Friday, October 7th, 2011
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Beyonce, "Countdown"


Here is the new Beyonce video everybody is so justifiably psyched about. It's a burst of joy! It was directed by Tom Petty's daughter, Adria—who, you wonder, maybe learned about the fun to be had with nice clean set design and simple camera tricks from the folks who used to work with her dad.

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sunnyciegos (#551)

It is so refreshing when our female pop singers record videos that showcase charisma instead of just sexbotism. I think that's why people went nuts for Britney's I Wanna Run video, which isn't as great as this one, but at least shows some personality.

B is super into split screens!

Dave Bry (#422)

She was raised on "The Brady Bunch." (By which I mean, of course, the 1995 movie.)

jolie (#16)

Oh boy, that "Don't Come Around Here No More" video!!! I have the best memories of just being TOTALLY mindblown seeing that as a kid (probably on Friday Night Videos.)(I am ancient.) It was circa the same era that that weird and wonderful and weird PBS "Alice in Wonderland" was out and dear God, no wonder I ended up the way I did.

Aaaaaaand… today is totes gonna be an All Tom Petty, All The Time day. YAY! Thanks Dave!!!

jkonrath (#9,354)

Bummer – I thought "Countdown" was going to be a Rush cover.

Matt (#26)

THIS.

Matt (#26)

Beyonce should cover 'Subdivisions'.

scroll_lock (#4,122)

Excellent. The Petty connection makes it even better.

jolie (#16)

@scroll_lock I usually hate this game but "The Petty Connection" would be a great band name.

scroll_lock (#4,122)

@jolie- He is so, SOOO great live.

@scroll_lock I saw him in Oakland like in 1990. The stage was set up like an old attic: steamer trunks, antiques, even a suit of armor.

During the guitar riff in Don't Come Around Here No More, the suit of armor — which had been just standing there as scenery all night — suddenly up and started dancing maniacally all over the stage.

Blew my pot-brownie-addled mind.

scroll_lock (#4,122)

@Clarence Rosario – Oh, man. That is way too cool. It would be mind-blowing.

hockeymom (#143)

Beyonce is just about perfect.

And that little flutter finger snap thing? I predict that will be a certain 12 year old's go to move by this weekend.

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