Music Monday: My New Favorite Music Video

Music videos usually fall into four categories for me: pretty cool, okay, terrible, and so-bad-it-might-be-good. Very rarely do I find one that surpasses pretty cool and lands itself on an awesome or favorites list, most of which come from that magical time when music channels played music and I used them to wake up in the morning.

Then there are gems like this one, where I found them after taking a chance on a cd.

I love that video, song, and album more than I can logically explain.

Now I find music videos through social media, either by following artists I like or by clicking random links on Youtube. This month saw the video release, and prompt Facebook appearance, of “Weird Friends (We Don’t Even Live Here)” by P.O.S.

I’m a big fan of P.O.S. and the Doomtree crew, as I’ve mentioned before when I received this album and went to the annual Blowout. There hasn’t been much from them that I don’t like. And the Doomtree video for Beacon is one of the modern music videos that I’ve liked a lot.

The videos for “Beacon” and “Weird Friends” have some similarities—the most prominent being the strobe-like effects that make the images very jumpy. When used in a fitting context, I love it. And both of these fall right in that category for me.

Both videos take chances too—”Beacon” with its black and white, steampunk storytelling, “Weird Friends” with its weird, rapid-fire imagery. I like the risk and the weird.

Of the two, “Weird Friends” takes top. Maybe it’s just because I’m such a concert addict and it reminds me of the frenetic and odd atmosphere that my favorite shows create. Maybe its because it seems like the craziest party, in the best way. Or maybe it’s that P.O.S. says “I ain’t like ya’ll. I’m into weird shit. I’m in the back getting weird with my weird friends,” while surrounded by goats—implying that they are his friends. It would be wonderfully ridiculous to see that in the back of a club. Just saying.

Here it is, my new favorite music video, “Weird Friends (We Don’t Even Live Here)” by P.O.S.

Book Blast and Giveaway: A Touch Menacing by Leah Clifford

I get sucked into a lot of series’, Leah Clifford’s A Touch Trilogy being one of them. Last year, we piled into a van and road tripped a few states over to attend the costumed book release party for A Touch Morbid. It was a blast.

I rated A Touch Mortal with 4 stars and A Touch Morbid with 3.75 stars. With how the pieces are set up, I expect wonderful things from A Touch Menacing.

Check out the book blast below to learn more about the A Touch Trilogy and enter to win some excellent prizes from Leah Clifford.

It’s nearly time to say good bye to Eden and her friends with the conclusion of the A Touch Trilogy from author Leah Clifford.
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Whether you’ve been there from the beginning when Eden first met Az in A TOUCH MORTAL. Spent countless hours contemplating with other A Touch Trilogy fans over the fate of the kitten, from A TOUCH MORBID. Or are just joining us now, the conclusion to Leah Clifford’s A Touch Trilogy promises to be heart stopping and well worth the wait!

Pick up whichever novel you need to catch up before MENACING’S March 5th release date. You don’t want to be the only one not talking about this book!

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A Touch Trilogy #3 Author: Leah Clifford
Release Date: March 5th
Eden is dying. For real, this time.
She is crumbling to ash, and an unnatural plague is ravaging mortals and immortals alike. With both Heaven and Hell out to destroy her, Eden can no longer tell the difference between good and evil.

Friends become enemies. And enemies are everywhere.
But don't underestimate Eden. She'll fight for her life, for the lives of those she loves, and for every life she has ever touched.
She'll fight for revenge. For redemption. For—just maybe—the chance to be mortal again.
Everything began with forbidden love.
What will be sacrificed at the bitter end?
The dramatic conclusion to Leah Clifford's dark, alluring trilogy of life, death, and epic love.

Pick Up The Whole Series!

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A TOUCH MORTAL (A Touch Trilogy #1) AMAZON | B&N
A TOUCH MORBID (A Touch Trilogy #2) AMAZON | B&N

Help us spread the word about the final installment of the A Touch Trilogy, and you could win one of these amazing prizes!

Grand Prize 
30 Minute Skype Chat with Leah Clifford. Talk about writing, talk about THE KITTEN, talk about her books! Talk about almost anything!

2nd Place 
Get’s to name a character in Leah’s next published book

2 Lucky Bonus Winners Will get 1 Paperback of A TOUCH MORTAL and 1 Hardcover of A TOUCH MORBID signed to the winner!

- Open Internationally for the Skype Chat and Character Name
- Books Will Only be mailed in the US.
- Pre Order for A Touch Menacing can be from any date
- Order for Mortal or Morbid MUST be dated between 2/1 and 2/22
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Leah Clifford currently lives in Ohio, but frequently dreams of finding an abandoned mansion in the south that she can restore. In her spare time she loves to travel and has been known to drive over two hours to get kickass quesadillas. So far for jobs she's sold corn at a roadside stand, been a pizza delivery girl, a camp counselor, an extreme cave tour guide, a flight attendant, a waitress (x3), a grocery store clerk and a writer. Out of all of them, writing has been the most fun. She's pretty sure she's gonna stick with it.

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Music Monday: Less Grammys, More Gummi Bears

I’ve never really been a fan of award shows. They rarely seem to align with my tastes, and often give awards to those that I dislike. So instead of watching the Grammys last night, I watched the season premiere of The Walking Dead.

In lieu of Grammys chat, here are two videos of Gummi Bears. The first is a silly song in German. The second is the theme song to the Gummi Bears Disney TV show.