Holiday Video of the Day, Part 1: Amanda Palmer and Vermillion Lies feat. Annie Clark, “What’s the Use of Wond’rin’?” December 23, 2009 |
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This is not a Christmas song per se — it’s a Rodgers and Hammerstein classic from “Carousel” — but it was shot at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco last year, and it’s quite beautiful in a... Read More
Holiday Video of the Day, Part 2: Greg Lake, “I Believe in Father Christmas” December 23, 2009 Greg Lake - I Believe In Father Christmas Uploaded by newcanadian. - See the latest featured music videos. Near the beginning of the season, I featured U2′s version of this song from 2008, and it’s just fine, but the Christmas season gives us license to be a little sentimental, and Greg Lake’s 1974... Read More
A Very Static Christmas with The Flaming Lips December 23, 2009 A Merry Christmas to all StaticBlog readers, and thank you to Wayne and Steven for this wonderful performance. “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” “White Christmas” “Silent Night” 8 Show / Hide Archive Comments The following comments are archived from the original publication of this post... Read More
Holiday Video of the Day: The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, “Fairytale of New York” December 22, 2009 The Pogues - A Fairytale Of New York Uploaded by vince_suelze. - Music videos, artist interviews, concerts and more. Beyond the beautiful melody, most people remember this song for the third verse, a venal shouting match between two addled, disillusioned lovers gone to seed. Then in the final verse, Shane... Read More
Holiday Video of the Day: Julian Casablancas, Horatio Sanz, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, “I Wish It Was Christmas Today” December 22, 2009 Casablancas recently released a limited-edition 7″ of this song, made infamous by Fallon and a much jollier Sanz on “SNL” many ages ago, but this version gets the full Spector treatment, minus the weaponry. Read More
Holiday Video of the Day: John Lennon and Yoko Ono, “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” December 21, 2009 An essential — the only decent substitution is the Polyphonic Spree’s version. Recently, the clock radio woke me up with Celine Dion singing this song. There ought to be a law. 1 Show / Hide Archive Comments The following comments are archived from the original publication of this post Jennifer Petranek-Angulo... Read More
Holiday Video of the Day: Kim and Mel, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” December 18, 2009 This is an example of the Merry Kitsch-mas genre of Christmas music video, and while Hall and Oates’ “Jingle Bell Rock” is the most recognized classic of the form … um, this one has Kim Wilde. And as this clip indicates, that meant something 22 years ago. In Britain. Where they know who Mel Smith is. Read More
Holiday Video of the Day: The Flaming Lips, “White Christmas” December 17, 2009 Merry Christmas, all you fearless freaks. 1 Show / Hide Archive Comments The following comments are archived from the original publication of this post Ian Dunsford on Dec 26, 2009 @ 9:43 am Thanks. My in-laws heard an mp3 of this the other day. I think they much preferred the Bing Crosby version. I on the other... Read More
Video of the Day: Alicia Keys and Stephen Colbert, “Empire State of Mind” December 17, 2009 Colbert rocks the upper middle class with the EZ Pass in his duet with Keys, promoting her fifth album, The Element of Freedom. Read More
Holiday Video of the Day: Neil Diamond, “Hanukkah Song” December 16, 2009 You can spin the dreidel with Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Mr. Diamond on this Hot December Night version of the Adam Sandler favorite. Read More
Holiday Video of the Day: Billy Idol, “White Christmas” December 15, 2009 Well it’s a — nice day for a — “White Christmas. Read More
Video of the Day: Elvis Costello, Bono and The Edge, “Get On Your Boots and Pump It Up” December 15, 2009 On Elvis Costello’s “Spectacle” show on Sundance, Bono and The Edge joined in on a spirited and sloppy mash-up that acknowledges the considerable debt U2′s recent single owes to not only Elvis’ “Pump It Up,” but also Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” The only thing missing is a verse... Read More
Video of the Day: Broadcast and The Focus Group, “I See, So I See So” December 14, 2009 From Broadcast and The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age — guaranteed to turn you into a newt. Read More
Holiday Video of the Day: Pomplamoose, “My Favorite Things” December 14, 2009 The band that derives its name from the French word for “grapefruit,” then adds a little Bullwinkle for good measure, takes on the Julie Andrews classic. Read More
Video of the Day: Portishead, “Chase the Tear” December 11, 2009 Portishead - Chase The Tear from Mintonfilm on Vimeo. This benefit for Amnesty International, released Thursday for International Human Rights Day, is one of Portishead’s best songs ever, propelled by Giorgio Moroder-style pulses and full power of Beth Gibbons’ anguished vocals. Read More
Video of the Day: Mos Def, “Supermagic” December 10, 2009 A boomtastic, psychedelic powerhouse track from The Ecstatic, a clear contender for hip-hop album of the year. Read More
Holiday Video of the Day: Fall Out Boy, “What’s This?” December 10, 2009 Not an official video, but it certainly syncs well with Jack Skellington, doesn’t it? Read More
Video of the Day: The Rural Alberta Advantage, “Drain the Blood” December 09, 2009 A nice, compact, three-minute paranoia dramedy from the Toronto-based trio’s debut disc, Hometowns. See them at the Conservatory tomorrow night. Read More
Holiday Video of the Day: Band Aid, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” December 09, 2009 Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas Uploaded by beautifulcynic. - Explore more music videos. This arrived during my senior year of high school, so I look upon it as a snapshot of my general Anglophilic pop sensibility at the time, and it’s a perfectly solid Christmas pop choral benefit — completely... Read More
Holiday Video of the Day: Run-DMC, “Christmas in Hollis” December 08, 2009 Gotta give props for the ill reindeer. Mom’s cooking chicken and collared greens. 1 Show / Hide Archive Comments The following comments are archived from the original publication of this post Holly on Dec 08, 2009 @ 10:40 pm This video totally rules. Read More
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