This is the second time I’ve posted a video from an artist while openly complaining that they hadn’t made a video for a different song that I prefer only to find a video of the preferred song in my RSS reader just in time for Music Video Monday! It’s like I control the internet!
I can’t get into Flying Lotus. I know he’s John Coltrane’s great-nephew and everybody thinks he’s a visionary and everything, but I’m just not feeling it. That said, this song serves as a pretty awesome soundtrack to a video about robots killing people during a parade.
I was thinking to myself the other day, you know what might be a fun thing to do for the blog? Pick a year, do some research on it, write down my thoughts on the major events, and dig around on YouTube for corresponding videos. And you know what? It was absolutely as fun as I thought it would be, mostly because of the videos. Old videos on YouTube are unbelievably great. God bless the people that not only hold on to their old VHS tapes, but also willingly spend their time putting them online. Or however it is these things find their way to my computer.
It seemed like 1982 would be an appropriate place to start; after all, that’s when I got my start. If I do muster up the energy to keep this going, though, I don’t plan to go sequentially, because that seems like it would be really, really boring.
I came up with the idea of beginning this entry with the first video that showed up for me when I searched for “1982.” I was pretty convinced that this would end up being a terrible idea, as I assumed that the first result would be something terribly dull. Boy, was I wrong. I think if I looked up “how to start a blog entry about 1982” in the dictionary, this video would start playing:
I was hoping to work things into a seamless narrative, but that would be too much work, so let’s just take things a category at a time.