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1 day ago
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…

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1 week ago
So my friends and I are picking our top 20 episodes of The Simpsons

Here, in order, is my provisional top 20 list.

  1. Homer’s Enemy
  2. Last Exit to Springfield
  3. A Fish Called Selma
  4. You Only Move Twice
  5. Cape Feare
  6. Lemon of Troy
  7. $pringfield
  8. Lisa’s Substitute 
  9. Homer at the Bat
  10. A Streetcar Named Marge
  11. The Homer They Fall
  12. Itchy and Scratchy Land
  13. Radio Bart
  14. Marge vs. the Monorail 
  15. Bart the General
  16. Homer Badman
  17. Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious
  18. Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment
  19. El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer 
  20. 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. 

1 week ago

Well, I’ve found my meaning to exist. I need to spend the rest of my life recreating opening credits from 80s sitcoms shot-for-shot. 

3 weeks ago
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…

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3 weeks ago
Remembering Bobby

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…

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1 month ago
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”…

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1 month ago

I’m kind of obsessed by this song and have rapidly grown an appreciation of Tracey Ullman’s brief pop career. 

What’s kind of great about this is that she covered what I would argue is one of the greatly underrated love songs and totally reworked it in a brilliant 60s pop vein. You even get a tiny appearance from MacColl herself when she sings “BAY-bay!” just before the final verse.  

(Source: Spotify)

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