Thursday, September 08, 2005

More video thoughts

Remember when VH1 was the laid-back, grown-up alternative to MTV?

I'm watching VH1 Classic. They're showing Motorhead. Yes, Motorhead. They even interviewed Lemmy before the video for Ace of Spades.

(Which, by the way, happens to be my ringtone. It's one of my favorite Young Ones moments. Mike says "music!" -- and Motorhead pops up in the living room.)

Before that was one of the more clever videos I've seen in years. Beck pays tribute to Mad magazine's "fold-ins" with a video in which the buildings, sidewalks and various bits of scenery actually fold in. The directors even work in a brief plug for the name Al Jaffee, who created the "fold-in." Neat stuff.

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