Philly-based artists OCD: Moosh & Twist have released a video for their song “This High,” which they aptly filmed on the bacchanalian field and bleachers of Fling. The chorus, “I don’t wanna come back down from this high,” echoes the sentiments and shouts of MERTed roommates everywhere. Moosh & Twist’s video prominently features not only Franklin Field, but the Palestra, too, marking the end of an old era, when all music videos were filmed exclusively at campus bars.
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College senior Etan Fraser just launched a music website and released his newest single, “Go Time” under the alias ETAN. Our sources tell us that this latest hit has been picked up by BET and MTV! But the best part is, we actually really like it and have nothing snarky to say!
Looks like this Bay Area resident and PPE major is on the road to success (and judging by the video, he’s got himself a really sweet ride)!
Perhaps, in these last few weeks of summer, you are on a boat. Or maybe not. Either way, we are so upset we didn’t stumble upon this sooner. Yes, this is a video of Penn med students on a boat during an ASB trip to Guatemala. And yes, America, these are this country’s finest doctors-in-training.
Last month we told you about a little ditty by Penn alum and Theos bro DJ Lubel entitled “Murray Hill.” To refresh your memory, said song pokes delicious fun at the horrible post-Penn fate that is New York’s Murray Hill neighborhood. Lubel has now made a music video to accompany his masterpiece.
While Penn (oddly enough) doesn’t get a shoutout in the song itself, it does get some logo representation at around 0:45. And we’re guessing a lot of the video’s “stars” spent time at the good ol’ U of P. In fact, it appears as though UTB blogger Lily Avnet‘s brother Jake (Penn ’05) is one of the producers.
Sick of Girl Talk? Ready for the next phase of the multimedia mashup phenomenon? So are we, and we have found the guy to do it: Kutiman. This Jerusalem native (so how perfect is he for Penn’s Israel Week?) has an online music video project is called ThruYOU, and it is as awesome – probably awesomer – than “Feed the Animals” by our current sweaty DJ of choice. Check out the track “I’m New” below to see for yourself:
In addition to covering “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” as a gangsta rap, some clever musicians have decided to go to the complete other side of the music spectrum and create folk versions. Winsome, lilting folk versions with guitars and violins and ukuleles.
For your listening pleasure, below is a version by Kay Pettigrew. Check out Entertainment Weekly‘s Popwatch for a whole host of others.
Maybe I’m delusional (or just burdened with an overprotective mother), but I’ve always been under the impression that everyone gets vaccinated. This isn’t 1950; there’s a reason why no one gets the mumps anymore. Which is why you can imagine my surprise when I saw “Baby Be Wise, Immunize,” a video encouraging Penn’s community to get the flu shot.
The video features HUP nurses and doctors snapping, swaying, and crooning fabulous pro-flu-shot lines like “Oh baby baby oh baby, it’s time for each of us to step up and let the world know – it starts with me and you, our fight against the flu.”
That being said, the video is awesome. Maybe my sarcasm-detecting gene is flipped, but I was cracking up the entire time, ferociously texting friends in an attempt to figure out if the video was supposed to be ironic or not. Turns out, we’re pretty sure it’s serious. I almost don’t want to get a flu shot just so that they will make “Baby Be Wise, You Still Have Yet To Immunize.” Watch the clip for yourself, below:
(For the record, it’s not that so many doctors at HUP are suspiciously good singers. According to the DP, the medical staff lip synch to the voices of PennYo, a Chinese a capella group on campus.)
There are less than seven days until Beyonce’s new album (I Am… Sasha Fierce) drops. And if the video below is any indication of its quality, I will totally be buying it (okay, you caught me, I would have bought it anyway).
Let’s talk about how awesome this is. Because I cannot stop watching it (the song is addictive, and, again, I love Beyonce), I’ve had time to consider the video in depth. Mostly, it’s so simple, yet somehow so effective. While it may not have been influenced by Japanese kaiju, the choice of black-and-white certainly lends the video a retro feel that’s emphasized by Beyonce’s 80s-inspired leotard. The dancing is impeccable, and even though nothing happens in the video (except some surreal lighting effects), we almost prefer it that way.
Kudos, Beyonce. Marriage has not taken away your edge.