I don't claim to know a lot.
Ok, maybe that's false.
But I don't claim to know a lot about music videos.
At least not lately.
I'm totally open to hearing your input.
This day and age, in the year 2010, what, exactly, is the point of a music video?
I mean, really? Are there people who turn on VH1 and just sit and watch music videos? Are those people out there somewhere? MTV doesn't even really show music videos anymore, does it?
Anyhoo, the cause of this question was the flipping of channels while house-sitting this weekend (which, might I add, was fabulous). I stumbled upon the new Kid Rock music video.
This is what I was able to glean from the video:
Hi, I'm Kid Rock. I'm standing in a field with a fancy expensive guitar that is not plugged in.
I'm wearing sunglasses although it appears to be dusk.
Hold on a sec, now I'm on a beach and my hair is blowing in the wind.
For your visual enjoyment, let me show you a clip of the field and the beach at the same time.
Sometimes I like to ride a huge motorcycle down a long road.
I don't wear a helmet 'cause i'm Kid Rock, but don't worry - i'm still wearing the sunglasses.
I like to play my guitar on the beach. It's another guitar that better matches the color pallette of the sand and the sea. But there isn't a place to plug it in. Don't worry, though, because i'm just gonna fling my hands in the air anyway.
I got tired of the motorcycle, so now i'm gonna chill in my fancy old car. It has a set of big bull horns on the grill and shot guns for door handles because i'm Kid Rock and I do what I want.
When I lift my hand up in the air I look like a rockstar.
I just don't really understand the point. I don't get the message other than he was "Born Free" in America...I feel like a lot of money was spent for him to stand with a guitar in some of the prettiest places that God has created just to announce some kind of ownership of his freedom. Here's the video so you can decide for yourself:
On a much lovelier note, Thanksgiving was wonderful - I ate good food with good people and had good solitude time while housesitting, as well as got a little bit of Christmas shopping done. It was cozy. And for a much more cozy video, one that I saw for the first time last night that made me cry I was laughing so much about it.
RAE - you will LOVE this video.