Category Archives: Video Roundup

Saturday Video Roundup: Mash The Beatles

It’s amazing how many really cool mashups seem to incorporate The Beatles. Or maybe that isn’t amazing at all. I mean, they were the freakin’ Beatles. Anyway, I know we’ve done this theme before, but best I can tell, it ain’t broke, so I ain’t fixing it.

Here’s The Fabs and Queen doing one of my favorite tunes off of their blockbuster album, Jazzey Road, “Fat Bottom Girls Come Together.”

Also, this is a rare outtake from those same sessions.

Many of you probably never knew that The Beatles collaborated with Bob Marley.


Meet The Zepples.

Finally, have you ever wondered what The Beatles would have been like if they’d had David Lee Roth as their singer?

Saturday Video Roundup: New music of interest in early 2k13

It’s way too early in the year to be talking best of, especially since we’re anticipating 2013 releases from some of our favorite artists (like Jeffrey Dean Foster, for instance, and The Lost Patrol, to name another). But there is some new tuneage out already that we’re digging on. So for your ArtsWeek SVR, have a listen.

Up first, Bear in Heaven, a band than I’m guessing owns at least a couple of Pet Shop Boys CDs.

It’s no secret that I’m a huge Eels fan. E and the boys are back with a new one that’s a bit of a departure in some respects. I’m still trying to get my head around it, and while I do, here’s “New Alphabet.”

One more from a band I have just discovered, The Capsules.

Happy Saturday, and Happy ArtsWeek. Go have fun.

Saturday Video Roundup: Who ya gonna call?

Happy Saturday, kiddies, and welcome back to another exciting episode of SVR! Today, let’s see if you can guess the theme.

Up first – I’ve heard of “gangbusters,” but “Gangnambusters” is a new one.

Next: In retrospect, it’s hard to understand why they didn’t do it this way in the first place.

Finally, the only thing wrong here is that they didn’t do a video.

That’s a wrap. Everybody have a nice weekend, and hey – be careful out there.

Hey, Jets Overhead – pick me! And Ronan!

Jets Overhead has an interesting little social media promotion running.

Upload a photo of you telling the world what you really want… If selected, your photo will then appear in the music video for “What You Really Want” which will premiere here in October 2012.

On a sheet of paper, write down what you really want. Be honest.

Have a friend take a hi-res photo of you holding the paper.

Enter all the info below and upload your photo.

So I’m entering, with the help of my trusty sidekick Ronan. Here’s my pic:

I’m pretty sure we’re going to be famous. Meanwhile, check out the video for the lead single, Boredom and Joy, which is fantastic. Then go listen to the CD. Then maybe buy it, because JO is one of the best bands going.

Happy Saturday.

A brief tribute to Greg Ham of Men at Work. RIP.

Music is a precious thing, and it’s always sad when even a little bit of it dies. Thus, this morning begins on a down note with the news that Greg Ham, multi-instrumentalist for Men at Work, is dead at the age of 58. Casual music fans will remember him as the author of the catchy flute riff in “Land Down Under,” the band’s smash 1982 hit (which topped the charts in the US, UK, Australia and Canada), as well as the saxophone in their breakthrough, “Who Can It Be Now” (also a #1 hit). Read more

Saturday Video Roundup: deconstruction angels (mash my bitch up)

The Internet era (and the age of PostModernism in general) has given the world a lot of garbage. But damned if the proliferation of electronic technology hasn’t produced some freakin’ awesome moments, too. Like this, which was sent my way by our buddy Frank Balsinger. One of the absolute best mashups I’ve ever seen.

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Sunday Video Roundup: a 9/11 special

Today, if we choose to listen, we’ll hear a great deal about America, about the last decade, about the lessons we’ve learned. Football will be played. Flags will be waved. Tears will be shed.

And tomorrow we’ll be exactly what we were yesterday, only moreso. Maybe today is a bad time for critiques. Or maybe it’s the perfect time. Hard to say. But if you find a few minutes today and need a breather, here are some innocent distractions for you.

First, it’s true – we’re all living in Amerika.

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Saturday Video Roundup: dead man partying

I’m heading out for a friend’s all-day bachelor party event here in a few minutes. Back when I was DJing I did a lot of wedding receptions, and I always made sure to play three songs. Somehow, I never got punched once. So in honor of my buddy’s upcoming nuptials, here’s a matrimonial threefer.

First, I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll.

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Van Jones vs. the cult of personality (plus a little Saturday Video Roundup)

This morning I got an e-mail from a colleague who’s working with the American Dream Movement. Said friend is all-in with the goals and values of the project, but is stepping cautiously where Van Jones, the movement’s leader, is concerned. It’s nothing against Jones personally, I don’t think – my friend seems to admire him a great deal and thinks he’s exceptionally bright and committed. Instead, it’s more a case of the current boyfriend paying for the sins of the last boyfriend. We all know how that goes. Your last boyfriend – let’s call him “Barry” – promised you the sun, the moon and the stars and then he hopped in bed with all the mean girls in the school. How can you ever trust a boy again? Read more

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