Saturday, 31 March 2012

Lionel - ( Dir : Gobelins Graphic Design School ) 2009

                                            Animation bien vue ..... à voir !
                                      Watch it HERE !

Electric 6 - Gay Bar ( Dir : Mike Maguire ) 2006



Good fun , good band , well made vid  ....  come on & dance , Abraham  !

Men In Film ( Dir : Philip Scott Johnson ) 2008



Supa morphFX's on slide show .Try to Quizz the actor's names in real time !

The Juan Maclean - Give Me Every Little Thing ( Dir : Ben Dickinson ) 2009



XLent dance track by LCD Soundsystem's pals ...it seems gay friendly but if you wait a bit ...

Storybox - High ( Dir : The Basooka Boys ) 2010



Catchy pop song , no fuss , just a good tune & sympathetic Dutch musicians ....

Friday, 30 March 2012

The Kenny Colombo Combo - Bubblegum girl ( Director : Boris de Ruijter ) 2012


 
  Bubblegum Girl is a poetical documentary portrait of the city of Amsterdam, as seen through the eyes of a young and naïve, bubblegum chewing girl. The video pays hommage to photographer Ed van der Elsken's movie "My Amsterdam".Good jazz music videos are rare stuff nowadays , here's a very good one , bravo les gars !

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Mastodon - Dry Bone Valley ( Dir : Tim Biskup ) 2012


   
If you're epileptic , don't watch this ! For other wiewers , choose HD , full screen , full sound  and let yourself go on the trip ......
   it's the fav' metal band (with QOTSA)of people who don't particularly like metal ......

Pivot ( Dir : Kevin Megens, Floris Vos, Arno de Grijs, André Bergs ) 2010


XLlent animation ...
“When a man is witness to a murder and takes pictures of the killer, he has to run for his life. During the chase he is able to turn the tables and the prey becomes the hunter.”
                                                    Watch it HERE .

Lydia Laska - Nervous ( Director : Thomas Lunde ) 2012



XLlent ! Intriguing rock song & sci-fi psyche vid ......

Jared Dymbort - Family Values ( Dir : Tony Borden and Brendan Ferrer ) 2012


Top notch ! hilarious , bizarre , the cutest monster ...I want one for Xmas !....

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Deichkind ft Sarah Walker - Ich betäube mich ( Dir : Alexandliane ) 2006


one the funniest vid ever ! a must ......

Tricot machine – Les peaux de lièvres ( Dir :Simon Laganière ) 2008


                                  Beautiful song , voices & piano sounds  . 
                                        Watch it HERE !

Tiga - You gonna want me ( Dir : Olivier Gondry ) 2005



Supa catchy dance track by Canadian electro musician Tiga . Directed by  Michel 's brother ......

Thin Lizzy vs The Pixies - The Boys Are Back In Heaven ( Phil Retrospector ) 2011


     Awesome mash up , classy & moving ,  Phil ,  you 're ( both ) the best !

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Ida Corr vs Fedde Le Grand - Let Me Think About It (Extended) ( Dir : Marcus Adams ) 2007


Enormous electro sound , sexy babes , quiet vulgar but very catchy & groovy , guilty pleasure .......

The Traveling Wilburys - Handle With Care ( Dir : David Leland ) 1988


Perfect pop song by the cleverest bunch of " old farts " ( geniuses by the way appeared in rock business   !

Jade Lawhon - Sounds from the Tomb ( Director : Ben Sasso ) 2012



Interesting catchy track ( production ) and vid ( editing ) , a bit disturbing also how old are they ? Singer ( & composer ) looks like she's 13 & could go to school with my son ! I like the funny side of it ( the socks , the Tamouré dance , etc ..... ) .

Monday, 26 March 2012

The Wedding Present - You're dead ( Dir : Nick Power ) 2012



 powerful new song & vid by The Wedding Present , exciting guitars ,  good strong sound   , they're back ! awesome.......very nice melodic break & ending ....

Arctic Motion ( Dir : Tor Even Mathisen ) 2012



Pure moment of beauty .....
Splendid shots of  Aurora Borealis in Norway .

Jellyfish - The Ghost at Number One ( Live on Later ) 1993


Vocals harmonies " à la Pet Sounds " , perfect musicians & vocalists (...forget the haircuts ! ) ..... ..... enjoy ....

Staff Benda Bilili - Tonkara ( rehearsal in the street of Kin ) 2010


Fantastic musicians from Kinsasha ( Democratic Republic of Congo ) they suffered from polio & create their own instruments , vocal harmonies are perfect , I saw them live last summer & their energy is just INCREDIBLE !

Café serré - Short funny animation ( Supinfocom ) 2009


        hilarious animation from Supinfocom , a MASTERPIECE !
                                        Watch it HERE !
( "Café serré " means "strong coffee " but can mean also " Busted at the Coffee bar " )

Terri Timely - Synesthesia ( Short film ) 2009


Synesthesia : Association of sensations from different domains (see "synopsis")
( Association de sensations provenant de domaines différents (voir "synopsie")

OK Go - This too shall pass ( Dir : James Frost, OK Go & Syyn Labs ) 2010



... Top notch " machine " vid  ! .... another top video  from Ok Go .... fun & classic pop  ....( to find all of their music videos, just click on " Ok Go " in tags )

Sunday, 25 March 2012

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Zainichi Funk - Bakudan Kowai ( Dir : ? ) 2011



       Fav' Japanese funk band , very tight  ,   Long live  " Yamesu Burobunu = (James Brown ) !

Delicatessen - Opening titles ( Dir : Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet ) 1991



      Both opening titles , end credits and the whole movie are classics now . Great cinematography .
                                                          Watch it HERE !
                              (  Below the opening titles , you'll find the end credits to watch also )

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Torsten Kretchzmar - Le Boche Qui Rit ( Dir : Torsten Kretchzmar )



...my fav ! Hilarious  .... ( the poor girl is so lost and bored , the 100 bucks fee is the only thing she wakes up for ) ....
      The song (?) is a reference to a french popular cheese " La vache qui rit " (with poor jokes inside the box ) & the word " boche " was a derogatory slang term for the French to qualify Germans   ! .... masterpiece .... stiff upper lip art .....

Wiley - Numbers in action ( Director : Us ) 2011



XLent UK's hop , humour , choregraphy & editing .

Mike Trent - No quarter ( Short funny(?)animation ) 2007


                 With special thoughts for our Greek friends ......
                                                           Watch it HERE !

Philip Scott Johnson ( Eggman ) - Women In Art 2007



 Some beauty in this crazy world .... to be watched ......

Mozinor - Nafissado Maso ! ( Funny TV Short misappropriation )



 in French it's hilarious  if you forget for an instant that SHE IS the victim .... which she is ...  ( sorry no subs ) .....

Fixers - Iron Deer Dream ( Dir : Ben Reed ) 2012



amazing song & vocal arrangement " à la Brian Wilson Pet sounds era " . Many bands have tried to find the recipe of the Beach Boys in terms of harmonies , only few have succeed & this band did .

OutKast - Hey Ya ! ( Dir : Bryan Barber ) 2003



still very enjoyable & sooooo catchy ..... it's incredible what you can do with just TWO chords !

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Kylie Minogue - Come Into My World ( Dir : Michel Gondry ) 2001



A technical & artistic reference by the acclaimed director Michel Gondry  ( best music videos director ever ? ) ... a classic .... 

Plastic Little - Dopeness ( Dir : Ted Passon ) 2007



One of the funniest music video ever !
( better Q on Vimeo here :  https://vimeo.com/13965726# )

TV On The Radio - Second song ( Director : Mikey Please ) 2011



Splendid ...... please , watch it in HQ ......( & HERE ! )

Tahiti 80 - Chinatown ( Dir : Ace Norton ) 2006



Simple  & funny reverse vid  for a good french pop band .... Can't find a better Q for now .....

Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right ( Revisited ) ( Dir : MCA ) 2011


Hilarious vid with plenty of guests : Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, & Elijah Wood portray Mike D, MCA, & Ad-Rock respectively plus cameo by : Rashida Jones, Will Arnett, Rainn Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson, Steve Buscemi, Aubrey Plaza, Chloë Sevigny, Maya Rudolph, Kirsten Dunst, David Cross, Orlando Bloom, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly & Jack Black.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Salif Keita - La différence ( Dir : ? ) 2009


Superb song ....& amazing singer .

Cinnamon Chasers - Luv Deluxe ( Dir : Saman Keshavarz ) 2009



 A Masterpiece  , filmed in subjective camera .

The Presets - My people ( Dir : Kris Moyes ) 2007


One of my all time fav , the song talks about prison inmates in Australia . It's very catchy ( reference : Depeche Mode , Gary Numan etc ... ) and the visuals are splendid as usual with Kris Moyes .                          
                                      Watch it HERE !

Monday, 19 March 2012

Velvet Revolver - Dirty little thing ( Dir : Mathew Cullen & Grady Hall ) 2005


                          all the heavy metal clichés are there .... but it rocks & well !
                            Watch it HERE !

Once Upon A Time - Short 3D Animation ( Dir : Supinfocom ) 2006



So clever & funny + in Hollywood tradition , love always win at the end ....

Martina Topley Bird - Anything ( Dir : Floria Sigismondi ) 2004


                                       Pure beauty .
                                                                                    Watch it HERE !

Two dogs dining - Funny short ( Dir : Charlotte & Kristian Septimius Krogh ) 2011



such a good idea .... and so well done .....a performance ....

Is Tropical - The Greeks ( Dir : Megaforce & Se7en ) 2011



One of last year's top music video  .. Tarantino/Rodriguez ultra-violence in  French suburbs ( looks like  American one sometimes ....) song's a bit MOTR but the vid is so well done ...After Effect FX ....

N.E.R.D. - Hot 'n' Fun [ Viral director cut ] ( Dir : Toben Seymour ) 2011



Dance , dance , dance .....  uplifting tune & vid ... Pharrell seems amazed .... ( I bet you'll all fall in love with the blonde girl at the center ! )

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Hugo Arcier - Fiction 1 ( Music : Jean-Christophe Feldhandler ) 2012



A 3D computer graphics film inspired by the tsunami in Japan , March 2011 ... Japanese percussions .... rotoscopic FX ....

Metronomy - The Look ( Dir : Lorenzo Fonda ) 2011



Another  beautifuly well-crafted pop song by Metronomy . La classe (classy ) ....

Radio Radio - Cargué dans ma chaise ( Dir : Gabriel Allard Gagnon ) 2011



Canadian band from New Brunswick rapping in " chiak " which is  , as you already noticed , a mix of English & Canadian-French . It sound very refreshing to me ( & exotic too ! ).... shaman : Tiburcio Kan May

The Cramps - Creature from the Black Leather Lagoon ( Dir : Rocky Schenck ) 1991



simple , crude , fun , rock played as it should ( always ?) be....

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - 40 Day Dream ( Dir : Matt Amato ) 2011



An instant classic anthemic hippy song "à la Waterboys ".
( music start at  01 : 00)

Bed Rugs - Purple Pill ( Dir : Noah Melis) 2012



If you like Teenage FanClub , Big Star , etc ... here's a tune for you ! ( footage from " Teenagers From Outer Space  1959 " ) XLent band from Antwerp , Belgium ......

Friday, 16 March 2012

Chiddy Bang - Opposite of Adults ( Dir : Ben Dickinson & Duncan Skiles ) 2010


Fun vid FX's , catchy & very clever use of a MGMT ( "Kids ") sample....to make a lot with little ....

Charlie Deets - 2000 flushes ( Dir : Robot Destroy ) 2011


Fantastic use of the " auto-tune " FX on voices, Chicago based musician & video maker ..... Haunted ....

Zoot Woman - Living in a Magazine ( Dir : Dawn Shadforth ) 2001



 One of my fav ' " new wave " song ever ( made long time after the wave actually ...... ) ... leader Stuart Price (on bass ) nicknamed himself  " Jacques Lu Cont "   which sound like " Jacques Le Con " in french ( James The Moron ) so I had to feel concern  ! ...
 

Mick Jagger - God gave me everything ( Dir : Mark Romanek ) 2001


 ... legendary director ..+  Shannyn Sossamon ... catchy song + great " ass shaking " Mick ! + Lenny K. as guest ( but can't find better Q , sorry  ) .....
                                     Watch it HERE !

The Heatless - And your wife ( Mash up by St Sanders )


       Hilarious !  It speak for itself ! Watch it HERE !

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

MGMT - The Youth ( Dir : Eric Wareheim ) 2008


splendid & moving pop song   ... Eric Wareheim is a wonderful director ......

Popnoname - Id Card ( Dir : Andre Paulssen ) 2008


Marvellous moody & moving love pop song , one of my fav' ever ,  Elb tunnel ,  Hamburg ,  simple & effective FX's ....

Cabadzi - Lâchons-les ( Dir : Arnaud Ray ) 2012



splendid song ...he vid , the sound & the general mood is so together ...the trumpet remind me a lot of Beirut , I think it'll be a major hit in French speaking countries ( at least ).....

Beardo - John Lennon ( Dir : Nicholaus Goossen ) 2007


Here's Beardo ! " Bob Marley is dead  , they 've put a tumor in his head  ", dope eyes ! humour ......

Dirt Nasty ft LMFAO - I Can't Dance ( Dir : Nicholaus Goossen ) 2010


After Mickey Avalon , let me introduce to you Dirt Nasty  ( Simon Rex , second of my fav " moron bunch " ) Jewish coke fiend & apparently poor dancer ! ( I love them !  André Legacy & Beardo are the two safety guys bringing in the cart ).. " I can't dance , I'm too Jewish ! "..; so funny  ...... modern version of Rabbi Jacob (  French film with a famous jewish dance scene ) ....

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Sigur Ros - Glósóli ( Dir : Arni & Kinski ) 2005


Sublime music  & Icelandic landscapes  ....  Pure magic ..... one of the best thing one can watch & listen to .....

GusGus - Moss ( Dir : Lindalindalinda ) 2007


             The vid is a bit too childish for my taste but I love the track so much that I can't resist to post it ! Still a major electro tune after all this years , carry on Daniel !
                                    Watch it HERE !
 

Janelle Monáe - Tightrope [ft Big Boi] ( Dir : Wendy Morgan ) 2010


The wonderful Janelle ( I think I'm in love ! ) & Big Boi  as a follower to the previous post ! Have a good time , enjoy & .... dance wether you're high or low !

Outkast - Morris Brown ( Dir : Bryan Barber ) 2007



Splendid jazzy trackJanelle Monae ( sitting behind Big Boi in the car )  wonderful ( as usual ) guest star  , totally uplifting music & vid ....

Monday, 12 March 2012

Sons And Daughters - Johnny Cash ( Dir : Christian Bevilacqua ) 2004


XLlent Glaswegian band , country , the man in black ,pub fight ....

Dananananaykroyd - Muscle Memory ( Dir : Ben Strebel & Lewis Kyle White ) 2011


Sparklin' energy ,   just like it a lot ( bad news ,  the band had split recently ...)

Teenage Fanclub - Sparky's dream ( Dir : John Clayton ) 1995


Maybe the best Scottish band EVER  , young popsters , this is how it suppose to be made ! sound , guitars , vocal harmonies , chords , bits of melancholia , references.... just f..kin' perfect ......( can't find better Q for now ... )

Franz Ferdinand - Do you want to ( Dir : Diane Martel ) 2006


                              Fun pop at it's best , Scottish band rules !
   small population but very creative and full of talent  .... 
                                  Watch it HERE !

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Paris - Don't Stop the Movement ( Dir : Cory Shaw ) 2008


XLlent political rap ( as it should always be ! ) & jazz harmonies...
                                   Watch it HERE !

Guided By Voices - Teenage FBI ( Live on TV ) 1999


One of the best rock song ( & band ) ever ! ....  shame  we're not so many to think so  .....watch it HERE !

Tricky - Murder Weapon ( Dir : Fleur & Manu ) 2010


Great track ! Sung by Franky Riley , film noir , Paris , boxing & bad guys ....

Uncklejam - Love ya ( Dir : Paul Gore ) 2008


                                                                     Watch it HERE !
             Sexy & catchy dance track , simple & effective " corridor FX .....
              

Friday, 9 March 2012

Casiokids - Fot i Hose ( Dir : Aslak Helgesen ) 2009


Simple , catchy ,  funny vid & dance track , Norwegian band .....

Foo Fighters - Rope ( Live on Letterman US TV show ) 2011



It rocks !  " à la Beatles "  , B&W shots & a  catchy tune live on  Letterman TV Show . Someone said that a good drummer is the main trump to form a good band , here's the proof ! ...... ( Nirvana was another one ! ) .....

Karoshi - Vive La Difference ( Dir : Graham Smith ) 2009



Heavy & catchy synth bass line  , sensual voices ," French " hook ..... guilty pleasure .....

Snoop Dogg ft Pharrell - Drop It Like It's Hot ( Dir : Paul Hunter ) 2005



I don't usually like Snoop but  Pharrell's prod on this is just incredible . Listen carefully , there's nothing but nothing is missing ! Mouth claps , a fearly weak bass Tom , two synth chords  on one bar & the whole world start to dance !  Less is more !

Pistol Youth - In My Eyes ( Dir : Isaac Rentz ) 2009


good power pop tune , funny vid , brilliant morphing ,  footages comes from US soap " Golden Girls "(" Carré de dames " for the frenchies ) about four Miami's aged ladies.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Filastine - Colony Collapse ( Dir : Astu Prasidya ) 2012


strange , exotic , Malaysia ? , Djakarta ? , political statement about pollution & overcrowded Third world , an american in Barcelona ......  beauty grows from the mud .....a musical trip

Bon Iver - Towers ( Dir : Nabil Elderkin ) 2012



Very touching americana song  ,  great cinematography  ,  shooted in Native American preservation land ( Washington state ) ......
  The towers & the colossus collapsing together is metaphoric about how America is seeing itself , (+ oil spills ),  probably .....

Vitalic - My friend Dario ( Dir : Marco Laguna ) 2006


Fantastic & catchy electro tune ( one of my fav' ) , sexy babes   & air musicians ,  Belgian director .... too glash ... too flash (see also HERE  ) he doesn't care about a crash .....

Morningwood - Jetsetter ( Dir : Wormeye ) 2006


classic power rock , Chantal ,  former Spacehog's guitarist , fun & melodic ......( for the frenchies Morning wood , c'est la gaule du matin ..... amis du bon goût ..... )

Mark Boombastik & Eduardo Delgado Lopez - Plastik/Lieb ( Dir : Cassiano Prado ) 2011


Simple , catchy , consuming ,  pleasant , colourful , DIY , fun , German .....Plastic lovers ....

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Ok Go - End love ( Dir : Ok Go , Eric Gunther , Jeff Lieberman ) 2010


as always with them , amazing choregraphy , funky & fun , performance .....

ANJ - Gorbachev ( Dir : Tom Stern ) 2008


Excellent funny video from Russia . I'm not sure about the song  ( my russian is pretty weak .... ) but the vid is so good  , all the clichés  are there  , Mikhail Gorbachov : the music video , Bigger and russianer !
                                        Watch it HERE .

The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble - Bop ( Dir : Daniel Brandt & Julian Schleef ) 2009


Love'em ! Brazilian soul under a German skin ? experimental & clever ......

The BPA - Toe Jam ( Dir : Keith Schofield ) 2009


        ..... Fun , dance & nudity ..... directed by master Keith " Vivons nu  " Schofield        Watch it HERE !
        ( The BPA = Fatboy Slim  ft  David Byrne & Dizzee Rascal  on this )

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Familjen - Det snurrar i min skalle ( Dir : Johan Söderberg ) 2007


    
    all time favorite electro tune &  amazing vid , footage perfect editing , exorcist/guru/populist orator , vicious accordionist smile/grimace ,  ...... won Best Swedish music video awards  , Familjen is Johan T. Karlsson .
       for better Q   :   HERE   ( click on top left " musicvideo "  then " familjen " then the song title on  TV  screen ).

Eagles of Death Metal - I Only Want You ( Dir : Gary Smithson ) 2007


With Josh Homme ( QOTSA ) on drums GoodOl'Rn'R,
First version of the vid .

The Muppets - Bohemian Rhapsody ( Dir : Muppets Studio ) 2009


Nothing to say .... except ..   Hilarious !..

Photograph of Jesus - Short film ( Dir : Laurie Hill ) 2008


                         A trip inside the Getty image fund , fascinating .
                                     Watch it HERE !

Helicopter Girl - Angel City ( Dir James Heath ) 2006


  classy musicians , singer ,vid , mood , groove , melody .... you name it ( maybe too soft for the charts ?! ) .... Gainsbourg would have say  " classieuse la môme "...

Editors - The Racing Rats ( Dir : Vincent Haycock ) 2008


The vid is not extremely original but well filmed & the song is beautiful ( & well sung ) ......

Monday, 5 March 2012

Phil RetroSpector - Song to the Sigur ( Mash-up ) 2011

    
Sublime mash-up of This Mortal Coil's "Song to the siren"  , a Sigur Ros song & an Eggman morphing ( + mirror ) FX's video by the always sensitive Phil .
                                   Pure gem ...........
                      ( You can also play it as a quizz , name the actress  ...... ) 

Jarvis Cocker - Don't let him waste your time ( Dir : Dougal Wilson ) 2007

One of the funniest music video ever filmed .... beware of talkative taxi drivers ....
                                              Watch it HERE !       
                   

Gnarls Barkley – Gone Daddy Gone ( Dir : Chris Milk ) 2009

                                                             Love is a bug !  
                              Watch it HERE ! 
     ...... brilliant Violent Femmes' cover   ....                                                    

Rex The Dog - Bublicious ( Dir : Geoffroy De Crécy ) 2009


A fantastic piece of DIY cutting and collage , Viva la Glue !

Cee-Lo - No one's gonna love you ( Dir : Skinny ) 2010


        very good cover ( Band Of Horses' song ), one of  the greatest voice around  & a brilliant collective of directors ......what else do we want  ? ( You might need to Install Quicktime , or go to Vimeo : http://vimeo.com/13285752 )
                                     Watch it HERE !

Devendra Banhart - Carmensita ( Dir : Skinny ) 2008


      A classic , Bollywood film parody , top kitsch ! & Natalie  of     course .... Skinny is D. Hache, D. Oskowitz , M. E . Leon 
                                            Watch it HERE !