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Pitchfork's "100 Awesome Music Videos" YouTubeFest

Sloth has its virtues and technology its unintended consequences: Pitchfork Media picks out “100 Awesome Music Videos” with direct YouTube links to every one of them. “We’ve been spending hours enjoying YouTube, falling in love with… music video all over again… takeonme3056.jpg[W]e’re making use of our video-inspired sloth, sharing 100 of our favorite music videos; simply, dozens of clips that, for various reasons… we enjoy watching and hope you’ll enjoy as well.” There’s nothing from the Director’s Label Series; they stuck “to clips roughly from the MTV era. Crucially, they also all had to be on YouTube—we prefer giving you the chance to see a clip to simply talking about one. Best to check these out early and often… it is possible that some record label funcrusher could come around and wrinkle his nose at us pointing you all to a commercial for his company’s product.” [Via Filmmaker; image from A-ha’s “Take On Me.” In the Sunday London Times, Tony Allen-Mills dissects the YouTube tale: “The emergence of do-it-yourself video entertainment — in bite-sized packages that are never longer than 10 minutes and sometimes last only a few seconds — has sent shockwaves through the corporate world of American entertainment, which is scrambling to decide whether to sue YouTube for stealing material or to embrace the huge audience that flocks to the website each day.”]

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