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.

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