The video for my song of the summer, Debbie Harry's "Two Times Blue" has finally seen the light of day after nearly a month of teasing on her official web site. And it's beautiful.
Debbie Harry - Two Times Blue
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Watching this instantly transported me back in time to when videos REALLY MATTERED for songs - when the concept was important and the execution even moreso. This video, IMHO, is better than all the Confessions on a Dance Floor videos put together. In fact, we haven't seen Madonna do this with video since, well, probably "The Power of Goodbye" (although feel free to correct me if there's something I've forgotten.)
And I've also heard one of the remixes for "Two Times Blue" - the Nickel and Dime remix and after hearing it, I'm torn between it and the original. The production on the remix is just a titch better than the original, but still, I've listened to the original 50 times (thanks to iTunes playcounts for that info) so I do have a soft spot for the original. Actually, I was relieved that the remix was not some 9 minute monstrosity that used only 30 seconds of Deb's vocals.
Okay, I know you're all sick of me blogging about "Two Times Blue" - but well, I adore it. I just wish it had a chance in hell of being a pop hit, but when you combine the ageism of the industry with the state of radio in America today, that seems pretty unlikely.
(thanks to Matthew Rettenmund for the heads up)