I’d argue that Music Videos mirrored the Romantic Period’s idea of “Program Music”. Composers would indicate a purely instrumental work represented some sort of story – a trip to see the torment of Hell, or perhaps something more mundane in the travels of a sponsor.
Anyway, I’m starting a small series in “Interesting Music Videos” this week with Jeremy. It’s one of many highly controversial videos, and one of a few that adds more than a little depth to the song – at least, letting you know what a seemingly random string of words is about.
Compare and contrast an original and some covers today
Johnny Cash’s Cover:
Good Song Writing spins endless variations based on personal interpretation. Bad song writing fades into the distance after an initial bang.
Feeling Kinda Metal Today…
Death Valley Rocks - I remember talking about this in Science class… Now, no more fun with endless hours of speculation…
Movies Suck - “Worst Summer Since 1997″ of movie sales. Why? Rehashed garbage. Guardians of the Galaxy / Lego, did make up some ground though.
That “Other” Shooting - No real coverage for this guy in the media, probably because of where it happened. But… there’s actual evidence and he wasn’t fresh off robbing a store. Can we pick our cases for outrage a bit better?
Second Cold War - EU v. Russia, aided by a lukewarm foreign policy in the States. I really hope I don’t end up seeing World War III.
8TB Hard drive - That’s a lotta movies… Or about 4 1/2 days of high-def pr0n…