This week's videos include a fairly recent release by Ke$ha,November 2012's "Die Young" from her second album "Warrior."This young woman is bigger than I thought she was,becoming another American blonde pop diva,following in the footsteps of Madonna and Lady Gaga.She has sold untold millions of albums-truly amazing.She is a really cool customer in the bargain.That's great for television,a medium which favours such types over hotheads.*
It was a total headache getting the videos to you,with massive technical issues,plus a lot of sorting out to find the best of many live performances of the Ke$ha song.I thought the Aussie clip had the best balance of wildness and control,plus a little interview as well.*
The Rolling Stones video was also released in 2012 and features guitarist Mick Taylor and Bobby Keys on sax.It's interesting that out of more than 750,000 views,it has garnered less than 3,000 likes.Don't know what that's about-puzzlement by a younger generation of viewers?Hopefully there are more gems like that one in the vaults.*
The Clemson Tigers clawed their way to a 40-35 victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Orange Bowl in Miami.Tiger Sammy Watkins was named MVP with his 16 receptions for 77 yards,and quarterback Taj Boyd racked up six touchdowns-five passing and one rushing,to close out his college career.He is the all-time leader in ACC touchdown passes in a season.
It was a great team performance,said coach Dabo Sweeney.Man,a lot of heart.Two years ago,we got our butts whipped on this same field.We obviously had some stupid plays.A hundred-eighteen years of Clemson football,and we've never had back to back eleven wins.Man,the best is yet to come.*
The Midwest and East are shivering from yet another big winter storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas and bore down with several record low temperatures,killing at least 11 people.More arctic air is on the way for the week ahead,and possibly still another snowstorm for next weekend in this very active pattern.