The Safety Dance – An Elizabethan Riddle

The Safety Dance – An Elizabethan Riddle

The fascinating riddle that is the video for “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats. As the video begins we are seemingly transported back to medieval England. One man and his minstrel dwarf are a-wandering gaily across the field raising the first of many serious questions in this analysis. Where have they come from? Have they left their friends behind because they “don’t dance” as the lyrics suggest? Was minstrelsy a common occupation for dwarves in medieval times? Does he ever stop playing the mandolin? Have they been cast out from their home village for excessive mandolin-and-dancing based jollity? Putting Read more »

One on One: Dead or Alive

One on One: Dead or Alive

We take a look at two videos by the band Dead or Alive, “You Spin Me Round” and “Lover Come Back to Me” and analyze them thoroughly. For the second post, I thought I would take on a fascinating challenge. Yes, it involves the band Dead or Alive and their biggest hit “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)” and follow-up single “Lover Come Back To Me”. I didn’t choose “Brand New Lover” because I do not like to do what is expected of me. You spin me round Lover come back to me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPMn__VKWPI Again, I have decided to Read more »

“Obsession”: Porn for costume fetishists.

“Obsession”: Porn for costume fetishists.

The video, the fashion, the dance moves, the weirdness behind Animotion´s most famous video and how it became an Obsession. We thought we´d start with ‘Obsession’ because since we thought about starting this blog, it has become a part of our daily lives and we have been practically obsessing over it. Enough said… Before analyzing a video, we like to check the “essential element chart”: Body part close up X Group member face close up X Synthesizer shot X Shoulder pad zoom in (extra points for male shoulder pads) X Random location shot X The key to the video can Read more »