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 »
I didn't write this column last week, since SXSW was just about monopolizing my attention. So we've got two weeks' worth of videos to sort through here. But for whatever reason, it was still a bit of…   Read Story »