Maroon 5 “Memories” music video great, except for one strike against it

I heard this song on SiriusXM for the first time a few days ago and wow, it’s one of those songs you almost need to pull off the road and just listen. It’s that good. Perhaps it hits harder if you can relate, and perhaps it’s unfortunate if you can relate… because loss and the void loss sometimes creates really stinks! Let’s avoid all that sadness and talk about the video…


You know, I’ve always thought to myself something like this, “If you have a good song and a good voice, you don’t need anything else.” I’m thinking of concerts that have pyro, flashing lights, huge set pieces, etc… all to entertain the audience. That’s all well and good, but there’s something to be said when someone like Jack White takes the stage and it’s just him, a mic and a few guitars, and that’s enough. Know what I mean? It goes for music videos, too. A music video can make or break a song. There have been plenty of songs that I didn’t like as much after seeing the music video. On the flip side, there’s a video like Kenny Chesney “Anything But Mine,” that makes the song a thousand times better…


So this video from Maroon 5 fits in with that idea perfectly. Any kind of flashy or heavily edited video would only distract from the beauty of the song. So it’s just Adam Levine singing to the camera, very close up, with an extremely slow camera pull out to reveal a little more of Adam, shoulders and up.

I honestly believe anything else they put together, short of home video clips, would have just taken away from the song’s power.

Screen Shot 2019-11-06 at 9.06.30 AMI do have one complaint and this can be fixed in a few seconds. On the Maroon 5 YouTube presentation of this video, it ends with “For Jordi” but here’s the problem… that tribute is covered by YouTube video suggestions. A powerful ending for this video is missed, or maybe a better word is destroyed, by distraction.

Evenso, this video is great and I have a sneaky suspicion this song is going to end up in my top 10 all-time favorites.

-Out of the Wilderness

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Cars that look like stars

I saw an El Camino recently and for a split second thought it was Kid Rock.


Then I had a revelation… there are quite a few celebrities that look like cars.

Adam Levine / Corvette


Hunter Hayes / Toyota Rav4

 

Lil Wayne / this car


Paris Hilton / Mazda RX-7


Vince Vaughn / Volkswagen van


Neil Patrick Harris / Alfa Romeo

 

Ed Sheeran / Pontiac Aztek

 

Charlie Puth / Mazda Miata


Lady Gaga / car wash

 

-Out of the Wilderness

Adam Levine’s haircut in “Locked Away”

The video for the hit song “Locked Away,” features haircuts, hugs, and happy endings. First up, Adam Levine has a shaved head, a look I haven’t seen before. haircut2 haircut5 haircut4 haircut3
Then there’s half of the duo R. City (short for Rock City), Timothy Thomas with designs in his haircut. haircut10 haircut12 haircut11
Moving right along to the hugs. Lots of those to go around… hug4 hug3 hug2 hug1
And the hugs are part of the happy endings, although not all are smiling about it. happy4 happy3 happy2 happy1
Take a look for yourself in the video of the chart-topping hit:

-Out of the Wilderness