March 29, 2014

This is not goodbye forever

Until the end of this semester (mid-May), don't expect any posts. Too much schoolwork. Sorry. If you just can't get enough of me, feel free to check out my tumblrs. Otherwise, see you then.

March 3, 2014

The Tim Trilogy

The Replacements hated music videos. They even devoted a song to how much they hated them. But then they signed to a major label and they forced them to make a few because they wanted them to be the Next Big Alternative Sensation. So the Mats decided that if they had to make music videos, they were going to make the most halfass boring ones in the world. You have to admire that kind of dedication to obscurity. 

Yes, I did say "ones." They made three of these.

 "Left of the Dial" is a different clip of the exact same thing. It doesn't include the guy putting on the record, it's in black and white, and there are other little differences to show it's a different take, but you're still just staring at a speaker and a guy smoking a cigarette. (This is one of my favorite songs ever, by the way.) 

"Bastards of Young" is the not-so-grand finale of this trilogy. Yes, once again you get to watch a speaker and a guy smoking a cigarette, but at the end, something actually happens! Just to add to the general laziness, there's a little bit of the song after "Bastards of Young" at the very end, like they couldn't even be bothered to cut off the video when they were supposed to. Even though I adore this song, I cannot stand watching this video because "Bastards of Young" is sped up or pitched up the tiniest bit and it makes me irrationally mad. (Here's the album version if you want to compare. I'll wait.) I like to imagine they did this on purpose, as one last fuck you to everyone watching.