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Why MELANIANADE is peak SNL and brilliant comedy

Music has never been more competitive. A good music video adds another layer of difficulty–and when you add comedy–the hardest thing of all–then it’s no wonder that truly funny music videos … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

SALSA TEQUILA is a classic parody turned accidental hit

Norwegian comic Anders Nilsen isn’t a world-class musician. He tells jokes. And I bet you my house he didn’t set out to make this a hit song in Europe (or … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

Top 5 reasons why GO 4 IT by Corey Feldman is so bad, it circles back to good

Corey Feldman’s live performance on the TODAY show was supposed to be a big opening for his new album, Angelic to the Core, and yes, that is punny. You may … Continue reading

September 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

The five greatest cover songs of all time

As a fan of music, and music videos, I applaud the decision by MTV to start a new channel that actually plays music videos instead of reality TV shows about … Continue reading

September 12, 2016 · 3 Comments

2016 craziness leads to brilliant and funny music videos

Now, this fake Japanese commercial for Trump is spot-on and hilarious. But the seriousness and inevitably silliness of a campaign that started out with 20+ candidates and now has our … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

DANCE OFF by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis opens with … Idris Elba!

Does it get any better than Idris Elba? No. No, it does not. This is another solid music video by Macklemore, who’s smart for (a) giving Ryan Lewis co-billing, (b) … Continue reading

May 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Student makes insanely great 007-style musical opener for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

Star Wars – Episode V “The Empire Strikes Back” Homage (Title Sequence) from KROFL on Vimeo. This is a special kind of music video: a blockbuster title sequence song, made … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · 2 Comments