The Tuesday Playlist No. 31: John Lennon

The Tuesday Playlist No. 31: John Lennon

“We all looked up to John. He was older and he was very much the leader – he was the quickest wit and the smartest and all that kind of thing.” Paul McCartney John Winston Lennon would have turned 75, and here at MVD we are celebrating him with a whole #themeweek in his honor, so of course today is no exception and we have chosen 15 of his finest songs (as a solo artist). We hope you like this selection.

The 70´s: The decade, the music, the playlist!

The 70´s: The decade, the music, the playlist!

Our deconstruction of the decade and its music. Culture, fashion and film Women´s suffragette was finally legalized in 1970. The decade was heavily marked by feminism and a struggle to bring a gender equality awareness across the United States and the Western Hemisphere. The youth vote was also established in 1971 with an amendment that lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 years of age. The Supreme Court of the United States made a controversial and important decision with Roe V. Wade and by declaring the constitutional right to abortion. In film, there were many important Oscar winning films Read more »

This Amusement Never Ends: The timeless appeal of Peter Gabriel’s ‘Sledgehammer’.

This Amusement Never Ends: The timeless appeal of Peter Gabriel’s ‘Sledgehammer’.

If there’s one thing that we here at MVD feel it is probably our duty to do, seeing as we are a site dedicated to exploring the marriage of music and video in all it’s forms, it is to take a look at those music videos which can be seen for one reason or another to be milestones in the history of the form, ones that genuinely pushed boundaries and explored new techniques and artistic territory. And if it’s milestone videos you’re after then they don’t come any more milestone-y than this! I can clearly remember the fuss surrounding this Read more »

Foreigner´s “Cold as Ice” and Journey´s “Separate Ways”: No budget?

Foreigner´s “Cold as Ice” and Journey´s “Separate Ways”: No budget?

A comparative analysis between two of the worst videos ever: Foreigner´s “Cold as Ice” and Journey´s “Separate Ways”. Today, many hard rock and heavy metal bands pertaining to the Arena rock era from the late 60s and early 70s are considered classic bands. Among them are famous bands like Boston, Journey and Foreigner. It is pretty weird they represented an idea of “macho” rock which I grew up with. Maybe that is what is wrong with my friends? They believed these groups to be their role models? I am still trying to figure out why the music executives were willing Read more »