Saturday, July 20, 2019

Blind Item #1 - Reader Blind

About 15 years ago there was an Indie Pop band who enjoyed moderate, yet somewhat fleeting, success. They are still around, but not quite as big. They were known for their videos, which were pure choreographed fun. The thing is, though, we almost didn't see these videos. One day at the office, the lead singer stopped by me and another assistant and asked us to watch the homemade video. He said the heads of the label insisted they not release it, as then the band would only be known for quirky videos. Here's the thing, if they didn't release that video, they wouldn't be known AT ALL. Just another record on the shelf of a label. The other assistant and I said they absolutely had to release it. Thankfully, they listened to us. Awards appearances, collaborations, and other awesome videos followed. They may not be huge anymore, but if they had listened to the heads of the studio, literally NO ONE would know who they were.

40 comments:

YoSoyMilk said...

Partied pretty late last night, huh Enty?

Beatitude Sputnik said...

sounds like OK Go

Erin said...

Jamiroquai?

AvignonVagabond said...

OK GO

Humor Me said...

Good morning Enty!

B626 said...

Crash Test Dummies
MmmMmmMmm video

Tricia13 said...

Modest Mouse-Float On

gauloise said...

Def Ok Go and the treadmill video

gauloise said...

and the label was right, all they are known for is their quirky videos :)

AvignonVagabond said...

Tricia clearly has no clue who Modest Mouse is LOL

AvignonVagabond said...

@gauloise their music is irritating.

Bonby Haud said...

Is this the same person who's been targeting Tricia in the comments?

Vita said...

Was seeing the treadmills in my head the whole time I read this...OkGo

Tricia13 said...

Yep

Beatitude Sputnik said...

woo this is the first time i've won one of these

Tricia13 said...

Nice one Beautitude Sputnik!

Vita said...

Congrats, Beatitude Sputnik!

Fun blind (and great artistic call) Reader! Thanks for sharing the story!

Beatitude Sputnik said...

ty Tricia ty Vita

momo said...

FLOAT ON was our anthem during and after Katrina. I had two teenagers at the time and we played the hell out of MM.. Don't think I ever saw the video. I don't like to watch, as a rule.

gauloise said...

Talk of Modest Mouse has me really missing GenX made music

Tricia13 said...

@momo that’s a great anecdote... the video is weird and quirky,isn’t what you’d think when you hear the song and it is indeed an anthem. Soars...:)

OKay said...

@Avignon Piss off, Derek. And, seriously, get help.

Tricia13 said...

Amen.

TruRes said...

Supergrass. Pumping On Your Stereo?

Freckles said...

OKGO

Hugo Pedersen said...

Supergrass broke through about 25 years ago, and their first hit video "alright" wasnt homemade. This deffo sounds like OK Go.

MissDavie said...

Wasn't every video "quirky" 15 years ago?

KPoppa said...

This this absolutely Ok Go and Here It Goes Again

d.c. said...

I agree with Vita. Definitely OK GO, and absolutely lovely story - thanks for the blind. :)

(ok, sure, yes, they are mostly known for their quirky videos, but much better than not known at all).

((i only knew them as the pre-show band for They Might Be Giants))

HushHush said...

I love Modest Mouse, I think their hits came out before the videos. Float on is a mind boggling video, very sophisticated editing, high production values. It ain't them.
MGMT maybe. The ought's had some great music that I enjoy today.

I'm procrastinating, I'm about to head out to a high school reunion. Wish me luck.

YummyBoogers said...

@Erin I LOOOOOOOVVVEEEE Jamiroquai to the moon and back!!!!

rednoir said...

The Rube Goldberg video is way more impressive. Unbelievable.

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Astra Worthington said...

I was thinking Aqua, but their day was back in the late 90’s, early 00’s which is unfortunately more than 15 years ago now.

ToobisTheZebra said...

This is OkGo

OffTheRocks said...

Scissor Sisters?

Nicole Renee said...

Definitely OK Go

Buzz Lightyear said...

This has to be OK GO. I'm a big fan of both their music and videos.

Natasha21 said...

Ok GO no doubt. Is it the video "A million ways"? I remember it, catched my eye the second I saw it.
Good call to release it.

Puffy Fingers said...

This is Damien Kulash from OK Go. It's the treadmill video. They still do really cool vids.

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