Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ten Music Videos with Bubbles

HERE is a YouTube playlist of all 10 videos with bubbles.

1. TLC - "Hat 2 Da Back" 1992  This song is timeless, the Kris Kross cameo makes it more obviously 1992. RIP Left Eye and Chris Kelly.

2. Tony Cook feat. Dam Funk - "What's On Your Mind?" 2012  I like the bubble that says "This Song Is Bangin!" I should make one for my apartment. This video could have been in the Partially Animated category alongside Jaylib, Paula Abdul, Homeboy Sandman, Gorillaz, and six more.

3. Arctic Monkeys - "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High" 2013  I don't really love this, but I don't hate it. This is the first time I've felt anything for an Arctic Monkeys song.

4. Hopie feat. Moe Green - "String Em Up" 2012  I kinda love this. Hopie appeared on my site before in her video for "Space Case" with Del The Funky Homosapien in the Spacesuit category.

5. Kyla La Grange - "Cut Your Teeth" 2014  *All the black light business kinda cheapens and distracts you from the greatness of the song.

6. Boys Don't Cry - "I Wanna Be A Cowboy" 1986  I think this one gets the Best Use Of A Bubble award.

7. Ibeyi - "River" 2014  *Props to them for having the most difficult to film video concept. The Queens of Underwater Scenes.

8. Hail Mary Mallon - (Aesop Rock + Rob Sonic) - "Jonathan" 2014  This one's all about DJ Zone, the "Card Magician." I couldn't be more stoked for our (ReignCity) Hail Mary Mallon show in Bellingham on January 23 with Homeboy Sandman.

9. Ekkah - "Last Chance To Dance" 2014  Couldn't decide if I hated it or loved it, which just made me listen to it more to figure it out.  I decided I love it. They have a skull disco ball and everything.

10. TLC - "What About Your Friends" 1992  They were big on thought bubbles in the Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip era. I was Left Eye for Halloween this year.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Ten Music Videos with Product Placement

1. DJ Shadow + Cut Chemist - "Product Placement" 2001  *These two the kings of Product Placement. Like their Brainfreeze album, Product Placement is a mix of all 45s, this one is made up of old commercials and jingles.

2. Zuke Saga x J'Von - "Meltdpzza" 2014 (SEATTLE MUSIC) These guys amaze me and not just because they burned McDonald's products in their video.

3. The Rolling Stones - "Waiting On A Friend" 1981  I love that this video exists, there's a Miller Lite in it...and some tight white pants. This is from an era when they were still cool.

4. Got A Girl - "Did We Live Too Fast" 2014  This video from the Dan The Automator side project, Got A Girl, has ads for third eye surgery. It's perfectly weird, kind of reminds me (in the best way) of his album with Lovage, Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By.

5. OCnotes - "Fish + Chips" 2014 (SEATTLE MUSIC) OCnotes with the Proctor Silex Toaster, the Mystery Coke machine, Pike Place Market, and a magic microwave.

6. Prof - "Gampo" 2012  In this video for my favorite Prof song, he pays tribute to Jameson and PBR. There's also a miniature giraffe and some chocolates.

7. Def Dee - "C'mon Now" 2014 (SEATTLE MUSIC)  This video is like a commercial for Seattle and it has a Coca Cola machine at the beginning.

8. SZA - "Julia/(Tender)" 2014  Wishing that SZA hadn't played in Seattle the same night as Mos Def and DJ Shadow + Cut Chemist. I made a great choice with Shadow and Cut Chemist's Renegades Of Rhythm Tour but I would have loved to have seen SZA. Due to the Beats headphones in the sand, this may actually be a really good commercial.

10. Quasimoto - "Catchin' The Vibe" 2014  This has cans of Karhu (a Finnish beer) as product placement. Plus this dude is slanging his product from a shopping cart. All hail Lord Quas. I would love to see Madlib back in Seattle someday soon, maybe the Madvillainy 2 tour?