Sunday, March 22, 2009

730th Post - Silly Music Videos

While driving home from Patricia's this evening, I tuned into Q104 and heard a Bon Jovi song I hadn't heard in a while. "It's My Life" is 9 years old now, and it's times like this when I wonder where the years have gone. Many/most of you reading this didn't know me in the year 2000. I did some things that year that continue to cause me grief and aggravation. No, I am not prepared to discuss the events of the spring of 2000 yet. Perhaps some other evening, one after I have had a couple of drinks.

Anyway, one of the songs I remember fondly from that summer is the Bon Jovi tune I am about to embed for your enjoyment. I was housesitting for my parents, who were visiting relatives in New Brunswick. I was up late one evening in August. I tuned into the David Letterman show in time to catch these guys playing live.

This is the official video. I have only seen it a couple of times, one of them, this evening. It's a fun video, exciting even, but it doesn't make a lot of sense. Watch it first, and then I'll comment.

See? Fun tune.

However, does the video's storyline make any sense? Buddy's gf calls him when he's trying to download porn (using a dial up connection!!). She's all like, "Hey, Bon Jovi is starting! You've got 5 minutes. Get your ass down here!"

He runs like heck to be with her. Such is the hold women hold over men.

I am wondering why his gf didn't tell him about the concert earlier? If he lives clear across town, as the video suggests, she should have told him much earlier. But she didn't, and he risked his life repeatedly in order to be with her. I don't think she's worth it, my friend. Dump her. She's too high maintenance.

Now, check out the following video: Melanie Doane's "Adam's Rib".

Back so soon? The cake isn't ready yet!

I like this song a lot, but the video is goofy. I mean, think about it. Melanie Doane is a very attractive young woman. She's a blonde, for goodness' sake. I have never dated a blonde. I'm not bitter. Not. Bitter.

But I digress.

If you recall, the video features a young man who gets on an elevator, and Melanie Doane is already on it. The elevator becomes stuck. Melanie starts singing "Adam's Rib", doubtless as a seduction technique I am unfamiliar with. The man becomes agitated and takes extraordinary measures to get off the elevator. Maybe he prefers brunettes.

I don't know about you, but if I got on an elevator (that was about to break down) with Melanie Doane, wearing the kind of dress she's wearing, and she started singing "Adam's Rib" to me, and began producing a guitar and violin out of thin air, I wouldn't exactly be upset about that. I'd just tell Patricia I'd be late for dinner. Patricia would understand. She likes blondes, too.

This was fun. I'm glad I got this off my chest. I'll think of some more silly videos and comment on them in a future post.


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