Saturday, June 30, 2007
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They're hype as crap at the New Rave/Indie scene and this would probably make me stick up my nose for them, if it weren't for how cool and funky this song is. Very retro like everything else nowadays, it still keeps itself fresh maybe because the chorus sounds like the Madonna part in the weirdo duet with Britney Spears, Me Against The Music [I mean the part Madge says "come on Britney lose control/party all night long"]. Plus, this video is genius!! I want all of those t-shirts!
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
[Song: Eu Ando Ok - Zizi Possi]
Thursday, June 14, 2007
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Tuesday, June 05, 2007
"Yes, if you have an addiction you’re not facing, overcoming
it may be the single, solitary thing you need to do to open the gates of harmony
and blessing in your life. But because your Opponent knows your weakness and how
it blocks your Light, it convinces you there is nothing you can do about it. Or
it makes the thought of trying seem overwhelming. Or it scapegoats other
behaviors, taking the focus off the real culprit."
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007
It's a simple 80's video, but that portrays the story the song tells PLUS it's inspired by an art piece: Robert Doisnaeu's 1949 photo The Last Waltz [left].
- What Do I Have To Do? [David Hogan, 1990]
"How many Hollywood starts can you look like in 3 1/2 minutes?" That's this video's premise where she goes from Gloria Swanson to Brigitte Bardot. Need I really say why I love it?
- Slow [Baillie Wash, 2003]
It's said to be Kylie's sexiest video. I agree, and K please, tell us where is that hot people crowded pool!!
- I Believe In You [Vernie Yeung, 2004]
Okay, the video there's nothing to do with the song's lyrics, but it's beautiful! That glowing neon bubble certifies what I say constantly: Kylie's a deity.
- Giving You Up [Alex & Martin, 2005]
I used to dislike this. But as I prepared this list I decided to rewatch it and I found a similarity between giant Kylie and me that I could not ignore. And Ho I forbid you to talk about it on the comments!!
Note: Yes! The size of these things is ridiculous, but in sake of post layout I put them this tiny. If you'd like to see them big just click on them and the YouTube page will be opened.
10. Please Stay [James Frost & Alex Smith, 2000]
One day Kylie wakes up and realizes she's still thinking about the guy she met last night on the club. Uhh... having a deja vu? Alright, the video for this song is kind of silly and non-sense, but if you read the previous post you know how much I love this song, so fuck it! Besides she's gorgeous and dance with hot gay men! By the way, since the song is basically campy latin music she could do some kind of rumba on the routine; but nah, she went for good old rock on that. Yay for Kylie for not tacky-ing it.
Suddenly the Girl-Next-Door became a Sex-Kitten and no matter how much you try to think of your wife [?] you can't help developing an infatuation on that hottie. Kylie's first video as a sexual person caused some controversy because of that; this video still focuses more on her image than on a plot, but it's such a change of image that it's totally understanding. The Hitchcock-esque intro is a marvelous metaphor, as if she's running from people's ideas and expectations on her image and behavior.
8. Finer Feelings [David Hogan, 1992]
Once again being inspired by Parisian photographies Kylie Minogue delivered a video that is both beautiful and heartbreaking. Playing a woman who stalks her ex-boyfriend, she warns [in a non-preachy way] about the dangers of mindless sex: "what is love/without the finer feelings/it's just sex/without the sexual healing". The video black-and-white cinematography seems dreamy and classic, but in some kind of witty paradox, Minogue looks like a real woman looking for love in the wrong places [read people]. The mentioned photo is Edouard Boubat's 1948 Pont Neuf.
Note: this posted video cuts the beginning and the last scene of the video. I'm sorry, but there were no other links on YouTube for the song's music video.
7. Spinning Around [Dawn Shadforth, 2000]
This video marked Kylie's comeback to mainstream, plus features one of her most known and adored fashion statements: the Golden Shorts!! Spinning Around's video is a step back in time when Kylie's video was all about her image. This one now makes totally sense since the song itself is about a change of image. It's hot, sexy and a prelude of Kylie as a choreography trendsetter. Just check it out.
6. Put Yourself In My Place [Kier McFarlane, 1994]
You know I worship this song. But I'll save words in telling you why I also love the video, by simply showing you why.
5. Some Kind Of Bliss [David Mould, 1997]
Way before Jay-Z and Beyoncé did that ridiculous version of Bonnie and Clyde, Kylie did a sexier, worthier and [unfortunately] more underrated one. Some Kind Of Bliss is one of her biggest flops on the charts, but of course it's a genius track.
4. Can't Get You Out Of My Head [Dawn Shadforth, 2001]
Uhhh... what's to be said about this one? Kubrick inspiration + gorgeous wardrobe + sexy, addictive and imitable choreography = GENIUS VIDEO!!! C'mon you guys, let's just watch and learn the moves.
3. Chocolate [Dawn Shadforth, 2004]
Homaging the 50's Musical Era, Minogue delivered a video with a cinematography so beautiful that you do nothing but drool as you watch it. The art-deco sets, wardrobe and coreography turns the campiness into pure art; and talk about the song! Even if the video were crap it'd be top 10 worthy just for the masterpiece that is Chocolate. But no, to awe us even more with her geniusness she did a perfect video as well.
2. Come Into My World [Michel Gondry, 2002]
Come on, the guy behind Isobel and Bachelorette's videos could not do a less impressive thing here. Portraying the repetitive crescendo from the song, the video features a rut world where Kylie seems doomed to repeat her actions till the end of the song [but still keeping that gorgeous smile of hers]. And if it weren't for the fade-out this song could last forever. Oh... did I say rut?! You know me and that word.
1. Where The Wild Roses Grow (duet with Nick Cave) [Rocky Shenck, 1995]
This critically acclaimed duet is the epic story of Eliza Day and her lover/murderer. An epic story required an epic song. Written by produced by Cave himself the narrative lyrics tells perfectly the story of the beautiful heroine often compared by people to the wild roses that grow on the riverbank; an epic song requires an epic video. So with a cinematography to drop any jaw Shenck, Minogue and Cave brought to life John Everett Millais's 1852 painting Ophelia. Yes, the Shakespeare's one.