If you are like me, you spend some time surfing on youtube to see interesting, funny, thought provoking, mind opening and life altering (well, that’s a stretch, but you know what I mean) videos. There is undobtedly a lot of uninteresting, boring, stupid and mind numbing videos on youtube, but there are also some video creators and uploaders that have some thought behind the videos they make available.
I have found several users that I like, and here I will present one of them. There may be others in the future, but you have to start somewhere.
The user “bloodsuckingclown” is a fellow Norwegian an only had a few videos, as you can see in the gallery below. Describing these will mean less work for me and I get to explore the Tubepress plugin that will let you place galleries in your posts.
I like his, and I am only guessing its a he, take on the subjects – especially the one using Clint Mansells Lux Aeterna from the movie “Requiem for a dream“. The topic in this video is drug abuse and abusers, how one thing may lead to another and the despair many of these people experience. Even so, there is still hope and the end is much more hopeful than the beginning. The music is wonderful and I can recommend the whole album. Don’t listen to it on a day you are feeling depressed, though..
The “Dead like me” video is taken from the movie “Dead like me: Life after death” but convey a somewhat sadder tone than the actual movie, in my opinion anyway. The beautiful music is “Boom boom ba” by Metisse, and you should also check out “Nomahs land” by the same group.
Blancmange was an 80s band that was fairly popular in Europe and combined with the underrated “They Live!” by John Carpenter make up a great combination of 80s sound and feel. Starring Rowdy Roddy Piper, the wrestler that was at the hight of his career in the later part of the decade.
Adolphson & Falk is a Swedish synthesizer pop band that was most popular in the 80s, but this is an acoustic version of one of their songs from that era. They are still playing live, but as I understand, with more use of analog instruments. Since Swedish is pretty similar to Norwegian I have no problem understanding the lyrics, but some of you English speakers may
Rupert Hine was also somewhat popular in the 80s, and as far as I know, there is no official video for this song. Bloodsuckingclown has made his own and combined the music with the urban graffiti artist Banksy. Personally I am not very fond of “street art” and “guerilla spray painting”, but I do like the statements made by Banksy in his paintings. There are a number of them featured in this video, underlining the lyrics and feel of the song. I think the combination is very good.
Roger Waters is the former vocalist and one of the creators of Pink Floyd, a band most should be familiar with. After the split from the group, Roger Waters persued a career on his own – and is now renowned as one of the great singer/songwriters. I think his music and lyrics are not for everybody, but the lyrics on “It’s a Miracle” are sadly poetic some 17 years after the release of the song. No video for this, only a few images.
That was really a long intro, but I do think that this music and these videos are worth a watch, so here we go: