New Killers Video – “Happy Birthday Guadalupe”
Today is World AIDS Day, a day to raise awareness of HIV AIDS in the real world by instilling compassion and preventative habits in our everyday routines, and on the internet by using #red to turn your tweets red. Also there is (RED), the organization that raises money for the Global Fund through the power of good music, and also through the power of the annual Killers Xmas song (JK Brandon, you make good music too)(also this is for charity so of course I would say that whether I believed it or not)(but I do)(sometimes!). For their first two installments, in 2006 and 2007, the Killers offered up the original jingles “A Great Big Sled” and “Don’t Shoot Me Santa.” Last year they collaborated with Elton John and Pet Shop boy Neil Tennant on “Joseph, Better You Than Me.” Episode IV of the Killers holiday/HIV tradition is another collab, this time incorporating the band’s 2009 tourmates Wild Light and Mariachi El Bronx aka the Bronx, the hardcore outfit who put out the mariachi album El Bronx this year because it is 2009 and that is a thing to do. Picking up on those Mexican vibes, and the Killers love for deserts, here is the song and video for “Happy Birthday Guadalupe,” which features much sand and the actor Luke Perry (the famous actor from The Fifth Element) along with many Mexican angels and salutations both for a joyous Christmas time and a happy birthday because ’tis the season.