Sunday, 13 April 2008

Sunday 12/04/08

So these are the last couple of videos then and then I'll just continue with the writing (the usual stories: I go to the gym, I'm wearing this and that, I love myself, I hate myself, you know the drill).

First, this is a video of some guys and these guys are playing Harder Better Faster Stronger by Daft Punk in the background and they're doing some dancing with the words written on their bodies.  It's very, very good.  A reader pointed this out to me and also I saw it on Matt's blog and you might have seen it too, but here it is anyway:



So when I saw this video I thought, oh I wish I were talented like that, my videos just suck.  Then I thought, oh I have some words written on my body already (Bret Easton Ellis), I wish there were a song with included these words in the lyrics so I could do something similar.  Then I thought, oh wait, there is a song that mentions Bret Easton Ellis.

And this song is Obsessions by Suede, which includes the line "It's the way you don't read Camus or Bret Easton Ellis".

So here's my tribute to those French guys who are dancing to Daft Punk above, it's basically me moving body parts to follow the lyrics.  And it may only be 10 seconds long and I have no moves, but on the plus side some of my words are actually tattooed on, not just drawn:



And finally, here's a gratuitous and unnecessary shower video to Marky Mark's amazing 1991 hit Good Vibrations.  Sorry.



Please ignore the ridiculous Aussiebum swimming trunks that you see in some shots, I had never worn them before and after realising they become transparent once wet, I am never wearing again.  It's actually the ones that I wrote about (and wore for the picture) in the post here, but they are not transparent when dry of course.

32 comments:

Michael said...

No specific comment on today's posting....

I was pointed to your blog by Vividblurry, and over the past few months, your blog has surpassed his, and others, to become my favorite.

Jon C said...

Nice videos (of you). How many takes?

This is a great follow up to the Daft Punk video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYDmIn6Gp8I

kim said...

gratuitous.

Steven said...

You're looking a little puffy.

Time for a little bulemia.

Scotty said...

2 problems:

1. You are wearing shorts.
2. You do not lather up and get all frothy for us.

Joe B said...

You saved the best videos for last. ...It's just an observation, but I think there's more camera movement in that 8 second video than there is in any of the other ones you've posted.

L.A. Fireman said...

Nice shower video. I also liked your version of what the two guys did in the first video. You can keep up the videos every so often, because you know the old saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words"

franck said...

Wearing the Aussiebums was pointless anyway, because even without them we wouldn't have seen anything you apparently don't want to show. And who showers with speedos on?

By the way, I don't mind the videos; they're just another way to express yourself.

Dick Pics said...

so, yeah. i think these are the best videos ever. especially the one in the shower. im not sure why but that one definitely got a rise out of me. who shot them for you? scott? or is he still deathly ill? i assume he's better by now, and you just haven't mentioned it. but if he's not will you be wearing the outfit from your last post to his funeral?

London Preppy said...

michael: Nice, thanks guy

jon: The shower one must have been the second one (I couldn't be bothered doing this again even though it could have been improved a lot. The Suede one, maybe 3-4 takes but that's because we were missing our cue and laughing

kim: Indeed

steven: Aha

scotty: I know! Both could have been improved with a few more takes but I was quite bored of doing it

joe: Yep, all the others were still, but this time I had a cameraman

la fireman: Yep, every now and then makes sense

franck: Scott said that too, you couldn't have seen anything anyway. But I didn't trust his shoddy camera work!

dick: Yeah he's better now and he shot these two

george said...

good to hear scott is back in the land of the living. you should not have worn anything and if gorgeous scott did video your sexy bits you could have put a red rectangle over them.....what were the aussie bums that you wore? they looked like mesh underwear?....george

Anonymous said...

Try this one by yourself
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D2AVaJM87I

London Preppy said...

george: It's actually these ones that I wrote about here:

http://londonpreppy.blogspot.com/2008/02/sunday-100208.html

anon: Believe me I have no coordination to do that

Neil said...

Which KORRES product is that you're using?

London Preppy said...

neil: I'm afraid it's just a humble shower gel from Sainsburys. I didn't know anyone was aware of Korres products outside Greece though!

Neil said...

They've got a giant store here in NY. With hot muscly men waiting on you. Come visit.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwFA-GK2Ros

Since we're on the topic of videos, thought you might like this one of Britney. Someone went through the effort of compiling her videos so the words sync with her mouth on Break the Ice.

Daniel

Trybaby said...

I've seen that video so many times now, I love it in the daft video when a bit before the middle they just freeze and then start bouncing. As for the other videos... they were okay, I guess they would have been better if I wanted to bed you. It did reminded me though of how at the end of Corbin Fisher movies the guy goes into the shower and cleans off .......... himself......... off himself:)

I agree a video once in a while would be nice, how about one where you are fully clothed? I think that would be more interesting. Maybe you could have one of you on a train with sunglasses on? And just put some inappropriate backing music. Or how about once where you just walk around but the video is of your point of view? Ooo Or how about one of the toilet of your work, seeing you spend do much there shirking duties? Emmm that's all I have.

London Preppy said...

daniel: Hmm...I think that was a good idea (good intentions and everything!) but it doesn't quite work...

trybaby: Unfortunately I have many limitations in doing the videos. Main one being that I wouldn't know how to put the music on top of the video after I've filmed it, so I have to have it playing in the background as I'm shooting. Which eliminates any outdoor shooting of course

Forehand Pass said...

Hey LP,

An aside only cos we're talking swimwear: Do you like these nylon (but looks like faux leather) surf shorts that are quite the rage in New York?

http://www.parkeandronen.com/product_details.asp?sku=1091_OLIVE

(Check out the black one if you don't like olive).

I like how you said "just a humble shower gel."

London Preppy said...

forehand: I quite like them yes. At the same time they almost look uncomfortable, like they would stick to your body etc. But you say they're nylon right? So they're OK I suppose

Forehand Pass said...

Actually they're paper thin nylon, very light, and surprisingly comfortable. I like how it's a traditional fitted surf short, yet the material makes it edgy. It clings to you when you come out of the water, but is still more modest than said gold transparent aussiebums.

I'm running out to buy more. Thanks for being my swimwear consultant!

Trybaby said...

I guess someone on here who knows macs could help you because clearly you wouldn't be bothered to go learn it yourself. Doesn't it come with a video editor? It should say some where in the help thing on how.

Timmy said...

I'm all about a "gratuitous and unnecessary shower video". good job.

And I guess it is a good thing that you found out in the shower that the swimwear becomes transparent. What would have happened if you had been at a pool party and then made the discovery?

London Preppy said...

timmy: I know! That might have been ugly

DAMO said...

Wow!!!!! Marky mark and the funky bunch featuring loleatta holloway!!!!!!!
ride on time r r ride on time.....oooh wrong sample! lol
Youve made my day!!!!!! :-)

I loooooooooooooove that song!! 1991!!!!!!! yeeeey!

P.s those funeral pics were hilarious! Im laughing out loud right right now and I may get kicked out of the uni library! Thank u London P!
lol

London Preppy said...

damo: I LOVE this song too. Is it wrong that I want to do a video like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJgXxQpsUhY&feature=related

Anonymous said...

Now look...

For a queen to be seen in a shower with a body like yours is one thing (hot)....but for Christs sake can you re-grout the tiles - the grout has gone yellow!!!!

Keep up the good work...I love the blog and the wit contained therein.

Can you do some more stuff on your diet - I am dying to know how that body is created!!

London Preppy said...

anon: I am certainly not scrubbing the bathroom tiles. I'll take the infections instead!

Michael said...

Is it wrong that I want to do a video like this?

If you were to do a video similar in song and outfit, I would approve.

London Preppy said...

michael: Oh I want to do exactly the same thing. Plus I want to idiots (who are my friends) in the background doing the same things

george said...

thanks for the flash back....you looked hot in them...but yes they are very skimpy......you should wear them under your chaps. you'll look like your naked.....lol......george