Bring Out the Musical Beasties!
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This has been a weird weekend of holidays and observances, with the Jewish observance of Passover beginning Friday evening, followed by the stoner excuse to get baked (like they wouldn't anyway on a weekend) "Four Twenty" on Saturday, followed by the sacred Christian holiday of Easter Sunday (complete with its secular counterpart with walking bunnies and marshmallow chickens), and ending today with (let's turn everything into an environmental lecture) Earth Day, filled with butterflies and Unicorns.
Anyone inclined to try and smash all of these events into their own weekend just might come out tomorrow seeing all sorts of weird beasties.
Or, they could just watch one of these music videos, featuring some very original critters representing everything from inspiration to depression.
Twenty-One Pilots: Chlorine
If you read or watch any of the explanations for this video, this puffy little horned critter, apparently named "Ned," in one of this duo's string of catchy hits, represents feeding the creative process.
Well, he certainly likes things sanitized.
twenty one pilots - Chlorine (Official Video)
official video for "Chlorine" from the album 'TRENCH' - available now on Fueled By Ramen. http://top.lnk.to/trench Banditø Tour get tickets at http://twentyo...
In this quest to find his place, a costume-shop elephant travels far and wide to reunite with his buddies and form a "Banana Splits" Tribute band.
Coldplay - Paradise (Official Video)
Taken from the album Mylo Xyloto. Stream / download at http://smarturl.it/cpmyloxyloto ~ Follow Coldplay ~ Website: http://www.coldplay.com Spotify: http://c...
Imagine Dragons: Radioactive
Do NOT underestimate the manga power punch of the little pink Teddy Bear! Imagine Dragons successfully merges "Fight Club" with "The Muppets," and the result is awesome.
Plus, I extend a virtual fist bump for Lou Diamond Phillips guest starring in this one.
Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
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The Moth & The Flame: The New Great Depression
There's a little bit of "Where the Wild Things" are appeal to this darkly moving video, but it spirals into mild nightmare territory as this glowing-eyed "monster" is a visual representation of depression.
Don't watch this unless you've got a box of tissues at hand. This is a potent and incredibly sad piece that forces you to think about the burden those facing depression carry with them.
The Moth & The Flame - The New Great Depression (Official Music Video)
"The New Great Depression" is the latest song from the upcoming album 'Ruthless' out 2.1.19: https://ffm.to/ruthless.ODL
But, there's always hope. For example....
Band of Horses: In A Drawer
This sweet and addictive little ditty from Band of Horses give all furry, hunchbacked, Henson-style creatures with stalking tendencies hope that they too can find love. Awww.
Band Of Horses - In A Drawer
"Why Are You OK" is out NOW. iTunes: http://smarturl.it/WAYOK Google Play: http://smarturl.it/WAYOK.gp Amazon mp3: http://smarturl.it/WAYOK.amz Amazon CD: ht...
Counting Crows: Accidentally in Love
Finally, since it was Easter weekend, this list needs a funky bunny. And thanks to some help from DreamWorks, this rabbit bearing the signature dreads and beard of Counting Crows lead singer, Adam Duritz, gets the girl.
Unfortunately, this was overshadowed by the Shrek 2 tie-in, in which the song was featured.
Even more than ten years after this one was released, it still goes to show when you're too much in love with yourself, there's always some bunny else out there ready to steal your sweetheart.
Counting Crows - Accidentally in Love Official
official music video for Counting Crows "Accidentally in Love" from the Movie Shrek 2
Header image: Screen Capture of "Chlorine" (Fueled By Ramen).