Wednesday, March 14, 2007

One time at band camp...

If you are at work, you'll probably be best served by not clicking any of the links provided below. Well, at work in the United States, at least. One of the great things about life in the UK is that the boundary of what is acceptable viewing is a fair distance from that found in the God Blessed United States of America.

When I've got nothing to do on campus, I usually wander over to the graduate centre (the graduate centre because I am old and busted and because they have a cafe area where you can sit and do nothing for several hours) where they have a 9-foot-high projection-screen television that airs music videos most of the time.

It seems that at least once a day I see this video of Alex Gaudino's "Destination Calabria." The really amazing thing about this video is that its makers have somehow taken every thought I had in high school, condensed them to 3 minutes 12 seconds, and put the whole thing to music.

Also on rotation is the much-better-sounding but slightly less catering-to-Chris'-sick-sick-mind video for Fedde Le Grande's "The Creeps" (The girl who bites her finger at 1:10. What's that about? Does it matter?).

De Souza's "Guilty" is also shown seemingly twice an hour, but it just doesn't have the same transfixing quality. You have to give it points, though, for the scenes featuring a bloke off the Village People hitting a prisoner with a phallic pink "nightstick." Nothing says "Sexay!" like police brutality.

10 comments:

Curly said...

The graduate centre sounds like it'd be a fun place to sit and do nothing for hours. Music videos are always nice and mindless, not to taxing on the brain.

Curly said...

Sorry for my grammatical error.

Sorry for wasting this comment.

Chris Cope said...

You comment-wasting bastard. Do you know how much valuable Internet space you've used up? Christ Eating Lemon Ice Cream, were you raised in a barn?!

Wait, that last one doesn't make sense. How would being raised in a barn translate to uneccessary byte usage? I think this means that my commenting on Curly's comment is itself a wasted comment. Or perhaps it is even super-wasted.

Chris Cope said...

Super Wasted is a good name for a band.

eric said...

Holy shit. That's the greatest video ever, even if the music is sorta crap. Chris, how come we couldn't get the girls in our marching band to dress up and dance like that? Oh yea... we has no game.

eric said...

Wasted post -
Does that first girl remind you of Jenny Rodvold? (If thats how you spell her name)

Bugail Aberdyfi said...
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Huw said...

I still fondly remember the video for Boogie Pimps' Somebody to Love. It was the summer when British pop videos suddenly decided to dispense with any notions of political correctness. Stupid 1990s and their worrying about people's feelings and equality and other stuff like that.

Bugail Aberdyfi said...

Ah yes, the British dance videos music. There is an iron rule in British dance music that all videos should feature sexy dancing models in revealing dresses or bikinis.

Even if it's a remix (such as the Camilla Jones vs Fedde Le Grand), they still make a video with the sexy models. The original video of the original song is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20pUGRbkQbg)

I love the Buddy Holly video by Weezer. The music video of my generation.

LadyLuck said...

Maybe it's because I'm a girl and not easily duped by scantily clad women, but those songs and videos were horrible. After 10 minutes of that playing, my head would explode. A million years ago when I was in college (Mankato State University, Minnesota), the cafeteria played music videos and every 10th song was a Bjork song. USA rocks.