Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Six Songs

Not as dramatic as Margo Stilley and Kieran O'Brien, admittedly, but some thoughts about some recent videos I've been seeing

Weezer's "Beverly Hills": The video is shot at the Playboy Mansion. Which is actually in Holmby Hills. In other words, in plebian Los Angeles. Oops.

Gwen Stefani's "Cool": The best song of 1982 meets the best picture of 1957. One expects Tab Hunter or Troy Donahue to ride up on a scooter to sweep Gwen away.

The Black Eyed Peas's "Don't Phunk With My Heart": Wonderful re-creation of a 1970's gameshow. But where's Charles Nelson Reilly? Hee haw!

Kanye West's"Gold Digger": Wonderful Varga-style pinups come with Jaime Foxx doing backup. Hopefully the video world will not make a trend of featuring Best Actor Oscar winners. I don't want to see Ernest Borgnine and F. Murray Abraham bopping with Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent. Well, I would like to see Abraham in a cover of Falco's "Rock Me Amadeus".

Natasha Bedingfield's "These Words": How could anyone resist a song which rhyms "Keats" with "hip hop beat"?