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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

The four secret purposes of music videos

Why do music videos still exist now that MTV is dead? The old answer, back in the day, was a simple formula: (a) Band makes a music video (b)¬†Gives said … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

DOWNTOWN by Macklemore is daring and different

Note: Macklemore uses a few bad words.¬† Macklemore is a Seattle treasure, a smart artist who figured out his producer, Ryan Lewis, is the secret to success–so he gives Ryan … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

7 reasons why music videos possess tremendous power

This is about why lectures never work, poetry is powerful, even instrumental music can make you cry and the humble, silly music video can be one of the most devastating … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

SAME LOVE by Macklemore

My friend Max (short for Maxima, though if it were short for Maximus that would also be cool in a GLADIATOR way) has introduced me to Macklemore. He’s a Seattle … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · 3 Comments
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