Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ten Music Videos with Special Effects Part IV

1. FKA Twigs - "Two Weeks" 2014  *She has golden Oompa Loompas, already.

2. Def Dee x Alca - "Ultra Violet" 2014  *My favorite Def Dee song is still "Different Than The Next Block" off of his collaboration with La, Gravity.

3. Arcade Fire - "You Already Know" 2014  *This is some Harry Potter shit.

4. Mndsgn - "TXT (MSGS)" 2014  *Mndsgn is one of the newest Stones Throw artists, I posted his "Inedia" EP on ReignCity back in January and the video for "Hiking / Fif Dim" last December.

5. Rey Pila - "Alexander" 2014  *This video also has candles, street-walking, fur, mirrors, personal grooming, cats, and money.

6. Marian Hill - "Lovit" 2014  *Eyelids on eyelids would likely be terrifying in real life.

7. Atoms For Peace - "Before Your Very Eyes" 2013  *I wonder if this is what it feels like to be Thom Yorke.

8. Captain Murphy - "Duality" 2012 *On November 18 in Seattle, music lovers have been presented with a dilemma. Do you go see Flying Lotus (Captain Murphy) at The Neptune Theater or FKA Twigs at The Showbox?

*Original Video Deleted By Creator But This One Is Coo Too

9. FKA Twigs - "Tw-ache" 2014  *I don't know if he should be touching her there right now, she's got a tw-ache. That said, I will most likely see FKA Twigs over Flying Lotus (see dilemma above in #8).

10. Banoffee - "Got It" 2014  *The Australian artist Banoffee appeared earlier this year on Ten Music Videos with Musicians Sitting On The Job.

*** This is the fourth collection of Special Effects videos. The first, second, and third installments can be found right back there.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ten Music Videos featuring Senior Citizens

1. Budo - "Fremont" 2013 (SEATTLE MUSIC) *This gem of a human being and music video could also fit in with the rest of the moving machinery, kid, singing into the camera, balloon, and sped-up city scene videos.

2. Deltron 3030 feat. Jamie Cullum - "Do You Remember" 2014  *Dan The Automator remains to be one of my superheroes. 

3. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - "Irish Celebration" 2011  *These dudes are winning at life.

4. Major Lazer feat The Partysquad - "Original Don" 2011  *This song does not do it for me, but I still can't seem to look away.

5. The Bangles - "Walk Like An Egyptian" 1986  *I love the Princess Diana special effects.

6. LCD Soundsystem - "Home" 2010  *There is also train tracks, street-walking, public transportation, graffiti, and a house party in this one.

7. Caribou - "Sun" 2010  *So great and so uncomfortable to watch at the same time. This would fit in very well with the other slow-motion music videos.

8. Soul Asylum - "Runaway Train" 1992   *They made a big nineties splash, didn't they. I wonder if they ever found these kids, they should have their own "Where Are They Now" Special.

9. Modest Mouse - "Dashboard" 2007  *Epic fishing adventure video.

10. How To Dress Well - "Face Again (Part 2 of 3 "What Is This Heart?" trilogy) 2014  *Heavy shit mang.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ten Music Videos with Street-Walking

*I called it Street-Walking just to get your attention, really it's just people who happen to be walking, or skating in the street.

1. L'Orange feat. Billy Woods - "The End" 2014  *L'Orange's "The Orchid Days" is one of my favorite albums of the year. I hope to see L'Orange in Seattle someday very soon.

2. Sam Smith - "Stay With Me" 2014  *Hey Sam! Can I come stay with you in London someday? I'll see you at The Paramount on September 25.

3. Ariano - "Armor" 2014  *This is the closest to actual street-walking on the whole list.

4. St. Vincent - "Digital Witness" 2014  *The location scout killed it on this one.

5. CJ Fly - "Still The Motto" 2013  *Pro Era created their own movement while they were in high school, props.

6. DJ Rekha + Dave Sharma feat. Zuzuka Poderosa + Meetu Chilana "Pyar Baile" 2012  *Fierce. These f#*king awesome ladies are staying on the sidewalk, but still walking down the street.

7. Rainy Milo - "Don't Regret Me" 2014  *More evidence that the UK music is having a(nother) moment.

8. Sam Smith - "Money On My Mind" 2014  *Sam Smith loooves walking in the street.

9. Dex Amora - "Who I Be" 2013 (SEATTLE MUSIC) *Dex Amora's "Dex Dynamite Shxt" with J'Von can be found on Seven Music Videos featuring Playgrounds.

10. Chet Faker - "Gold" 2014 *Dude, I want to skate like that.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ten More Music Videos with Bicycles

Here's all the bicycle music videos I've found so far on a YouTube playlist. #YouTubeNchill

1. Flume and Chet Faker - "Drop The Game" 2013  *A few bicycle cameos in a video that is all about the dance moves.

2. Duke Westlake feat. VerBS - "Geyser" 2013  *This bicycle has a starring role in the video, with close-ups and everything; courtesy of Mello Music Group.

3. Latyrx feat. Forrest Day - "Exclamation Point" 2013  *I hereby resolve to stop overusing exclamation points.

4. Isaiah Rashad feat. SZA - "Ronnie Drake" 2013  *One of my favorite things about SZA is that she is not afraid of getting dirty. She's playing with a pile of leaves in this video and can be seen wading in a dirty pond after putting her white sweater in the dirt on Ten Music Videos featuring Reflections.

5. KMD - "Peachfuzz" 1990  *MF Doom's first crew has been down with bikes since 1990.

6. Rocky Rivera - "Ain't No Way" 2014  *This video also has skateboards, playgrounds, bubbles, and dogs.

7. Dag Savage feat. Blu - "Don't Stop" 2014  *Synchronized dance routine for the win.

8. Kwamie Liv - "Follow You" 2014  *It's a blink and miss it bicycle, at 0:45. She is from Copenhagen, Denmark and she is awesome.

9. Mick Jenkins - "Jazz" 2014  *He gives some great advice in the first line of this song. Mick Jenkins is opening up for Method Man and Redman (cue giddy squeals) at The Showbox on November 3. Bonus points for having balloons.

10. Fences feat. Macklemore + Ryan Lewis - "Arrows" 2014 (SEATTLE MUSIC) *This is a truly amazing music video. It has a double bicycle as well as a tiger, some Wes Anderson shit on a train, a bunch of taxidermied (not a real word) animals and a ladder.

*The first installment of Ten Music Videos with Bicycles can be found here. It has LL Cool J, DJ Shadow, En Vogue, J Dilla, Naughty By Nature and five more.