Music Video Of The Day: Dangerous by Olivia Krash (2016, dir by ????)


This video features Olivia Krash covering one of my favorite songs, Big Data’s Dangerous!

Covers are always interesting.  I like covers when they bring something new to the song and I think that Olivia Krash definitely does that with her version of Dangerous.  Her version is a bit less paranoid than the original version that was performed by Big Data and Joywave.  It takes an anthem to suspicion and turns it into a party song and there’s nothing wrong with that.  In the future, all parties will be paranoid.  Really, they already should be.  I remember there was a Brinks Home Security commercial that featured a woman throwing a house warming party and discovering, to her surprise, that she didn’t know one of the guests.  His name was AJ and later, he broke into her house.  If she had been properly paranoid, she would have said, “Hey, what’s the stranger doing at my party!?”  Instead, she was just like, “Who’s that?  I don’t know him!  Ha ha!”  It’s not so funny once you’ve got a broken window that you’re going to have to pay to get repaired, is it?

My least favorite covers, by the way, are the ones that sound like duplicates of the original.  I mean, what’s the point?  I’m also not a fan of extremely overdramatic cover versions.  For instance, there used to be a WGU commercial that featured the most over-the-top version of The Times They Are A Changing that I had ever heard and it was so terrible that I always had to hit mute whenever I came across that commercial.  I’m also not a huge fan of the song Amazing Grace, largely because everyone who sings it always seems like they’re on the verge of tears and that’s just not fun to watch.  Plus, I just take issue with any song that requires me to describe myself as being a wretch.  I mean, I like songs that make me feel confident, y’know?  Calling myself a wretch would be the exact opposite of that.

Enjoy!

Music Video of the Day: Monster by Big Data, feat. Jamie Liddell (2018, dir by Ghost+Cow)


Welcome to October!

Since this is the first post of the first day of Horrorthon, it just seemed appropriate to select the video of Big Data’s Monster as music video of the day.  This wonderfully paranoid video will inspire you to put Alexa back in the box.  Or, at the very least, to consider doing it.  I mean, could you really live without her?  Anyway, this video has a nice sort of Wes Craven/John Carpenter feel to it.  Those glowing red eyes are haunting.

It’s a well acted video too and Big Data was kind enough to list the full cast and crew on YouTube.  (More artists should do this.)  Here they are:

Directed by GHOST + COW

Written by BIG DATA and GHOST + COW

Story and Executive Produced by BIG DATA

Produced by Steve Cozzarelli

Players:

Claire Burns as Mary

David Levin as Gerry

Juliet Brett as Alison

Alexander Jameson as Brandon

Sondra James Weil – Neighbor

Lizy Ryan as L1ZY

Director of Photography – Luke McCoubrey

Edited by Geordie Anderson

Score and original music by BIG DATA

Sound design and mix by Brian Goodheart

Sonic Union Producer – Halle Petro

Colored by Ashley Ayarza

Nice Shoes Producer – Elizabeth Mitchell

VFX artist – Tim Mearini

Production designer – Jana Bergstedt

Makeup / SFX artist – Emma Berley

Art PA / Driver – Scott Raven

Wardrobe Stylist – Kayci Rothweiler

1st AD – Ruby Walters

Assistant camera – Julian Tran

Sound mixer – Edward Morris

Camera PA – Beth Fletcher

Key Grip – Jesse Moritz

Grips – Landon Yost, Mitch Perrin

Gaffer – Jesse Sanchez-Strauss Swing – Rylie Patterson

Production assistants – Smij McBee, Angie Blas

Special thanks to alldayeveryday productions, De Boer Media

EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS to the Gudis Family for their incredible generosity.

As for the rest of October, I can’t guarantee that every music video that we’re going to share this month is going to have a horror theme.  To be honest, there aren’t that many good horror-themed music videos out there and we already featured the majority of them over the past two Octobers.  I mean, there’s only so many times that we can analyze Number of the Beast.  Still, we’ll be keeping our eyes open for any good videos we may have missed and, as we do every October, we’ll do our best to keep things properly spooky here at the TSL Bunker!

Enjoy October and get ready for the greatest Horrorthon ever!

 

Music Video Of The Day: Unglued by Big Data (2019, dir by Maggie Levin)


Today’s music video of the day is the latest from Big Data!

With each passing day, Big Data’s style of paranoid artistry becomes more and more relevant.  I mean, just consider what happened this week.  Thousands of people used a Russian-made app to see what they would look like once they were elderly and, in the process, they gave tons of information to …. well, the Russians!

I mean, it’s amazing,  You go on twitter right now and everyone’s like, “OMG, I HATE RUSSIAN BOTS!  Oh, hey, a new app!  Let’s send the Russians all my info!”

Big Data is all about how we’re living now.

Enjoy!

Music Video of the Day: Dangerous by Big Data (2015, dir by ????)


Yes, it’s another live performance of Dangerous.  

What can I say?  I like this song.  I saw Big Data perform at the House of Blues last October and it was amazing.  Such an energetic performance, it made paranoia fun!

Enjoy!

Previous Dangerous Videos:

  1. SCANTRON and Greg Yagolnitzer version
  2. Brandon LaGanke and John Carlucci version
  3. The Big Kitty Version
  4. Live from KROQ Red Bull Sound Stage
  5. Live on the ALT98.7 FM Penthouse rooftop at the Historic Hollywood Tower.

Music Video of the Day: Unglued by Big Data (2019, dir by ????)


Psssst….

Psssst….

Alexa is going to kill you….

(Seriously, do you think it’s a coincidence that my DVR blew up last night and delayed me sharing this video for 24 hours?  Think about it.  It’s all connected and we’re all doomed.  Some day, we’ll all be gone but the automation will continue.  Westworld is a documentary….)

Enjoy!

Music Video of the Day: The Business of Emotion by Big Data featuring White Sea (2015, dir by ????)


Eventually, all words will be replaced by emojis.

Hopefully, it won’t be as bad as The Emoji Movie.

This song is from Big Data, who put on a great show at the House of Blues in Dallas last week!

Enjoy!

Music Video of the Day: Dangerous by Big Data (2014, dir by ????)


For today’s music video of the day, we have one final video for the greatest song of the ’10s, Dangerous by Big Data.  In this video, Big Data performs the song  on the ALT98.7 FM Penthouse rooftop at the Historic Hollywood Tower.

Enjoy!

Previous Dangerous Videos:

  1. SCANTRON and Greg Yagolnitzer version
  2. Brandon LaGanke and John Carlucci version
  3. The Big Kitty Version
  4. Live from KROQ Red Bull Sound Stage

Music Video Of The Day: Dangerous by Big Data (2014, dir by ????)


With each passing day, I became more and more convinced that Big Data’s Dangerous is the most important song of the 2010s.  No other song quite captures our paranoid times like this one:

How could you know, how could you know
That those were my eyes?
Peepin’ through the floor, it’s like they know
It’s like they know I’m looking from the outside
And creepin’ to the door, it’s like they know
And now they’re coming, yeah, now they’re coming
Out from the shadows
To take me to the court because they know
Gotta shut this down
‘Cause they been watching all my windows
They gathered up the warrant ’cause they

You understand, I got a plan for us
I bet you didn’t know that I was dangerous
It must be fate, I found a place for us
I bet you didn’t know someone could love you this much

How could they know, how could they know
What I’ve been thinking?
Like they’re right inside my head because they know
Because they know, what I’ve been hiding
They’re right under my bed, they’re on patrol
Here they come, yeah, here they come
Out of the shadows
To take me to the court because they know
Gotta shut this down
‘Cause they’ve been watching all my windows
They gathered up the warrant ’cause they

You understand, I got a plan for us
I bet you didn’t know that I was dangerous
It must be fate, I found a place for us
I bet you didn’t know someone could love you this much

Nobody’s listening when we’re alone
Nobody’s listening, there’s nobody listening
No one can hear us when we’re alone
No one can hear us, no, no one can hear us

I’ve gotta get out of here
Sink down, into the dark
Keep on runnin’
And I’ve gotta get out of here
Keep on runnin’
Sink down, into the dark

You understand, I got a plan for us
I bet you didn’t know that I was dangerous
It must be fate, I found a place for us
I bet you didn’t know someone could love you this much

Valerie already shared two other videos for Dangerous.  Here’s another one of Big Data performing at Los Angeles’s KROQ Red Bull Sound Space.  While the studio version features Joywave’s Daniel Armbruster performing the vocals, this live version is performed by Alan Wilkis and Liz Ryan.

Enjoy!