YouTube VLOGmas

It’s Day 5 of Blogmas already?! Hello to all those that have been keeping up and hello to all those that have stumbled across this blog. If you’re not sure what Blogmas is, I’ll be posting every day leading up to Christmas. Today’s post is all about my favorite YouTubers partaking in vlogmas.

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Video Review: Jessie J, ‘Bang Bang’

bang-bang-videoThe visual for ‘Bang Bang’ has been released and the performance on the VMAs was a sight to see. The video is very similar to that of their Beats commercial so the commercial was really a sneak peak into what to expect. Jessie J does the whole bend and snap hair swing and shoulder shake, nothing with a bunch of umph. She could’ve went harder with the choreo. Her outfit was cute, trousers, suspenders, crop top, and heels. The curly hair is cute on her and I love it way more than the slicked back pony tail she’s been rocking elsewhere. Ariana is such a doll, literally. She’s dancing around with a megaphone spray painted with ‘Bang’ and her two piece white lace ensemble with white heels is pretty cute. Her voice usually annoys me, but she works well with this song (as mentioned in my initial track review). Then there’s Ms. Minaj. Nicki spits her bars from the rooftop in front of a helicopter in a  black leather top, leopard skirt, and black heels. I love the simplicity of her looks as of late. Nothing outlandish. The video ends with the ladies on top of the rooftop in new outfits. Nicki has on a neon yellow skirt with matching heels and a colorful bra. Jessie has on an interesting dress that’s the same as what she wore on the VMAs except in a metallic zebra print. Ariana is no surprise in yet another TWO PIECE that’s shiny with what looks like a pink chevron.

The video overall could’ve used some more choreo, but the ladies looked great so points for that. Ovther than that it was just alright.

Check out the video below:

Beyoncé to Receive Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

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Beyoncé will be joining the likes Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake as she will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this years VMAs and YES she will be performing. Her last performance was in 2011 when she announced her pregnancy after performing ‘Love on Top.’ CLICK HERE for my review of that performance. Check out the announcement of her to receive the award below:

Beyoncé leads the list of nominees this year with 8 nominations. Overall she’s won 15 VMAs. Be sure to check her out Sunday, August 24th, at 8pm LIVE on MTV.

Check out Queen Bey’s previous VMA performances below:

‘Baby Boy’/’Crazy In Love’ – 2003

‘Ring The Alarm’ – 2006

‘Single Ladies’ – 2009

‘Love on Top’ – 2011

Video Review: Maroon 5, ‘Maps’

I gave a review of Maroon 5’s latest track, ‘Maps’, in my Then & Now Thursday (V.12): Maroon 5 (click the link).

I’m still in love with the song and I didn’t even know that a video had been released and although it’s been roughly a week since it’s release (7.3.14), I thought that I’d still give my review.

I love the song and I love the video concept, the two just don’t match. Well I wouldn’t say that the concept doesn’t match because in a way it does, it’s more so the music doesn’t match the intensity of the concept.

Instantly when watching the video you can see that something is wrong as Adam Levine rushes into the hospital asking where the emergency room is. Excuse me, the fucking emergency room. He races around and finds his girlfriend bloodied and heavily bruised in a hospital bed which looks like she’s been in a car accident based off the injuries. Time to backtrack in the video. Flashback to Adam dangerously weaving through cars as he arrives to the hospital. Flip the screen to his girlfriend.She’s walking down the street with a tear stained face,  when a drunk tries to touch and she pushes him off she stumbles into the street getting hit by a car. It’s clear to see she died instantly by the way her head violently hit the ground; very graphic.

Now switch back to how it all began, Adam went to a party with his girlfriend and they instantly get separated as soon as they come in. Insert members of Maroon 5. They’re both off talking to whoever when Adam heads to the kitchen, takes some shots, a girl feels all over him, and as she’s doing that of course his girlfriend would walk in and see it. As she leaves the house, Adam attempts to go after her yet he’s stopped by a friend.

The video ends with clips of all the scenes coming together, chronologically. It’s clear that a serious approach was taken with this one which I can appreciate because story lines in videos are  hard to come by. I see where they were going with this, I guess I just wasn’t expecting something so drastic as such.

With Adam’s movie debut, Begin Again, in theaters (7.11.14) this video was a great marketing way to show he could be serious and act. I’m interested in seeing the movie (but of course). The video overall was a great visual just it seemed a little too upbeat for the concept.

Check out the video below: