Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Kiesza ~ 'Hideaway' ~ nice street dancing!

This is a very enjoyable song accompanied by a delightful street dancing routine which made me smile!  According to the Wikipedia it was recorded in a single 'take' - impressive - there is so much going on to get right, including miming the song exactly in time with the recording! 

She is a Canadian with Norwegian and Scottish ancestry.  As well as a lovely voice she has gorgeous red hair and creamy skin!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

The Presets ~ 'Ghosts' ~ music and high diving

The Presets is an Australian duo, Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes.  I have watched this video time and time again and never tire of it.  The spectacle of high diving is an unlikely match for the song, 'Ghosts', but works wonderfully. 

I do not follow sports at all, but if they were delivered in this sort of format I would there all the way!  

I first posted this video in my article about learning to swim, which you can read here:

Friday, 11 July 2014

Estelle ~ 'American Boy' ~ spot those slinky styles!

Estelle's charming song and video is an essay in style, particularly men's styles.  Estelle, you are gorgeous.  There is stiff competition from the men in this respect, and the photographic direction is very arty!  Kayne West shares the spotlight and the singing with Estelle.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

OneRepublic ~ "Love runs out"

OneRepublic, an American band, shows a decidedly international flavour in this colourful video.  I love it.  The music stands perfectly well by itself, but is enriched by the video: I love the cloudscapes, the many dancers, the horses, the older woman in the fabulous pink dress, and of course the sight of lead singer Ryan Tedder, strutting his stuff - it's very crisply presented and all such fun!  Yes, OneRepublic, I award you a big gold star for this one!  Watch it on the full-screen size to see it to the best advantage! 

In awarding the gold star I deliberately chose to overlook the use of black polythene (plastic) which I detest on principle, because I could see the effect they were aiming for.

I have linked to the group's website at the beginning of the article, but in common with many sites of musical groups it gives next to no information about them and their history.  You can find out more about them in good old Wikipedia: