Saturday, March 25, 2006

Saturday morning music video clip analysis (the 'why do I do this to myself?' edition)

Daddy Yankee - 'Gasolina': This "song" sounds like the result of a dj attempting to mix two Atari videogame soundtracks together. Its only saving grace is that the rapper in it looks like a parody of Ali G (who in turn is a parody himself - so you can imagine how ridiculous this guy is). In fact, seeing as the video clip is simply a vehicle used to parade as many bikini clad women across the screen as possible, why didn't they just make it silent?

Kate Alexa - 'All I Hear': "All I hear is la, la, lala, la." Ah, the lyrical complexity of Australian pop. I'm not sure what is going on in the clip - our pop star is wandering through the streets of Melbourne, gibbering something about... love lost...? Teen angst...? Partying down...? I found I had to listen to Kid-A three times on repeat aftering listening to this, just to keep from slitting my wrists. And I know that if I'm listening to Radiohead in order to avoid slitting my wrists then I'm in a dark place.

James Blunt - 'Goodbye My Lover': Let me be blunt (a pun as terrible as the song) this is a true 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' moment. Kermit the frog had a far better voice.

Further songs on my hit list: Ashlee Simpson - 'L.O.V.E', Bob Sinclair's 'Love Generation' (I particularly hate this one. It makes me feel like I should be doing a conga line on a cruise ship), and whatever that new Westlife song is called.

I really need to get voice posting up and running so I can start doing my impressions of some of these songs.


nailpolishblues said...

Why be up so early on a Saturday morning [my excuse is work but at least I didn't torture myself with Video, I chose Saturday Disney instead]?

nuke said...

Mad TV did a parody of Ashlee Simpsons' song. It was L.O.S.E.R. If I ever got to hear your rendition of these songs, I'd be killing myself laughing - in a really good way :P

Erin said...

I can't stand that Blunt album. Especially that song. I cringe everytime he says lover. He doesn't say LOVERRRR like the ordinary person. Instead it's LOVEAAAH.

Don Quixote said...

Nailpolishblues - I don't sleep very much. Even if I've had a late night I'll wake up pretty early. I force myself to watch Video Shits in order to witness the degradation of modern pop.

Nuke - stay tuned; I'm going to figure out how to do voice posts, however some of my renditions may be cringe-worthy.

Erin - it is all about the vowels. They distort the last letter of a word like love and people eat it up for breakfast. I can't understand why.