The Viacom vs. YouTube news is kinda scary. I can't imagine my life without the Tube. Well, I'd probably get more work done instead of looking at "**** in a Box" for the umpteenth time, but anyway... Minimal commentary today--just some video goodies.
Chris DeBurgh, "High on Emotion"
Yeah, yeah, it's the "Lady in Red" guy, but this song predates that maudlin piece of crap by a couple years. When I saw this video today, I realized that I hadn't heard this song in over twenty years (TWENTY YEARS!!! AM I THAT OLD?) and it's still a damn catchy tune.
Dominatrix, "The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight"
Two words: Night Flight Someday, I'm going to write that ode to Night Flight. Another one that makes me internally scream "It's been twenty years?!?!?" I'm not ashamed to admit that finding this video on the Tube brought a tear to my eye. It's not because of the song, which honestly is not too good, but rather because of the memories of a disaffected Goth kid with insomnia sitting in front of a TV in the middle of the night.
Crowded House, "Weather With You"
More on the Crowdies later, either in this entry or a future one, but let me say now that I'm not a huge fan of this song's studio version, but this clip from Farewell to the World (Best. Concert. Video. Ever.) is nothing short of amazing. I love the guitar tete-a-tete at 0:43 and 2:50. And Tim's entrance? I shrieked "Tim!!!" at my TV the other night as if he could hear me or something.
Everything but the Girl, "Driving"
Do you remember my Onion World anecdote earlier? This clip was from the same show. I've never been a huge fan of EbtG ("Missing"= Bleh), but I have always loved this song, and this is an interesting version.
The Tragically Hip, "Ahead by a Century"
This song makes me cry. Instead of mourning my lost childhood, I mourn my mid-twenties...okay, let me lighten the mood here. No hand farting, I promise...
The Decemberists, "16 Military Wives"
I freaking love this song and video. "I declare war...on Luxembourg." Colin Meloy, you rock. He's kinda cute, too.
Oh, yeah, I like movies, too. Here's a top nineteen of 2006:
1. United 93 2. Borat 3. Little Miss Sunshine 4. Letters from Iwo Jima 5. Children of Men 6. Tristram Shandy 7. The Queen 8. Dreamgirls 9. Eight Below 10. L’Enfant 11. Akeelah and the Bee 12. C.R.A.Z.Y. 13. Down to the Bone 14. The Devil and Daniel Johnston 15. When the Levees Broke 16. The Syrian Bride 17. 49 Up 18. The Road to Guantanamo 19. Tsunami: The Aftermath