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Remember when music videos told stories?

At some point…and I’m not sure what point that was, MTV went from ultra high art story telling entertainment to psychotic ADD programming, then, it went totally commercial and spawned the world of reality tv from which none of us have ever recovered.  Reality tv is here to stay, unfortunately, because really, who can resist trainwrecks like “Wife-Swap” and “Dating in the Dark”?

However, before the advent of such disgraceful voyerism, there were videos like “Walking on Broken Glass”.  I love Annie Lennox.  There’s a woman who really “got it”.  All of her videos tell a story, but then her music always tells a story too.  Maybe it’s not a question of video making as much as it is a question of the quality of music.  Hmm.

ANYWAY.  Hope you enjoy to above video.  I loved it when it came out in 1992…I love it still though I hadn’t seen it in over a decade.  I love it even more now that I recognize two of the key characters in the video.  Malkovich is obvious…but the big question is…what is House doing there?  (Oh yes, Hugh Laurie fans, that is definitely him.  If I had the time or the inclination, I’d make  “House” video and use Annie’s video for a dream sequence, LOL!!)

P.S.  DJ Earworm did an AMAZING mashup of classic Annie tracks including Little Bird, SING, Why, No More I Love You’s, Shinging Light, Walking on Broken Glass and many more.  Dude is amazing!!!  And apparently, Annie likes his work so much, she’s featuring his video of her works on her YouTube site!

Yep…Annie Lennox.  Layers upon layers upon layers of talent and creativity.  She is forkin’ brilliant!  And DJ Earworm’s video show’s that very, very well. :D

  1. July 21, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Awesome mashup! Thanks, as I had never seen that one.

    Walking on Broken Glass is on of my all-time favorite music videos, and Hugh Laurie is such a hilarious fop in it! Evidently he and Annie are good friends.

    It’s so funny now that he plays surly non-stop as House, when his earlier career was filled with quite silly characters. Ever see him in Jeeves & Wooster?

    • July 23, 2009 at 8:24 am

      I know…it is odd! Who knew that he could…smile? :D (I’ll have to check out “Jeeves & Wooster”)

  2. July 23, 2009 at 8:22 am


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