Do you like shaking? And harsh lighting? And alleys? Perfect. More
Topic: music videos
Why hello, the early nineties. Have you missed me as I’ve missed you? More
Think of the children! More
Just when you think you know The Kaiser, he turns around and surprises you with something even more resplendently ridiculous than anything he’s ever done before. More
Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham has a new single called “Put Your Graffiti On Me” and we’re pretty sure that there’s some kind of double entendre here. Especially when she keeps saying “Tag me.” Is that possible? More
So Madonna has gone and made a controversial music video called “Girls Gone Wild,” directed by fashion power photogs Mert & Marcus. What’s so provocative about it that you need to enter you birthdate (psh) to watch it on YouTube? …Dudes dancing. Dudes kind of rubbing on each other. To this we say: what the shit? Banning used to mean something and–back in the day when music videos were shown on television–it had tangible consequences. Now, we’re sure “family activist” groups are worried that watching this Madonna video will turn you gay (which we’ve tried; it doesn’t work!), but there’s absolutely nothing edgy or frightening or upsetting here (or even interesting!). Let’s visit some music videos that really earned the shit storm they stirred up.
(And a note on the safety of watching these at work after the jump) More
Remember Lady Gaga’s “You* and I” video? Apparently Gaga collaborated on some supplementary material with fashion greats Inez & Vinoodh and will release a “short film” starring each of her characters from the original video. This is the video about Yuyi, so now you can watch Gaga as a chainsmoking mermaid sit in a director’s chair and wail “Nebraska” repeatedly, if that was a hole in your heart before. More
Here is the plot of Lady Gaga’s new video for “Yoü And I:” she is a lonely traveler on a road. There is also a torture chamber/barn in which she is a mermaid. A guy inexplicably has sex with this mermaid (what is anatomy?). She then plays a drag king who makes out with herself in a cornfield over a piano and she also loves Nebraska something something Children of the Corn with higher fashion and shittier music. More
OMG guys, MTV is playing music videos again. What a funny and original joke I’ve just made. Anyway, I’m pretty excited about their new web show Weird Vibes. It’s produced by Shirley Braha, the same rock nerd who brought us the late lamented TV show “New York Noise,” and it features a lot of artists who I think deserve to reach a wider audience. Also: some fine outfits. Here are a few of my favorite looks from the very first episode, “It’s Not Easy Being A Buzzband.” More
Lady Gaga’s third Born This Way single is here: “Edge of Glory,” a winking (hopefully) throwback to the days of huge power ballads and their many accompanying sax solos. In the video, Gaga looks great and wears some vintage Versace, but otherwise absolutely nothing happens. There’s some subway vapor I guess. Apparently the production was plagued by issues between Gaga and the clip’s onetime director Joseph Kahn, who effectively denies involvement now. So don’t go in expecting elaborate dance numbers/costumes/sets or, well, ideas of any kind. After the jump. More
So our fabulous friend* Beyoncé dropped a new video yesterday, and while critical reactions to the actual song have been mixed, one thing’s for sure: girlfriend knows how to wear some goddamn clothes. I’m not sure I’ve seen anyone look this good in a Cleopatra costume since Elizabeth Taylor herself, and I’m glad to see someone working footwear similar to those crazy invisible shoes we posted about recently. All this and more, after the jump.
*Not actually our friend, sigh. More
1) Jenna Rose appears to be wearing a skirt for the vast majority of the video. More