Music Video Of The Day: Halloween All Year by The Orwells (2012, dir by ????)


Halloween All Year sounds like a great idea to me!

Or, at least, it does until you actually pay attention the lyrics of this song, the majority of which involve a knife and a body on the ceiling.  Actually, now that I think about it, I guess part of the appeal of Halloween is that you actually have to wait for it.  You wait for 9 months and then suddenly, it’s the greatest 31 days of the year!

As for the video, I like it because it has a prom gone wrong feel to it.

Enjoy!

Music Video of the Day: We Need A Gimmick by Nekrogoblikon (2015, directed by George Nienhuis)


Who are Nekrogoblikon?

This is what it says over on their website:

What happens when you put a bunch of bloodthirsty, music-loving goblins together? Well, a lot of disembowelment, but also a lot of catchy tunes. Formed six millennia ago, and practicing only every other leap year on a full moon, the band has perfected their brand of crushing goblin music.

Nekrogoblikon is also a band that was formed in 2006 in Palo Alto, California and who have built a loyal cult following by performing songs about goblins.  In 2012, the band uploaded a video to YouTube for their song, No One Survives.  It was about a goblin trying to win the affection of one of his co-workers (played by Kayden Kross).  No One Survives became a viral hit so their video for We Need A Gimmick features John Goblikon (played by David Rispoli) using what he’s learned to help Nekrogoblikon find the gimmick that will keep Earthlings from realizing that the members of the band are actually goblins from outer space.  Along the way, the video parodies rap, EDM, and Justin Timberlake.  And, of course, Kayden Kross returns.

Nekrogoblikon has shown a longevity that would probably surprise those who originally dismissed them as merely being a novelty act.  On April 13th, they released their 5th album, Welcome to Bonkers.

 

 

Music Video of the Day: Dracula by MOANA (2018, dir by Luna Laure)


For today’s music video of the day, we have yet another song called Dracula.  However, as you can tell by looking at the lyrics, this song actually has some connection to everyone’s favorite vampire (or, at the very least, the legend of everyone’s favorite vampire):

Her
She was a dancer
Feel
As the girl she twirls off the edge of her paper-thin world

The “I”
Give to the Master
Mirror, mirror
Can you tell one from the other?
Strange
I offer my veins
Feel
As the girl she twirls off the edge of her paper-thin world

Oh in the night
When Dracula comes to fill your soul
To atone, confess
My one true weakness
My Dracula, Count Dracula

Her
She was a dancer
(First I must appease my thirst)
Feels
Good you know as the girl she twirls off the edge of her world

Oh in the night
When Dracula comes to fill your soul
To atone, confess
My one true weakness
My Dracula, Count Dracula

Oh in the night
When Dracula comes to fill your soul
To atone, confess
My one true weakness
My Dracula, Count Dracula

According to singer Moana Mayatrix, “I’d say it’s not directly about vampires but more so an exploration of vampire mythology and the allure of the dark side, much like being seduced by a Bram Stoker character.”

Enjoy!

Music Video of the Day: Dracula by Vondelpark (2012, dir by ????)


It’s debatable whether or not this song from Vondelpark is actually about the Lord of the Vampires but I imagine he’d appreciate it.  Myself, I love the atmospheric, dream-like feel of both the song and the video.  Just listening to this puts me into another world.

Sadly, Vondelpark is no more.  They broke up in 2016.  But Dracula lives forever.

Enjoy!

Music Video of the Day: Open Again by Thom Yorke (2018, dir by Ruffmercy)


Today’s music video of the world is for another song from Thom Yorke’s soundtrack for the upcoming Suspiria film.

Given how much I love Argento’s original, I’m not particularly enthusiastic about a new version, especially when so many people think that the proper way to support the new version is to denigrate the original.  Still, so far, I’m liking what I’ve score of Yorke’s score.

Enjoy!

Other videos from Yorke’s Suspiria score:

Music Video of the Day: Frankenstein by Mani Blu (2018, dir by Bryce Poodleven)


I know, I know.

This song isn’t really about the Frankenstein that we all know and love, the one who reanimated the dead and who declared himself to be God.

Oh well, no matter!

It still feels appropriate for October.

Enjoy!