Wednesday, February 13, 2008

OMG! UM... KANYE WEST'S "FLASHING LIGHTS" VIDEO PREMIERE... UM... WOW... YEA...




you say something...

GVG
~speechless~

29 comments:

Sallomazing! said...

oh god!!!! damn, how'd they do that?

Anonymous said...

Hahha pretty great.. i have had dreams like that regarding some people... but my bras fit.

yes tell the other dudes that women putting on a bra that doesn't fit isn't sexy it just looks cheap...

story was he did that and she said let me show you how sexy it looks.... and then he got what he deserved...
hahha

happy Valentine's day!

I AM GVG said...

Anon
You need a hug.

Azure said...

UMMM...Yeah...And...UMMM....Yeah....I MEAN DAMN!!! It goes with the song...Could be a little longer. Maybe that should be the end of the video...But, Yeah...DAMN!!!

Kufere said...

G:

They shot that video in Germany....there's two versions....think spike jonz worked on that one...( i think )..but ye's pushing the 'velope

I AM GVG said...

Kufere:

Yea. It was Spike who did it. You know with those two brains together - they gonna do more than just push the envelope. They’re going to push it, rip it, set it on fire (literally and figuratively), and then have it come back from the ashes as a phoenix. This shit is CRAZY!!! I’ve watched it at least 10x already. RESPECT THAT MAN’S GANGSTA!!! APPLAUSE!!!

Noelle said...

HOLY SHIT... I'm not a hip-hop head but I honestly like the song. But the video just made my jaw drop. Brilliant

I AM GVG said...

Noelle:

Well said... It took me about an hr before I could formulate actual words. You did a good job with yours.

Kufere said...

yea its ye and he dares to b different...this guy who worked on the Matrix did the treatment hence the zaniness of the concept

I AM GVG said...

Kufere:

That explains sssosoooo much. I feel like I’m missing a 10 min intro that I’m just not cool, fly, or smart enough to be on the list of the people who got the invite to the private screening at Michel Gondry’s house with Prince hosting, and Bjork DJing.

Christian Michael said...

G...et al,

Loved it...been waiting since they leaked the song on myspace - hence the name "neon"...not sure the video and song was a completely logical progression...but, visually it was bananas and the concept was sick!

For our Anonymous friend...I like when the bra barely fits...and cheap is not always bad :)

Seriously...I hope they don't fill in the blanks...so, discussions and conclusions can continuously be drawn...

Celebrity Styleaholic Najwa Moses said...

The girl's body is nice--I like the fact that she isn't super skinny--however I don't see where this video is "brillant" or so extra hot or anything--too me it's kinda lame....though I'm a big Kanye fan__I guess he gets points for creativity????????
anyway at least he didn't put the "N" word on a a tee a la Nas/Kelis

Belle is... said...

I'm from the school of thought that says just because I don't understand it doesn't mean it's deep. It's visually stunnig, the chick's body is sick. Love that she is not a stick figure and she got a hint of tummy. Beautiful chick. And if this is Feb. we can already guess that she will be the XXL Eye Candy come April or May depending on where they are with closing.

That said, what the hell is it communicating? What is it saying? I'm assuming this is clip, a teaser for what's to come. If this is all there is, than this some bullshit (and this comes from a ride or die Kanye fan that thinks he is brilliant.) We know the man is in a fucked up state right now with losing his Mama and all. The Grammy performance was inspired, deep in its simplicty. This is just fucked.

The Bougie Baller said...

i love it, can't wait to see the rest.

I AM GVG® said...

HAVE YOU PEOPLE LOST YOUR MINDS??!! IT’S GENIUS. IT DESTROYS EVER VIDEO OUT AND A LOT OF THE ONES THAT CAME BEFORE IT AND IT’S ONLY 2:47 LONG!

The emotion, the anticipation, the eeriness, her body, the lack of a performance scene, the reveal, the kiss, THE LIGHTS, the hit to your gut with each and EVERY thrust of that shovel into his, the open-endedness, the room for interpretation, speculation, debates, and all out fighting.

THE MAN HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN RAISED TO TOP FIVE OF ALL TIME STATUS FOR ME WITH THIS ONE AND YA KNOW THAT LIST IS CRAZY!!!!!!!!!

OK. I’M GOING BACK TO WATCH IT FOR THE 22X AND YES I’M KEEPING COUNT AT THIS POINT. YOU ALL NEED TO GO REWATCH IT NOW!!! HERBIE HANCOCK MY ASS!!!!!! FUCK HIS DANCING ROBOTIC LEGS!!!!

I AM GVG® said...

TO LEAH, BELLE, AND ALL THE REST OF YOU:

THERE IS NO REST!!!

Christian Michael said...

LMFAO @ Belle's comments!!!

G...what number are you at now bro?

I'll watch it again...

CMG

Noelle said...

Noelle

Seriously I sat there for a few minutes trying to grasp what happened and then I was like ok...he is really good in surrounding himself with different individuals with different ideas. I think he is a cocky son of a bitch (feel bad about his mama) but honestly I don't know if anyone out there gives this much rockstar vibe as him. He is a rockstar and probably has no idea about rock n roll, it takes alot for me to say that. But he brings it!

SRJ said...

Yo I get the video and dig it, I can totally see why it goes over peoples head. Kanye is Sick!

Monique said...

@GVG..."destroys every video out" lol! Erykah's Honey video is soooooooo much better.

I AM GVG® said...

Monique I'm not mad at you for that one. Point taken, but this Kanye Video is still better and I'm a VInyl FEIND!!! I SAID FEIND WOMAN!!! LOL. I bet you can't name all the album covers in that video. That might be my next blog - I haven't done a question of the day in forever and a day.

hmmmmmm.... Thanx

Christian Michael said...

G!!

I am here at work laughing my ass off!!

Monique - I do love that Honey video as well...but...I feel you G...the impression of the Kanye vid is more lasting...

CMG

I AM GVG® said...

Kanye West Flashing Lights Lyrics

(intro)
Flashing Lights
Flashing Lights
Flashing Lights
FLashing Lights

(Verse 1)
She dont belive in shooting stars
but she belives in shoes and cars
Wood floors in the new apartment
Couture from the store's department
You more like love to start s**t
Im more of da, trips to florida
orda the orderves, views of da water
strait from a page of your favorite author
And the weather is so breazy
man why cant life always be this eazy
she in the mirror dancing so sleazy
I get a call, like where are you deazy
I tried to hit you with the o wokie
till i got flash by the popuratzi
dang these niggas got me
i hate these niggas more than nazis

(chorus)
As i recall I know you love to show off
But I never thought that you would take it this far
But what do i know
Flashing Lights
What do I know
Flashing Lights

(verse 2)
[Flashing Lights lyrics on http://www.metrolyrics.com]

I know its been a while sweetheart, we hardly talk
I been doing my thang
i know it was style babay a bay lately, u been all on my brain
and if somebody would of told me a month ago fronten tho
Yo i wouldn't wanna know
if somebody would of told me a year ago it a go would get this difficult
feelin like katrina with no fema
like martin with no gina
like a flight with no visa
first class with the seat back i still see ya
in my past you on the otherside of the glass
of my memories museum
im just sayin
hey Mona Lisa
come home you know you cant Rome without Ceasar

(chorus)
as i recall I know you love to show off
but i never thought that you would take it this far
but what do i know
flashing lights
what do i know
flashing lights

(chorus)
as you recall you know i love to show off
but you never thought that i would take it this far
but what do you know
flashing lights
what do you know
flashing lights
flashing lights
flashing lights

Anonymous said...

GVG,

I don't get why you are so open on the video. It is different but it isnt't the best. Erykah Badu's is much, much better. At least in her video she doesn't have the gratuitous ass shot that is in this new Kanye West video.


Sorry didn't drink the kool-aid like the rest of you. Don't think the video is great.

mboogie said...

i do give kanye props in creativity and trying to bring across raw emotion.. BUT... I wasnt in love with the video...sorry...this is my confession...

I AM GVG® said...

My friend MOS made an interesting observation yesterday, while in the middle of an all out fight with six of our friends - three who thought the video was genius and three who thought it was an overhyped piece of garbage with the same big booty girl as every other video on BET and MTv. He, and I agree, believe that the Kanye video is a perception of thought video and your reaction to other interpretable things will determine whether or not you like it.

Did you like the final scene of the Soprano’s series finale?

We believe that if you did, you will love the Kanye video and see the genius we do - if you did not then you will be one of the others who was calling your cable company and asking for David Chase (The Creator) to be burnt in effigy.

Tell us if we are wrong.

Christian Michael said...

Hmm...I’m not sure your theory completely holds up...

For example I didn't hate the last Soprano's episode. The thought of our venerable show, who’s last 2 seasons I must say really waned, getting "wacked" like many a mobster from the show was interesting. I was just not as in awe of the show in general by that point…lol. So...my overall impression of the final season as a whole was under-impressed.

Now, I am also not completely “blown” away by the video, although I appreciate it's concept and especially loved it visually. I think it was really cool and shorty’s “bamsi” was very nice AND the song has beeeeeeeeeeeen a favorite of mine.

But.."Genius" seems to be relative and on a subjective sliding scale. I am not doubting Kanye’s genius…just not sure I can throw the word at everything/action he does, etc…

CMG

I AM GVG® said...

Sir CMG,

I'll get to the rest of your points, but a quick one that speaks to a couple of comments made here and heard in other places. When I say genius I don't just apply it to Kanye on this - Please don't forget the director of this piece was non other than - Spike Jonze. Whom I have a hard time believing anyone would be hesitant to paint him with the genius brush. Therefore, as a collaborative I think those two men created a genius piece of work. However, I do agree with your assertion that and I quote that "Genius seems to be relative and on a subjective sliding scale." and I would add "Art" in all forms to the subjective perception list.

Christian Michael said...

Nice...I'm with you man...

Art...I love it!

All that glitters is NOT gold...And, all that is gold doesn't always "glitter" upon initial inspection...got it!

"...good...and since you understood..."

CMG

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