Muppets and Weezer together. What two cooler people are there in the world than Rivers Cuomo and Kermit the Frog. (Consequently, Weezer also did a video at the Playboy Mansion for their song "Beverly Hills." I didn't really feel like posting that one here.)

Another great music video by Weezer is this one. The melody of the song is haunting and I really like how time tends to speed up and slow down in varying succession. Plus, tons of stray dogs are, like, rad.

Build a little bird house in your soul

Kriss Miss | MySpace Video

Yes, I can't let this post go by without some They Might Be Giants music videos. This one is for their hit song from back in 1990. Yes, it's as eccentric as them.

Another one from TMBG. Quirky. Odd. Refreshing. I have to explain that they decided to do a lot of synchronized dancing in their videos mainly to poke fun at the contemporary MTV music videos of the time.

This video was actually done by the guys from the web site Homestarrunner.com. I had been a fan of their work as well, then suddenly they teamed up with my favorite band. It's odd how that happens some times.

I'll admit, I was a fan of Blink 182 when I was in high school, even though they were very immature. Once I got a little older, I became disinterested in them. I wouldn't post any of their videos on this blog... except for this one, which I think is well done, artistically speaking. Even though the song is mostly about suicide and overcoming suicidal tendencies, the visuals are very compelling.

I enjoyed the Wallflowers when I was younger, especially this music video. I just like the lighting and narrow focus they did in it.

Okay, so this isn't a real video, but it deserves to be here. The ending credits are the best part about the movie.

I stumbled upon Blick Van Glory as a result of my love of the movie Hoodwinked. The lead singer, Todd Edwards, did a lot of music for that film (being the director's brother and all). This is one of their interesting musical arrangements from their only album, Search for Quest.

This totally makes me want to sneak into a high school when I am old and balding. You can buy the album on iTunes.

What better way to sign off than with the Muppets singing their version of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody? My favorite parts are Animal's solo and the Swedish Chef. Classic.

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