I figure we have to enjoy "YouTube" while we can, since I can't imagine blatant theft surviving much longer. In fact, we probably need to enjoy "Blogger" until the next dot.com bubble bursts. But that's beside the point.
I'm sitting in my apartment and I'm freezing cold; the heat has decided not to come on. Smelly girl next door has been on a particularly smelly spree. Anticipating my January move, I'm slowly packing my stuff into boxes and inhaling a lot of dust. My cold is almost gone. I just finished reading Anna Kavan's "I Am Lazarus" (for which I paid about 40 cents a page) and am working on Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose."
But I'm not here to talk about any of that...I'm here to post YouTube videos that have delighted me over the past few months. Maybe you'll find some of them delightful too?
Greg Hits Hollywood
It isn't ALL funny -- and it is less funny during repeated viewings -- but the first time I saw it I was in rapture. It has a baffling realism that doesn't get Borat-nasty or uncomfortable. You've got to love the Japanese girl.
Divine Comedy, "Bad Ambassador"
I can't share my love of Divine Comedy with many people, but maybe I can TRICK people into watching them (errr, him). Here's an exceptional song with an exceptional video.
Zsa Zsa Gabor & David Letterman Eat Fast Food
St. Mark passed this one along. As much as I dislike Zsa Zsa, this is hilarious. She's good when she's being pandered to. And she loves those fries.
The Fall, "Eat Y'Self Fitter"
Speaking of eating. And more disturbing than Zsa Zsa could ever be. Brix does the early-'80s post-punk ska dance near the end.
Whale, "Pay For Me"
I could babble endlessly about the magic of Whale. This becomes less effective over time as fewer and fewer people remember them. The day will come when Whale is totally forgotten. In fact it's already happened.
Talk Talk, "Such a Shame"
I have an intense (platonic) love for Talk Talk so I can't resist putting my favourite Talk Talk song and video here. Listen to the bass. Check out the budding rebellion against their New Romantic image. Listen to the bass some more...Paul Webb's quick, huge, bendy method was a major (and underappreciated) part of their style.
Renaldo and the Loaf, "Songs for Swinging Larvae"
And finally, for those who've never seen it, a video that's even more disturbing today than it was twenty years ago.