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11:43 pm - Pitchfork does something right!
The folks over at Pitchfork Media have generally shown themselves to be a bunch of ridiculously condescending monkeys with self-contradictory opinions, and who happen to be remarkably adept at writing about everything except music (examples here, here, and (most famously) here).

Still, they've compliled a list of -- hold on, I need to alt-tab back there so's I can copy and paste their title -- 100 Awesome Music Videos.

Huh.

Well, it's not a great title, but stands apart from most of those other lists by not including a word like "greatest." Who decides what defines "greatest", anyway? And does anybody ever agree? Pitchfork circumvents that problem here by listing "simply, dozens of clips that, for various reasons ... we enjoy watching[.]"

And it's a pretty good list. It's certainly not my list, but most MTV connoisseurs would, if they could only archive 100 music videos for posterity, probably sign off on this bunch without a moment's hesitation. The feature is divided into ten pages, and is alphebetized rather than numbered (wise move).

Anyway, check it out. Every one of the videos is linked to YouTube, which means you can watch them all.

Alternately, those who are pressed for time can just watch Ana Ng and call it a night, which is what I'm about to do,
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: Wendy Carlos -- Takes of Heaven and Hell

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From:seanorange
Date:June 21st, 2006 05:17 am (UTC)
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That Ana Ng video was awesome. Now that I finally know how to dance the Ana Ng, maybe we can replace "the chicken". And no one would get it, but it would look spectacular.

~Sean
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From:sacredspud
Date:June 22nd, 2006 05:32 am (UTC)
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You'd never seen the video for Ana Ng before? That's terrible. Here are some others you might enjoy:

Birdhouse In Your Soul
Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head
They'll Need a Crane
Dr. Worm
Purple Toupee
Istanbuk (Not Constantinople)
Hotel Detective
Boss of Me

And of course, They Might Be Giants' Venue Songs, in case you haven't seen 'em.
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From:seanorange
Date:June 23rd, 2006 02:05 am (UTC)
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AWESOME.

I'd seen the venue songs site at work. Now I want the DVD. There is a DVD, right?

~Sean
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From:sacredspud
Date:June 23rd, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)
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Ha. I didn't realize that I typed "Istanbuk".

There IS a Venue Songs DVD. I don't believe it includes anything not already viewable at TMBG.com, but it comes with a 40-track audio CD that contains (in addition to the studio-recorded songs you've heard) live versions of the Venue Songs (including some that didn't get videos), and several other non-VS rarities. I'm pretty sure They were catering directly to people like me who purchased the original live recordings as MP3 downloads in 2004. 'course, I'm pretty much willing to purchase anything stamped with the initals TMBG.

Which is why I bought that Terrestrial-Modulation Balloon from Gallifrey. I am presently looking for a (Technically Mulatto) Black Guy to hang out with while sipping my favorite beverage, a mixture of Tang and MulBerry Guice.

Current Mood: grasping at straws
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From:koriandrkitten
Date:June 21st, 2006 05:42 am (UTC)
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I'm totally going to end up wasting a good hour or so on this site.

I watched the David Hasselhoff "Hooked on a Feeling". Why the hell does he suddenly make me think of Jim?
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From:koriandrkitten
Date:June 21st, 2006 05:44 am (UTC)
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Ps: Gemma LOVES Electic Six Danger High Voltage.
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From:sacredspud
Date:June 22nd, 2006 05:34 am (UTC)
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I watched the David Hasselhoff "Hooked on a Feeling". Why the hell does he suddenly make me think of Jim?

They uh, both look good without a shirt? They're both huge in Germany?
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From:the_tick27
Date:June 21st, 2006 07:47 am (UTC)
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iv gotin in troble at work for dancing the ana ng acoplea of times
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From:sacredspud
Date:June 22nd, 2006 05:34 am (UTC)
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Ha! I should do that. I wouldn't get in trouble, but I'd get funny looks.
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