Alpine – Hands

Posted in caught by juliobesq on September 28, 2012

Playing with memes from our imagined adolescent girl rituals, crashing together Susannah B’s schoolgirls, sleep-overs and Lizzie Borden. Lord of the flies in the Valley of the Dolls: come up your own glib pop psychology.

The song’s pretty good too.

Josh Mond’s video for Mayday Parade’s “Kids in love”

Posted in caught by juliobesq on August 11, 2012

I saw a still from the video float by my monitor recently and a little reverse image searching from Tineye led me to Josh Mond’s video for Mayday Parade’s “Kids in love”. It’s two years old but appears to be relatively unknown. Musically it’s American trash pop. But that’s not why I’m posting it, if you don’t like this genre I suggest putting on a favourite tune before hitting play. The visuals aren’t synced or relevant to the tune’s structure. The director it seems, took the songs title and used that as his starting point for the storyboard.

So why am I posting it? I make no bones about being a huge admirer of Ryan McGinley. Quite simply my favourite artist photographer. And it appears that he is admired by Josh Mond too. For the brief could have been written “…make me a video inspired by ‘I know where the summer goes’…”. You could argue it’s derivative but McGinley hasn’t made films, and Mond made Martha Marcy May Marlene (my favourite film poster of last year) so let’s just agree it’s a pretty fabulous ride whatever the inspiration.

For the record I play Big Deal’s cover of Alex Chilton’s 13 as an alternative soundtrack. Something about the clash in pace and ensuing loss of innocence adds a little pathos. But then I’m a soppy git.

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Spring – a mixtape

Posted in brought, caught by juliobesq on April 6, 2011

Sun rays hit our face. Tastes simplify, no need for darkened dance rooms, own up…radio on…pop music.

Sister Wife (Star Slinger Remix) Alex Winston
California Sunrise Dirty Gold
Heart To Tell The Love Language
My Name Is Trouble Keren Ann
Oh Hark (Aeons Remix) Lisa Mitchell
Bones (Live) Misty Miller
Rebel Yell de montevert

Los adolescentes – Dënver

Posted in caught by juliobesq on March 15, 2011

El Guincho’s Bombay gets shaken up with McGinley’s I Know Where the Summer Goes.

Sunshine comes early.

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Combustion – a mixtape

Posted in brought by juliobesq on February 27, 2011

The world seems on fire right now.
No time for introspective looking back.
Nuflavour pop tunes to fuel the flames.

Gimme Star Slinger
Control – Original Mix Spoek Mathambo
Rolling in the Deep (Jamie XX Remix) ft. Childish Gambino Adele
Another World The Chemical Brothers
Dear Heartbeat Darkstar
Rain Chaim
Dusk Till Dawn Nedry
Obsessions (Acid Girls Remix) Acid Girls
My Cloud Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX

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