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02 February 2007 @ 09:00 pm
Watching golden oldies...  
our cable company recently "realigned" all our channels and we have discovered The Tube TV, which is all 80's videos. I've seen DM's "Personal Jesus", a minor hit from the Cars (forgotten the song already), REM's "Stand", Tracey Chapman, etc. The Cars one was particularly hilariously bad. It was so early in video making thing, and man, does it show. The songs hold up (say I, in my "boy are you old" sort of 80's fangirl way), but the videos, not so much.

OMG, "RIO"!. Wow, the film quality has really degraded. It's all fuzzy and the colors are washed out. I remember the other girls were all hot for the guys -- I wanted the boat.

Huh, I take it back. They're not all 80's songs. For here's "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree."

And now it's a 20-year-old concert video for The Who. This is my new favorite channel, OMG.
Current Mood: giddygiddy
entertaining in a disturbing way: Aliensexfiendlyssie on February 3rd, 2007 05:46 am (UTC)
OMG. I love watching 80's videos! Back when there weren't massive CGI effects, and only film tricks, and some of them are STILL bloody brilliant... And some are really really awful.
lizardbeth: Teal'clizardbeth_j on February 3rd, 2007 05:56 am (UTC)
We were watching a Human League vid and they didn't even cut it to the music! WTF? But yes, am watching "Don't Dream it's over" and this one holds up pretty well. Beautiful fake long tracking shot.

And at least a lot of these, they tried, y'know? And there was enthusiasm and experimentation, even if sometimes the end result was a bit scary.
entertaining in a disturbing way: Jack Rocketlyssie on February 3rd, 2007 06:02 am (UTC)
there's this fabulous Cure vid--I think it's "Friday, I'm in Love"--and it has them, with, like, tropical plants, and SNOW! and wind! And a guy in a polar bear suit wandering around! It's the funniest thing EVER.
lizardbeth: Sam alonelizardbeth_j on February 3rd, 2007 06:16 am (UTC)
I remember that! Although, I'm not sure it's that song. I'm sure if I wait long enough it'll come on.

"Love Shack"'s on now. This channel is like the soundtrack to my prom (minus the KT Tunstall).
Just Another Nutty Fangirl: Aliens are comingaudreyscastle on February 3rd, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)
I want that channel!
lizardbeth: Baallizardbeth_j on February 3rd, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
It's cool. It's like having your t.v. on party shuffle and literally ANYTHING can come up in the rotation.