I get that not everything on this blog is goint to be camp, and Carly Rae Jepsen is definitely not camp, but whatever. This music video for “I Really Like You” is terminally delightful in every way, and that’s good enough for a Sunday post:
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Well, the subtext here is infinitely creepier than Beyoncé’s utterly delightful “Move Your Body” (which is what the cool kids are Jazzercising to these days), and we’ve regrettably already seen this bad idea before, but at least future child brides of the world now have a sassy pop anthem all unto their own? OH, THANK GOODNESS.
Much love to Videogum for this one.
Look, I’m not saying that I had any doubts after witnessing her work the hell out that Betty Page wig and deliver her lines in the oh-so-exquisitely-camp way she did in the video for Lady Gaga’s “Telephone.” Nor were there really any lingering doubts whatsoever after watching one of 2009’s unheralded gems, Obsessed. All I know is that when America’s fiercest First Lady, Michelle Obama, says, “I want you to make a video promoting exercise in the fight against childhood obesity,” Beyoncé asks, “Can I do it in a dazzling neon explosion of fetching heels and knee-high socks?” And if that’s not further proof that Beyoncé is the best, f*ck me if I know what is.
Much love to Vulture for this one.
I’m not kidding, either. The video for “Crossfire,” the first single off Brandon Flower’s forthcoming solo album Flamingo, has got action:
It’s got Brandon Flowers as a man-damsel in distress:
Scruffy man-damsel deliciousness!
But most importantly, it’s got Charlize Theron (whaaa!?!):
And–f*ck yeah!–more ninjas! Seriously, ladies and gentlemen, what more could ask for? That’s right: NOTHING. So sit back and enjoy “Crossfire,” y’all:
Last night, faithful reader and fellow pop culture blogger Alex brought this video to my attention, so you can thank/blame him for this one. Here’s the music video for Enrique Iglesias’s “I Like It” featuring Pitbull. Oh, and the cast of Jersey Shore:
First off: HUH?!?
Is Enrique Iglesias still cool kid music? Did “Sad Eyes” make him hip again? (Please let it be “Sad Eyes” that made him hip again because that video is AWESOME.) Also, is a love of Enrique Iglesias some sort of secret, previously unspoken part of the guido subculture that Jersey Shore‘s second season will explore with the same nuance and cultural sensitivity that it brought to sausage and peppers and fist pumping and pickle sucking, or is this a we-set-this-one-in-Miami thing?
Where the hell is Sourpuss during this mess?
Oh, I’m sorry, I meant Angelina. Did she pack up her trash bags and head back home again?
Do you know who loves fist pumping? Guidos. Do you know who loves fist pumping AND doing their best moves from The Matrix on people’s couches? Enrique Iglesias.
But perhaps most importantly:
Katy Perry Has a Refined Sense of Humor
June 16, 2010
Remember that one time Katy Perry tweeted this?
And how it was most likely in response to a certain someone’s “shocking” (it was not shocking) latest video? No? Because you, like me, try and avoid Katy Perry like a plague
Anyways, the music video for Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” arrived on the interwebs yesterday, and though it may have already been yanked, its brief appearance has already left us a single GIF to remind us what a not-a-fart joke looks like (and be sure to click the image and see this mess in motion):
The Video For Adam Lambert’s “If I Had You” Is What Happens When Fabulousness Snorts Angel Dust
June 15, 2010
There’s flamboyant, and then there’s Adam Lambert rocking a pompadour/mullet, bedazzled and bespiked shoulder pads, and enough glittery make-up to glamourize a small neighborhood of frumpy hausfraus, which is why he’s affectionately known to many as Glambert. Adam Lambert’s “If I Had You” music video:
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Hot damn, y’all. I’m pretty sure unicorns farting glitter would be less flamboyant than this music video, and I mean that as a compliment.
Naturally I love this, in large part because Glambert totally won me over with For Your Entertainment; since then been waiting for a music video to properly capture his fabulousness, and I’m pretty sure “If I Had You” is the video for that. At least until they make a music video for “Strut.” Or, fingers crossed, “Fever.”
Added to that, and maybe this is just me, but I prefer to trip balls vicariously. I’ve seen what that shit does to Helen Hunt, and it ain’t pretty. So once again, I’m pretty sure “If I Had You” is the video for that. At least until they make a video for “Strut.” Or, fingers crossed, “Fever.”
One thing I’m most definitely sure of about “If I Had You,” though, is that “If I Had You” is the video Adam Lambert where is clearly this summer’s fashion icon for the over-sexed, aging drag queen set:
Reaction: Ermm, neat?
Don’t get me wrong: on a purely aesthetic level, “Alejandro” is a slick–if chilly–experience. Sure, previous videos have been more unabashed efforts in batshit insanity and/or delirious camp (two qualities I’ve long adored in Lady Gaga’s oeuvre), but I suppose some sort of restraint in those arenas is the price of artistic growth, so brava! I guess?
Added to that, I’m sure there’s a way interpret “Alejandro” as nearly nine minutes of back-up dancers in various states of fascist-themed fetish gear, Lady Gaga in various states of Catholicism-inspired dress/undress, machine gun bras, pageboy haircuts, and overtly gay imagery (you can’t call it homoerotic when it’s anything but subtle, Shot of Push-Ups That Look “Conspicuously” Like Butt Sex) that coalesce into some sort of treatise on Foucauldian power structures and queer revolution; unfortunately for me, I’ve recently been gorging on far too much pop culture garbage to fit into my size-28 pretentious pants and try waaay too hard to convince myself I’m anything other than strangely underwhelmed by “Alejandro.” It’s entirely serviceable, possibly even genius, but by no means blowing my mind.
Artist: Countess LuAnn of The Real Housewives of New York
Title: “Money Can’t Buy You Class”
Medium: Mixed (Audio, Video, Tranny Robot)
Canonical Status: INSTANTANEOUS MASTERPIECE
Well, I guess art students across America can all just go kill themselves while listening to their Smiths records now, because they’re never going to top that. Ever.
And you know that somewhere in this great big world of ours, Nomi Malone is shedding a single bedazzled tear of pride:
Let’s All Watch the Video for Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” Why? Because I Said So
May 18, 2010
One of my friends decided that today was Billy Joel Tuesday, which–as I’m a child of the ’80s–is the sort of thing I can get behind; unfortunately, given how neither Billy Joel nor his music fall under the banner of homo things, this is really just an excuse to post the video for “We Didn’t Start the Fire” and marvel at its real star: that kitchen.
That kitchen is like a cross between a history lesson in American kitsch aesthetics and a museum of pop culture tchotchkes throughout the ages. In hindsight, it all looks rather garish and camp, particularly the late 80s, but that doesn’t come as a particular surprise. After all, the 80s was all about shoulder pads for women, which are only acceptable when you’re Joan Crawford. Or starring in an episode of Dynasty:
That’s not to say I’m complaining, though. No no, when it comes to that kitchen, I want to go to all of theres, so let’s all sit back and enjoy the video for Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire”:
I think it’s important to contextualize the new music video for Christina Aguilera’s “Not Myself Tonight” with a couple things: firstly, unless you work in a sex shop that specializes in high-end leather wear and bedazzled gag balls or an office with an HR staff that doesn’t consider getting your Nomi Malone on and mercilessly humping EVERYTHING inappropriate workplace conduct (so basically you work at the Cheetah), then yes, “Not Myself Tonight” might in fact be considered Not Safe For Work. More importantly, though, I’m pretty sure that Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Christina Aguilera impersonation is going to be so miffed that the real Xtina finally got around to doing a cover of Lil’ Kim’s “C*m-Guzzling F*ck Whore”:
Oh lordy, Christina, that was most certainly skanky enough. Bonkers, too, which can only mean that we need to talk about this thing, so let’s all put some aloe vera on our Christina burns and talk about this thing after the jump.
We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Blogcast for a Special Message From the Dandy Warhols
April 20, 2010
Look, all I’m saying is that I don’t have to be Jewish to wish someone a happy Hanukkah, and so in that same spirit I present to you this gem from The Dandy Warhols’ Odditorium or Warlords of Mars:
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I must go and speak with Ms. Carrie Bradshaw. She simply refuses to stop bogarting the sundae. That is all.