This week's list walks the line between calm, serene, stately beauty and extreme blood-splooge trash. Both can be awesome! And both are perfectly legit music-video approaches. But this week, we've…   Read Story »
This week's central battle came down, as so many do, to the eternal conflict between well-intentioned grand-scale storytelling and gleefully trashy bloodletting. It's the Forrest Gump vs. Pulp…   Read Story »
Hey, whoever's in charge of music video releases! Can you space things out a little better, please? Last week, I scrambled to come up with five watchable videos. This week, I have to leave out a few…   Read Story »
A quick word about Flying Lotus's "Phantasm" video and videos like it: That's a really good video! Many of the videos like it are good, too! But it's not on the list this week, and neither are any of…   Read Story »
In keeping with my newfound traditions of saying nice things about Gwar in the intros to these posts, the music-related video I enjoyed most this week was this, the YouTube commercial for Gwar's…   Read Story »
The internet's favorite target this week was Avril Lavigne's garish, shrill, quite-possibly-racist "Hello Kitty" video. I didn't see it until I'd read a bunch of euphorically annoyed online chatter…   Read Story »
Right now, our busiest comments section is a heated debate over whether a white lady is racist for dancing with black men in her music video and then being defensive about it. That is how indie rock,…   Read Story »
I came so close to including the Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger's "Animals" video this week, partly because it's good on its own merits and partly because "eyelinered Jodorowskian hippie cult leader"…   Read Story »
Last week, in this space, I lamented that fact that, Gwar, who built a low-budget DIY empire partly because of their music video aesthetic, had left barely a trace of influence on the many, many…   Read Story »
Let's take a moment for Dave Brockie, better known as Gwar's Oderus Urungus, who died suddenly earlier this week. For decades, Brockie helped to pioneer a distinctly DIY music-video aesthetic. With…   Read Story »