VW (Video Wednesday): 8/24/16

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Wednesday is almost gone, and if I post this on Thursday, if becomes VT and not VW.  Do you know of any companies with the initials VT that I could bug until I get a sponsorship.  Neither do I.  That means The Ghost must get the VW post done before midnight in order to try to impress those Volkswagen folks into sponsoring my blog.  So forgive the greater brevity of the comments, but do enjoy the videos.

First off, I just recently saw this footage of The Orange covering that Stone Pilots classic “Vasoline” while performing at Gas Monkey.  Everyone knows how much The Ghost loves The Orange, and it just so happens that “Vasoline” is easily one of my favorite STP tunes.  Scott Tucker, as usual, puts forth 110% of his effort into providing an engaging performance both vocally and energy wise.  And on top of that, he gets bonus points for performing while wearing a Suede shirt.

Up next is “Wildflower”, the first video from Dallas favorites Vandoliers. The video itself is a simple, well executed performance video. The video does not capture the energy typically found at a Vandoliers show, though the more subdued tone of performance is appropriate given the serious lyrical matter. In a recent PopMatters article, lead singer Joshua Fleming discusses the background story behind “Wildflower”, stating that it was “based off the experiences of one of my friends who lost his wife to depression”. He continued by saying that he wanted to give this friend “a song that could console him but at the same time be uplifting and triumphant.”

Last, and most certainly not least, I present to you the video for The Cover Letter‘s song “Her Eyes, The Ocean”. The cinematography in this video is great, particularly the shots involving the woman by the river, as well as the scene of her with her lover. It’s a great video for a great song. Now if only there was an opportunity to see The Cover Letter play in Dallas sometime soon, like maybe this Saturday at Double-Wide

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