Video Wednesday (VW): 6/22/16


Another Wednesday comes and goes, and still no Volkswagen endorsement.  I wonder if showing a photo of a classic Beetle will help.  Probably not.  Besides, the true point of these posts is to share some cool music videos with you, not for The Ghost to get the big buck sponsorships.  Though seriously, The Ghost wouldn’t mind them.  Just saying.

I’ll shut up about trying to get money now and focus on the videos.  The first one is a brand spanking new video from Prof.Fuzz 63.  Truth is, this is merely vintage video footage with music set to it.  That’s enough though, as it works very nicely for their song “King of Hong Kong”.  It’s fun, which is what the song aims to do: have fun.  Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best one, as Prof.Fuzz 63 demonstrates below.

Up next is Fort Worth band Missing Sibling.  They released the video for “Always” about two months back, during a period where I became really lax about sharing videos and chasing after that elusive Volkswagen sponsorship.  The video follows the story of a girl who not only lets the music get in her head, but takes it to a whole new level.  Watch her get psychoanalyzed by the entire Missing Sibling crew in “Always”.

I hope you enjoyed the first two videos and their light-hearted nature, as the next two videos are a little heavier in content.  The next video, “Please Don’t” by Herrick & Hooley, may at first seem like a typical “boy tries to woo girl” video, but the messages in the video go far deeper.  I could talk about the themes of courage and masks through the video, but the video shows these themes far more eloquently than I discuss them.

Finally, I leave you with “Endless War” by Austin musician Jackie Venson.  Venson combines pre-recorded footage of police brutality, war, and other cruelties of life with images of her and her face and eyes turning purple as she witnesses these events.  I can only presume that the purple symbolizes the bruising and pain of seeing these images.  In spite of these images, the song’s tone of hope in fighting this “Endless War” shine through.  I hope you enjoy this video, and more importantly, I hope it brings you a little extra fuel to continue the “Endless War” that each of us fights.

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