Sunday, March 31, 2013

Ten Music Videos With Blue Lighting

Here's all the Blue Lighting Music Videos on a YouTube playlist. #YouTubeNchill

1. Pebbles - "Girlfriend" 1987  *This and "Mercedes Boy" were her two greatest songs. She had others but she was basicly a two hit wonder.

2. Snap - "I've Got The Power" 1990  *This song calls for extreme dance moves.

3. Tricky feat. Francesca Belmonte - "Does It" 2013  *Tricky is still cool. He just hasn't been the same since Maxinquaye, which remains a masterpiece.

4. Crystal Waters - "100% Pure Love" 1994  *This video also contains a rodent.

5. Shaggy - "Boombastic" 1995  *I still like this song.

6. East Coast Family - "1-4-All-4-1" 1992  *"Yo, my name is Fruit Punch, but I don't get out much. So here's a phat jiggy video, by the Biv 10 bunch." -Fruit Punch of the Michael Bivens empire

7. P.M. Dawn - "Looking Through Patient Eyes" 1993  *I may be the only one wondering if "patient eyes" equals black lace. This song is still great.

8. Talvin Singh - "Jaan" 1997  *I was really into this album when it came out in 1997, I would likely never had heard of it had I not been working at Tower Records at the time.

9. En Vogue - "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" 1992  *These ladies are awesome.

10. Toni Braxton - "You're Making Me High" 1996  *Toni and her famous actress friends play a card game rating hot dudes who show up in an elevator.

*Blue lighting seems to be mostly a 1990s thing. 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Ten Music Videos featuring Couches

1. Tyler, The Creator - "IFHY" 2013  I truly feel that Tyler is a super genius. The only thing that makes his age obvious (he is only 22) is the lyrical content of his music. He still thinks that he has to shock us, even though the world would probably pay attention even if he went in a less shocking direction.

2. Madvillain - "Rhinestone Cowboy" 2004  *I have a lot of respect for these guys (MF Doom and Madlib), but, I don't like this song or video that much. The applause within the song doesn't really do it for me.

3. M.E.D. - "Push" 2005  *J Dilla is on the couch, it looks like the Donuts cover is a still from this video @ 2:25.
4. Bonobo feat. Andreya Triana - "The Keeper" 2009  *The one-shot music video is slowly paced which accentuates the smoothness of the song. I like most of the songs I put on here, but this is one of the ones I actually listen to...a lot.
5. Curren$y - "Chandelier" 2012  *I don't really like this song as a whole. I do appreciate how he respectfully talks about his lady, this is one of those rappers that deserves to get chicks. That said, I have not listened to any of his other songs.
6. Otayo Dubb feat. Bambu - "A Lil More" 2012  *This video serves as a public service announcement for ladies warning them to bring their drinks into the restroom with them. I wouldn't listen to this song regularly, but, they seem like good guys making music that actually means something.
7. The XX - "Islands" 2010  *The band is working this couch.

8. MC Lyte feat. Xscape - "Keep On Keepin' On" 1996  *I believe pantsuit MC Lyte does say "sugar for my booger" @ 1:56. I just recently found this song and even starred it on Spotify.
9. Billy Idol - "Cradle Of Love" 1990  *This guy is kind of a woos, not Billy Idol of course because he is a total badass.
10. Rocky Rivera feat. Irie Eyez - "GRLZ" 2012  *These girls are fierce, I'm glad they make music.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Ten More Music Videos featuring Famous Actors and Actresses

1. Ray Wise (Laura Palmer's Dad from Twin Peaks) in Beach House - "Wishes" 2013

2. Mr. T (@1:06) in Busta Rhymes feat P. Diddy and Pharrell - "Pass the Courvoisier Part II" 2002

3. Tilda Swinton in David Bowie - "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" 2013

4. Eddie Murphy in his own video "Party All The Time" 1985  *Eddie Murphy was on top of the world in the eighties, he had to make an album.

5. Elijah Wood, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Susan Sarandon, Jason Schwartzman, Chloe Sevigny, Will Ferrell, and many others in Beastie Boys - "Fight For Your Right (Revisited)" 2011

6. Shia Lebeouf in Sigur Rós - "Fjögur piano" 2012  *Surprising nudity contained, BEWARE! This music video is more like a music film.

7. Christina Hendricks in Broken Bells - "The Ghost Inside" 2010  *Gas is extremely expensive in space.

8. Terrence Howard in Ashanti - "Foolish" 2002

9. Rebecca Hall in James Blake - "A Case Of You" 2011

10. Danny DeVito (@1:26)  in Erick Sermon feat. Marvin Gaye - "Music" 2001

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ten Music Videos with Green Screen Backgrounds

1. M.I.A.  - "Galang" 2007  *She is radical.

2. Neneh Cherry - "Buffalo Stance" 1988  *It's hard not to sing aloud the part of the chorus that starts at 0:51, for me, maybe not you guys.

3. The Streets - "Let's Push Things Forward" 2002  *I don't love this song but the whole British rapper thing makes me like it.

4. The B-52's - "Roam" 1990  *This song and video are kind of painful to watch, I wouldn't recommend watching it except for the nostalgia factor. I don't think I would ever listen to this song for listening pleasure. I find myself questioning whether or not this category should just have nine songs.

5. 3rd Bass - "The Gas Face" 1989  *MC Serch was a turtleneck rapper.

6. Theophilus London - "I Stand Alone" 2011  *Dang, this song isn't that cool at all. The green screen action is the best part.

7. De La Soul - "Eye Know" 1989  *This song samples Steely Dan, how cool is that?

8. Monie Love - "Grandpa's Party" 1990  *Afrika Bambaataa has a cameo in this video.

9. Holy Balm - "Holy Balm Theme" 2012  *I saw this Australian band recently at the Jewelbox Theater. They were so incredible I bought the album. Their awesomeness isn't that obvious in this video or song. They have a tumblr.

10. Deee-Lite - "Groove Is In The Heart" 1990  *I saw one of the Deee-Lite djs at the Power Plant near the viaduct in the late 1990s. I had a mini raver phase in that era, but, someone told me once that I looked like I was dancing to Hip Hop (they did not think that was cool).

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Eight Music Videos featuring Fierce Solo Dancing

1. MC Lyte - "Ice Cream Dream" 1992  *This is from the Mo' Money Soundtrack, I have this on cassette. I had no idea what this song was about in 1992.

2. The Black Keys - "Lonely Boy" 2011  *He is the new school iconic solo dancer.

3. Karyn White - "Secret Rendezvous" 1988  *I'm pretty sure she does the Roger Rabbit and the Running Man in this video starting @ 1:19.

4. Tears For Fears - "Mad World" 1983  *The guy dancing outside by himself is the inspiration for this category.

5. Mayer Hawthorne - "A Long Time" 2011  *1980s Detroit dance show footage pairs nicely with this song.

6. Disclosure feat. AlunaGeorge - "White Noise" 2013  *It's pretty dancey/dancy but I still like it.

7. Johnny Gill - "Rub You The Right Way" 1990  *I like the part @ 3:11 when he is dancing really hard and making eye contact with the camera.

8. Toro Y Moi - "Never Matter" 2013  *I'm not in love with this song by any means, but the video is pretty funny. I do feel like Chaz Bundick (Toro and Moi) would be a great person to hang out with. There is a great video interview with him on my 2011 Toro Y Moi post.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Eight Music Videos featuring Confetti

1. Rhye - "Open" 2013  *She's pretty great, I've wanted to share this video for weeks but I couldn't find more confetti videos. I found this via @DJHyphen, thanks.

2. Ethel Cee and Dumhi - "Coke And Yoga" 2012  *Seems like a weird combo, but I love this beat. I couldn't figure out if she was serious until I read this on her video info: (an excerpt)

"I remember hearing descriptions of some of L.A.'s residents. You could meet someone with fake tits, fake lips and a fake ass but they are vegan or on some kind of macrobiotic diet. I found this to be equal parts hilarious and intriguing. So when I say 'Hey L.A.' in the hook, I am basically saying hello to the only group of people I thought could understand how two things so diametrically opposed could exist in the same life.

I felt like L.A was where I probably belonged. They would get it. They wouldn't judge. It described me perfectly. I mean, what kind of person does coke and then gets up and goes to yoga class the next day? Who DOES that shit? Hot mess.

Both cocaine and yoga came into my life about the same time. I still do yoga. The coke had to go. I liked it way too much and I didn't want to go down the road of addiction. I've seen firsthand what that looks like and It. Is. Ugly. So I stopped cold turkey while I was still in control. Yay, me."

-Ethel Cee

3. Gossip - "Heavy Cross" 2009  *It is so great that someone from my high school got to make music with Rick Rubin.

4. EMF - "Unbelievable" 1991  *For me this video is all about the Vision Street Wear shirt.

5. Drake - "Started From The Bottom" 2013  *I don't love this song at all but Drake is so damn likable, maybe it's the drugstore uniform.

6.  Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Zero" 2009  *She is fierce, she isn't even from Seattle and she walks in the rain without a hood or an umbrella.

7. Allen Stone - "Celebrate Tonight" 2013  *I'm not really into this song but I figure that many others may like it.

8. Alt-J (∆) - "Something Good" 2012  *This video is low-key gruesome because it is happening in slow motion. I didn't even notice the confetti the first time I watched it; I was too absorbed with the whole rose falling and turning into liquid when it hits the ground thing.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Ten Music Videos featuring Photographs

1. Kanye West - "Through the Wire" 2004

2. Sami - "Crazy" 2013  *This is a Willie Nelson cover.

3. The Streets - "Fit But You Know It" 2004

4. Nas feat. Chrisette Michelle - "Can't Forget About You" 2007  *The Nat King Cole "Unforgettable" sample definitely works.

5. Foo Fighters - "Everlong" 1995  *Definitely a memorable video from when MTV was still mostly videos.

6. Shanice - "I Love Your Smile" 1991  *This song is way cheesier than I remember.

7. Amy Winehouse - "You Know I'm No Good" 2006  *This is one of those songs that I distinctly remember the first time I heard it. It was incredibly obvious that she was going to be huge.

8. Prometheus Brown and Bambu (The Bar) - "Lookin' Up" 2012  *This is pretty great.

9. Norah Jones - "Happy Pills" 2012  *This is from her Danger Mouse produced Little Broken Hearts.

10. Moka Only - "Sleeping Dogs" 2012

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ten Music Videos featuring Public Transportation

Here's ALL of the Public Transportation music videos I've found so far on a YouTube playlist. #YouTubeNchill

1. MC Lyte - "Paper Thin" 1988  I haven't been to New York yet, but from watching all these videos it seems like someone is always rapping on the subway.

2. Method Man - "Bring The Pain" 1994  There is a great 1994 cell phone shot @ 2:48.

3. Homeboy Sandman - "Couple Bars" 2013  I have a hard time figuring out if I like this, but, it's funny so I watched it three times. 2017 UPDATE: I love it...a lot.

4. Ini Kamoze - "Here Comes The Hotstepper" 1994  I'm still not sure about the significance of the donut eating @ 2:00.

5. Das Racist - "Chicken And Meat" 2009  They are hilarious.

6. Digable Planets - "Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" 1992

7. Brand Nubian - "Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down" 1993  This is one of those good beats.

8. Wyclef Jean feat. Mary J. Blige - "911" 2000  I knew someone who had a sign that said, "give slow jams a chance". It seems like the obvious thing to do but it made a great sign.

9. Blue Scholars - " Joe Metro" 2007  This is very Seattle.

10. Aloe Blacc - "You Make Me Smile" 2012 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Ten Music Videos With Rappers Behind Fences

1. Dyme-A-Duzin feat. Joey Bada$$, Capital STEEZ, and CJ Fly - "Swank Sinatra" 2012  *I get to see a few of these guys at Neumos on March 24, it's a must go.


2. Wu-Tang Clan - "C.R.E.A.M." 1993 

3. K7 - "Come Baby Come" 1993

4. Pharcyde - "Passin' Me By" 1993  *I always feel a special bond with the songs that I have on cassette.

5. Eazy E - "Real Muthafuckin G's" 1993  *I'm not a huge Eazy E fan but these dudes are definitely rapping behind a chain link fence.

6. M.I.A. - "Bucky Done Gun" 2008  *This is one of my favorite M.I.A. songs.


7. Naughty By Nature - "Uptown Anthem" 1992  *He is behind a knee high fence, the song is great enough that I wanted to make it fit.

8. MC Luscious - "Boom I Got Your Boyfriend" 1991

9.  Naughty By Nature - "O.P.P." 1991

10. Sam Lachow, Kung Foo Grip, Brothers From Another (BFA), Gift uh Gab - "Young Seattle" 2012

 * 7 out of 10 are between 1991 and 1993 and Naughty By Nature is really into fences.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Eleven Music Videos featuring Converse

1. Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit" 1991

2. Tyler, The Creator - "Domo 23" 2013

3. Das Racist - "Brand New Dance" 2011

4. Talib Kweli feat. Mary J. Blige - "I Try" 2004

5. Kendrick Lamar - "A.D.H.D." 2011

6. Dena - "Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools" 2012  *She has an M.I.A. thing going.

7. OverDoz. - "Pasadena" 2011  *This giant eyes thing is kind of creepy.

8. Jonti - "Nightshift In Blue" 2012

9. Bahamadia - "Total Wreck" 1994

10. Bambu - "Brave Heart" 2012

11. Xscape - "Just Kickin' It" 1993

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ten Music Videos featuring Seattle

1. Dark Time Sunshine - "Doom / Go Team / Wrong Kids" 2010

2. Jake One feat. Vitamin D, Note, Maneak B and Ish - "Home" 2009

3. OCnotes - "Walk" 2012

4. Macklemore - "The Town" 2009

5. Blue Scholars - "Freewheelin" 2004

6. Brothers From Another - "No Shirt" 2010

7. The Physics - "I Just Wanna Beat" 2010  *University of Washington libraries.

8. Grieves and The MC Type  - "My Girlfriend Beats Me" 2007 

9. Eighty4 Fly - "Cool Kids" 2012

10. Don't Talk To The Cops! - "Guess I'm Strange (DJ BlesOne BBoy Remix)" 2011

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ten Politically Inspired Music Videos

1. Evil Nine feat. Danny Brown - "Black Brad Pitt" 2013

2. Capital STEEZ - "Free The Robots" 2012

3. Killer Mike - "Reagan" 2012

4. Queen Latifah feat. Monie Love - "Ladies First" 1989

5. Heems - "Soup Boys" 2013

6. Brother Ali - "Uncle Sam Goddamn" 2007

7. Ab-Soul feat. Danny Brown and Jhene Aiko - "Terrorist Threats" 2012

8. Scorpions - "Winds Of Change" 1991

9. Bambu and Rocky Rivera - "Rent Money" 2012

10. Rage Against The Machine - "Freedom" 1994

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ten Music Videos featuring Street Art

I put all the Street Art Music Videos I've found so far on a YouTube playlist for you. #YouTubeNchill

1. Blondie - "Rapture" 1981

2. KRS-One "Step Into A World (Rapture's Delight)" 1997

3. Jeremiah Jae (produced by Flying Lotus) - "Cat Fight" 2013

4. Ab-Soul feat. Kendrick Lamar - "Turn Me Up" 2010

5. Aesop Rock - "Zero Dark Thirty" 2012

6. Eric B. and Rakim - "I Ain't No Joke" 1987

7. Anika - "No One's There" 2011  STONES THROW

8. Joey Bada$$ feat. Chuck Strangers - "Fromdatomb$" 2012

9. Naughty By Nature - "Hip Hop Hooray" 1993

10. 100dBs and Ryan O'Neil feat. DJ Far East - "Wait A Minute" 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Ten Great Songs Without Music Videos

1. Dirty Sanchez feat. Capital STEEZ and Rokamouth - "Maxwell" 2013  This song never gets old.

2. Jai Paul - "Jasmine" 2012  Jai Paul pulled off the rare feat of internet stardom with a Soundcloud single.

3. Banks - "Before I Ever Met You" 2013

4. Wanderhouse - "Sugar" 2013  

5. Capital STEEZ (Produced By MF Doom) - "Chicago" 2012  I'm so glad these two made time to work together.

6. Pillowfight - "Used To Think" 2012  Pillowfight is Dan The Automator and Emily Wells.

7. Zebra Safari feat. Goofy Mane - "Never" 2013  This is a remix of a Perfume Genius song.

8. Common - "Thisisme" 1994  The definition of a banger.

9. Joey Bada$$ - "Don't Quit Your Day Job" 2013  This Lil B Diss song samples Janet Jackson's "That's The Way Love Goes." I still have the VHS I recorded the MTV World Premiere of the Janet video. It blew my 14 year old mind.

10. Erykah Badu (Produced By Madlib) - "The Healer" 2008  The live version and the Binkbeats version make up the difference.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Ten Music Videos featuring Reflections

Here's a link to all the Reflection videos, will be updated as I find more.  #YouTubeNchill

1. Mikky Ekko - "Pull Me Down" 2013  This one is for sexytime.

2. Kanye West feat. Syleena Johnson - "All Falls Down" 2003  Stellar use of reflections by Kanye and his crew.

3. Jessie Ware - "If You're Never Gonna Move" 2012  She coo.

4. Echo and The Bunnymen - "The Killing Moon" 1984  Don't worry the moon won't be able to kill you through the video because you are looking at its reflection.

5. Flying Lotus feat. Andreya Triana - "Tea Leaf Dancer" 2007  This may not be the official video but it's great.

6. Kool A.D. - "Moneyball" 2013  There is a LOT going on in this video.

7. Mayer Hawthorne - "The Walk" 2011  That spoon just saved Mayer Hawthorne's life, sort of?

8. Digable Planets - "9th Wonder (Blackitolism)" 1994  Ish AKA Butterfly is one of the galaxy's greatest assets.

9. St. Vincent - "Cruel" 2011  I prefer her song titled "Strange Mercy," but I still think this song and video are creative and interesting enough to make it list-worthy.

10. Jared Evan feat. Joey Bada$$ - "Black and White" 2013  This song has a blue flower in it, they always remind me of Dr. Octagon. This song is all poppy until Joey Bada$$ gives it a little Pro Era boost.