Monday, December 8, 2008

The Videos: Volume VI -- 12 - 08 - 08

Volume six is here, finally. It's an extra special edition, too -- everything featured are live performances. (OOOooooo... ahhhhhhhhh)

Let's get to it.

1. The Drapery Falls - Opeth

I figured I might as well put this here seeing how I just blogged about Blackwater Park the other day. I'm in a bit of awe in the fact that these guys are so good live. I had a thought that some of what we hear on their albums are merely products of the studio, but that's not the truth whatsoever. Mikael Akerfeldt is slowly becoming a new hero of mine. Just need to hear more than just one of their albums...

2. Viva la Vida - Coldplay

I know, we've all heard this song and seen its video a kagillion times... but they're up for a few Grammy's so they're just the flavor of the people right now. That, and I just got their latest album and felt compelled.

3. The Dope Show - Marilyn Manson

Dont tell me you're not intrigued by this man's every move. You'd be lying. Like his music or not, Marilyn Manson is a figure in modern music and its culture. Songs like these and performances of them like this one are just a fraction of what his legacy will be.

4. Wonderwall - Oasis

To me, everything I've heard from Oasis is generic and average, and helps remind me that artists like Metallica, Pantera and U2 were truly the biggest bands of the 1990's. (Crap, Nirvana too I guess) But I felt like I needed to feed someone out there after stuff by Opeth and Manson, so here, does this suffice? If not, take the fact that I enjoyed the video here as a consolation.

5. Instant Karma - John Lennon

Karma just knocked O.J. Simpson in the face recently -- wonder if he saw that coming. All in all, we all shine on, while The Juice looks like he'll get his squeezed in the slammer for the next 15 or so years. Lame joke, I know. It's past midnight, gimme a break!


Robert Langellier said...

I've listened to "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" about 15 times in the last day and a half.

Chrono said...

Coldplay? Bah!

Coletrain said...

I'm not intrigued by Marilyn Manson. A big reason why he's so big is just because of how macabre he is.