It's disappointing that it's nearly impossible to watch music video's these days. Literally impossible. MTV2, which was developed as a cable alternative to MTV when they went almost completely original programming, has become the same as MTV itself, with neverending reruns of "Pimp My Ride."
I like "Pimp My Ride." I like "X to the Z." But I need some music videos.
There was a cable network called MTVX that played rock videos, but that was short lived and replaced with MTVJams, 24 hour rap/r&b videos. Sorry rock fans.
MTV Hits is another station that plays videos, but good luck finding anything other than what they play on MTVJ... it seems rap and R&B are more popular and anything else is a footnote. Especially since no-talent ass clowns like Nickelback are what define modern rock.
VH1 offers the alternative VH1 Classic, which is a great channel, but just plays too many obscure videos... nothing mainstream here, but nothing modern either. If it wasn't a hit in 1976, why would it be a hit now?
But the internet has changed some things, and I wanted to share some videos with you in case you were unaware of them. They're by a band called OK Go. I like OK Go. They achieved moderate success in 2002 with the single "Get Over It" which I still listen to occassionally. They released a new album a year go, but it's still getting attention... and it's not because of the music... it's because of the videos.
OK Go Released "A Million Ways" last fall to huge success... but not on MTV or VH1... they had no interest. Their video became "viral" and invaded YouTube with huge success; The ultra-low budget, one-take video featured the band in their back yard performing a dance choreographed by lead singer Damien Kulash's sister, Trish Sie. I first heard about it on NPR and after downloading the video, knew that that it was unique. Not only is the video fantastic, but it has spawned a wave of "copycats" all over YouTube and Google Video.
Their latest video, released July 31, for the song "Here It Goes Again" features a similar one-take, low budget video, but this time with the band on treadmills. Apparently they've been asked to perform at this year's VMA's ... it's too bad no one watches video's anymore.
"A Million Ways"
http://boss.streamos.com/wmedia/capi001 ... s_v300.asx
"Here It Goes Again"
http://boss.streamos.com/wmedia/capi001 ... n_v300.asx
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