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After reading Oliver Sacks’s “The Island of the Colorblind,” I feel the need to celebrate my ability to see colors by ruining my eyesight with music videos. W00t!

01. At Spinner, some nice Sons & Daughters.

02. Via Boingboing, the new Jamaican flavored Gnarls Barkley. Despite allegations of the video’s “African/urban” look being appropriated without asking (and it’s pretty obvious that it was), if I saw a magic door on the beach, I’d totally walk through it. Unless the gunslinger was there.

03. Via Fabulist!, “A Parisian Analogy.” I have no idea what they’re singing about (I mean, I have a general idea), but I lurve this video.

04. My boys the Black Keys rock up the stage on Conan. Uh … is Conan just freakishly tall, or is Auerbach really short? I’m mystified.

05. Via Idolator, some new Cure that isn’t … too … bad … uh … can’t take my eyes off that skull tattoo. Also, let me say this with all fandom behind me: Robert Smith, NO ONE WOULD CARE IF YOU GOT A HAIRCUT. We’d probably all thank you.

06. Everybody Cares collects some red-hot Redding tunes and includes some video. Mmmhmm, that’s what Youtube was made for. That man could rock.

07. Via the Music Slut, the new Coldplay video. Yes, I have a soft spot for Coldplay. Even though dude, Chris Martin’s teeth are just not pretty at all. AT ALL.

08. Also via Music Slut, the Cinematic Orchestra on Kimmel. So freaking gorgeous.

09. I love Mattafix. I adore their release from last year, “Rhythms & Hymns.” Electroqueer has video for “Things Have Changed.”

10. And one for Juliette, via Stereogum — The Mountain Goats, “Lovecraft In Brooklyn” (Aesop Rock Remix)

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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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