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Video hookup

A crazy mishmash of video deliciousness.

01. Found randomly on Yahoo, KT Tunstall covers one of the only 80s songs I can stand, “Walk Like An Egyptian.” I like KT, she’s a solid rocker but not all about herself.

02. Idolator found Irene Cara’s video for “Fame.” Oh yes, that Fame. Check out that gold lamé, and remember that those who do not learn from Youtube are doomed to repeat it.

03. Over Christmas, Electroqueer posted up a video from Mattafix, a duo from the UK. The song is (was) hot in Europe at the time of posting: it’s called “Living Darfur,” and it’s veddy nice African fusion.

04. Also a few weeks ago, The Rawking Refuses To Stop dug up the old video to “Only Wanna Be With You,” by the fabulous Hootie and his Blowfish. This song reminds me of NYC, because the one time I visited it, Hootie was on heavy play (yes, it was that long ago).

05. Posited by Fourfour: “Celine Dion is f*ing amazing.” Honestly, that woman’s a performer, and she got it done for years in Vegas, and everyone loved it. I got nothing agin’ her, as long as I never have to hear “My Heart Will Go On.” Ever. Again.

06. Also via Rawking, the adorably cute video for Lupe Fiasco/Kanye/Pharrell’s song “Us Placers.” Cute little mini-Thom-Yorke! *pats him on the head* although I do lose comprehension when they start singing about eyedrops and Glaxo-Smith-Kline.

07. Via Culture Bully, we get some Wyclef on Kimmel, doing “Sweetest Girl.” Dang, I love that song.

08. Whaa? New Mountain Goats video? “Sax Rohmer #1″? FTW!

09. At Electroqueer (scroll down), an odd T.A.T.U. video for their new song, “Beliy Plaschik” (White Robe). This is one band I can’t even pretend to understand.

10. Gvs.B, showcasing Alela Diane like they tend to do, notes that Le Blogotheque did a takeaway show with her. It’s very cute if you like little kiddos. I spot binky! Hee.

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Video hookup

1. The Music Slut leads the pack, of course, with:

A) New Ry Ry video, entitled “Follow the Lights.” Ain’t half bad either. It really sounds like Ry is getting his groove back on. “There was never anywhere to go / but home.” (Home is apparently where Donna lives.)

B) The Who on Jools Holland. Completely unironically singing “hope I die / before I get old.” Psh, I knew they were lyin’. Generation X salutes you, baby boomers! Sic transit gloria mundi, except when you can capitalize on your nostalgia. Oh well, the music is still hawt.

C) Cold War Kids in the Black Cab. I can never decide if I’m totally in love with CWK, or whether they’re just totally pretentious. I call this the Decemberists Dilemma. Haha. The violin on this song is just stunning.

D) PJ Harvey on Leno, circa 93. This is the PJ I was talking about a couple days ago. That quick slip between begging her lover not to leave, to talking about tying him up till he wishes he’d never heard of her.

E) Bjork Unplugged, 1993, “One Day” acoustic. TOTALLY AWESOME.

F) The Cure in Amsterdam, “the Forest,” 1980. Robert Smith, pre-persona. Twelve years later, this song rocked my world, I’m not even kidding. Oh Robert, I miss the days when you weren’t a caricature of yourself.

G) Tori on The Current, doing Leather. Oh Tori, I miss the days … well, whatever.

2) Via LAist, an amusing misheard lyrics video, featuring one of my favorite workout songs: Sean Paul’s “Temperature.”

3) Via Stereogum, a fun video for Bishop Allen’s “Click Click Click Click.”

4) At Fabulist, Olga takes us back to the early days of Rilo Kiley with “The Frug.”

5) Via Skatterbrain, some good old fashioned pop from Lykke Li: “Little Bit.” Feel free to chair dance.

6) Muzzle of Bees revisits last years’s #3 awesome album. “So how do you feel about being dead?” “I don’t know … my neck hurts.” I LOVE YOU BLACK KEYS.

7) Since Bodies of Water and Stereogum are BFFS, you can see clips there from BoW’s “Takeaway Shows.”

8) Awesome vid from *my* new BFF, LoveLikeFire: “I
Will.”
(via Rock Insider).

9) ECEU finds one of my fave James Taylor songs, You Can Close Your Eyes, It’s Alright.

10) LAist notes that KT Tunstall turned up to support the WGA a couple weeks ago and someone took a video of her doing “I Want You Back”.

11) Idolator puts the spotlight on Melissa Auf der Maur’s “Followed the Wave.” *sigh* She’s so beautiful. If Foo Fighters had a girl twin, Auf der Maur would be it.

12) Via Electroqueer, Roisin Murphy at the Swarovski fashion awards doing “Overpowered.” I love that hair!

13) IGIF brings us back to the 10 year old video for UNKLE & Thom Yorke’s “Rabbit In Your Headlights,” which I had never seen, though I love the song. What a creepy video, but perfect for the song.

14) And last but not least, new Postmarks video via Stereogum. “Let Go,” all hazy and sunny and green, showcasing one of the best songs on a great album.

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Video hookup

I have to clear all the starred items I’ve been saving for you all out of my RSS feeder, so here we go:

01. I Am Fuel has a very beautiful video of Ry Ry doing “Let It Ride” in Boulder, CO. Oh, I think I’m falling for him again now that he’s sober. Ryan, I can’t stay mad at you when you sing so beautifully! Call me.

02. G vs. B showed us the new video from Alela Diane, entitled “The Rifle,” and though it’s a little too Haley Bonar for pure originality, it also kind of rocks all the way around.

03. New & Used Records has the new (semi-new, now) JT video for “Lovestoned/I Think She Knows.” The first part is just genius, I think, but the last part is meh (which is the exact opposite of what I think about the song, ha ha).

04. Fabulist! has Charlotte Gainsbourg’s video “The Operation.” Reminds me of that one Tori video. Is that good or bad?

05. G vs. B has video for Spoon’s song “Underdog.” The video is really neat! And there is mariachi! In the songs where B.Daniels doesn’t sound like he’s singing through a mouthful of oatmeal, I really like Spoon.

06. Each Note Secure highlights the new indie craze, aka Bat For Lashes. I’m gonna jump on the bandwagon, seriously.

07. Fanmade videos are the new orange. Here’s one for Placebo’s “Running Up That Hill,” showcased by the Music Slut. Hey, I just wanted to hear “Running Up That Hill” one more time.

08. Everybody Cares has a video of the National playing a very nice rendition of the only song I like of theirs, “Fake Empire,” played on Ye Letterman.

09. The Music Slut asks the important questions while showing the new KT Tunstall video (”Hold On”). I like it.

10. Sifl and Olly! Scroll down in this Gimme Tinnitus post for “My United States of Whatever,” and hopefully it will bring back pleasant memories. :D

11. The Rawking Refuses To Stop semi-heartily endorses the new album from The Magic Numbers, and I gotta admit I do like the song in spite of the ridiculously cheeseball video. Check out “This Is A Song” (I know) from album “Those the Brokes.”

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