Wars and Windmills

27 September 2008

This Has Nothing To Do With Scotland, But......

...............I may have found the best music video of all time. It came out two years ago. This is my normal uptake on all-things-cool, about two years and a bit behind the rest of people keeping track of cool things (Joe, Matt). Regardless, I have now seen glory, and being so blessed feel duty bound to share for any even slower than I.

You see, I don't really watch MTV any more (they don't play videos any more so, i guess we're even) but, still the 90's in me misses those days filled with rockin videos that are so rockin' they are spelled rawkkin'. I want to be transported visually as well as aurally. Mitch (RIP) put it best when he was walking with a friend he said he heard music, Mitch said: "You're not special. That's how I receive it too..." I want to see the music.

Firstly, the song must be to my liking. After that, here is a list of criteria necessary for a video to even be considered for Best Video of My Life it is as follows:

at least one shot of a bird of prey
a ridiculously fast car, tricked out razor scooter, or motorcycle
cameo by Jean Cleaude Van Dame or Steven Segal (preferably the former)
wild west theme
lasers....and robots
a babe
badass kung fu-ness
a Lone Ranger mask
a babe riding a unicorn
hero with equally heroic mustache
a babe shooting lasers
furious karate chops and swooshing fists

Check the box if you see something in the video that is also on the list....let's see if this sweetness really rawkks.

I present "Knights of Cydonia" by Muse....hold the hell on:

yep, rawk.

No Segal or Van Dame but I still counted 12 out of 13, not bad at all. We have a winner. Best Music Video of My Life.


  1. I blame myself for the sad fact that you hadn't seen that yet. We were getting married...It was a busy summer! We had things to DO!!

    It is all things that you appreciate in life and it's a shame two years of you not enjoying it have passed.

    We SHALL rectify this!

  2. This is by far one of the best, if not the best video I have ever seen as well. I have a copy of this video on DVD but haven't watched if for awhile. Thanks for making me enjoy it again. Other points from the video that make it the best:

    -A rescue scene involving a motorcycle during a hanging.
    -A lost in space style robot.
    -Kids flinging manure.

  3. Awesome. I liked the horned shoulder pads on the chick riding the unicorn. It's all in details.

  4. Good to see you post old man.

    I liked the video. The song annoys me. I know you are going to give me tongue lashing, but I cannot tell a lie.

  5. Wife: you are to blame, but i forgave you.

    ag: i knew you would agree. nice to hear from you.

    Heidi: for all the reasons I like it, knew you would too.

    G-Man: I am not even remotely surprised. No verbal lashing but perhaps I will say that you suck.

  6. WOW. I'm speechless. My life will never be the same.