Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Quickly running out of time... The year has less than 3 weeks remaining, and so it's probably a good idea to get started on "Sick Vids Brah 2011," even though we haven't yet found 10 promo videos that strongly presented an attachment between its song and pictures... (We noticed a surplus of videos with strong images associated with shitty songs, or lackluster images associated with amazing songs.)

Ten years ago, MTV2 was the cable-source for 24-hour videos. Today, MTV-U is the equivalent. Unsurprisingly, when it came time for Mike Judge to pick videos for Beavis and Butthead to watch, many of them were in high rotation on this channel. Judge mentioned in a few interviews he enjoyed the past few years of videos better than during the 90's. While we would would love to agree with this (because it's always cooler to claim the best stuff as happening "right now"), the best period for videos was definitely 1997-2002, the span that followed B&B's 90's run, when Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham started kicking serious ass. It would have been interesting to hear their reactions to this era of videos, but it wasn't meant to be.

Some light emerged in 2010, including the one-two punch of "Bombay" and "Earl," two videos which were never shown on MTV that we discovered on Youtube within a few weeks of each other, seeming to suggest that videos actually were getting better. (At least two individual videos we saw during 2011 directly stole concepts from both of these.)

So let's have at it.... These probably won't be in the correct order, because we're going to be locating videos as we post them. Hopefully we'll have this finished within a few days, and then we can get started on "2011's Greatest Hits."

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