Random Video: Thin Blue Flame

There's something about this song that is very much of its time and place


Random Video: Wish You Were Here

This is my favorite love song, even though it's from Ryan's most uneven album. This is the sort of song that, if a girl likes this song, I'll immediately fall head over heels. It's kind of childish, very nihilistic and totally unhealthy, and in that way, it is pretty much everything that I have experienced … Continue reading Random Video: Wish You Were Here

Random (4th of July) Video: American Woman

At one point in my life, I owned The Best of the Guess Who on cassette, CD and vinyl (you know, back when I owned things).  They are one of those bands that aren''t necessarily cool (unless you believe Lester Bang), but they produced some great rock songs, including this one (forget Lenny Kravitz's nuance-free … Continue reading Random (4th of July) Video: American Woman

Random Video: Writing To Reach You

Man, this song is morose.  The whole album is, really (it includes that classic of mopey rock, "Why Does It Always Rain on Me?").  But I still love it, and how could I not?  A song called, "Writing To Reach You" by an ubër-sincere Brit-Pop band at the turn of the century?  It's like it … Continue reading Random Video: Writing To Reach You

Random Video: If It Be Your Will

Antony Hegarty's (of Antony and the Johnsons) cover of Leonard Cohen's "If It Be Your Will" may be the most stunning performance from the entire concert that makes up "I'm Your Man," the wonderful documentary about the legendary singer/songwriter.  Keep in mind, the other performers include artists like U2, Rufus Wainwright and Nick Cave (and … Continue reading Random Video: If It Be Your Will

Random Video: Palo Alto

Apparently it's Radiohead week around these parts, and that is A-OK with me. The above video is taken from the documentary, "Meeting People Is Easy," the Grant Gee flick in which he followed Radiohead on their world tour after the release and surprise success of world-changing opus, "OK Computer."  (Yeah, I'm a fanboy.) 'Palo Alto' … Continue reading Random Video: Palo Alto

Random Video: Leader of the Pack

Putting the 'random' in my random video posts, I just had to share this song.  Maybe it's all this talk about Kerouac.  Maybe it's because I've just started watching Mad Men.  Maybe I just like oldies.*  I'm betting it's the last one. Anyway, I heard this song a fair amount in my childhood (we listened … Continue reading Random Video: Leader of the Pack