For example: if I were a vidder, I would seriously consider making a Birds of Prey vid to Tupac's "Hit Em Up." Which is probably the worst idea EVER. If you don't know the song, or the story behind it, you can click the link to hear it; the short version of the background is that Tupac got shot and thought that the folks at Bad Boy, mainly the Notorious B.I.G. and Sean "I change my nickname weekly" Combs, were behind it. So he unleashed the most brutal diss song ever. It opens with 'pac announcing that he slept with Biggie's wife, and gets harsher from there. And to me, it's totally a Babs song. I mean, when Tupac just reels out some of the nastiest invective ever and then adds, "I don't know why I'm even on this track! Y'all [n-words] ain't even on my level. I'm gonna let my little homies ride on you!" ...and then the verses performed by Fatal, Kadhafi, and E.D.I. Mean would accompany footage spotlighting the various Birds. Yeah.
Seriously, this is the worst idea for a vid ever. (Though one of Tupac's later verses is totally Huntress: "Now it's all about Versace, you copy my style / Five shots couldn't drop me, I took it and smiled / Now I'm back to set the record straight, with my AK / I'm still the thug that you love to hate, motherfucker.")
The other one is not as bad, but it is a little horrifying. I would love a vid for THE WIRE that used "When a Felon's Not Engaged in His Employment," Gilbert and Sullivan, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. (Better known as "A Policeman's Lot is Not a Happy One.")
...yes, I would like to see a goofy, bouncy music video for one of the most brilliant and deeply meaningful shows ever to grace television.
...yes, I know there's something wrong with me.
If you have any songs that would make for totally wrong vids, but you'd kind of like to see 'em anyway, let me know I'm not alone.