“How about a little music”: Ghostbusters

“How about a little music”: Ghostbusters

A look at the soundtrack to a film that not only stands up as one of the best comedy flicks of the 80’s (and of any decade, for that matter) but also has one of the best soundtracks of that decade too. “Listen….. can you smell something?” For this post I’ve decided to take a look at the soundtrack to a film that not only stands up as one of the best comedy flicks of the 80’s (and of any decade, for that matter) but also has one of the best soundtracks of that decade too. At this point a Read more »

The 80s: Why I am not a romantic

The 80s: Why I am not a romantic

The Police´s “Every Breath you Take” and Glenn Medeiros “Nothing is gonna change my love for you” and why growing up in the 80´s was not the ideal period to grow up and be a romantic. I grew up in the 80´s. I think it would be impossible to deny the influence that era had in me, my musical taste, my idea of the world, etc, etc, etc. I have always thought that music impacts my view on life and romance…it was probably because of songs like this that I am not a romantic. Times were different then, and I Read more »

Toby Keith – Beer For My Horses ft. Willie Nelson´s: A country cowboy copshow calamity.

Toby Keith – Beer For My Horses ft. Willie Nelson´s: A country cowboy copshow calamity.

We deconstruct Toby Keith – Beer For My Horses ft. Willie Nelson´s video because a friend asked us to! For this analysis I must give a big mention to a good friend of MVD’s and fellow ‘Jammer’ (as we TIMJ users refer to each other) MsSue – otherwise know as Sue, unsurprisingly enough – who submitted this video after winning our Nik Kershaw competition a couple of weeks ago. Thanks Sue! It’s a great video, one with many strands so let me delve in without further delay… So the first, most obvious thing to note is that this is basically Read more »

Get your hands off of my wench: Thor and the mystery of the Dark Gnome.

Get your hands off of my wench: Thor and the mystery of the Dark Gnome.

Thor and how it came to represent some kind of ridiculous extreme of the genre with their Dark Gnome. For this analysis we are going to take a look at a video with a reputation. Not a good one either. This is a video that has received a fair bit of stick over the years, many would say with good reason. In an age when Heavy Metal was drenched in ludicrous costumes and chest-beating machismo, Thor came to represent some kind of ridiculous extreme of the genre. Their stage show at the time included such antics as bending steel bars, Read more »

Ferris Bueller: My idea of success

Ferris Bueller: My idea of success

Life wisdom from one of the most iconic films of the last 60 decades: Ferris Bueller´s Day Off. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Lately I have been thinking a lot about happiness, success, what I want out of life and what I should do to make it happen. I want to follow Cameron´s advice “I am not going to sit on my ass as the events that affect me unfold to determine the course of my life. I’m going to take a stand. I’m going to Read more »

Nortec Collective Presents: I Count The Ways: A good luck omen video

Nortec Collective Presents: I Count The Ways: A good luck omen video

Wishing you the best of luck for the upcoming year with Nortec Collective´s latest video! Las cabañuelas (also cavanuelas or cabanuelas) are a method of forecasting the weather practiced throughout the countries conquered by Spain. It is a traditional form of weather prognostication dating back many centuries. There is no scientific method for it and it is just a superstition which basically means “I´m there”. I love it and for my first post of 2014 I wanted to maintain the tradition and find a video that I think will bring a good omen for the coming year. I chose Nortec Collective´s latest video because Read more »

Wouldn’t It Be Good: Can Anyone Solve This Pop Video Mystery??

Wouldn’t It Be Good: Can Anyone Solve This Pop Video Mystery??

Can Anyone Solve This Pop Video Mystery, Nik Kershaw’s signature hit ‘Wouldn’t It Be Good’? For this first analysis of 2014 I’d like to go back to 1984 and what must be one of the most baffling videos of the decade, that for Nik Kershaw’s signature hit ‘Wouldn’t It Be Good’. Ostensibly a tale of what would appear to be a stranded alien trying to get home – something the director might well have derived from David Bowie’s role in cult sci-fi pic The Man Who Fell To Earth – the film actually contains a number of unsolved and possibly Read more »