In this month’s videos, we’ll see famous actors, famous monsters, famous restaurants, and famous movies. I have no idea why everything is famous, or what that adjective actually has to do with the songs themselves, but hey, this is an introduction. You try writing something different every time. Uh, anyway… On to the videos…
two weeks notice – “I Don’t Want to Know”
Mikal kHill and Tribe One recently went on tour with only two weeks’ notice. They quickly released an EP to help raise funds for the tour. The video highlights their actual journey.
Insane Ian – “Benedict Cumberbatch”
Benedict Cumberbatch has quite probably the best name ever. That is, of course, if you can say it correctly and not somehow make up other names that fit the rhythm and sound of it. Which apparently isn’t always easy to do…
Mad Scientists – “The Mad Scientists Origin Story”
This isn’t an actual music video, but if you’ve wondered how Mr. Negative and Havedumbluck came together to form the Mad Scientists, well, wonder no longer! This video will fill you in on the whole story.
Kraken Not Stirred – “A Reptile Dysfunction” (slightly NSFW)
I’m pretty sure this song is just an excuse for the pun of the title plus Kraken Not Stirred running around smashing “buildings” in a Godzilla kigurumi. But maybe there’s a serious message there that I’m missing (yeah, probably not…).
Mega Ran – “Laughin’ At Ya”
Oh, man, does Mega Ran look creepy as the Joker. I actually had trouble watching the video because of it! Great song, though!
The Doubleclicks – “At the Fair”
Everybody can have fun at the fair! Yay!
Bonecage – “Olive Garden Butthole (What a Perfect Sunday)”
OK, I’m glad to find out that I’m not the only one who once thought Olive Garden was a perfectly good restaurant, only to discover later that… yeah, not so much…
Kadesh Flow and Atlas – “No Stressin’”
In this video, ‘Desh and others cosplay as characters from the anime One Piece. It makes me want to check out the show.
MC Frontalot – “Scare Goat”
Yeah, it’s just a new lyrics video for an older song. But it’s Front, and it’s such a good song. So go check it out!
Sulfur – “Never Stop Learning”
Sulfur will show you how to pick a lock using two paper clips and two quarters. To be used only in case you’re locked out of your house, of course. Never stop learnin’, indeed!
Kirby Krackle – “The Day My Powers Arrived”
This video was released the same day as the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (to Patrons, at least). I’ve watched this video more than the trailer. Given my obvious love of Star Wars, that should tell you something. I get choked up every time by the underlying metaphor of this song / video. Such great stuff!
Insane Ian – Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Tribute Video
OK, I’m a little late on getting this out there, but only by a few days. We are now living in a world in which the entirety of the Back to the Future movies actually takes place in the past. Yeah, there’s something really kinda freaky about that for someone who grew up with the movies.
Kari Maaren – “McFly”
And speaking of Back to the Future tributes, here’s one from Kari Maaren joined by Kraken Not Stirred. We’re all waiting on our hoverboards, too.
Bonus Non-Geeky Video: royceBIRTH – “Live On”
This song about the celebration of life really surprised me. At first I wasn’t sure that I liked it; it’s very different from anything I’ve heard before. But then it started to grow on me. It’s not at all geeky, but royceBIRTH does record on Hand’Solo records, so it’s at least tangentially there. If you’re willing to stretch a bit musically, this is quite definitely an interesting way to do it. Plus his new album, Art on Fire!!, is really good, too.