Music Video of the Day recap weeks 11 – 15.

It is about time I updated the Music Video of the Day feature from Twitter. I have not embedded the videos, as that would be annoying with so many videos in the post. It includes two theme weeks, Hip Hop week, and Canadian week. So alas…

Kid Cudi – Make Her Say featuring Kanye West and Common

Sweet Cudder track from his first LP, sampling Lada Gaga’s “Poker Face” from The Cherrytree SessionsEP.

The O’Jays – Love Train

During the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, this was what Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert agreed upon song wise! Initially Jon wanted “Peace Train” by Cat Stevens (aka Yusuf Islam), and Stephen wanted Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train”.

Misfits – Scream

Hallowe’en MVOD! From the terrific Famous Monsters! The video was directed by George A. Romero!

All Saints – I Know Where It’s At

For All Saints Day. As I said on Twitter, obviously not about them, but good excuse to have one of their videos. This is their first single. A very nice urbanised Spice Girls. And in the end, they put out more quality content than the Spice Girls.

The Cardigans – Erase/Rewind

From Gran Turismo in 1998. Very nice album, with more electronic, and darker feel. “Erase/Rewind” is a perfect example. Their favourite game now has its fifth version out!

Melissa Auf der Maur – Follow the Waves

First solo track from Melissa, and now she recently released her second, Out of Our Minds. “Follow the Waves” is an excellent, solid song to this day.

Mýa – Fallen

Really really good Mýa song. And the video was shot in Toronto, at least many parts of it.

#78 (Hip Hop Week #1)
De La Soul – Buddy

The start of hip hop week, the first themed week on the Music Video of the Day feature. Cannot go wrong with De La!

#79 (Hip Hop Week #2)
Public Enemy – Can’t Truss It

I had a hard time choosing a PE track, so in the end settled on this from Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black.

#80 (Hip Hop Week #3)
Eric B and Rakim – Don’t Sweat the Technique

The first track I heard from them, and no doubt they have many great tracks, this remains my favourite! (I first heard it in a skateboarding video, and it works well with skateboarding footy!)

#81 (Hip Hop Week #4)
Slick Rick – Children’s Story

Exactly what I said for De La, cannot go wrong with Slick Rick!

#82 (Hip Hop Week #5)
Gang Starr – Positivity

If one word could summarise Guru, and Gang Starr, positivity could be the one.

#83 (Hip Hop Week #6)
Afrika Bambaataa – Looking for the Perfect Beat

Now this one goes back! Classic hip hop electro track!

#84 (Hip Hop Week #7)
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five – The Message

One word, classic!

Teedra Moses – Be Your Girl

I just made her sole album, Complex Simplicity, the LP of the week, and soon after, saw the video for “Be Your Girl” for the first time.

Simon Wilcox – Mommies & Daddies

First song I ever heard from Simon (she is Canadian by the way). It is actually from her second album. And now she also has a third out. She deserves more recognition that she has received. She also does a fait amount of behind the scenes music work, such as songwriting. Wikipedia says she did Victoria Bergsman’s part on the Kooks’ cover of “Young Folks”.

Kathleen Edwards – The Cheapest Key

Another awesome Canadian track, from the terrific Kathleen Edwards! She is of course referring to musical keys.

Laura Marling – My Manic and I

I realised after the fact, this does not seem to be an actual music video, just a promo, still seems pretty good, and a good Laura Marling track from her debut, Alas, I Cannot Swim.

Dixie Chicks – Not Ready to Make Nice

I finally watched Shut up and Sing for the first time, hence choosing “Not Ready to Make Nice”. Regardless, very nice single from what is still the Chicks’ most recent effort, Taking the Long Way.

Client – Can You Feel

I had just discovered Client soon before posting this. I still have to listen to them more, but they sound good, especially for fans of Ladytron and the like.

Britney Spears – Radar

Probably my favourite song from her ‘comeback’ album, Blackout.

The Police – Don’t Stand So Close to Me

Not sure if I had seen this prior. Of course I knew the song though, a very good one at that! Stewart Copeland, another drummer/reason I want to learn to play drums! From their third album from 1980, Zenyattà Mondatta. Sting has a ‘The Beat‘ shirt on in the video! They are also known as The English Beat. I am not too familiar with the history of ska dancing, but I think they are skanking in the end!

Pennywise – Homesick

Lyrically, I am not too sure if it is the exact message, but the video is about the ill effects of gun violence. Worth checking out for the message alone.

Hole – Celebrity Skin

First single from Celebrity Skin. And their last album before a 12 year absence. Of course, Courtney did release a solo album in 2004, America’s Sweetheart.

Fefe Dobson – Stuttering

Excellent Fefe Dobson song! Second proper single from the delayed Joy. Her new album by the way seems to be around $8 for the physical copy everywhere in North America, definitely worth it!

Sade – Soldier of Love

Like I said on Twitter, she is still going strong! I slightly prefer Lovers Rock, but still “Soldier of Love” is nice 2010 Sade track! Hard to believe the gap between Lovers Rock and Sade – Soldier of Love was longer than Love Deluxe and Lovers Rock (10 versus 8 years!).

Miranda Lambert – Kerosene

Her breakout single after being the third place contestant on the first season of Nashville Star. She is up for five Grammy’s this year. I think she will win her first Grammy this time around!

KT Tunstall – Hold On

This was the night I saw KT Tunstall, excellent concert, and of course, all her music rules!

#99 (Canadian Music week #1)
Rush – Closer to the Heart
Bonus #MVOD Newer rendition of Closer to the Heart featuring Bubbles and Ed Robinson

The start of Canadian theme week. There is plenty of staple Canadian artists I am missing, but Rush are definitely one to be included! Also, I had just recently seen Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage. Definitely worth seeing. They will be in town April 20th!

#100 (Canadian Music week #2)
Sandbox – Curious

The bonus video from above features Bubbles, from the critically acclaimed Canadian hit series Trailer Park Boys. Mike Smith is the actor who portrays him, and Sandbox was his band before Trailer Park Boys.

#101 (Canadian Music week #3)
Sloan – Money City Maniacs

A modern band that must be included in Canadian rock lists! Not sure how they feel of the comparison, I would not really use it, but for the sake of comparison, they could be the modern Canadian Beatles!

#102 (Canadian Music week #4)
Tegan and Sara – Monday Monday Monday

Great sister act! Yet another solid track from them, and this one is from 2003!

#103 (Canadian Music week #5)
Sarah McLachlan – Loving You Is Easy

No doubt many of the videos I link are regionally blocked somewhere. The Vevo video for “Loving You Is Easy” is blocked in Canada! So I linked two different versions for global watching on the Tweet after the MVOD one:

Anyway, took a few listens, but I got to quite enjoy the first single from Laws of Illusion.

#104 (Canadian Music week #6)
D-Sisive – First Winter

I do not know too much about D-Sisive, but this is a new video from him, and I follow the director of the video on twitter, Marc Andre Debruyne.

#105 (Canadian Music week #7)
Shad – Yaa I Get It

Closing out Canadian Music week, a very talented rapper, Shad. Caught him live at last year’s Jazz Fest, really good live too!


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