Category Archives: videos

Weird Al-related question: Lamest claims to fame

Lame Claim to Fame isn’t the best track on “Weird Al” Yankovic’s No. 1 album Mandatory Fun, but it’s worth a listen, and the video entertains: And now it’s stuck in my head. Whenever I think of some tenuous connection I have … Continue reading

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Manfred Mann’s Earth Band covers the Police

No idea why this popped into my head today, but it’s one of the great oddball covers by a band that seemed to re-emerge with an oddball cover once or twice per decade. This is from the 1983 release Somewhere in … Continue reading

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Best music videos ever? Well, there’s Radiohead and Foo Fighters

A lot of the selections in NME’s 100 Greatest Music Videos are from what you might call the post-MTV era, so color me skeptical. I might need to go back at some point and check out a few of them. … Continue reading

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If Andy Warhol and Taylor Swift were contemporaries

Yes, it’s a 10-hour loop of a Taylor Swift chorus punctuated by a goat screaming. Doesn’t this sound like something Warhol would’ve done?

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How to react when someone’s filming your band

Attention, younger bands. Let 80s band X show you how it’s done (especially at 0:55) …

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Harp guitar — sounds clumsy but isn’t

Ever hear or see a musician who just blows you away? This album cover immediately made me think “Mellowmas,” but having never been exposed to a “harp guitar” in all my years in music, I had to check it out. Seems … Continue reading

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A trip down Memory Lane by way of Penny Lane

Stephen Colbert as George Harrison on the Dana Carvey Show: I took it to John and Paul, and they said the Beatles do not do songs about mollusks. Then six months later, Paul comes back with Octopus’s Garden. I mean, … Continue reading

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