Entering the Videodrome #3: Janelle Monae’s “Cold War”
The concept of a close up shot music video isn’t anything new.
One of the more famous examples of a close up take video is Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” which could arguably be one of the more famous videos of all time. In that video, the shot everyone remembers is when O’Connor sings a line that alludes her troubled relationship with her mother (trivia note: it was a slight change…
So my friends and I are picking our top 20 episodes of The Simpsons
Here, in order, is my provisional top 20 list.
- Homer’s Enemy
- Last Exit to Springfield
- A Fish Called Selma
- You Only Move Twice
- Cape Feare
- Lemon of Troy
- Lisa’s Substitute
- Homer at the Bat
- A Streetcar Named Marge
- The Homer They Fall
- Itchy and Scratchy Land
- Radio Bart
- Marge vs. the Monorail
- Bart the General
- Homer Badman
- Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious
- Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment
- El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer
- Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk
I think there’s some tinkering to be done with it, but I’m fairly certain the top 5 are concrete. I wasn’t a believer in just how brilliant Last Exit was until I finally watched it again.That said, I think Homer’s Enemy is the weirdest written and darkest episode ever made and it’s my personal favourite.
Entering the Videodrome #2: Daft Punk’s “Around The World”
A part of me would like to remember listening to Daft Punk’s debut album “Homework” when it first came out in 1997, but deep down I know that that did not happen for many years to come. Looking back on the album and time in which it came out, it can in some ways be considered one of the more influential Electronic albums of all time and the album that really sparked interest in the developing…
I woke up this morning and found out that legendary Soul singer Bobby Womack had died aged 70. I knew Womack had several health issues over recent years (colon cancer, alzheimer’s and diabetes) but the news still came as a bit of a shock. The main reason for that was the sudden resurgence that his career had over the past 4 years or so.
Like most people, I knew of Bobby Womack from his excellent…
Entering the Videodrome #1 - One
There is something to be said about having a great music video for a song. Especially evident when MTV was more prominent and today where YouTube is an everyday task for some, a creative or engrossing music video creates a buzz around a song or musician and it can become something that everybody talks about for a period of time. An example of this is the video for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”…