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Tag Archives: Justin Bieber

Top 6 reasons why Batman must DIE!

Bruce Wayne and the Batman may or may not die in BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT. (Google that and the volume of fanboy speculation will make your head implode). But he’ll die … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

TAKE ME TO CHURCH by Hozier is film-noir goodness

Here’s the acid test, for me: I drive MANY MILES each day, listening to the radios, and if a song is good, I don’t care who sings it. Only then … Continue reading

December 29, 2014 · 7 Comments

The six types of insane song lyrics

If you love music, and music videos, you start seeing patterns. Here’s what I’ve learned from dissecting lyrics and making fun of music videos: it’s easy to put them into … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 4 Comments

Billy Squire wrecks his career with ROCK ME TONITE

If you don’t remember Billy the Squire, probably because you weren’t born yet, he was kind of a big deal for a while. A rising star. Then this video came … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

MISSING YOU by John Waite teaches us all about subtext

Here’s a classic song with a video that proves singers should sing, and actors should act. What’s not to love here? John Waite‘s hair is pure ’80s gold, with feathery … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 5 Comments

NOVEMBER RAIN rocks out for an epic nine minutes

These days, Axl Rose is just another rock star who fell off the top. He’s trying to claw his way back up, and yes, taking 5.923 billion years to produce … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

SAFETY DANCE by Men Without Hats is insanely classic

This has every element you could possibly want from an ’80s music video: (1) a thumping synth beat, (2) a lead singer with a vague accent (Montreal!) who looks like … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · 5 Comments

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