>Jukebox Videos of the Year: Act 2

>So we have 6 remaining, so let’s strike one off the list already. The lyrics are indecipherable (and I’d be willing to bet intentionally so), the orchestration is jarring and aggressive, the driving force of the duo shares my birthday…all indications were that capsule were going to take one of the spots of Jukebox of the year, but alas JUMPER didn’t make that last jump to the top.

Now onto the second recipient of the Punctured Eardrum Award. Number Two is, and quite likely will always be judged as the PEA winner against whom all winners will be placed against. He didn’t get the #1 slot because Ala/en got there first, but this guy is no tortoise. People, give it up for Kosuke Atari:

A very mellow eeeeeee for Mr. Atari.

Back to the main race, and it is time to elimate another two contenders. 
Oriental Funk Stew probably had a bit of a longshot at making it to JotY status, being so newly jukeboxed, but it was a valiant effort and I’d be willing to bet that they will make many more journeys there in times to come.

Appropriately that leads to another elimination, albeit from one of the older entries. Sadly, Jason Walker–like capsule–got very close to taking the top spots too.

He will also be a frequent visitor to the Jukebox if there is any justice in the video world.

Let’s see who’s left:
  • Frau Peters
  • DOUBLE & Namie Amuro
  • Die Deutscher Boyz

Will it be a Teutonic sweep of the top? Nein.

Citizens, here are the first winners of Jukebox of the Year:
(the patience while buffering will be worth it)

http://myvlog.im.tv/?id=5369595&mid=302406&MemberID=&inIMTV=Y&album=0&playnext=0http://files.indavideo.hu/player/vc_o.swf?vID=2133a9a1d8

It is only purely coincidental that the first ever winners happen to be on non-Youtube sites. 

It is not coincidental that they also happen to be the most fierce, kick ass, and all out performances. 
Coming within the fortnight: The Year That It Was On Here 2008.
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6 comments

  1. Anonymous · December 22, 2008

    >wow, that clip of double & namie amuro totally rocks! they've got great costuming and choreography — as well as a highly grooveable song.good thing for ingrid peters (who looks like a housefrau by comparison) that there are two winners for jukebox of the year. but perhaps i'm not being fair to ingrid peters. her song is excellent, but her staging can't possibly compare with double & namie amuro.so, all of that makes me wonder… what are the judging criteria? does one look at music and vocals alone? or are things like staging relevant, too?

  2. Anonymous · December 22, 2008

    >wow, that clip of double & namie amuro totally rocks! they've got great costuming and choreography — as well as a highly grooveable song.good thing for ingrid peters (who looks like a housefrau by comparison) that there are two winners for jukebox of the year. but perhaps i'm not being fair to ingrid peters. her song is excellent, but her staging can't possibly compare with double & namie amuro.so, all of that makes me wonder… what are the judging criteria? does one look at music and vocals alone? or are things like staging relevant, too?

  3. Hikaru · December 22, 2008

    >The judging was very very difficult. Essentially, I looked at performance, lyrics, style, and how all the previous worked together in the post, and also if it had something to say about events at the time.capsule, for example, got far based on the song and video pretty much reminding me of the confused feelings I had after Election Day.There was also the “wow” factor, which took Jason Walker practically to the top. BLACK DIAMOND won basically because they just edged out Jason in the performance stakes…barely.Africa got the nod because the lyrics do have a bit of a connection to current events, but also (and this is what tipped it heavily in Ingrid’s favour) the performance is C.A.M.P.Y, and unabashedly so.

  4. Hikaru · December 22, 2008

    >The judging was very very difficult. Essentially, I looked at performance, lyrics, style, and how all the previous worked together in the post, and also if it had something to say about events at the time.capsule, for example, got far based on the song and video pretty much reminding me of the confused feelings I had after Election Day.There was also the “wow” factor, which took Jason Walker practically to the top. BLACK DIAMOND won basically because they just edged out Jason in the performance stakes…barely.Africa got the nod because the lyrics do have a bit of a connection to current events, but also (and this is what tipped it heavily in Ingrid’s favour) the performance is C.A.M.P.Y, and unabashedly so.

  5. Anonymous · December 23, 2008

    >thanks for the clarification.

  6. Anonymous · December 23, 2008

    >thanks for the clarification.

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