Music Videos

I’ve been meaning to post this musical number from the 100th episode of How I Met Your Mother, but haven’t gotten around to it. Thankfully the news that Neil Patrick Harris will appear on the Joss Whedon directed episode of Glee, scheduled to hit all of our idiot boxes during May sweeps, made me remember. (That sound you hear is my dance of joy). Anywho, here’s “Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit“:

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I don’t like coconut. Not by itself, not in candy, and certainly not on top of a German Vomit Cake. It’s like eating sand to me; I just don’t get it. But this Coconut is okay. Check out the video for “Techno” from the two-man band from San Francisco.

Music Video for Techno by Coconut

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This made me laugh and I just had to share (and not only because the guy in the vid reminds me of Sam J Jones). Thanks Nuvolt for mashing up the lusting of two strangers in an aerobic studio, taken from a long-forgotten 80’s movie, with just the right sound. As you might expect it’s a little NSFW.

NUVOLT.2 BODIES

Thanks to Casey for correctly identifying the movie the clips come from: 1984’s Heavenly Bodies (check out the trailer).

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Pretty colors and a little music, maybe that’s just the cure you need for a dreary Monday afternoon.

Illuminations

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I believe it’s time for your musical interlude of the afternoon. With an introduction by Zooey Deschanel, here’s She & Him with a 500 Days of Summer-inspired music video for “Why Don’t You Let Me Stay Here?”

(500) Days of Summer [Bank Dance]

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We’ll rock our way into the weekend with this nice little mashup of various vintage clips with Grizzly Bear‘s B-side “While You Wait for the Others” featuring Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan) who recorded a lead vocal track for the song at the band’s request. Have a great weekend folks!

Grizzly Bear & Michael McDonald

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Methinks someone loves them some T2:

“Comprising nothing but small sounds recorded from the James Cameron masterpiece ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’, ‘Skynet Symphonic’ is my tribute to one of the greatest action features of all time!”

Skynet Symphonic

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Think for a moment back to 1977. In those topsy-turvy days of a collective lost decade, Star Wars shone a purifying light upon the world. And in that bright light, one man saw the need to translate John Williams’ iconic score into a format more digestible to the masses: DISCO. And yea verily, the beauty of Meco’s Galactic Funk was born!

Just as a the power to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force, so was our collective resistance to Meco’s mastery of ass-shaking space disco. But if you’re the producer of a French variety show, do you accept that you can’t possibly kick up the awesome any higher? No, sir, you most certainly do not! You slap a couple of hastily thrown together C-3P0 and Darth Vader costumes on your coked up chorus girls, fire up the green screen, and LET LOOSE THE DOGS OF DISCO FUNK WAR!!!!

Speechless, ain’t ya?

Here’s the discussion this nugget prompted around the home fires of Fort Awesome:

Mrs. Monkey: “I can’t decide is this is the worst or the most brilliant choreography of all time”.
Mrs. Monkey: “In 1977 this is sad and pathetic by accident, but if I staged it today it’d be incredible.”
Me: “Yeah….Irony really screwed up our ability to judge things.”

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Who doesn’t like robots made out of paper fighting gladiator-style in the Roman Coliseum? Commies, that’s who! Take a look at the video created by Rob Shaw for the Grammy Award-winning American alternative rock band They Might Be Giants’ 2007 single “I’m Impressed.” For more on the band itself take a trip in the wayback machine and take a gander at what our own alphamonkey had to say about They Might Be Giants back in 2008.

They Might Be Giants, “I’m Impressed”

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Here’s Motion City Soundtrack with “Her Words Destroyed My Planet” from their new album My Dinosaur Life which hits stores next Tuesday. Our pal Eric praises the band for continuing to make funny music videos (while bands like the Foo Fighters seem to have given up on recently). If you watched Scene-Stealers’ review of New Moon you should recognize MCS lead singer Justin Pierre.

Motion City Soundtrack – Her Words Destroyed My Planet

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