These days, you need to put up music videos on the Series of Tubes to make a living as a musician, which is great, except it costs the gross domestic product of Paraguay to do proper music video. Which makes it tough for scrappy bands trying to make it.
So it’s refreshing to see bands do good videos shot on their friend’s iPhone and edited in MS Paint or whatever, all for a total budget of $593.93, most of that budget going for pizza.
What’s even more impressive than a cheap music video?
One that cost absolutely zero dollars.
Here are two short little snippets of music on video that warmed my heart in two completely different ways.
First up is a man playing the Careless Whispers saxophone bit for cows.
Why do I love this? Because it’s pure joy, on his part and from the cows. He’s just learning the sax and isn’t world class yet. The man won’t be going on tour. But my God, these cows are into it, which gives him, and anyone watching the video, a pure sense of joy and wonder.
Next up: one minute of pure talent.
She’s using a couch cushion, a baby toy and I don’t know what else for drum equipment and it just doesn’t matter.
I would pay cash money to watch her live. Right? Moar moar moar.
Also: I wonder what the cows would think of drumming like this. Are they into all music, or just horns?