I was thinking the other day about some of my fav all time music videos.
One that immediately popped into mind is that video from Chris Isaak for Wicked Game. Oh my... I loved and still love that video. I don't think I'll ever get tired of that song. I can't remember the model's name that he shot the video with... but boy, they looked good together. I especially loved the mascara all smeared under her eyes... she looked so messed up and so gorgeous. Made me want to be on some deserted island, in a white dress, frolicking in the water while my lover sung his heart out to me! And you know... I used to watch that show that he was in, I think it was the Chris Isaak Show... years ago. Really never understood the point of it, but I watched it.
Prob my second all time fav video would be Madonna's Respect Yourself. I loved everything about that song, and the video made it all the better, I thought. I loved her *take charge* attitude, the way she dressed in the video, her hair - gawd, this is when I went and cut my hair off all short - I loved it. It gave me such a feeling of freedom. And her skin... there's one shot of her caressing her back w/ her hands... and all you see is her bare back, her hands/arms and that fabulous curly blonde hair. I think that made a mark on sun worshippers everywhere.... but whose to say.
Isn't it amazing the power that W O R D S have?!!
One of my other fav videos is Californication by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. What a thrill for the eyes - it was a unique approach w/ the video game feel... and, I think, this is one of the first songs/videos they did after Kiedis got off drugs in 2000. I love the lyrics of the song.
Another fav was George Michael's I Want Your Sex video. Me and my younger sister were so in love w/ him - we found out later he was gay. :( When he came to Dallas, we went w/ some of our friends, my lil sis included, and stood in line, outside, from like 3:30 a.m. until around 11 a.m. to get tickets. There were so many scalpers there - we wound up getting lousy seats... but the concert was fabulous! There was one song, Careless Whisper, where he came to the edge of the stage, sat down and asked everyone to be quiet. Now... this concert was at the HUGE football stadium in Dallas - can't remember the name to save my life (crap, hate it when that happens!) but anyway... there were sooo many freakin ppl there - and this guy, w/ his amazing voice, was able to shut the audience down by asking, and he sung this song, w/ only an acoustic guitar, and it was beautiful! It still gives me tingles! ;) Anyway, the video for I Want Your Sex was great. I loved the cowboy boots, him playing that guitar, his outfit - those jeans, his hair, ohhhh... that unshaven look... well... I loved it. I still get a groove on when I hear it ;) Even w/ all of this said, George Michael goes much deeper than these few songs. He's an amazing singer w/ a fabulous voice....
I also really liked Billy Jean by Michael Jackson - yeah, I know, I know. I used to be a huge fan of his. I grew up listening to him w/ the Jackson 5. That video was pretty good when you think about it. It was the first time, for many, to really see what he was all about. His moves, the shoes, the socks, standing on his toes.... all of it. But, I can't say that I listen or watch his stuff any more. I read that he's thinking of adopting an Asian baby - I think Chinese or Japanese... interesting.
I love music... there are soooo many songs and videos that have made an impression on me. I hate to close this post w/ Michael Jackson, but as I sit here, my mind is drawing a complete blank! I'm sure after I post this blog, I'll think of so many others... but, for right now, this is enough!
Have a fabulous day! :)