A new addition to Fridays here at Yes, We’ve Got a Video! is Featured Fridays. We’ll be breaking away from our regularly scheduled program to give you something unique and fun.
It works like this: For the first and third Fridays of every month, we’ll be bringing back the My Favourite Video segment! This was a great segment to work with, bringing in people from the worlds of music, television, radio, comedy et al. to discuss their favourite music videos. Our first guests on the returning segment, as advised last week, will be…
The motherfuckin’ Beards!
Exciting times… especially since that blog goes up tomorrow!
Now, you’re probably wondering what’s going to happen to the second and fourth Fridays, hmm? Excellent question. Well, that will be taken up by the other returning segment, Takin’ 5! Top 5 lists are the name of the game – no category left untouched, no video left unwatched. It’s all about my favourite videos – or even least favourites – in a variety of subjects, topics and specifics.
Got an idea for a Takin’ 5? Why not let me know about it? Drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll do my best to work something out.
Featured Fridays. It’s something different. And yes, they’ll ALL have videos.
“I hope you are happy, ’cause I’m about to blow up…”
Oh, Rebecca. My dear, sweet young Rebecca. My Moment? You had your moment – turn up as a novelty every now and then, maybe star in a few more Katy Perry videos if the time felt right. Your moment could have involved getting back to your normal life, before the whole Ark Music thing made you infamous. Anything, really – except this. I really didn’t want to bore it up you, but I mean…really? This? At the very fucking least, Friday was enjoyable on an ironic level. There’s nothing for this. It’s not hilariously bad, so-bad-it’s-good…hell, it’s not even catchy. And as for the video, young lady, what a mess!
This honestly looks as though the production team have thought long and hard about which of the biggest cliches of pop videos they should use, before snapping and saying “Fuck it, we’ll use them all.” Jamming with a band when there are no instruments apart from keyboards and a drum machine? Check! Dance studio? Check! Paparazzi shooting for no reason whatsoever? Check! Wind machine? Motherfucking CHECK. The whole thing feels even more contrived than Friday – if that was humanly possible to begin with. I really don’t want to stay mad at Rebecca – I follow her on Twitter, after all, and she seems like a lovely girl. This, however, is a shit sandwich. The moment’s gone.
“I think I need a ginger ale, that was such an epic fail…”
So, in the week that I was burying myself in work and gigs and writing and all that shit, a pretty big party went down. Katy Perry told me about in on Twitter – you know Katy, right? She featured pretty prominently in my top 30 videos of 2010, and she hangs out with cool people like Kanye West. What Katy neglected to tell me, however, is that she has a younger cousin – a sweet little dork by the name of Kathy Beth Terry. Kathy is 13 and likes Weenie Babies and science fairs, but apparently also has a bit of a wildside. In this eight-minute spectacular, you shall bear witness to the party of the year.
How big is this party? DUDE! Some of the guys from Glee are there! The Hanson brothers are there! Friend of the blog Rebecca Black is there! Kenny G is there! Kenny fucking G! Does it get any better than that? Ohhh, Kathy, you sure know how to party. Some of the shit that goes down in Last Friday Night is simply ridiculous – this is a video that has to be seen to be believed. The competition for the best video of the year hasn’t so much heated up as turned into a sizzling inferno, and I blame Kathy! You’ve given your cousin Katy what is potentially her best video from Teenage Dream – and that is some fucking TIGHT competition, girl. Holy cow. Anyway, chekkit if you haven’t already. Getting down on Friday will never be the same again.
There are no words.
There’s so much more, but there’s just a taster of this phenomenon.