Gosh, readers, 2009 certainly went by fast. In many ways, it was a tumultuous year, loaded with astonishing moments. Michael Jackson died, Adam Lambert didn't win American Idol and Taylor Swift dominated the year-end awards. On top of all that, that articulate guy was inaugurated as our first Muslim president. Yes, '09 was something else, especially right here. Let's take a minute to review Framed's track record in music videos in the year gone by:
There were something like 38 nominees for CMT Music Video Awards, and we did ourselves proud by overlooking all of 'em except for Taylor Swift's "Love Story."
Our luck ran out with Billboard's Top 10 videos of 2009, though, as we somehow wrote captions for half of them! Our fave, of course, was Taylor in "Love Story," talking about the splendid oratory of yon ant.
So, overall, 2009 was a year of magnificent success for Framed! But can we do even better this year?
Yes! Framed is determined to be the very best music video blog ever, in history. We invite you to post your suggestions for the most exciting, cutting-edge, captionable music videos out there! And we promise to consider them with not-fake enthusiasm! Let's all work together to make 2010 the best year in music videos that it can possibly be!
Important blog note! Whoa! We almost forgot that we've got a video this week. You'll be excited to know that we've brought in New Years Day, a combo out of Anaheim, California, and their hit 2007 video, "I Was Right." It's a pretty straightforward story of a girl getting even with a boyfriend who's a smarmy cad.
It's our fear that framing New Years Day is too meta for some of our readers and too cheesy for others, but who knows? Please feel free to post your robust applause or profound dismay, and we'll see you again next week!
1 -- "My 'Goodfellas pose' doesn't play in Orange County? Fuhgeddaboudit!"
2 -- "Plus a big bottle of whisky to go, and give her the bill."
3 -- This visual metaphor for "reading blogs that aren't Framed" is intriguing, effective.
4 -- Hooray! Bands can now play on rooftops!
5 -- "OK, it works. Bring in the former vice president."
6 -- Little did her foes suspect exactly how Wall Girl replenished her near-magical powers!
7 -- "I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. It's just that...being raised by brutally hateful parents...and being tortured by narrow-minded teachers...but then, despite all odds, rising to the top of the caption-writing game...well, your story is just so beautiful."
8 -- "Should I meet her now? Or wait until she's been introduced to cursive?"
9 -- "Perhaps you're wondering why you've been summoned to appear before the League of the Preposterously Dressed."
10 -- "He's never even heard of Gummo?! Deal breaker!"
11 -- "Then... it's true? Chimneys are now subtitled?!"
12 -- "What the...? Now the aliens are telling me that they're 'sort of' telepathic?"
- Taylor Swift
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