SFF Music Video of the Week - #120

The old gag goes "We have both kinds of music here - Country and Western". Well, I don't usually have a lot of time for either.  This song is an exception, and it was always a crying shame it never got a decent video, until 19 years later, when a band that I also rarely have a lot of time for did a cover.  And the confluence of genres, song, band, and video combined to create something vastly greater than any one of the parts. Enjoy "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" by Primus from 1998.

SFF Music Video of the Week - #119

This week I have possibly the newest video I will ever post. Released yesterday, and from their new musical Teaching a Robot to Love , I present "A Normal Human Party" by The Doubleclicks.  Many thanks to E. for bringing this to my attention!

Ten Years of Scavenger Hunts

I've only been in the Photography Scavenger Hunts since September 2017, but they are tremendous fun, and a great way to stretch your skills. Check out the 10th Anniversary round below!

SFF Music Video of the Week - #118

Cosmetic surgery for anthropomorphic dogs. With Alison Goldfrapp as the end product. Really, I cannot say anything more about this - except that Alison is the Kate Bush of the 2000s.  Here is 2005's "Number 1" by Goldfrapp, from Black Cherry. 

SFF Music Video of the Week - #117

Straight out of the 80's and visualised by channelling Leiji Matsumoto, we've got an epic space fantasy this week. Except it is from 2019 and Canada. A truly delightful flashback, this has everything - including cameos from the band, and from their associated act. Prepare for battle alongside "Starlight Brigade" by TWRP, from 2019's Together Through Time.

SFF Music Video of the Week - #116

I thought long and hard about including this one, but in the end I gave it the benefit of the doubt, largely because the band are so perfectly in character for the entire thing. The band's own description of the clip on YouTube is, in itself, a work of art - claiming it to have a vastly older history than it does, and referring to the band in the third person.  Featuring an early 80s or late 70s retrofuturistic take on the music industry, complete with cheesy 'computers', enjoy "Do It All The Time" by I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME from the EP 1981 Extended Play from 2018. Now are you confused by this multitude of dates? I sure am!

SFF Music Video of the Week - #115

A simple one  this week - imagine a world where letters go missing!  With such a disaster possible, there would have to be an agency to help out, right? Here is "The Alphabet Lost and Found", by They Might Be Giants and featuring Marty Beller, from their 2005 album "Here Come the ABCs". (And look out for someone who is going to have a Damn Good Time !)

The Wadjemup Orbital Launch Facility

 We were lucky enough to catch a launch from the Wadjemup Orbital Facility on our recent trip there. Naturally the nature of the payload was not published, nor have the orbital parameters.

Lyres Paper Dart

 This one is a riff on the Paper Plane. .75 shot Lyres American Malt .75 shot Lyres Italian Spritz .75 shot Lyres Aperitif Rosso .75 shot fresh lemon juice Quick shake with large block ice, and strain into a coupe glass Garnish with a folded paper dart on a skewer. Sharp, bitter, and citrusy, with malt undertones. 

SFF Music Video of the Week - #114

Visiting the early 2000's now, and a hip-hop love song.  Better known for portraying a pastiche of themselves in a music video, this time we get alien tourists. And an amazingly sweet little story. One that is so full of hope for the world it is almost heartbreaking. Here is "Prototype" from Outkast and 2004.

SFF Music Video of the Week - #113

It is becoming increasingly hard to find SFF music videos that are not intrinsically depressing or that end on a serious downer. In case you're wondering what that has to do with things... The world is in a terrible place right now, and I figure that keeping my videos on the light side for now is for the best. So, my hunt, aided by the amazing Leece, continues.  In fact, she dug up this week's little gem. This little post-apocalyptic visit to a funfair has just enough of an uncertainty at the end to make the grade, so let's run with "Carnival of Rust" by the Finnish band Poets of the Fall, from 2006's album of the same name.

SFF Music Video of the Week - #112

So let's go for something a little simpler this week.  This time we get a simple silent movie, set in a circus. We've got a downtrodden hero, a damsel in distress, and a villain. Everything we need for a classic story. And yes, we get some real magic in it as well.  All in all, some simple entertainment. Enjoy "Magic" by Coldplay from Ghost Stories (2014).

SFF Music Video of the Week - #111

Late again, I know! Once again, we are faced with the question of who or what the monster in this is. Amazingly evocative, and very thought provoking - but I will not say too much because spoilers. Be intrigued by "Monster" by Starset, from 2016's Vessels.

Passing thunderstorm

25 minutes timelapse at 1f/5s.