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What Is And What Should Never Be

Mr Blue Sky

From The Electric Light Orchestra.

ELO was pretty popular when I was in junior high and high school. I liked them okay, but I was more a Rush and Aerosmith kinda guy, so I only heard a few tracks on the radio – and the radio overplayed the hell out of ’em. (I’m looking at you Don’t Bring Me Down)

Now days, Jeff Lynne (guitarist) has reformed the band as Jeff Lynn’s ELO and is currently on tour with Dhani Harrison, son of the late George Harrison. If you check out the Concert For George you’ll see some excellent music from Jeff Lynne and Dhani (who is a spitting image of his father) who show up in the band along the way.

A few years gone by, and a song they didn’t play once an hour, lets me get some enjoyment out of this track. Well, that and some well done and fun animation.

Three Second Memory

Learn To Lose

Another dance-able tune from Bakermat. Besides just being a fun music video, the premise is one we should all remember: Don’t be afraid to lose.

It’s the principle of risk – when you take a chance you may fail, but then again you may succeed. If you don’t risk then there is no possibility of success.

Animation by Studio Plumeau and Pegbarians.


The tune is a hypnotic electronic down-beat cruiser by Lorn, aka Marcos Ortega.

The year 2100. In an effort to combat overpopulation, the postmortem social network “Anvil” is released.

The video carries a certain elegance in the flow of it. Possibly from the way that, using only three colors, the scenes are filled and complex and easily morph through the story.

Animation by Antoine Caëcke and Hélène Jeudy.

Three Little Pigs – Green Jelly

I’m an old-school metal-head and grew up on Sabbath, Zepp, Rush, and the like, and this tune is right there. That it is an adult satire of a children’s tale by a band that can laugh at itself turns it up to 11.

Rocketh on, verily.


Personal Jesus

She Wants Me Dead

Take a Ride – Don Felder

The vignette B-17 from the 1981 Heavy Metal movie. My favorite movie, and magazine (where the vignettes were adapted from). I posted a video with this song a few months back (So Beautiful and So Deadly) but this is the scene the song actually comes from. Wherever and whatever, posting a scene from HM is never out of place for a FNMV.

The Dark Side

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