I Love OKGo

The guys in OKGo are so amazing for their videos. And I think their music is pretty fine, too. But the videos really make them something special. I just watched “This Too Shall Pass” again after stumbling across a YouTube video of Notre Dame’s marching bang paying homage. What it is about this video that I think is so incredible, I can’t really say. It’s a simple idea, and not nearly as complex as their previous videos. So perhaps it has something to do with the fact that they are doing something live and so outside of genre, with a teensy bit of Souza built in. It’s four years later, but it’s still great.

And this newer one is pretty awesome, too, for an entirely different reason!

How to Write a Love Song

I don’t much listen to this kind of pop/R&B/hip-hop-esque music, but it’d be hard to have gotten to 2011 without having heard a few of them, and some of what’s in this song is true for most pop/rock songs going back to the 50s (a period with which I’m all too familiar, thanks to my college singing group’s emphasis on doo-wop music — blech!)

This group from Australia has a laser beam focus on what’s silly about these songs. I was laughing out-loud most of the way through.

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/5f0cf25368/how-to-write-a-love-song?utm_campaign=newsletter20110216&utm_content=fv3&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=fd