Showing posts with label Foo Fighters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Foo Fighters. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

I Want My Music Television: 8/29/2017





Look What You Made Me Do - Taylor Swift


At first listen of the song you knew the video would be built around the old Taylor is dead line. Still I spent most of the video missing the Our Song era of Taylor. People have been making a lot out how this is “dark Taylor Swift” but it does not sound much different than her last two albums. To me, dark Taylor would sound more like Safe and Sound. Unfortunately the Civil Wars no longer exist; instead she is making another record with the dude from Bleachers who is getting kind of stale (he recently did the underwhelming Lorde sophomore album). If there is a silver lining is that Taylor’s first singles are the worst song off the album, hopefully that is the case here.


The Sky Is a Neighborhood - Foo Fighters


I think like many people around the eclipse, I watched Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart video, apparently so did the Foo Fighters who weirdly are using the same eye-light effect.


Every Little Thing - Carly Pearce


I am a long proponent of sad bastard songs and this one by Carly Pearce is the saddest of 2017 so far.


Batdance - Prince


I cannot count the number of times I went to YouTube searching for Batdance only to remember, oh yeah, Prince hates the internet. A month or two his estate has slowly putting his music videos on the site and last week, we finally got an offiial version of Batdance. I am so happy.

Monday, June 05, 2017

I Want My Music Television: 6/5/2017



Run - Foo Fighters


Foo Fighters playing an old folks home as old people is pretty hilarious. Well up to the point of the old chick flashing.


Un(expletive deleted) the World - Prophets of Rage


What struck me during the new video from Prophets of Rage was where are the rebel rousers of today. The nineties had Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and many others but nobody seems to rage very hard against the machine these day other than the occasional strongly worded tweet.


Mount Kushmore – Snoop Dogg featuring Redman, Method Man, and B-Real


Oh my goodness, a song with Snoop Dogg,
edman, Method Man, and B-Real
may have been the greatest track of 1995. Now, meh. And that has to be the worst Trump impression ever.


Wall of Glass – Liam Gallagher


It seems like I have been talking a lot this year about mediocre music from artists who had they heyday two decades ago (including everyone in this post). Liam Gallagher’s first solo track may be the most mediocre. I wonder if Oasis is going a Creedence Clearwater Revival situation where you assume they will reconcile eventually up until the point one of them dies. But unlike John Folgerty, neither of the Gallagher bothers have released anything worth caring about apart.


Saturday, February 04, 2012

Best of the Week - 2/4/12


Quote of the Week: I’ll even watch one of those artsy foreign ones you like where all they do are stare at windows. (Hanna, Pretty Little Liars)

Song of the Week: Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long Long Time) – Elton John (The Big Bang Theory)

The Very Last Gratuitous Token Hot Chick Picture of the Week: (at least until she is cast in the next inevitable ill-fated Charlie’s Angels reboot)

Yvonne Strahovski back in the Wienerlicious uniform


Scene of the Week:



Big News of the Week: NBC Goes Pilot Shopping: We still have to wait about four month until we learn what new shows will be hitting the small screen next fall, but a bunch of shows have just gotten the green light to film a pilot. NBC has gotten out of the gate with three new shows including the Munsters reboot from Brian Fuller (who created three of the finest shows ever: Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls Pushing Daisies) and director Brian Singer (X-Men) but now has a new name: Mockingbird Lane. And with a 2 million dollar penalty, it is a good bet that Revolution about a world without energy from J.J. Abrams will be making it to air. Though the last time NBC bid that high from the master of high concept / low rewards, which did not turn out well (see Undercovers, or do not, it sucked massively). In other shows you could not pay me to watch news, NBC also gave a thumbs up to a Ryan Murphy sitcom The New Normal about a gay couple and their surrogate.

Free Download of the Week: These Days (Music Video) - Foo Fighters (iTunes)

Deal of the Week: 100 Albums for $5: Amazon MP3 has released a new batch of $5 album including ones from Blind Melon, Norah Jones, Keith Sweat and Madi Diaz.



New Album Release of the Week: A Different Kind of Truth - Van Halen

New DVD Release of the Week: Throw Momma From the Train [Blu-ray]

Video of the Week: Some football game got the coveted pre-The Voice premiere slot this year and I was not entirely sure I was going to watch this season until I saw Cee Lo Green’s bedazzled leather jacket. Considered me sold. Bonus points for wrangling Lionel Fracking Richie in as a mentor. And to tide you over until tomorrow, here is some white chick singing a smoky rendition of Trey SongzSay Aah for her blind audition.



Next Week Pick of the Week: The River: Tuesday at 9:00 on ABC: Considering last weekend I watched Paranormal Activity 3, a television show hyping the writer / director of the original film is not a big plus in my book right now. It became clear to me while watching the third installment that all the films could be fast forwarded during the first hour because nothing interesting happens until the last twenty minutes. In Oren Peli’s defense, the first one was the best and originally done and he did everything in the film, write, direct, cinematography, editing, and only wrote the second and nothing with the third, but has signed on to write the fourth (if we are stuck watching “found” reel to reel movies of grandma, I’m out on the franchise). Hopefully his new television show has a bit more action in the first two acts than his movies did because the ads do have me curious. Plus he has brought along the hot chick from the first movie in a recurring role. She might be able to get me through the boring parts.

Monday, December 26, 2011

The 50 Best Music Videos of 2011


The links will lead you to YouTube and if you are interested in buying the video or song, click the corresponding iTunes badge.

1. In Your Arms - Kina Grannis In Your Arms - Kina Grannis



2. Howlin’ for You - The Black Keys Howlin' for You - The Black Keys



3. Make Some Noise - Beastie Boys Make Some Noise - Beastie Boys



4. Muppet Show Theme Song - The Muppets and OK Go Muppet Show Theme Song - The Muppets & OK Go



5. Walk - Foo Fighters Walk - Foo Fighters



6. Hello - Martin Solveig & Dragonette Hello - Martin Solveig & Dragonette

7. Lonely Boy - The Black Keys Lonely Boy - The Black Keys

8. Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win - Beastie Boys and Santigold Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (feat. Santigold) - Beastie Boys & Santigold

9. All Is Not Lost - OK Go All Is Not Lost - OK Go

10. The Shrine / An Argument - Fleet Foxes The Shrine / An Argument - Fleet Foxes

11. Red Solo Cup - Toby Keith Red Solo Cup (Edited Version) - Toby Keith

12. Good Man - Raphael Saadiq Good Man - Raphael Saadiq

13. ‘Til the End of Time - Timothy Bloom featuring V 'Til the End of Time (feat. V) - Timothy Bloom

14. Gonna Get Over You - Sara Bareilles Gonna Get Over You - Sara Bareilles

15. Cry Baby - Cee-Lo Green Cry Baby - The Lady Killer (Deluxe Version)

16. All Of The Lights - Kanye West All of the Lights (Revised Version) - Kanye West

17. Camera - Matt and Kim Cameras - Matt & Kim

18. Uncharted - Sara Bareilles Uncharted (Director's Cut) [Ben Folds Intro] - Sara Bareilles

19. Sadness Is a Blessing - Lykke Li Sadness Is a Blessing - Wounded Rhymes (Deluxe Version)

20. Don't Stop (Color on the Walls) - Foster the People Don't Stop (Color On the Walls) - Foster the People

21. We All Go Back to Where We Belong (John Version) - R.E.M. We All Go Back to Where We Belong (John Version) - R.E.M.

22. Rill Rill - Sleigh Bells Rill Rill - Sleigh Bells

23. Paradise - Coldplay Paradise - Coldplay

24. Day Dreams - Raphael Saadiq Day Dreams - Raphael Saadiq

25. Monster - Kanye West featuring Rick Ross, Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj Monster - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

26. Go Outside - Cults Go Outside - Cults

27. Free My Mind - Katie Herzig Free My Mind - Katie Herzig

28. Call Your Girlfriend - Robyn Call Your Girlfriend - Robyn

29. Michael Jackson - Das Racist Michael Jackson (feat. Travis Rosenberg) - Relax

30. Someone Like You - Adele Someone Like You - ADELE

31. Bizness - tUnE-yArDs Bizness - Tune-Yards

32. From The Clouds - Jack Johnson From the Clouds - Jack Johnson

33. The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars

34. The Walk - Mayer Hawthorne The Walk (Edited Version) - Mayer Hawthorne

35. Invisible - Skylar Grey Invisible - Skylar Grey

36. Block After Block - Matt and Kim Block After Block - Matt & Kim

37. Settle Down - Kimbra Settle Down (US Version) - Kimbra

38. Otis - Kanye West & Jay-Z Otis - JAY Z & Kanye West

39. Called Out of the Dark - Snow Patrol Called Out In the Dark - Snow Patrol

40. Long Time - Cake Long Time - Cake

41. Even if I Don’t - Rachael Yamagata Even If I Don't - Chesapeake

42. Single Girls – Laura Jansen Single Girls - Laura Jansen

43. Sing Your Own Song - John Wesley Harding Sing Your Own Song - The Sound of His Own Voice

44. Say You Like Me - We The Kings Say You Like Me - We The Kings

45. The Last Huzzah - Mr. (Expletive Deleted) eXquire featuring Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown, and El-P

46. ÜBerlin - R.E.M. ÜBerlin - R.E.M.

47. Girl Panic - Duran Duran Girl Panic ! - All You Need Is Now

48. Holy Holy - Wye Oak Holy Holy - Wye Oak

49. Young Blood - The Naked and Famous Young Blood - The Naked and Famous

50. Rolling in the Deep - Adele Rolling In the Deep - ADELE