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Not only does this song rule, the video kicks the asses of all other videos.


I think guitar god Eddie Van Halen might be losing his skills.

Danzig needs to get his act together too.

Come on guys, you’re better than that!

– KR

I don’t really know what to say or think about this. I hope you enjoy this clip of David Bowie and Cher singing about 300 songs in 6 minutes as much as I do.

– KR

A Film About the Pixies

We love the Pixies. We LOOOVE the Pixies! They are one of those rare bands that sound like nothing before them and is impossible to imitate. They are easily one the the greatest bands ever. Great art seems to thrive on conflict and dysfunction and it was ultimately this discord within the band that led to the end of the Pixies in 1993. It was one of those breakups that felt permanent and a reunion seemed as likely as Flavor Flav actually finding love on TV. Oh wait, I think that actually just happened, sort of. Well, it just seemed impossible.

Hold on, what’s this? The Pixies are getting together for a reunion tour (that was me talking to myself in 2004). So yeah, it happened and in 2004 they went on tour. A very successful tour as a matter of fact. In chicago for example, they sold out 5 nights at the 4,500 person capacity Aragon Ballroom. Yes, we were there and yes, they ruled.

The reunion tour was documented in the film “loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies” which is now available on DVD and we are officially recommending. No, we are DEMANDING that you see it! It’s a fascinating look into the more mature but still dysfunctional band and their strange dynamic. Just rent it already, geez!

Here they are back in 1988 ruling so hard it hurts. I love this song so much it makes me want to eat my computer.

– KR

I am crap.

David Cook owes an apology to Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey for what he just did to “Baba O’Riley” on American Idol. While you’re at it David, go ahead and apologize to Keith Moon and John Entwistle even though they are dead. Then I want you to hop on a plane and personally apologize to me and my ears. Then fly home and apologize to your parents and one more time to Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.

It’s not just this guy either, that suburban dreadlocked Jason whatever his last name is just butchered Bob Marley and then forgot the lyrics to “Mr. Tambourine Man.” And what’s with the 16 year old kid who desperately wants to be a 65 year old woman. Apologize!

They all suck so hard. What happened to music? Am I just getting old? NO! This crap is just crap and there needs to be some apologies flying all over the place, immediately!

I need something to cleanse my palate.

– KR

We watch this video a lot at Fooey. A LOT!

The first time I saw this video on Mtv (remember when they played videos?) I assumed an actor was hired to portray the bike messenger singing his way through the streets of New York. I had never heard of the artist credited simply as “Thicke” so I really had nothing to go on. I thought both the song and video were awesome and loved it even more when I discovered the bike messenger actually was the real singer. But who was this so called “Thicke?” Well it turns out he’s the son of Alan Thicke of Growing Pains fame. WHAT, are you kidding me? With this new knowledge how could I not be obsessed?

Since the 2002 release of “When I get You Alone,” Thicke now goes by Robin Thicke and has good success on R&B and pop radio with his most recent album “The Evolution of Robin Thicke.” The biggest and most tragic change is that he has cut his long hair and now looks more like a generic pop star. The GENIUS of this video (directed by Matt Kirkby) is that it goes against every R&B music video cliché. You won’t find a single slow motion shot of exploding champagne or money raining from the sky. Rather than doing actual work, we talk at length about how much we love the way this video is shot and edited, especially little details like the “nah” in the elevator shot.

This song should have been a huge hit – WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?

– KR

When Julia posted the Mariah Carey video yesterday it immediately reminded me of this video. Mariah obviously stole the limo idea from Jan Terri. Get you own ideas Mariah!

Ok, I know my sister is reading this laughing aloud because I was sort of metal when I was in 7th and 8th grade. I’ll say it! Lots of black eyeliner, black sweatshirts, I think some bandana action and of course the requisite feathered hair. I was super into Def Leppard as well as the usual others: Motley Crüe, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest – those were my favorites. Def Leppard was at the very top of the list. I had “High and Dry” and of course had “Pyromania” memorized forward, backward and inside out. All the videos too. Posters, concert tees, the works. They lost me after that. Or maybe I changed. I seem to remember for a while that I was somewhat embarrassed about that period of my life. We all have that sort of time though. It is usually around 12, 13 years old and I think we can all agree that it’s awkward even under the best of circumstances. Then something happened, not sure when, where I kind of like that I was a little weird.

All that aside, I just felt like it needed to be said that “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak” is an amazing song. Seriously. It came on the radio today and I found myself, as I always do, blaring it with the 2 littlest ones sitting behind me in the minivan. One kid rocked to it while looking at me quizzically and the other was preoccupied with Tic-Tacs but I was laughing and kept singing so loudly and saying “you guys, seriously, how awesome is this song?!?!?”

Then I thought “why has no one covered this? Surely Weezer would do an awesome job of that!” And guess what. Too late. Oh my God! How did I completely miss this? Good grief, it’s bad. I can’t even make it past the first line so good luck with that.

Anyway, Kent is teaching me guitar and I plan on performing this at my recital.

– JF

I know this is my third music post in a row but I had to give props to my old band TRS-80 for their new video. I was in the band for about 9 years before playing my last show a couple years ago and I have a ton of great memories. So sit back and enjoy “Tinted” from the new album “The New You.”

– KR


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