Music Video Of The Day: All My Friends Are Rich by UPSAHL (2019, dir by ????)

UPSAHL is already responsible for my favorite song of the year, Drugs.  And now, she’s responsible for my second favorite.

Poor UPSAHL.  All of her friends are drinking champagne and hanging out on their huge lawn and smoking expensive cigars and enjoying themselves the way that only people with money can.  Meanwhile, UPSAHL can’t even pay her rent or, to judge from this video, afford a decent lawn mower.

Now, of course, it’s also totally possible that her friends are just better at handling their money than UPSAHL.  The thing is …. when you don’t have much money, everyone around you seems like they’re rich and they don’t have a problem in the world.  I remember the first time I ever had to pay rent and I was shocked to discover that apparently the apartment manger was serious when he said that we had to pay by the end of the first week of the month.  Seriously, I just kinda figured that was just a general suggestion.  I remember very clearly thinking, “How does everyone else handle this so easily?”  Only later would I discover that no one was handling anything easily.

(Fortunately, I was able to pay my half of the rent.  I sold some of my friend’s college textbooks back to the student store and then I borrowed the rest from my mom.  So, I may not have been rich but I still survived.)

UPSAHL’s songs are so relatable and her DGAF attitude should be an inspiration to us all.


Music Video of the Day: Drugs by UPSAHL (2019, dir by ????)

I just came here to the party for the drugs….

Truer words have never been heard.

I always appreciate a song that’s about exactly what it says it is.  Even more so, I always like it when a video is about exactly what you think the song is about.  The song is called Drugs.  The song is about drugs.  There’s a lot of drugs to be found in the video.

(And honestly, who has never gone to a party just for the drugs?

Seriously, watching this video made me feel like it was 2007 all over again.)

Of course, neither the song nor the video are just about drugs.  They’re also about the empty banalities that most people use to get through life.  It’s about being so bored with our society and our culture that you turn to something that offers up an easy escape from all the bullshit of people at parties, dropping names and searching for fame.  It’s a song and a video about alienation and I absolutely love it and I’ll probably be singing it for the next few days.