All You Need Is Love by John LennonAll You Need is Love by Lennon and McCartney, illustrated by Marc Rosenthal. PICTURE BOOK. Little Simon, 2019. $18. 9781534429819
BUYING ADVISORY: Pre-K, EL (K-3) - OPTIONAL
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
From a bird singing to a bear, and on through a host of humans spreading love as they go. Because love is all you need.
Rosenthal illustrates an exuberant backdrop for Lennon and McCartney’s song. Best loved by those who are Beatles fans. Would be fun to play this as a set of slides as you have students listen to the original song.
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Dire Straits - Money For Nothing (Live)
Tom Bunker and Nicos Livesy on Dire Straits’ Money for Nothing
Kill Bill: Vol. Sign in. Can Julia Louis-Dreyfus make history once again? Watch now. This classic clip presents the story of a young girl reading a comic book about a heroic guy and his fantastic adventures. Then the fictional animated character on paper invites the real
We got to install microwave ovens Custom kitchen deliveries We got to move these refrigerators We got to move these colour TVs. You know the song by Dire Straits, Money for Nothing? You know who sings that lead-in part? How did I not know? That was like the second or third tape I ever owned. I still have it, by the way. He also sings a lot of the backup vocals on the song.
Screengrab via YouTube. When done creatively, gimmicks can either resemble an art form or become one—the entire basis for the modern music video. Naturally, it was a smash hit, entering heavy rotation on MTV and sweeping the third-ever Video Music Awards with a total of eleven nominations and two awards, including Video of the Year. In , an executive from Warner Brothers, Jeff Ayeroff, approached him about an upcoming Dire Straits track that the label really loved, and would he mind flying out to Budapest to convince the band, then on tour, to do a video for it. Nor an OK. Or a never.
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The song's lyrics are written from the point of view of two working-class men watching music videos and commenting on what they see. The song features a guest appearance by Sting singing background vocals, providing both the signature falsetto introduction and backing chorus of "I want my MTV. It was Dire Straits' most commercially successful single, peaking at number 1 for three weeks in the United States, number 1 for three weeks on the US Top Rock Tracks chart and number 4 in the band's native UK. Gibbons told Musician in that Knopfler had solicited Gibbons' help in replicating the tone, adding, "He didn't do a half-bad job, considering that I didn't tell him a thing! The guitar sound was made with a Gibson Les Paul going through a Laney amplifier, with the sound coloured by the accidental position of two Shure SM57 microphones without any processing during the mix.
That still pisses me off. Any serious analysis of s music videos must confront this video at some point. It is one of the most important videos of the decade. It was postmodern in its self-referential nature, it was witty and clever, and visually it was an artful symphony of color and innovative computer animation. The computer animation epitomized Reagan era futurism and optimism, providing the right blend of technology, consumerism, flash, and color.