Just read a neat article on the death of Virgin in the Times here.
This is a GAME CHANGER people. You can now download YouTube videos. Without the YT logo in the corner. There are a couple options, like idesktop.tv, and someone told me there's also a firefox plugin, BUT the one I now use regularly is keepvid.com
It operates off a very simple "cut and paste the url into this field and press Make Magic happen" principle, and there's no telling how long this will last for, but as of now I recommend downloading any video you've ever favorited.
Bonus info via onluker.com:
If you’re posting/linking direct to a YouTube URL, add &fmt=18 to the end of the URL and it’ll play in the HQ version .
To embed a High Quality Youtube video, you need to add the following code onto the end of both URLs in the embed code:
#10 MSTRKRFT ~ Easy Love
Mmmm I never fully really liked MSTRKRFT. Maybe it's the ridiculous name but they always struck me as Daft Punk lite, like they listened to a bunch of synthy dance electro, drew up some bullet points about what they should cover, and recorded an album. Their Wolfmother remix is really good, but something about their whole deal smacks of bush league. Even this sexy video of some chicks getting yogurt splooged on their mouths is kind of lacking that extra sexy oomph. Still, chicks getting yogurt splooged on their mouths!
#9 The Roots ~ Birthday Girl
OK I'm calling bullshit on Sasha Grey right now. The Girlfriend Experience? SRSLY? Listen Sasha Grey, I love bone-thin, short, sassy, cock-guzzling chicks as much as the next giant-glasses wearing Asian guy, but let's call a spade a spade. Enough with this whole "my favorite nihilist philosophers are blah blah blah and I'm such a liberated/empowered etc because I actively chose to get into this industry." Guess what, when you're choking on 7 dongs you're not exactly taking feminism into the 21st sextury. Also she's ultra shitty in porn! She's always peering out from behind those glazed dead eyes and her retarded too-much-heroin monotone. Plus her entire career is a case of shittiness begetting shittiness. Really, AV Club? Are you seriously indulging this idiot with your interview? Let's just take an abridged look at their
cunnilingusinterview shall we?
bright, self-possessed... post-feminist warrior... determined to break taboos and explore the extremes of her sexuality... performance artist... carved out her own niche... fearlessness and vigor... savvy self-promotion... refined taste[!!!] in film, music, and literature... modeled... Richard Kern anti-fashion Vice layout...
Christ. I love you AV Club, but STFU. Sasha Grey is about as self-possessed as a shit-filled sock. The "Richard Kern anti-fashion Vice layout" is literally her sitting around with a vagina purse in front of her vagina. Take that, fashion! Um but anyways this video for the Roots is her simulating blowjays so it goes on the list.
#8 Britney Spears ~ Slave 4 U
Britney Spears dancing around. She's also sweaty and gets rubbed on by a bunch of gay dudes. She sort of never got better than this. The beginning of Womanizer(?) where she's naked in a sauna for like 15 seconds comes close but that whole video should have just been her doing that, and they should have cut around her no-no areas. Instead it devolves into God knows what.
#7 Make The Girl Dance ~ Baby Baby Baby
I just found out about this video over the weekend. It's a prime example of the #1 rule of horny-building: put naked chicks anywhere, doing literally anything. Bonus points if they're French and are strutting down the streets of Paris, all too cool to acknowledge their swinging boobs. Also doing everything in 1 take is always the mark of a professional.
#6 Benny Benassi ~ Satisfaction
Chicks simulating doing it under the pretext of doing something else also = good. See also Eric Prydz Call On Me. What doesn't really work is when you throw away the pretext and have chicks basically just doing it but you can't really show the it because it's not porn. Sure the Alibi & Rockefeller video has hot chicks etc but if you're gonna make art porn get in line behind Andrew Blake and make incomprehensible nonsense.
#5 Chris Isaak ~ Wicked Game
I never saw this growing up, but literally every list on the internet that features sexy music videos always has this at #1 so I figured I'd put it up. Helena Christensen has nice boobs etc but this video is a bit too Obsession by Calvin Klein for me.
#4 Alex Gaudino ~ Destination Calabria
Another corny modern house anthem with an awesome video. File with Alex Gaudino Watch Out.
#3 Endeverafter ~ Baby Baby Baby
These guys look like idiots, and Zubes also reported that when she hung out with them they basically were like "yo we're DTF which means down to fuuuuck, brown girl," but this video is basically what Girls Girls Girls would have looked like if the Crue were around now. This is the censored version, there's a dirty version somewhere but ngtv.com is so shittily maintained that it is literally unfindable.
#1 Simian Mobile Disco ~ Hustler
The UK version of this video was total literal bonertown when I saw it. Get a bunch of hipster chicks together in a room and make them play molesting telephone. This is so no duh that I shouldn't even write anything else about it.
This memorial day I went to Lloyd & Mustache James' BBQ at their place on Adelphi St in Brooklyn. There was, to quote myself from 8 years ago, "good vibes, good tunes, good times, bro! You should come through FOR SURE!" Stache had like 10 crates of disco behind the turntables, and the whole thing was routed through an old boombox that, in the last 45 minutes, Sterryo had the inspired idea to throw a cassette in to record the set.
Here's Stache's take:
Lots of chunky disco and horns! That's me at 16:10 playing Junior and Claudja Barry.
A few months ago Sumer posted the music video for "Don't Trust Me" by 3OH!3 on this prestigious blog. She did this, I assume, for several reasons:
1. While she is a very intelligent and self-aware young woman, Sumer is still literally only 24, which allows her to make the occasional egregious error.
2. At the time, she had just finished touring with Scary Kids Scaring Kids (no comment on this gaggle of yabbos necessary), and I stated that they were the worst. Sumer disagreed. She maintained that 3OH!3 is the worst band of all time. Then, after hearing/seeing 3OH!3 she promptly (semi-genuinely because she actually likes them a little) changed her mind and half-heartedly embraced them.
3. She did this simply to annoy me because she knows I think all music created for tweeny bopper girls by birds-nest-hair-having, fresh-faced scumbag pedophile toothless troglodytes is bad.
In fact, to this day I remain unmoved in my opinion that 3OH!3 is FIBI (for idiots by idiots). In the holy trinity of these irrefutable clods it goes: