Friday, 7 September 2012

Debut of travesty-of-music video

Watch it and weep. I scribbled these "lyrics"... (every time I write about my "band" I put quotation marks around everything, so let me preface this post by saying that key words about my "music-making" deserve quotations thereby cancelling them all out, okay?) I scribbled these lyrics just before our last band practice. What you'll hear is the first read-through that Sandra and I did and me composing music on the fly (lots of quotation marks in that sentence!). This was our last song of the day so we were very good by then with those secret communications that go on between band people (and baseball coaches and players). I looove this video. I hope you do too. It's one of my most intellectual projects in a long time. You may need your dictionary. Warning: there is language in this clip.


PS - It's not true about oxygenation.
This is the second video I've ever made - the first one I put together in my university days when video editing equipment took up a sizeable room. Here I used free software, which made me feel old but oddly liberated at the same time.

AND - Don't mess with this cougar!!
I premiered these leopard-print pants yesterday. One young fella purred at me and said, "Mm, cougar!" as he passed by. I had that coming - very funny. I should have taken a closeup of the soft fabric which has a furry texture.


I went for broke and wore my D&G leopard-print heels and added a gold bag. I tried these pants with a black sequin top as well and decided to exercise a teensy bit of restraint because the spanglers get snagged inside the jacket.

Details of the outfit:
  • leopard print furry pants, high-waisted, Perry Ellis, thrifted, $10, House of Vintage
  • black fine-cord jacket, Plum, thrifted, True Value Vintage
  • leopard-print shoes, Dolce and Gabbana, thrifted, True Value Vintage
  • knit fingerless gloves, retail, Canadian Tire automotive store

That's all from here. I hope you can see the video. It turned out exactly how I pictured it - make of that what you will...

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!

37 comments:

  1. Ah, that was just the emotional tone I needed to transition from a f$*%^# 'd up week at work and into my weekend. Love the leopard pants!

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  2. That was GREAT! Very cathartic and I see this video going viral.

    Your leopard-print high waisted pants are equalling enthralling and your stance perfection. Does your talent never cease?

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  3. OMG I'M SOOOO EXCITED BY THIS!!!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!
    You chicks farking ROCK!
    And I'm digging those leopard pants!
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  4. I am absolutely in love with your ensemble, and you know that I am not a pant lover, but they look soooooooooooooooo good on you, ahhhhhhhhhh
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  5. If you make another video, can I be in it, please??? That must have been so cathartic - running about with your dress over your head and swearing!!! As for the outfit, OMG Melanie, you look so effing hot in those spectacular pants!!!! Jesus woman, I'm not surprised the "young fella" purred at you - he was probably wishing he could have taken you home. It's weird about the word "Cougar" - it has such a negative connotation but my friends jokingly use it to refer to me once in a while because of my preference in dating younger men.

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  6. This takes me right back to Sex Pistols, Great! Of course you look nothing like them - and certainly not in those fantastic leopard pants! I can't blame the young man!

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  7. Your video is astounding! My initial favourite bits were the garment over head + running and the way you land on the perfectly-timed "dumbass!" An altogether amazing, densely-layered and rich debut.

    "Mm, cougar!" - love it. Those pants are fantastic, especially with your asymmetrically-buttoning jacket, bright hair and vivid eyes - you are a vision.

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  8. Love the leopard!! The fingerless gloves just add the perfect touch of tough biker chick. No wonder you got growled at. Great outfit, I couldn't load the video sadly. Have a terrific weekend.

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  9. I can't get these lyrics out of my head :P I especially like the part of the video with the feet behind the fashion sign. You guys are made to rock out. I hope I can say, "I know you when."

    Yep, you are definitely Classic Cougar, a right sexy menace about Town :P

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  10. I love the video and the outfit. But right now I'm busy imagining the alternate universe in which one can find those leopard pants in a thrift shop!

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  11. Well, go figure, indeed! Love those black fingerless gloves and the frantic feet beneath the fashion sign. Being an old fuddy-duddy I can't say if this is what these type of music videos are supposed to be like or not, but I imagine that it is. (I lead such a sheltered life, I've never watched one-- until now, that is.)

    That leopard pant look really roars. No wonder the young thing was dusting the ground with his tongue.

    Thanks too for your comments on my blog. Makes my day!

    Much love from England,
    Rosemary from www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.blogspot.com

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  12. Melanie, you're a star now. The next thing I expect to see are nasty rumors about you in the tabloids. But I know it will all be lies....right :) ????
    Love the big cat pants.

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  13. Love the video. I see you speaka my language. Grrrrr..
    Connie*

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  14. Oh Melanie, you are the best! Even my true love is a fan now!

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  15. I FREAKIN' LOVE THIS VIDEO!!! And the cougar pants. AND the fact that you got your gloves at the Canadian Tire automotive store! lol
    You are THE coolest blogger on the block.

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  16. The next time I'm having one of those "oppressed by dumbasses" days, I'm just gonna run that video on an endless loop in my head. Ahhhhh. Much better now. And you are reaching new levels of badassery in that leopard outfit. Fantastic.

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  17. Bloody fantastic! You are an inspiration!
    xxxx

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  18. So we're not dead yet, right?! (And yes, I know you're a much, much younger woman of a certain age than I am, but I'm claiming some kind of sisterhood here, please?!)

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  19. Y'all are some badass ladies. Love the leopard (cougar). You are one of the coolest bloggers around!

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  20. Ha ha ha -- I gotta say, the cougar comment is cute in this scenario!

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  21. You are fabulous, up there with Patti Smith as a hot rock chick! x

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  22. You. are. Fierce. Think you shoulda given the fellow a "Rarrrrr", claws out.

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  23. El video me ha gustado, sabes cuando yo era más joven estudiaba teatro y me gustaba el momento de expresión corporal, momento en el cual expresábamos todo lo que sentíamos libremente y era una liberación total.
    Luego el look leopardo es lo más cool en éstos momentos, y pienso recuperar prendas que tenía guardadas, saludos para ti, besos ana.

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  24. you.are.awesome. that is all.

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  25. "mm - cougar" indeed. v fierce

    xxx

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  26. Those are the most amazing pants ever. WANT.

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  27. This is hilarious and fun and artistic and fabulous and badass and exhilarating and inspiring and stylish and downrightPERFECT. And that's only the pants...:-) Multiply that by a gazillion for the video.

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  28. Interesting song & video, I really like it..you did an amazing job! I also love your outfit with the print combo, you look very cool, chic & edgy!

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  29. the backdrop is amazing! the video is my new favourite thing - can you put it on youtube so I can download it and listen to it on the way to work? please please?! You're amazing, I bet Kathleen Hanna would be so jealous if she saw this. I can really express how amazing this is xxxxx

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  30. Great song and video!!! Miss Simmonds suggested me your blog and I love it!!I completely agree with her comment, great job!
    xxxx

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  31. Mamma mia! powerful video! And the music is... TOTAL! I love the Leopard pants..., is like a glove in your legs! And paintings... FANTASTIC! Explosion of color!
    www.clubmujeresreales.blogspot.com

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  32. So fuck orrf! OMG I AM SO IN LOVE WITH EVERY SINGLE THING ABOUT THIS!

    The song is fab, the video is amazing and those leopard pants make me weep with joy. LOOOOOVE THIS!

    Sarah xxx

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  33. FABULOUS photo - attitude, artwork, outfit. "Cougar" - be proud!!

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  34. I FUCKING LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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