309: Watch It Wednesday #1

309: Watch It Wednesday #1

okay….I just figured out that I could schedule posts here at the Blue Nickel….I know, brilliant, huh?  This is what happens when pretty much everything you do is self taught…..

So ANYWAY…..in order to justify my overindulgent trolling of music videos, I have decided to share my very favorites  with you every Wednesday.  I know this blog has become mostly about my textile endeavors, but it is still my personal blog, and music is probably just as deeply embedded in my heart as is the love of the cloth…add in years of watching TV (only on 3 channels mind you) as a child and Music Videos are pretty much a natural…

and where does the scheduling piece come in? Oh, that’s because I plan on getting these posts pre-written so they just pop up every Wednesday automatically even if  I don’t have time….which means I could probably fill up the rest of this year and next this weekend…..yes, that’s how bad of a troller I can be at times…

Yes, YouTube was made for people like me who remember when MTV was just music videos…and 15,237,783 other types of people or so….

Some may make you cry,  many will make you laugh,  most will make you dance, and some I like not only for the music, but also for the fascinating videography (And if videography wasn’t a word before, it is now,  I just made it one–benefits of being an English Major)……and some will be a flashback to remind some of us just how  radical and tubular  silly the 80’s were…..

My first video pick is The Ballad of Mona Lisa by Panic at the Disco.  I have no idea what the video is “about” really, and normally that is pretty important to me,   but I really like the sound that these guys produce, and the steampunkery of the set and costumes totally wow me!!  To be totally honest,  I had heard the name of the band years ago, but I had never heard their music….I think I thought they were a punk rock band, and I would say they are more pop than I thought…although I don’t think “pop” really describes them either.  So without further adieu, enjoy…….

<object style=”height: 390px; width: 640px”><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/gOgpdp3lP8M?version=3″><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”><param name=”allowScriptAccess” value=”always”><embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/gOgpdp3lP8M?version=3″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowfullscreen=”true” allowScriptAccess=”always” width=”640″ height=”390″></object>

So what do you think??  Let me know in a comment….and come back next Wednesday for another Blue Nickel Watch It Wednesday…..



  • Sheri Howard


    Scott, you crack me up! Sad thing about “our generation” is we didn’t grow up in the techno world and have to learn things all by our selves!!! Love the video….although I am going to Google it and see what is is about! That “steampunkery” part about the set and clothes is probably because we are tactile people!

    August 31, 2011 at 5:42 am
  • Jeanette


    I love these guys and have for years. Great work out music too =o)

    August 31, 2011 at 7:42 am
  • Tabitha O.


    So many funny creative bizarro videos from the 80s when they really did play music on mtv! My girls think they are very funny….pre steampunkery (?) was a big part of the 80s music fashion scene the black, the lace, the victoriana….can’t wait to see next week’s video!

    August 31, 2011 at 8:05 am
  • Loved his voice and talented band. I have no idea what the meaning behind the video is about either.

    August 31, 2011 at 8:48 am
  • SewLindaAnn


    tubular..really Scott!! I’ll have to watch it after my coffee as I can’t take the 80’s too early:) I think it’s a good idea to mix up the blog stuff, it helps us kind of know who we’re listening to. Have a good Thursday!

    this video isn’t actually 80’s…..this is contemporary….but I will have 80’s vids occasionally. Next week’s is contemporary too…so many good ones out these days!! so many more since they started back then!!

    September 1, 2011 at 4:37 am
  • I think I will definitely like the Wednesday day posts! I like the sound of the music quite a bit! I’ve never heard of them, but that’s not surprising.

    Sometimes I miss the good old days of MTV with videos and only radios and albums.

    September 1, 2011 at 7:42 am

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