Music Video of the Day: Valley Girl by Moon Zappa (1982, dir by ????)


Last night, a group of friends and I watched the original 1983 film, Valley Girl.  Someone mentioned this song while we were watching so here’s the closest that it ever got to having an official music video!

Enjoy!

Music Video of the Day: Mr. Percocet by Noah Cyrus (2022, dir by Boni Mato)


Today’s music video of the day is this atmospheric video from Noah Cyrus.  I always enjoy videos that look like they could be dreams.

Enjoy!

you are overly sensitive so i won’t say much
but, my heart gets pulled into pieces whenever you’re poured up

you are malevolent and benevolent
you are the devil that i revel in

i barely recognize you when you wake up in the morning
must be someone else’s eyes that i look into every night
you’re only kind when you’re all fucked up
you’re only mine til your high is gone
But,
i wish you’d still love me when your drugs wear off in the morning

i come second to every Percocet that you take
And I know you want someone to worship the worst of your mistakes

you are malevolent and benevolent
you owe me nothing and everything

i barely recognize you when you wake up in the morning
Must be someone else’s eyes that i look into every night
you’re only kind when you’re all fucked up
you’re only mine til your high is gone
but,
But i wish you’d still love me when your drugs wear off in the morning

You (x8)

i barely recognize you when you wake up in the morning
must be someone else’s eyes that i look into every night
you’re only kind when you’re all fucked up
you’re only mine til your high is gone
So,
Maybe I should leave before your drugs wear off in the morning

Music Video Of The Day: Do You Wanna Touch! by Crud (2012, dir by JIMI Custer)


As I’ve mentioned before, there’s a part of me that’s all sophisticated and all about discussing impressionism and classic literature and then there’s the other part of me, the part that just loves a good demolition derby! Guess which side this video appeals to.

Enjoy!

Music Video of the Day: Hold My Hand by Lady Gaga (2022, dir by Joseph Kosinski)


I’ve heard at least one critic predict that Top Gun: Maverick will be a major Oscar contender.  I don’t quite buy that but I do imagine that the soundtrack will get a major awards push.  As performed by Lady Gaga, Hold My Hand feels very Oscar bait-y.  We’ll see.

As for the song itself, it’s okay.  It’s definitely not my favorite Lady Gaga song, largely because it was so obviously conceived as a way for the film to win an award.  To me, it has a bit of a gospel feel and, as I think I’ve said in the past, I find gospel music to be the most boring type of music in existence.  That said, Lady Gaga’s voice is amazing and she certainly sells this song.

Enjoy!

Music Video of the Day: Memories by YUNGBLUD (feat. Willow) (2022, dir by Colin Tilley)


Enjoy this atmospheric video!

I wish I could just let go
Of all the memories I know
Of all the memories I know
But they’re still stuck in my brain

Every time I fall asleep, I know
I’ll wake up alone
I’ll wake up alone
Dreams of you

Wrap around my throat
I think I’m gonna choke
I think I’m gonna choke

Running, running, running, running though the dark
Watch me run a little more
‘Cause when I said forever, I meant forever, now

I wish I could just let go
Of all the memories I know
Of all the memories I know
But they’re still stuck in my brain

I never wanted to cry
I always thought I would make it right
But now I’m stuck inside this shame instead
“Pontificating hypocrite” is what you said
When my heart breaks just a little bit I wanna drop dead
I didn’t wanna concede
Or call my fantasies make-believe
Holding tightly to the task at hand
When I really should be focusing to learn and understand
But I bury all the tragedy with sand

Running, running, running, running to my car
I can’t fucking cry in front of her
When I said forever, I meant forever, now

I wish I could just let go
Of all the memories I know
Of all the memories I know
But they’re still stuck in my brain

Music Video of the Day: We Don’t Need Another Hero by Tina Turner (1985, dir by ????)


Last week, I watched Mad Max.  On Tuesday, I watched The Road Warrior and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.  As such, it only seems appropriate that today’s music video of the day should be the theme song from Beyond Thunderdome, We Don’t Need Another Hero.

Performed by Tina Turner (who, of course, also co-starred in Beyond Thunderdome), We Don’t Need Another Hero seems like it was pretty obviously written in an attempt to land, at the very least, an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.  Well, the Academy didn’t nominate the song but it did win a Golden Globe and it went on to become one of Turner’s biggest hits.

The video is a mix of Turner singing and scenes from Beyond Thunderdome.  It’s not a bad song, even if it is hard to imagine any of the other Mad Max films featuring a power ballad.  Then again, each Mad Max film is it’s own unique work of art.  That’s one thing that makes the entire series so effective.

Enjoy!