Truly great videos still make an impact as great artistic works in their own right: just consider the huge coverage in recent weeks that's been given to US rapper Childish Gambino and his extraordinarily potent video for 'This is America'. In time, it will come to be seen as one of the most significant music videos ever made, a game-changer like the other nine below. And one of them a-ha's 'Take on Me' will be in many people's thoughts this weekend: the Norwegian trio play Cork's Live at the Marquee on Tuesday. Bob Dylan, 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' (1967) The one that started it all, even if the concept of the music video hadn't yet been born. It was the idea of the filmmaker DA Pennebaker, who was doing a fly-on-the-wall documentary with Dylan during the period where he was embracing electronic guitars and infuriating hardened folkies. It appeared in Pennebaker's film, Don't Look Back, released two years after the song came into the world on the Bringing it All Back Home album. … [Read more...] about The 10 most influential music videos of all time (and top three Irish videos)
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TOM Fletcher has been at it again - this time penning a Royal Wedding speech. But what is this spoof video? And what did he say in his own famous wedding speech? Here's what we know... What is the Tom Fletcher Royal Wedding speech? Tom's own wedding speech in 2013 went viral when he delivered a 14 minute 40 second song which incorporated all of McFly's best loved tunes. To commemorate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, he has done a spoof video, in the same style of his own wedding speech. The speech was the idea of BBC Radio 1 presenter Matt Edmonson and was featured on the station's YouTube channel. Dressed up in military uniform just like Prince Harry, Tom is joined by royal lookalikes playing his bride Meghan, brother and sister-in-law Prince William and Kate, Prince Charles and Camilla, and his grandmother, the Queen. The song begins with the music from McFly's hit Obviously, and Tom sings: "Recently I've been having a wedding, I've married … [Read more...] about Tom Fletcher’s Royal Wedding speech – what is the spoof video of Prince Harry’s speech and what did Tom say at his own wedding?
A video of US president Donald Trump pushing his face into former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani’s chest for a drag queen comedy sketch has resurfaced. The spoof, which was recorded in 2000 when Mr Trump was a property magnate, transpired as part of the Mayor’s Inner Circle Press Roast. This was an annual event which sees New York politicians and White House journalists stage skits and parody themselves for charity. The clip sees Mr Giuliani, who joined Mr Trump’s legal team last month to represent him through the Justice Department’s investigation into Russia meddling in the 2016 presidential election, dressed in drag flirting with the president. Read more Rudy Giuliani is doing a fantastic job of ruining Trump’s presidency Rudy Giuliani mocked for 'train wreck' Trump-Stormy Daniels defence Trump's lawyer 'could have paid off women other than Stormy Daniels' Trump says Rudy Giuliani ‘will get his facts straight’ The video culminates … [Read more...] about Bizarre video of Rudy Giuliani dressed in drag while being seduced by Donald Trump resurfaces
Dundee People by David Burroughs April 12, 2018, 4:24 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter It’s been billed as “the best dad joke of all time”, but it’s original creator says the latest imitation was done wrong and it’s not even a joke – it’s a magic trick. Irishman David Cromwell made waves on social media when his son Pearse shared a video of him telling a joke to his family. The gag, which has been shared 15 thousand times and liked by 20 thousand people online, shows David pointing towards a bird drawn out on a sheet of paper, asking for his family to call out the different parts of the bird he points to, before revealing the “magic part”. His family seem somewhat frustrated with the joke, which took almost two minutes to tell, but all burst into laughter at the punchline. But the joke, which was uploaded this week, looks remarkably similar to one told by … [Read more...] about Dundee funnyman Willie says viral ‘dad joke’ does not compare to his original magic trick
A man has gone viral for telling possibly the best “dad joke” of all time.Pearse Cromwell, from Dublin, filmed his dad telling the joke to his family. Commenting on the video, he said: “Some old fashioned laughter around the kitchen table this evening.”Social media users were divided over the joke, with some calling it brilliant and others in despair over its cheesiness.The video shows David Cromwell pointing towards a bird drawn out on a sheet of paper, asking for his family to call out the different parts of the bird he points to, before revealing the “magic part”.His family seem somewhat frustrated with the joke, which took almost two minutes to tell, but all burst into laughter at the punchline.This man definitely deserves an award for the best “dad joke” ever told. … [Read more...] about This dad’s viral joke is so awful it might just make you laugh