Videos blue. Yeah… yeah.
I’m glad that this song is on their ‘Blue Album’, because it’s my favorite Weezer song. I like how the lead singer looks down and sideways on the close-up, and how they seem to be grooving along, until the emotional connect that slams in during the bridge, where the words of the lyrics connect with something plaintive and angry in the music. It’s like they’re deflecting something that eventually can’t be deflected, it peaks and then everything’s cool again… on the outside. ‘Say it Aint So’
I was gonna post Blue October’s two hits, because I actually really like their stuff, particularly the somewhat creepy hit ‘Hate Me‘. That was just a great song to whale on during the last break-up. Perfect timing too, but both of their awesome ones have suffered from overplay on the radio. Still, ‘Into the Ocean‘ reminded me of another ocean song, ‘Big Blue Sea’, by Bob Schneider. Which isn’t my favorite at all. Darn. But wait! He’s got another Blue song. And it’s better.
Blue plays prominently in both the lyrics and video of U2’s ‘The Sweetest Thing’. This song has always been one of their best lyrical achievements, in my humble opinion.
I gotta link to Madonna’s ‘True Blue‘. It’s kinda astounding to see the poor production quality of this early video. It’s pure camp, but this song… oh. Age 11, I remember sitting in the back of a van with six other girls, headed to a sleepover party, and this song came on the radio and we all SCREAMED for them not to turn the channel. We all knew the words by heart, and even though by the tender age of 11 we had become ‘too cool’ (read awkward and self-conscious) to sing out in music class, much less in front of people, every single voice chimed in to this most beloved of prepubescent melodies.
Now Rhett Miller’s color conscious little tune–
By request, Rooney- Blueside (Great song! Nice one, Ron)
& finally Blues Traveler- ‘The Mountains Win Again‘
See the blue video compilation at Ass of Steel.
Robin’s blue color series at Bountiful Healing
Two blue herons, here and here
Blue skies at Red Ravine
Ed’s article on the science behind seeing colors.