Video-Philes: May 2006: Archives

May 31, 2006

Bill Maher: On South Dakota Abortion Ban genre: Polispeak & Tongue-In-Cheek & Video-Philes

Daniel DiRito | May 31, 2006 | 10:01 AM | link | Comments (0)
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May 27, 2006

California Dreamin' - Then & Now genre: Tuned Out & Video-Philes

The following two clips are both music videos of the song "California Dreamin". The first is by the original artists, The Mamas and the Papas performed on the television show Hullabaloo. The show only ran from 1965 through 1966. The second clip is a remake performed by Royal Gigolos that was released in 2004. Note that both versions were intended to be dance songs and make sure you don't miss the Hullabaloo dancers in the original. I love the contrast and the fact that I enjoy both versions. Let me know what you think.

California Dreamin' - The Mamas and the Papas

California Dreamin' - Royal Gigolos

Daniel DiRito | May 27, 2006 | 9:58 PM | link | Comments (0)
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Circles genre: Rhyme-N-Reason & Video-Philes

The category “Rhyme-N-Reason" is intended to be a place to share poetry that stimulates thoughtful reflection. For me, writing poetry is cathartic. It’s a way to encapsulate a group of feelings or thoughts that might be on my mind such that when I’m done writing, I experience a level of resolve that is both comforting and motivational. It has the same effect for me as listening to a song with which one has a significant connection. It takes you somewhere you’ve been or to something you’ve felt or experienced and allows you to further interpret the intended meaning or the lesson learned. Hopefully this can be a place for readers to pause and reflect on their own thoughts and feelings. Your comments are welcomed as well as any poetry you might want to share.

The following poem is called "Circles". I decided to include a video clip from the movie Finding Neverland with this poem because I believe they capture much of the same sentiment. If you've never seen the movie and you plan to at some point you may not want to watch the clip. If you have seen the movie, the clip is the final scene. I loved the movie so I would certainly recommend you see it if you haven't.


CIRCLES

Life begins, the curtains rise
A mother smiles, a tear is cried

A step, a word, the flower blooms
Doors are opened, a million rooms

A world of wonder, so much to see
The canvas waits, what will you be?

Quill in hand, the story’s written
The scene is set, reveals what’s hidden

Watch with wonder, the plasters poured
Time and toil, the shape takes form

Wind and weather, they toss the boat
The waters deep, can the spirit float?

The road, the fork, where is home?
Miles are traveled before its known

The roots take hold, embrace the land
A light to follow, perhaps a plan

Familiar steps, we build the net
A job for life, safety’s regret

The spider strikes, the poison flows
The tree is felled, the dream implodes

Look to the light, it flickers still
Missed your turn, but found your will

The paths are many, but one is true
Lights and mirrors, the stage in view

The play of life, so many parts
Choose just one, choose the heart

The play of life, the spirit wins
A child cries, the journey begins

The acts of life, so simple now
But plays must end, so take your bow

Daniel DiRito | May 27, 2006 | 9:31 PM | link | Comments (0)
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Darksided: Trading Spouses Remixed genre: Hip-Gnosis & Polispeak & Six Degrees of Speculation & Video-Philes

I found this video the other day while looking for a music video. It is kind of weird but I thought it was an interesting combination of the woman who went nuts on the television show Trading Spouses and criticism of the Bush administration and many of their policies. I thought it was creative to use the words of a "christian" fanatic to voice that criticism.

Daniel DiRito | May 27, 2006 | 10:02 AM | link | Comments (0)
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May 26, 2006

Ali G - Drug Interview genre: Tongue-In-Cheek & Video-Philes



Daniel DiRito | May 26, 2006 | 2:28 PM | link | Comments (0)
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May 25, 2006

Jon Stewart: Fox News Defends NSA Program genre: Tongue-In-Cheek & Video-Philes

Daniel DiRito | May 25, 2006 | 9:09 PM | link | Comments (0)
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May 24, 2006

Gong Show: Gene, Gene The Dancing Machine genre: Tongue-In-Cheek & Video-Philes

As a kid, I used to watch the Gong Show. Recently I saw the movie "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind", the movie about Gong Show host Chuck Barris and his assertions that he was a CIA operative. I enjoyed the movie and although I have no idea about whether Barris was actually an agent for the CIA or not, I always found him to be a brilliant mind. Perhaps that's more about my curiosity with psychology and human behavior than about any verifiable genius...but I tend to equate those who push the edges of life in the absence of any existing templates with the novel thinking that typifies the nature of genius.

Daniel DiRito | May 24, 2006 | 7:28 AM | link | Comments (3)
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May 22, 2006

Olympic Vault With A "Twist" (Adult Content) genre: Tongue-In-Cheek & Video-Philes

Daniel DiRito | May 22, 2006 | 5:00 PM | link | Comments (0)
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May 19, 2006

The Daily Show: Howard Dean genre: Polispeak & Tongue-In-Cheek & Video-Philes

Daniel DiRito | May 19, 2006 | 3:08 PM | link | Comments (0)
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May 18, 2006

ATB: "You're Not Alone" genre: Tuned Out & Video-Philes

This is ATB's version of the song "You're Not Alone". It is one of my favorite renditions. The other one that I really like is by Olive.

Daniel DiRito | May 18, 2006 | 9:58 AM | link | Comments (0)
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May 17, 2006

Hedwig: Tommy Gnosis Sings "Wicked Little Town" genre: Hip-Gnosis & Tuned Out & Video-Philes

One of my favorite movies is Hedwig and the Angry Inch. It's funny and its sad; its silly and its serious. On the surface the movie is about two people who fall in love and then fall apart. It is actually far more complex. In reality, the movie is about only one person who is struggling to find the second half of him. This song is near the end of the movie and it is the point at which Hedwig finds his other half. As you watch the video, be sure to note that the cross that appears on the forehead of the singer (his name is Tommy Gnosis...which is significant because it was one of the "lost" gospels...see Elaine Pagels take on the meaning of this gospel here) ends up on the forehead of Hedwig, the man who is watching the other sing. If you haven't seen the movie, it is worth renting.

Daniel DiRito | May 17, 2006 | 7:14 AM | link | Comments (0)
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May 16, 2006

Bill Maher: Impeach Bush For Big Fish Lie genre: Tongue-In-Cheek & Video-Philes

Daniel DiRito | May 16, 2006 | 8:30 AM | link | Comments (0)
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May 14, 2006

Mad TV: Gay Thugs Spoof genre: Gaylingual & Tongue-In-Cheek & Video-Philes

Daniel DiRito | May 14, 2006 | 7:57 AM | link | Comments (0)
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The Daily Show: The Decider Issue # 2 genre: Tongue-In-Cheek & Video-Philes

Daniel DiRito | May 14, 2006 | 7:05 AM | link | Comments (0)
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May 13, 2006

Blank & Jones: "Beyond Time" genre: Tuned Out & Video-Philes

Blank & Jones' deliberately simple dance music dominated the top of Germany's dance charts during the country's late-'90s trance explosion. This is a video of their song "Beyond Time".

Daniel DiRito | May 13, 2006 | 11:09 AM | link | Comments (1)
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May 12, 2006

Bill Maher: On The American Dream genre: Tongue-In-Cheek & Video-Philes

Daniel DiRito | May 12, 2006 | 11:58 AM | link | Comments (0)
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May 10, 2006

Bill Maher: Religion, Atheists, & Torture genre: Hip-Gnosis & Tongue-In-Cheek & Video-Philes

I thought this clip was very interesting because it seems to be related to my prior posting on "Does Science Need Religion To Have A Conscience" which you can read here. Reza Aslan, author of the book No God...

Daniel DiRito | May 10, 2006 | 6:27 AM | link | Comments (0)
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May 9, 2006

Sugar Baby Love: French AIDS Awareness Ad (Adult) genre: Gaylingual & Little Red Ribbon-Hood & Video-Philes

This is an AIDS awareness video (gay version) that was aired in France. Not only is it well done, it is candid and clear in its message. Sadly, something like this would likely never be approved for viewing in...

Daniel DiRito | May 9, 2006 | 5:22 PM | link | Comments (6)
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French AIDS Awareness Ad: Straight Version (Adult) genre: Little Red Ribbon-Hood & Six Degrees of Speculation & Video-Philes

This is a straight version of a French AIDS awareness campaign ad similar to the one seen in this other posting here at Thought Theater. Unfortunately, this would never be approved for television in the United States....

Daniel DiRito | May 9, 2006 | 5:07 PM | link | Comments (0)
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May 7, 2006

Divine (Glenn Milstead) genre: Gaylingual & Tuned Out & Video-Philes

Divine (Glenn Milstead) was a well known drag queen and actor who starred in many of John Waters movies. He died suddenly at the age of 42. I saw him perform live in Seattle in 1985. For me, his...

Daniel DiRito | May 7, 2006 | 7:18 AM | link | Comments (4)
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May 5, 2006

It's Friday I'm In Love genre: Tongue-In-Cheek & Tuned Out & Video-Philes

The following music video is of the song "My My My" by Armand Van Helden from his CD New York: A Mix Odyssey. It's a good CD if you ever get a chance to pick it up. It includes...

Daniel DiRito | May 5, 2006 | 9:27 AM | link | Comments (0)
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Bill Maher: International House Of Flammable Flags genre: Polispeak & Tongue-In-Cheek & Video-Philes

Reuters is reporting that the Senate moved closer to the passage of an amendment to allow congress to prohibit the burning of the American flag. Some excerpts from the article follow as well as a satirical skit that aired on...

Daniel DiRito | May 5, 2006 | 8:03 AM | link | Comments (0)
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May 4, 2006

Ali G: Religion Interview (Adult Content) genre: Tongue-In-Cheek & Video-Philes

Daniel DiRito | May 4, 2006 | 10:17 AM | link | Comments (0)
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May 1, 2006

The Daily Show: The Decider genre: Tongue-In-Cheek & Video-Philes

Daniel DiRito | May 1, 2006 | 5:05 AM | link | Comments (0)
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