Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Best Pseudo-Geek Squad Commercial EVER...

I normally abhor music videos (or songs, for that matter) that stop to include a spot of dialogue-- my reason being that we're paying (or in some cases, pirating) to hear you sing, not see you attempt to act. Music videos are supposed to be little mini movies, but the song is supposed to be the storytelling device; we don’t need spoken intros, breaks, or extended endings in which the camp around the artist tries to explain the meaning of the song. Music is interpretive, and to a degree, the message the artist wants to get across (especially if its subtle) is only secondary.

Recently, though, I admit I did cut Fergie a little slack 'cause damn it, "Clumsy" is just darn catchy, but Alicia Keys could (and should) have started fading in her vocals over Common’s bleeding and fading body on the operating room table, rather than allowing us to hear all of the beeping machines and the nurses and doctors with their half-assed medical jargon (“Like It’s The First Time”). But needless to say, if I am willing to do that for Fergie, of all people, of course Mariah will get the same treatment!

Though her new video for "Touch My Body" also has Brett Ratner’s involvement working against it (it could have been soooo much better!), she and current "It" boy Jack McBrayer (who I love so much it hurts!) make such a dynamic team, they more than make up for any directorial shortcomings. And you gotta love the little Guitar Hero air-guitar spot :)

It's nice to see that someone as serious and larger-than-life as Mariah can have a sense of humor about herself; at almost forty years old, she seems to have finally come into her own. But I admit I’m a bit biased ;) so judge for yourself…

Only thing missing? Cameo by JJ.

3 comments:

DC said...

When I started hearing that this music video was out, I knew you'd have it up here. Is she ever going to not be hot? Oh my..

danielletbd said...

I will have all things Mariah, much the way you have all things "American Idol." I already preordered her new CD... Did you hear she's going to be on the "Idol Gives Back" episode on April 9?!?!? I'm desperately trying to get tickets now!

DC said...

I saw the video on E! News Weekend and thought "Oooh, Danielle totally scooped them..."