bad videos: Secondhand Serenade

I haven’t done one of these in a while…so yay. Secondhand Serenade is so obviously a weak reincarnation of Dashboard Confessional. And if you thought Dashboard was bad….oy. This is so so so so painful. The song is blah enough, but picking out the cliches in the video are like reading the back of a Highlights magazine. Sweatbands, vintage t-shirt, beach scene, photo montage, emo girlfriend. It’s all there. [shuddering from the doucheiness]

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I love to hate.

Are you fucking kidding me with this? The song alone is grating. The video makes me want to punch something.

So this “Daughtry”, who I assume is an American Idol reject, trumps weird Al with every rock video cliche. Leather pants, the big microphone, the band in an abondoned theater, dramatic lighting, overdramatic facial expressions, dumb narrative storyline, the dramatic exit at the end. I hated it the first time I saw it, when it was Nickelback.

I used to defend Evanescence and actually listen to them seriously. Then the actual talent, Ben Moody, left the band the shitty shitty second album came out and Amy Lee pulled a Gwen Stefani and made herself the center of attention. We get it. You’re depressed because every man is in love with you and you can’t love yourself enough to love them back. And you take psychotropic drugs. And how dare you name/write a song with the same title as a Nirvana song. Ooooo, and you wear dark lipstick. How deep. Also, this is an EXACT rip off of “Love Like Winter“. Please. You are no Davey Havok.

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The best thing about me getting back into my gym routine is that I can consume more bad videos! This band Saosin seriously sucks. The video has montages of their photoshoot. That alone is a crime. And then there are other scenes of the band “goofing off”. The video is filmed like a high school video yearbook. I’ll bet they had someone strategically spray sweat on them for the live concert scene. HATE!

Even funnier is that the band can’t even pronounce their own name correctly!

The way to pronounce Saosin has been a topic of intense debate among fans. Despite Anthony Green’s explanation that it came from the Chinese proverb meaning “small heart” and that he, the one responsible for the name choice, pronounced it “say-ocean”, the current members of the band primarily pronounce it “Say-Oh-Sin”, meaning either pronunciation is widely considered acceptable.

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Ever since Jared Leto performed “I Wanna Be Sedated” as Jordan Catalano in the Frozen Embryos, he has had delusions that he actually is a musician. He then slathered on eyeliner and formed the “band” 30 Second to Mars.

And what is this Asian-inspired concept video? It is soooo pretentious. And Jared’s intense sing/acting? I don’t have the time to research it, but I’d say there are tons of cultural stereotypes and inaccuracies. It’s pretty laughable. Not that I still don’t find Jared Leto to be foyne.