YouTube Favorites

25 08 2009

Howdy. This week there’re a few new albums being released that I’m really psyched about, but I haven’t gotten a chance to get my hands on them. The Blue Scholars are releasing OOF! and Arctic Monkeys are releasing Humbug. Look for those reviews later this week. As for today, though, it’s some of my YouTube favorites.

1) A’cappella version of Toto’s “Africa” performed live
Highlights: The beginning, with an incredible sounding thunderstorm thing
Watch the first two minutes at the very least.

2) Music video for Hall and Oates’ “Private Eyes”
Highlights: As with any Hall and Oates work, John Oates’ mustache
Daryl Hall’s killer dance moves and that green suit
Oates creepin’ around behind Hall for the entire video

3) Awesome promotional video for “Strawberry Fields Forever”
Highlights: all of it
great footage of the Beatles being the Beatles

4) Music video for Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues”
Highlights: watch the pawkin metaws!
Just a classic video, probably my favorite music video of all time

5) Vampire Weekend “The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance” and “Oxford Comma” Takeaway Show
Highlights: Performed live outside in a courtyard type thing
really good vocals, especially for it being live
cool how the dude in the back is using the trash bins as percussion

Well, there are some videos to hold you over. Check ’em out, favorite ’em, just listen to music.




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