Music Video of the Day: Numb by Meg Myers (2018, dir by Clara Aranovich)


Today’s music video of the day is the deeply unsettling video for Meg Myers’s Numb.

For the first minute or so, this video reminds me of Office Space.  It then goes on to make me think about last year’s controversial Mother!  And then, at the end, I can’t help but think about the 2011 Brit Marling film, Sound Of My Voice.

Enjoy!

Music Video Of The Day: Rich Kids World by Nedelle Torrisi (2018, dir by Natalie Fait)


It’s a rich kids world.

That’s not necessarily the happiest message in the world, unless you happen to be one of the rich kids.  But it’s definitely true.  I was recently talking to a friend of mine about how almost all of the writers and artists that we admire were able to spend years developing their craft because they didn’t have to worry about actually paying any bills.  It’s a lot easier to write the great American novel when you’re not having to deal with a day job or anything like that.  For that matter, it’s a lot easier to break into films when your mother is Meryl Streep or your father is Tom Hanks.

(Sorry, but it’s not as if the Gummer sisters are exactly popping with screen charisma.)

(And don’t even get me started on Chet Haze…)

I mean, let’s just be honest here.  North West has a better chance of making the best seller list than most of us do.

Of course, it’s not just in the arts where it helps to be a rich kid.  Would Andrew Cuomo even be a dog catcher in New York if his name was Andrew Jones?  Would George W. Bush have ever been President if his name was George Davis?  Would the banal thoughts of Chelsea Clinton rate thousands of retweets if her name was Chelsea Smith … well, you get the idea.

Anyway, beyond the message, I like the dreamy sound of this song and the look of the video.

Enjoy!

 

Music Video of the Day: Your Name by Kedr Livanskiy (2017, dir by Kedrina Yana and Konstantin Bushmanov)


Much like yesterday’s video, this is another video on which me and Evelyn disagree.  She thinks that it’s about being young and free in Russia.  I think it’s about vampires.

Enjoy!

Music Video Of The Day: There Was A Time by Kedr Livanskiy (2018, dir by ?????)


My friend Evelyn and I have been debating whether or not this video is supposed to be about vampires or not.  Her argument is that it’s obviously meant to be about being young and celebrating life.  My argument is that the video reminds me a lot of Jean Rollin’s Two Orphan Vampires so obviously, the video must be about vampires as well.

Maybe we’re both right!

Who knows?

Anyway, enjoy!

Music Video of the Day: I Always Liked Men With Good Hands by Adi Ulmansky (2012, dir by Ori Sinai)


Ever since Evelyn (a.k.a. my best friend in the entire world) first introduced me to her music, I’ve always enjoy the reliably strange videos of Adi Ulmansky and this one features a black cat!

Enjoy!

Music Video Of The Day: Chloroform by Phoenix (2013, dir by Sofia Coppola)


To date, this is the last music video to have been directed by Sofia Coppola.  Sofia, of course, is married to the lead singer of Phoenix, Thomas Mars.

Enjoy!

Sofia Coppola Music Videos:

  1. Elektrobank by The Chemical Brothers
  2. Shine by Walt Mink
  3. This Here Giraffe by The Flaming Lips
  4. Playground Love by AIR
  5. I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself by The White Stripes
  6. City Girl by Kevin Shields