From the minute I saw those red curtains, I started thinking about Twin Peaks and the Black Lodge. I don’t know if that was the video’s intention or not. Still, I’m always happy to find David Lynch references anywhere that I look. And, just because you’re in the Black Lodge, that doesn’t mean you can’t be entertained.
I mean, everyone loves music, right?
Myself, I always wished I could play bass. Of course, another part of me wishes that I could play drums. I think I’d be a kickass red-haired drummer.
Continuing yesterday’s Dirty Dancing theme, today’s music video of the day is for Michael Spaulding’s cover of She’s Like The Wind. She’s Like The Wind was written and originally performed by Patrick Swayze and, while there’s official video for the original on YouTube, I think Spaulding’s cover serves as an acceptable substitute.
I watched Dirty Dancing last week so, needless to say, I’ve had this song stuck in my head ever since.
I’m going to guess that if you’re last name is Medley, you’re kinda required by law to become a singer.
I miss David Bowie
I miss Prince
Today’s music video of the day is a tribute to dead artists, remembered dreams, past memories, and lost love. That really is the way the think about music, isn’t it? We don’t think about what a song has to say or any of that stuff. Instead, we think about what we happening the first, second, or hundredth time that we heard it. Music is all about emotion and that emotion is what runs through this video.
To be honest, when I first heard this song, I assumed that “ride my bike” was a metaphor for something else and a part of my still suspects that it is. I think it can be argued that a song ultimately means whatever the listener chooses it to mean. That’s the collaboration between the artist and the consumer. However, according to an interview that I just read, Maude Latour actually is singing about riding her bike in this song.
Well, okay. That’s fine. I have some issues with bicyclists, mostly because they always seem to get in front of me whenever I’m at a red light and I’m always worried that, when the light turns green, I’m going slam down on the accelerator and run them over before they have a chance to get out of the way. That said, I do like to run and whenever I’m running, I feel the type of exhilaration that this song describes.
The music video, of course, leaves no doubt that the song is actually about a bike. What I like about this video is that LaTour never stop riding and really, what better way is there to survive the end of the world? Keep moving and don’t ask for directions. Instead, draw your own map. Create your own path. That’s what I did and now, I’m very happy to say that it doesn’t even matter that I lost the map a few weeks ago. I’m just going wherever.
This song and video are so optimistic that they almost feel like they should be played at a Marianne Williamson campaign rally.
Listen, we’ve all got a difficult week ahead of us and Monday is always the worst day. So, my hope is that this music video and this song will help you get off to a good start!