Long before 2006 you could probably make a convincing argument that the music video has outlived its purpose; however, musicblogger docopenhagen's list of the top 50 music videos of 2006
has some excellent inclusions, and hopefully something for even the most jaded viewer. My threefavorites
posted by jonson
on Dec 7, 2006 -
100 Awesome Music Videos Note: not THE 100 MOST Awesome, just 100 awesome music videos. Some you'll know, some you may not, many you'll disagree with, just keep in mind, no one claimed this was a definitive list.
posted by jonson
on Jun 20, 2006 -
Heiterkeit (12 meg quicktime movie)
is an utterly charming German music video about all the other
fun things you can do lying down. (Yes, it's entirely safe for work, unless your workplace forbids quirky charm.) If you enjoy it, check out Transsylvanische Verwandte(12 meg quicktime movie)
, another work by the same director
. For a look behind the scenes of both films, there's this making-of video
. (The making of video is a realplayer file, and it's in German--but I don't speak German, and I got the general idea.) Via Antville
posted by yankeefog
on Oct 28, 2005 -
The video MTV doesn't want you to see [.asx. file]
: Apparently the new Foo Fighters video is just too risque for the cutting edge
entertainment channel (~pffft). This brief NYpost article
has more. Either way, it's hilarious. It co-stars Jack Black, which is good enough for me. "Let's put the hammer down!"
posted by Witty
on Jul 2, 2003 -
Watching MTV for 24 hours straight so you don't have to.
Michael Daddino is a brave man, especially since his marathon's happening during MTV's bikini-heavy, brain-light summer programming. Will his senses blur until he has visions of Christina Aguilera singing "We're Not Gonna Take It"> Will he break stuff after one too many re-airings of the latest Staind video? Tune in to "The Pornography of Semiotics" throughout the day and find out. (This special is part of the relaunch of Freaky Trigger
, one of the few places on the Web where the music writing doesn't, you know, suck.)
posted by maura
on Jun 21, 2001 -
Ever since MTV stopped playing videos, I find that I rarely even glance at it while channel surfing. But I do miss seeing amusing and creative videos. Luckily, Launch.com runs musicvideos.com
, which offers a couple thousand streaming videos to choose from. The 300k versions are pretty good. The Foo Fighters' "Learn to Fly
" is just great.
posted by mathowie
on Jan 18, 2000 -