Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made for Walkin’

Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made for Walkin’

Well, well, well…the time has come to discuss one of the greatest contradictions ever (AND A FANTASTIC ONE IT IS) that is this song. In a way it is considered to be one of the feminine anthems by excellence but the video probably fails all those feminine values and makes the complete opposite statement. Stylish, innovative, sazzy, unique and just a fabulous song, I am going to talk about probably my favorite jam (and video) by the always wonderful Nancy Sinatra.  Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ The song was written by Lee Hazlewood (American songwriter and record Read more »

‘On Melancholy Hill’ and ‘Clint Eastwood’: Virtual Delights with Gorillaz

‘On Melancholy Hill’ and ‘Clint Eastwood’: Virtual Delights with Gorillaz

Gorillaz and the ability to awe with stunning animation. Damon Albarn is once again the man of the moment.  Firstly Albarn turned 46 this week (and looks sexy as ever…you think I am kidding? Check out exhibit A)                 and this month he debuted his song “Mr. Tempo” from his upcoming (and first…and highly anticipated…and I can hardly wait to hear it all) solo album Everyday Robots. He was able to do it on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and in the context of SXSW. The official video for the title track “Everyday Robots” has been Read more »

New Reels: Rick Ross (Feat. Kanye West & Big Sean) “Santified”

New Reels: Rick Ross (Feat. Kanye West & Big Sean) “Santified”

This Friday’s post marks the beginning of a monthly round-up of recent videos that for one reason or another have caught our eye, and which might catch yours too, starting with “Sanctified” by Rick Ross (Feat. Kanye West & Big Sean), “I keep it to Myself” by Wilco Johnson and Roger Daltrey and “Sexercize” by Kilye Minogue and last but not least, Madonna…. Ok, so first up we have video producer Jesse Hill who has been causing a minor buzz with his Emoji videos, firstly for Beyonce’s ‘Drunk In Love’, and now for this track by Rick Ross, Kanye West Read more »

It´s a Sin, Sadness Part 1 and Like a Prayer : Music as Religion

It´s a Sin, Sadness Part 1 and Like a Prayer : Music as Religion

Videos with Religion as core subject: “It´s a Sin”, “Sadness Part 1” and “Like a Prayer” have been a big part of our popular culture. I have been thinking about Religion lately. I think there are different reasons for that: I am taking a course on Coursera called “Soul Beliefs“ I have always enjoyed reading about religions and spirituality, also, I am going through a transition phase in my life which makes me question my beliefs and also. At the same time, we (as in the planet Earth) are being constantly bombarded by the media with news like the “derailment” Read more »

Weezer and Spike Jonze’s Buddy Holly: “Americana” video

Weezer and Spike Jonze’s Buddy Holly: “Americana” video

For our final delivery of Spike Jonze´s trilogy, we decided to discuss another one of his masterpieces. We are going to discuss the video for Weezer´s “Buddy Holly”. The video shows the band performing at the original Arnold’s Drive-In diner from the popular ’70s T.V. show “Happy Days”. The video was very popular and had a heavy rotation on MTV. It won four MTV Video Music Awards in 1995. We love this video and thought it would be a perfect last entry to recognize Jonze´s genius. Also, look closely at 3:14 and you will see a young and endearing PAT Read more »

Depeche Mode and Anton Corbijn: Video Senses.

Depeche Mode and Anton Corbijn: Video Senses.

The creative, intriguing and visually stunning videos Depeche Mode and Anton Corbijn made together. Continuing with the posts about favorite videos, this week I wanted to dig into a video that no matter what mood I am in it immediately makes me feel like dancing and letting go…it is also by a band I adore and one that we have not yet discussed here…a band I consider true pioneers and part of the music elite: Depeche Mode. What first caught my attention was the name of the band…I could not understand why a band that sang in English had a Read more »

Purple Rain: When Prince was the King.

Purple Rain: When Prince was the King.

A deconstruction of one of the best music films ever made. Here in the UK there has been quite a stir in the last few weeks regarding what many see as the long-overdue reappearance of an artist whose fame and reputation are maybe only outstripped by the sheer force of his musical talent. Prince (for it is he) has been playing a series of reportedly fantastic live shows, airing new material, and even appeared at the recent BRIT awards, although having been gratuitously ‘selfied’ by host and ‘comedian’ James Corden he may now be regretting that. It seems the Man Read more »