Thursday, January 25, 2007

YouTube favorites -- music special

K, I'm kind of writer-blocked right now -- I've started two posts but didn't like either one of them -- so I'm gonna go with a special bonus edition of YouTube favorites. This one is all music. Like always, asterisks* mean "bad" language, etc.

Here's a classic. This is kind of my theme song -- I use it on my MySpace too.

I'm not sure that Walt Disney knew the difference between booze and LSD, because I never saw anything like this just from drinking alcohol:
[Disney had it removed from YouTube -- can't have people advertising their movies without permission. Sheesh. Here's a replacement version.]

If I did, I probably would have been Institutionalized.

OK, that was a great song but a pretty crappy video (and maybe teh worst lip syncing evar). Here's a great song with a great video, and it was made before there even was such a thing as "music videos." I mean, there was, but no one called them that yet.

This is actually audio only. Jack Black explains to the other guy in Tenacious D (Tenacious D = Jack Black and That Other Guy) that he's invented "inward singing."***** (This one gets like five asterisks for language.)

Back when I was a little kid, "Lawrence Welk" was my grandparents' favorite show. It's funny how your memory can play tricks on you -- I seem to remember it sounding quite different from this:

Enough with the intentional comedy. The Osmonds blew the top off the Unintentional Comedy Scale with "Crazy Horses." The best parts are the lead singer's dancing (he's like another James Brown, if James Brown had been a goofy white guy prone to doing the Funky Chicken), Donny using his keyboard to make weird noises (which apparently were later sampled as Pac-Man sound effects), and the lead guitarist stiffly "rocking out" his solo. I dig their bellbottoms though. I need to get me a pair.

All right, that was just a bit too wholesome. I think a little Iggy can cure that, though.

And doesn't that just make you want to go on a cruise with your family? Somewhere between the horseback riding and the rock wall it hits you: where are the liquor and drugs and the sex machine? When is Johnny gonna do another strip tease?


  1. It probably doesn't surprise you that my attention went to the Disney clip from Dumbo. Have you seen the one with the Heffalumps and Woozles from Winnie the Pooh's Blustery Day. It's wonderful.

    I liked the first 'too sexy' clip. I don't know why but it was kind of fascinating and draws one into itself.

  2. disney link went dead. video no longer available.

  3. Sheila,
    I know a lot of people who said that part really scared them when they were kids.

    "This video has been removed at the request of copyright owner The Walt Disney Company because its content was used without permission"

    Yeah, that was really smart of them to remove free advertising for their movie. Sheesh.


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