Every once in a while, I stumble upon something truly magical in the So Bad It's Good format of entertainment. Last time this occurred, I was enchanted by the vision of Tommy Wiseau's "The Room." Well folks, it's happened again. Nothing you've seen in your life--OK, with the possible exception of "The Room"--has prepared you for the genius of singer/songwriter/musician Joshua Michael.
I am in no way bagging on Joshua Michael when I say his music is some of the most bombastic, cheesily-rhymed, supernatural-themed stuff you will ever--EVER--hear. THAT, cupcakes, is an accomplishment that impresses me. Keep in mind that I've attended real vampyyyyre events and have listened to their music. This is at least as incredible in its scope, sincerity, and... erm... misguided aesthetic sense. In case you didn't click on that link above, visit Joshua Michael's MySpace page (in which he talks about his love of Bonnie Tyler, which is a-oh-fucking-kay in my book, baby) and listen to his music. I'll be here when you click back.
Oh yeah--that's right. You just heard a song titled "Vampyre," and his album "Guardian of Secret Dreams" includes a track titled "Dragon." Holy gelatinous cube, friends--I am completely cockslapped with glee right now.
Maybe you're harder to impress than I am, or maybe you've heard a lot more Jim-Steinman-loving, goth-fueled ballads about mythical creatures than I have. Or perhaps you're just a visual sort of person who needs something to look at. Fair enough.
Witness the lonely green-screen...
...and the MAGIC of computer-generated effects!
Good thing, then, that I've saved the best for last, then! I am willing to guarantee that this video of "The Hunger" by Joshua Michael will make you a fan for LIFE. Here's a description of what you're about to see, taken from the video's website (which includes a summary of the video's concept that takes longer to read than the video does to watch):
Many music videos are a collection of rapid fire images. THE HUNGER is a music video with a story. You'll find this story tightly woven into the fabric of the music video... underlying the theme and concept... at the very core of the dream images, the ancient Egyptian scenery, the underworld, and into the afterlife...
Add in some CG effects, an actress with a very fine booty, and a general air of WTF, and you've got a recipe for the best three minutes and forty-seven seconds of your day. Are you ready for... "THE HUNGER...?"