Pop Goes the Music Diary: When a Music Video Goes Beyond the Song

Remember the first time MTV aired Michael Jackson’s Thriller music video? It was a huge event that was wrapped around one of the greatest pop songs ever – but the video was even more! There was a story about a girl and a boy … who wasn’t an ordinary boy, which went on for a few minutes before launching into the great song with excellent choreography.

Well, a couple of weeks ago there was a big deal made over the new Ke$ha music video for the song ‘Blow’. Featuring James Van Der Beek, there is some pseudo-story about two people across a floor who break into a laser tag war that sees unicorns getting shot and rainbows coming out instead of blood. Yeah – pretty much the same vapid club-beat nonsense you’d expect from “Key-dollar-sign-HA”. Take a look:

Well … it is pretty clear that Ke$ha won’t be making an acting career anytime soon. To help wash the bad taste out of your mouth, let’s go back to the classic Thriller:

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Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!