Tonight Johanna took Ernie to his dog training class. I intended to use my time alone to go for a bit of a walk and then settle in for an evening of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. Alas, this was not to be, as I got completely sucked in watching music videos on YouTube. When she got home I was in the same position as when she left, except the apartment was now dark.
Here are the results of my busy evening.
By the dubs, if the new M.I.A. video were available on any of the sites that I know how to embed video from, it would absolutely be represented here, because it is completely awesome.
Girls – “Lust for Life”
It’s seems weird to give your song the same name as another song that is much, much more famous than your song will ever be. But it also seemed weird that the Iggy Pop song of the same name was used to advertise cruise ships, even though it’s about heroin or something. What do I know.
Miike Snow – “Animal”
From the guys who brought us Britney Spears’ “Toxic.” I love the Swedes.
The Drums – “Let’s Go Surfing”
I wonder if flashing the word “SURFING” on the screen throughout was part of the original concept, or a stroke of genius they came up with in post-production.
Yeasayer – “Ambling Alp”
Formerly the band Johanna could never remember the name of. Now the band that she listens to on a non-stop loop in her car.
Broken Bells – “The High Road”
Danger Mouse has collaborated with more people than the total number of people I know, I think. Although that’s more of a problem on my end.