Thursday, June 18, 2009

I Want My Music Television vol. LIV

There have been a couple of videos that have caught my eye lately so I thought I’d give them some love since the death of Musical Television left a void for a forum on the art form. If you are interested in buying the video through iTunes, click the title link (where available). If you are interested in buying the song, look for a link in the analysis.

Craigslist – “Weird Al” Yankovic

“Weird Al” Yankovic has finally harnessed the internet, releasing songs as soon as he records them instead of waiting for a full album with some parodies becoming dated by time of the release. It started with last year’s Whatever You Like with four others to be released sometime this year. First up is a style parody of The Doors which actually features Ray Manzarek on the keyboard because Al thought it was funny thinking about Jim Morrison singing about Craigslist (not to be confused with the Backstreet Boys parody E-Bay). Supposedly the next song will be released as soon as next month.

Paranoid – Kanye West

It is nice that Kanye West says he is going back to rap and even co-produced Jay-Z’s D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune) yet he is still releasing videos for his horrible auto-tune inspired album. And an odd choice to have Rihanna star in a video entitled Paranoid.

I’m Broke – Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears

Hoped you picked up the free Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears song Sugarfoot I mentioned a couple days ago. Here is the second single from the group.

Thug Story – Taylor Swift and T-Pain

We very may well be witnessing the end of the Taylor Swift era.

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