Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Marina and the Diamonds ~

During the last couple of weeks I've been greatly at a loss over what to watch on television, not that I watch it all that often, but there are times when it's nice to watch something vaguely entertaining.  Not being at all interested in sport or the Olympics I haven't found much else on, so I've turned to the New Zealand channel, C4.  This channel is available through Freeview.  Lots of music videos there and some lively chat from time to time, so it's a bit like a music station on tele.  It's been something of an eye-opener; some I've liked and other stuff I've found quite impossible but in amongst it all there have been some new discoveries: Marina and the Diamonds is one of them.  

Here is Marina singing Primadonna Girl.  It's worth enlarging the screen to full size to get a proper look at the action:


I've heard this song on the radio, but didn't know who sang it, so was interested to put a face to the song, so to speak, and enjoyed the video - very amusing actually, watching Marina acting out the moves of such a person, and sweet too.  

The next video is very different.  I found it had an oddly mesmerising quality, but maybe it's because like the song writer I have historic issues to do with Power and Control - yes, that's what it's called.  I thought too, that the man of the piece was a good foil for her performance.  Very nicely done, Marina! 

 

Marina's site is here:

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