October 2, 2009

"What's a girl to do?"

"My heart grows colder with each day..."


blake said...

Wow, I had a friend who looked (and talked) just like that.

ricpic said...

Will the plague of gymnastic bunnies on bikes mocking damsels in distress never end?!?!

former law student said...

Just when I thought it was safe to watch tv... How can I put this? (This seems urgent, though I may be the last one to see it.)

The horror!
The horror!


Penny said...

"When you love so long
That the thrill is gone
And your kisses at night
Are replaced with tears
And when your dreams are on
A train to train wreck town
Then I ask you now, what's a girl to do?"

Just for starters, I might suggest she stop looking at music videos. But that might just be me speaking?

Put a picture to words or music, and, all of a sudden, we narrow imagination.

That seems to me to be a crime of humanity.

Freeman Hunt said...

LOL Poor Obama.

Fred4Pres said...

Hey Whip It is out this weekend and I am having a Donnie Darko moment!

Penny said...

In support of Althouse,

Her pictures need no words, no music.

They stand alone.

I, for one, am impressed.

Penny said...

In charge?


You wouldn't mind if i squeeZed you nuts, would you?


Thought not.

Honey? I have a yen for speaking tonight! Can you forgive me for not being Yapanese?

Largo said...

Grrr.. video not available in Hong Kong.

Penny said...


Penny said...

No Hong Kong?

I for ONE, say something is not right?

Unfortunately, Largo...

My countrymen and women are over there >>>>>>>>>>>>> arguing, because they can.

Scott M said...

A very cool video that proves once again that, often enough, less is better.

Largo said...

"""My countrymen and women are over there >>>>>>>>>>>>> arguing, because they can."""

You have lost me here, Penny.

[To clarify to all, it is unavailable here because of copyright. Hong Kong is not behind the great firewall.]


Makes me thing of IngSoc. Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia!

LonewackoDotCom said...

She sings OK and apparently can sing if a live performance wasn't processed. I guess the rest of the music is OK if you like that kind of stuff.

However, the bikes bit is probably going to end up being as much a joke in the future as this is now. Especially note the wimpy bunny hops and the guy on her left who's more than a bit tentative about going hands-free. And, seriously, isn't bunnies on bikes just a stupid novelty? The recent Britney video seems like it will hold up more than bunnies on bikes.

Plus, I'd like to see one of her bunnies do some of the things here, and for biking/walking while singing that holds up a couple decades later, try this and this.

Revenant said...

Sounds a little bit like Siouxsie and the Banshees.

AllenS said...

Do the youth of today, suffer from a lot of nightmares?

WV: ducentic

Fred4Pres said...

Friday Night Song Fest.

paul a'barge said...

That sucks.

Fred4Pres said...

With Cowbell!

H/T: Ace

LonewackoDotCom said...

I guess the partial similarity to this is intentional.

LonewackoDotCom said...

Since FNSF has been declared, this video - involving not singing while biking but while beating a drum and walking - is pretty good as long as you don't know what she's singing.

Fred4Pres said...

Lonedot...the bike clip was wild. My eight year old watched it seriously and said "They are professionals." 10,000 Maniacs was great too.

I did not care for that Kate Bush so much, but I did like this one when it first came out.

AllenS said...

Shouldn't those people be wearing helmets, and not animal heads?

Lem said...

So.. thats how Althouse injured her big toe?

Freeman Hunt said...

They should have covered that road in cow mats in case she fell off the bike.

BJM said...

Woah. There's an international Pagan Metal scene?

Lem said...

Heaven 17 - Let Me Go.

wv knonsp

blake said...


I think you're gravely mistaken if you think that Bonnie Tyler video looked less-than-freaky-weird when it came out.

Lem said...

Joy Division - She's Lost Control .

and stub her big toe... dont laugh

wv propine - an opinion as a proposition.

Joan said...

LOL Poor Obama.

GMTA, Freeman. LOL indeed.

Lem said...

I think its only fair we get first dibs at the bike and helmet. (b4 it goes on ebay)

I want the helmet.

(its not Obama.. its the bike)

I bet money on it.

Lem said...

Alice in Chains Would.

Know me broken by my master,
Teach thee on child of love hereafter,

Into the flood again,
Same old trip it was back then,
So I made a big mistake,
Try to see it once my way

ride to see it once my way..

wv plimp - it was not a good year this year.

peter hoh said...

I think you should go for a bike ride.

Lem said...

The Psychedelic Furs
Heartbreak Beat.

I'm a heartbreak beat
Yeah, all night long
And nobody don't dance
On the edge of the dark
We've got the radio on
And it feels like love
But it don't mean a lot
And it feels like love
And it's all that we've got

There's a heartbreak beat
Playing all night long
Down on my street
And it feels like love
Got the radio on
And it's all that we need
There's a heartbreak beat
And it feels like love
There's a heartbreak beat
And it feels like love

Lem said...
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reader_iam said...

#cowmats, did you reference, Freeman Hunt?


Lem said...

Talk Talk
It's My Life

Funny how I find myself in love with you
If I could buy my reasoning I'd pay to lose
One half won't do
I've asked myself
How much do you commit yourself?

It's my life
Don't you forget
It's my life
It never ends

Funny how I blind myself
I never knew if I was sometimes played upon
Afraid to lose,
I'd tell myself what good you do
Convince myself

LonewackoDotCom said...

* I assume, based on the comments, this is a "FU if you aren't Hungarian" song.

* This one however doesn't appear to be bellicose.

* From the pagan side of things, I think this must be a Dutch thing, because I don't get it at all.

* Here's some old Allmans.

* 60 Minutes on the Grateful Dead and those hippies.

* And, something funny looking.

Lem said...

Suddenly Last Summer.

It happened one summer, it happened one time
It happened forever, for a short time
A place for a moment, an end to dream
Forever I loved you, forever it seemed

One summer never ends, one summer never began
It keeps me standing still, it takes all my will
And then suddenly last summer

Sometimes I never leave, but sometimes I would
Sometimes I stay too long, sometimes I would
Sometimes it frightens me, sometimes it would
Sometimes I'm all alone and wish that I could

wv loiturt - an unused bike

EDH said...

What stylistic devices/techniques/approaches does Kubrick use?

Kubrick uses symmetry to achieve two very specific effects: firstly, to lull an audience into a sense of false security, and secondly, to parody or counterpoint the ensuing chaos, the asymmetrical destruction. Danny's extravagant tricycle-rides around the hotel are repeated several times as joyride, rollercoaster, guided tour. Just when we think we've seen the ride, he sets off on another one, a tricycle trip too many yawn... and WHUMP! The wheels stop, the little feet falter on the pedals. Suddenly we have a spooky pair of twin girls, a liftshaft full of blood, a man wearing a sinister rabbit mask -- just when we thought we were getting a bit bored with all this tricycle riding.

wv-"queth" = the past tense of queef

Penny said...

Not sure who wrote that Lem, but that pretty well sucked. For me.

Lem said...

cual Penny..

wtch one?

reader_iam said...

Wow, Lem, back when I blogged I believe I linked to/posted that Motels song, I think more than once.

And in your honor (seriously), I just dialed that one up and will nod in your direction as I revisit via listening.


Lem said...

not bad EDH

Lem said...

it's my pleasure reader.

wv - dishot - ?

Lem said...

btw reader thanks for listening ..

i think my fanhood is growing.

Lem said...

i have problems with the the word witch and the salem wiches.

sorry about that penny.

reader_iam said...
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Penny said...

Hi Lem,

I am a fan!


Lem said...

the icecream truck?

Lem said...

There was a station wagon.. and waht appeared to be a pot/coke buy.

they cut that in another version.

reader_iam said...

"And The Band Played On" (tinkly music-box version, as in, for example, what might be reproduced via ice-cream truck, faux-carillon fashion)

Penny said...

You think, reader i am?

Me too.

Just not much wanting to poke you this time of night.

reader_iam said...

I mean, that's what the ice-cream truck is playing: that's the allusion (the set-up).

Alex said...

Those of you trashing Bat for Lashes are fucking idiots and should get th needle.

reader_iam said...

Sorry for stating the obvious, then ...

'Night, Penny.

Penny said...


reader_iam said...

Alex: Oh, go harsh your own mellow, dude.

wv:lamineum (laminating one's own perceptions, as if for a museum retrospective exhibit.


Lem said...

I can't be with you.. ie.. the bike.

Lying in my bed again
And I cry cos youre not here
(L Meade took the bike away)
Crying in my head again
And I know that its not clear
(the opium)
Put your hands, put your hands
Inside my face and see that its just you
(Althouse revisited her wild child years)
But its bad and its mad
And its making me sad
Because I cant be with you
(sorry.. no bike for you)

Baby I cant be with you

I can prove anything musically ;)

Lem said...

nice catch reader..

if indeed that is the case... i'm not up to speed.

i need to be debriefd ;)

Lem said...

""What's a girl to do?""
My Chemical Romance
Under Pressure.


Pushing down on me
Pressing down on you no man ask for
Under pressure
That burns a building down
Splits a family in two
Puts people on streets

Bah bah dah bah bah dah
(Yeah) (Yeah)

That's okay!
It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Scream "Let me out!"
Pray tomorrow takes me higher
Pressure on people
People on streets

Bah bah dah bah bah dah

Lem said...

lets bring down the lights and the bike..

bring it down to a crawl

Lem said...

Sting / Jobim Duet

How Insensitive .

How insensitive
I must have seemed
When she told me that she loved me
How unnerved and cold
I must have seemed
When she told me so sincerely
Why she must have asked
Did I just turn and stare in icy silence
What was I to say?
What can you say
When a love affair is over?
Why she must have asked
Did I just turn and stare in icy silence
What was I to say?
What can you say
When a love affair is over?
So now she's gone away
And I'm alone
With a memory of her last look
Vague and drawn and sad
I see it still
All the heartbreak in her last look
How she must have asked,
Could I just turn and stare in icy silence
What was I to do?
What can one do
When a love affair is over

Lem said...

Rod Stewart feat. Michael Buble
They Can't Take That Away from Me .

There are many many crazy things
That will keep me loving you
And with your permission
May I list a few

The way you wear your hat
The way you sip your tea
The memory of all that
No they cant take that away from me

The way your smile just beams
The way you sing off key
The way you haunt my dreams
No they cant take that away from me

the bright side.

Lem said...


Teach Me Tonight.

Lem said...

""What's a girl to do?""
it comes back


just get back on the bike.. next summer.

Lem said...

I just remember an icecream truck in a smashing pumpkins video.

OMG reader.. waht the hell?


The beginning of David Lynch Opus..
(never mind.. it's a fire truck)

Blue Velvet (1986)

thats where they got the idea .. they only changed it to an ice cream truck.

Lem said...

The Carpenters

I Need To Be In Love .

This song gets me every time.

yea go ahead laugh

Lem said...

Nino Bravo

Lem said...

""What's a girl to do?""

"Porque".. is the other side asking why?.. the same.

Lem said...

Joan Manuel Serrat


rhhardin said...

It's like falling off a horse. You never forget how.

I don't understand the video, incidentally, but then I'm watching the bikes. Who knows what the song is about.

bearbee said...

...but then I'm watching the bikes...


Animal-headed bikers with their insipid acrobats.

The intended focus?

Bissage said...

Thank you for that video, Professor. It was enjoyable to watch and it reminded me that I recently lost one of those little black end-plug thingies that go into the open end of my handlebars.

I’m going to put that on my TTD list.

That’s the list where I write down things I need to do until it gets too long and then I crumple it up and throw the whole thing in the trash.


traditionalguy said...

Whats a person to do when the thrills are gone ... await the coming thrills and be sardonic as they wait.

knox said...

Ultimate people in animal costumes video.

Andrea said...

She doesn't need her boyfriend anymore -- she's into furries now. Yiffy!

Fred4Pres said...

What's a President to do:

A sense of stunned bewilderment suffused Air Force One and the White House. Only after the defeat did many advisers ask questions about the byzantine politics of the Olympic committee. Valerie Jarrett, the president’s senior adviser and a Chicago booster who persuaded him to make the trip while at the United Nations last week, had repeatedly compared the contest to the Iowa caucuses.

But officials said the administration did not independently verify Chicago’s chances, relying instead on the Chicago 2016 committee assertions that the city had enough support to finish in the top two. Mr. Obama, Michelle Obama, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Ms. Jarrett worked the phones in recent weeks without coming away with a sense of how behind Chicago really was.

knox said...


I follwed that link. This is OT, but I just have to say that I am creeped out by all the signs and other paraphernalia that is belched out for any Obama-related effort. They all have that same look as the Obama campaign materials. They pulled them out to counter the tea parties and to push for Obamacare, and now, even for the Olympics.

It's gross. There seems to be a big orchestrated marketing campaign behind everything Obama wants.

It's almost as if they know his ideas and efforts can't get the job done alone...

Fred4Pres said...


Richard Fernandez has a different take on the issue.

Ironic that Chicago did not supply enough baksheesh.

traditionalguy said...

Knox...That Richard Fernandez post was the spot on story of the year about our Boy King's hopelessness to change anything except to multiply Nancy Pelossi's friends in the Environmental-Insustrial Complex's wealth levels.

mockmook said...

Is Meade devastated? ;-)

MichaelnotMike said...

I was painfully fascinated.

John Burgess said...


When all else fails, this seems to be a popular option.

WV: omeasha... a violent overdose of you-know-who-and-what

knox said...

I loved this part:

...the story itself is really a test. Those who tell it are testing to see if you believe it. If you believe it and come forward groveling then they’ll tell you another story about Santa Claus. You’ve failed the test because then they’ve got you pegged for a chump. But if you reject it, then you might just possibly be someone worth dealing with; a person who at least had the wit to see the truth and hear the jungle screams across the manicured lawns.

Meade said...

LonewackoDotCom said...
I guess the partial similarity to this is intentional.
10/2/09 11:02 PM

Good catch. That and this.

ELC said...


A bit too much for just a bicycle, though.