Within My Eclectic Mind

Thoughts. Opinions. Goals. Decisions.

Scream- Michael and Janet Jackson December 10, 2012

Top 5 Reasons I love this video: 
5. The black bubble shirts… I remember always wanting a bubble shirt in middle school and never getting one. So I vicariously live through this video how cool I would have been back then if I had one.
4. The brotherly and sisterly love and sibling rivalry!! GO JACKSONS!! Peep 2:09!
3. The black-n-white futuristic space theme!
2. Great example of catharsis being effective especially when expressed through a creative medium!!
1. Dance breakdown at 3:18!!!


We Found Love- Rihanna November 23, 2012

Filed under: Music,Music Video Log — xta28 @ 4:01 pm

When I first heard this song, I was not a fan. Seriously! Even though I’m part of #rihannanavy!! BUT after seeing this video, I fell in love with the song and her as an artist all over again. The video seriously takes me on a journey through hopeless love. It reminded me that love can be like a drug that feels good and easily can turn bad. I am sure many can relate to this video and a relationship that began beautifully but quickly spiraled out of control. This video is by far one of Rihanna’s best.

It’s like you’re screaming, and no one can hear. You almost feel ashamed that someone can be that important that without them you feel like nothing. No one will ever understand how much it hurts. You feel hopeless, but nothing can save you. And when it’s over and it’s gone, you almost wish that you can have all that bad stuff back so you can have the good.



Didn’t Cha Know- Erykah Badu November 3, 2012

Once again, another of my all time favorite artists. Erykah is real and eccentric. This song and video is simply perfect! It’s been many times I thought where in the world is all the time or I must have made a wrong turn somewhere. Seriously, when I come to a point where I need to sit and think about where my life is going this song helps me to do so. It’s been even more crucial as I make different life transitions.


In the Closet- Michael Jackson October 25, 2012

King of Pop… R.I.P. MJ.

I used to jam so hard to this song when I was little– even though I didn’t really understand what this song was about. The video is amazing– the sepia, the dancing, Naomi Campbell, the intimacy. I think MJ was sexy in this video. It’s definitely refreshing to be able to watch sexiness that isn’t the men with shirts off, 6 packs glistening, licking lips, surrounded by numerous females —-I digress! My point is this is classic sex to me.

PS-I find it funny that this video was banned in South Africa because it was too sexually provocative.


The Fact Is (I Need You)- Jill Scott September 28, 2012

Jill Scott is by far one of my favorite artists. I can listen to all 4 of her studio albums straight through and relate to almost every emotion she sings about. I have always loved this song. BUT NOW I completely appreciate this song because I’m graduating Rice University with a Bioengineering, B.S., I’m smart, I’m beautiful, I’m resilient, self-sufficient, confident… I guess I’m what people would consider independent. However, I know the next time I fall in love, my man will appreciate that I’m all these things BUT know that I need him and love him at the same time too.