Music Video of the Day: Scratched Lanyard by Dry Cleaning (2020, dir by Rottingdean Bazaar)

At first, I thought this is was a Christmas video, just because of all the flashing lights.  Then I actually watched the video and discovered that it’s actually taking place in a miniature disco bar.

But really, when it comes to disco, isn’t every day Christmas?  I’ve always felt so.  Most Christmas celebrations would probably be improved by platform shoes and a disco ball.  Some people might toss a coke spoon in there but I don’t think you need cocaine to have a merry Christmas.  If anything, President’s Day is your cocaine holiday.  Christmas, on the other hand, is a opening presents sober holiday.  At least, it is for me.

Rottingdean Bazaar are James Theseus Buck and Luke Brooks.  They’re a British duo, specializing in surrealistic designs and fashions.  This video, let’s just say, is very Rottingdean Bazaar.

This video is a nice throwback to the days when artists actually tried to do something interesting when it came to music videos.  So many music videos now are just boring performance clips and, yes, they’re easy to write about.  When you wake up at two in the morning and realize that you forgot to schedule a music video of the day before you fell asleep, it can sometimes be a relief to find a performance clip that you can just toss onto the site with only one word to go along with it.  But sometimes, you want something more and that’s what this video delivers.


Music Video of the Day: 12 Days of Christmas, covered by Pentatonix (2020, dir by ????)

Yay!  It’s my favorite time of year!

And here, to get the month started, is Pentatonix with a cover of the 12 Days of Christmas  One thing about the 12 Days of Christmas is that most of those gifts aren’t really that impressive.  I mean, what am I going to do with a bunch of drummers drumming after the holidays?  And do they just keep on drumming through the whole month?  That’s going to get annoying.

I do like the diamond rings, though …. oh wait.  They’re golden rings, aren’t they?  For some reason, I always remember them as being diamond rings.  Heh heh.

I do like Pentatonix, though I typically hate anything that’s a cappella.  Like, I’ve always had this fear that I’ll be out somewhere and suddenly, an old timey barbershop quartet will appear out of nowhere and start singing and they’ll be really bad but I’ll be obligated to stand there and listen to them until they finally stop.  That’s actually one of my number one fears.  Don’t ask me why I have this fear, I just do.  I’m also haunted by Bo Bice’s decision to go a cappella during the finale of America Idol because I think that decision led to him losing to Carrie Underwood.  So, as you can see, I have my reasons for dreading a cappella in general.

But Pentatonix is pretty cool, I think.  They’re the exception to the rule.  Kind of like how folk music is the music of evil people, except for Bob Dylan and Arlo Guthrie.

Anyway, enjoy!