Rebecca Mayes Muses: Heavy Rain

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Heavy Rain

Rebecca Mayes gets down and dirty with Heavy Rain.

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Jared

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Wewt! Another great Rebecca! totally forgot about your Album! I shall be purchasing soon!
 

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Sounded Good. Very different sound from your usual. I had a little bit of a promblem hearing what your were singing however.

PS. Very sexy.
 

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I think I like this video for all the wrong reasons :p.
I love the cow at the end.
 

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Wow, just WOW. I... uh... that was... Yahtzee would be a fucking fool to turn her down. Oh sorry the song yeah, the first one I didn't like, it was kinda cool and the music was ok and the lyrics I could understand were good but the song still wasn't all that good. I still want the album though.
 

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You dirty, dirty girl.


Cool techno-vibe in this one, it's a nice change from the acoustic centered stuff. I might check out the album.
 

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This has got to be one of the strangest songs I've ever heard, and probably the oddest of your entire repertoire.

The video looked like some kind of soft porn experiment with a fetish for mud.

But then again: I can't argue with originality. Kudos to you, for trying something different, Becks. Kudos.
 
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Djinn8 said:
Sounded Good. Very different sound from your usual. I had a little bit of a promblem hearing what your were singing however.

PS. Very sexy.
Agreed. I could barely hear her.
The song itself was nice though. Now if I could only hear her sing...
 

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That was another nice song and an interesting video to say the least.
 

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Interesting and had an interpretative dance vibe to it. Agree with others though that it was difficult to hear the voice. Nice tune though
 

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Quite perplexing, "very experimental" in the sense that you are trying to convey emotion trough unusual means. Such as showing us a somewhat shocking act of of, you know, bathing in mud of sorts, which might make some people feel uncomfortable or even shocked, and to be honest you didn´t seem to enjoy it yourself.
"What does it means to love", is what the lyrics whisper right?
You're making sacrifices to experiment on other levels. Good video and music, I have the impression that this time, image and picture were more coherent that other times, when images some static shots were there to fill some seconds. But´s my opinion of course.
Overall, good combination.
 

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I loved the percussion and electronica sounds. Was a refreshing change of pace. Nice to see you doing new things still.

As for the video.. Parts of that should absolutely be on the International Sexy Ladies show on G4. Strangely sexy...
 

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That was... something.

I like the song and was surprised by the dance. I must have taken a lot of commitment to spread mud on your face. I like when the cows aproached you out of curiosity :)

Jovlo said:
I think I like this video for all the wrong reasons :p.
This too
 

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Joa_Belgium said:
The video looked like some kind of soft porn experiment with a fetish for mud.
I object to this. Please read my blog: http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/audioblog_rebeccamayes_22.htm I didn't make this to turn you on but to make a statement about the natural, emotional, earthy kinda love that Heavy Rain almost but doesn't quite portray.

No one has mentioned the armpit hair yet.
I was expecting some kind of outcry.
 

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Well, that was unexpected. Excellent as always.

I'll be all over the album just as soon as I'm back on my own computer.

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Rebecca Mayes said:
No one has mentioned the armpit hair yet.
I was expecting some kind of outcry.
I didn't notice - to be honest I don't think I ever would've if you hadn't mentioned it!
 

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That video was very odd, but I enjoyed it.

Song is a new style too, need to listen to it a few more times to decide whether I like it.
 

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To be honest, my first thought was "Bwuh?" But I kinda liked the song. Couldn't really hear her sing over the techno stuff in the background.
 

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To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if in a couple of songs down the line she'll say:

"Hey! I'm untalented but all you lonely internet guys like me because I wear tight-fitting clothes!"
 

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The usual from you Rebecca, a wonderfully creative and quirky video with a beautiful, melodic (and the aforementioned techno-vibe to this one) song. Your usual thoughtful (or just lucky in locale?) locations, shots and outfits. Though perhaps a by product and perhaps a fault on mine and many others interpretation, an epically sensual and sexy display also. The cows were obviously fascinated, as were we all I should imagine and the last few seconds looking up into the camera provided a wonderfully intimate image. My thanks for your work.
 

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Bring back captions!

Also, love the new direction. The folksy stuff was cool, but expanding one's horizon's always a good thing.

Grand_Pamplemousse said:
To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if in a couple of songs down the line she'll say:

"Hey! I'm untalented but all you lonely internet guys like me because I wear tight-fitting clothes!"
My fiancée is a trained singer, and she adores Rebecca. So much for your theory, then.
 

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Grand_Pamplemousse said:
To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if in a couple of songs down the line she'll say:

"Hey! I'm untalented but all you lonely internet guys like me because I wear tight-fitting clothes!"
That was pretty uncalled for, Rebecca is an excellent singer and I've kept up through all her videos and I really don't even like the genre(I'm mostly a metalhead) and if I'm correct this is the only video where she has shown anywhere near this much

EDIT: Like other people I couldn't quite hear the lyrics, but I did get that the video wasn't about her playing in mud or trying to be sexy, I just didn't know what the actual message was since I never played Heavy Rain
 

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Rebecca Mayes said:
Joa_Belgium said:
The video looked like some kind of soft porn experiment with a fetish for mud.
I object to this. Please read my blog: http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/audioblog_rebeccamayes_22.htm I didn't make this to turn you on but to make a statement about the natural, emotional, earthy kinda love that Heavy Rain almost but doesn't quite portray.

No one has mentioned the armpit hair yet.
I was expecting some kind of outcry.
I noticed some darkness but i thouht it was shadows. Are they in all the shots? If that's the case the i noticed that just in one.

also it would help if you posted some of the info you post on other sources here or in the group created for you.
 

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Grand_Pamplemousse said:
To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if in a couple of songs down the line she'll say:

"Hey! I'm untalented but all you lonely internet guys like me because I wear tight-fitting clothes!"
That's kinda harsh. I'm no expert but, some songs are better than others but there are at least a few that are very good and show lots of talent (Edit: and creativeness) for example, the Batman, Silent Hill and Resident Evil ones.
 

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Rebecca Mayes said:
Joa_Belgium said:
The video looked like some kind of soft porn experiment with a fetish for mud.
I object to this. Please read my blog: http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/audioblog_rebeccamayes_22.htm I didn't make this to turn you on but to make a statement about the natural, emotional, earthy kinda love that Heavy Rain almost but doesn't quite portray.

No one has mentioned the armpit hair yet.
I was expecting some kind of outcry.
i will be honest i did not notice at all
I will admit that i was more inlove with the unitard you had on. nice colour!\

EDIT: oh man now i know what you mean you have balls i will give you that
that would drive me nuts
 

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Sorry to say I didn't like it at all. I had come to expect a certain style and tone from you that I found refreshing and original, and this just seemed like a experiment in soft porn.

I respect your desire to try something new and different from what we as the viewers have come to expect, but I could hardly hear your singing and your melodious voice and moving words are the best part of your music. So sad to barely hear them. :(

Also, didn't get the mud :/ Nor the bright outdoors, cows, and leotard. Had nothing to do with Heavy Rain from my perspective. Tho is someone does and can point it out to me I would be glad to listen. :)

Look forward to more unusual and gratifying music from you to my gamer soul. XD Keep on doing what you love.
 

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Rebecca Mayes said:
No one has mentioned the armpit hair yet.
I was expecting some kind of outcry.
I didn't notice... but now I do... and it sort of adds a bit of creepiness to the video I already found creepy. An interesting experiment and the song and video were both actually really cool, but maybe next week a return to normality?

Also, I will buy the album if I can find it at the store. If not I'll buy it online. From what I've heard it sounds really good.
 

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Grand_Pamplemousse said:
Archangel357 said:
My fiancée is a trained singer, and she adores Rebecca. So much for your theory, then.
What?

Well my dad is a better trained singer than your fiancée, and he thinks she sucks.

Look guys, just look at how in almost every single one of her 'songs' she gets loads of comments saying

"ATTRACTIV YEH, TOTALLLY WOULD :D:D:D:D:D:D"

In fact the post above me (from dex-dex) pretty much sums up what I want to say, nobody is looking for her pretentious bull-shit, all they see is her unitard.

Why did she have to explain what she was trying to show us? Because her message is shit, and the way she portrays her message isn't particularly clear.

Why do people keep saying they can't hear her, and then say what a great singer she is?

Buh, I dunno, probably being too harsh but y'know, at least she is better than 50 cent or something.
Lets see you do better.

I hope you get banned for being such a dick.
 

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Interesting idea!

Must admit (and this probably says a lot about my take on Britain as a whole) my first last and only thought, once you got to the river, was 'Jaysus, I hope she's current with her innoculations . . .' ;) The cows were a nice touch, I haven't seen countryside like that since I left home.
 

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I love the idea of getting back to reality, to nature, to a deeper sense of who we are. Self discovery is one of the most important things in life.

Loved the cows too, lol

I do hope she hasn't given up on yatzee's song? :(
 

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Catchy tune Miss Mayes, nice one. It's something different and new and I think it's an awesome song.

Grand_Pamplemousse said:
To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if in a couple of songs down the line she'll say:

"Hey! I'm untalented but all you lonely internet guys like me because I wear tight-fitting clothes!"
Pfft, say WHAAAT! She has bags of talent.

Keep doing what you're doing Rebecca. :)
 

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The body suit dancing reminds me of Kate Bush, back when she was all about stage performance. Interesting intro, too, with all the sampling. Have you been looking for a chance to do that, or did your idea for this song flow into it?
 

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Rebecca Mayes said:
Joa_Belgium said:
The video looked like some kind of soft porn experiment with a fetish for mud.
I object to this. Please read my blog: http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/audioblog_rebeccamayes_22.htm I didn't make this to turn you on but to make a statement about the natural, emotional, earthy kinda love that Heavy Rain almost but doesn't quite portray.

No one has mentioned the armpit hair yet.
I was expecting some kind of outcry.
It didn't turn me on. But it seemed weird, I didn't hear the lyrics well, until I started listening more closely. My guess is that you made such an artistic video because Heavy Rain is anything but just another video game, it's one that dares to play with the human heart. And the reference with the mud looks like a comparison to how far you're willing to go to get your hands dirty, figuratively speaking, to save Jason.

But at first sight, you can't object that this video has definitely got some odd shots, for viewers who never played, saw or know about Heavy Rain.

I wasn't too sure that I noticed the armpit hair, I thought I was mistaken. Apparently, I wasn't. And I have no real objection against it, I guess it's erotic and most certainly wild in some way.
 

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I thought this one was bloody superb!

I love experimental and/or ambient stuff. Really refreshing to hear another style. I love bands/musicians who vary their style.

Great work! You are widening the scope of your styles. It's very exciting to play the video on a Friday evening and to hear something different. Huge respect.

The video didn't seem pornagraphic to me. There was no suggestion of sex at all. If posters think that's soft porn, then God knows how they would view a ballet performance.

Grand_Pamplemousse said:
To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if in a couple of songs down the line she'll say:

"Hey! I'm untalented but all you lonely internet guys like me because I wear tight-fitting clothes!"
Surely a troll.

If "lonely internet guys" wanted to look at women wearing tight-fitting clothes, they've got the whole Internet at their disposal.

Art always has people who like it and people who dislike it but you're not criticising the work, you're sniping.

Grand_Pamplemousse said:
In fact the post above me (from dex-dex) pretty much sums up what I want to say, nobody is looking for her pretentious bull-shit, all they see is her unitard.

Why did she have to explain what she was trying to show us? Because her message is shit...
This isn't fair comment, it's nastiness.
 

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That was very weird but interesting nonetheless. But was still disappointed :-(

Also, quite a few negative comments in the thread this time around...
 

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Grand_Pamplemousse said:
Archangel357 said:
My fiancée is a trained singer, and she adores Rebecca. So much for your theory, then.
What?

Well my dad is a better trained singer than your fiancée, and he thinks she sucks.

Look guys, just look at how in almost every single one of her 'songs' she gets loads of comments saying

"ATTRACTIV YEH, TOTALLLY WOULD :D:D:D:D:D:D"

In fact the post above me (from dex-dex) pretty much sums up what I want to say, nobody is looking for her pretentious bull-shit, all they see is her unitard.

Why did she have to explain what she was trying to show us? Because her message is shit, and the way she portrays her message isn't particularly clear.

Why do people keep saying they can't hear her, and then say what a great singer she is?

Buh, I dunno, probably being too harsh but y'know, at least she is better than 50 cent or something.
What you say makes me feel sad, but I'm glad you brought it up. Women are panned for being attractive and panned for not being attractive. I feel your anger at the idea that a woman would use her appearance to be loved/achieve fame. My music, my appearance and who I am are pretty interlinked. It's not going to be everyone's cup of tea.

To be honest I didn't think you would like the outfit, the armpit hair or the mud. My boobs were squashed into oblivion and I danced like no one was watching. I had mud in my mouth and I smelt like a pond. When I was making the vid a guy turned up in a van with a parcel for me. I was in the garage. When I appeared, with leaves in my hair from the garage floor, he laughed at me for maybe ten minutes. Great! I thought. I look ridiculous.

I had the outfit from a ballet show I did when I was 11years old. Just found it a few days earlier amongst my old stuff. Was pretty excited. I make a point of not buying costumes but just finding what I can find, or making it, so this was gold.

Ok the charger on my laptop's just blown peeps and I'm out of battery in five seconds, it's been nice chatting with you, three seconds, and I like hearing your volatile views, two, bye
 

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Grand_Pamplemousse said:
Archangel357 said:
My fiancée is a trained singer, and she adores Rebecca. So much for your theory, then.
What?

Well my dad is a better trained singer than your fiancée, and he thinks she sucks.

Look guys, just look at how in almost every single one of her 'songs' she gets loads of comments saying

"ATTRACTIV YEH, TOTALLLY WOULD :D:D:D:D:D:D"

In fact the post above me (from dex-dex) pretty much sums up what I want to say, nobody is looking for her pretentious bull-shit, all they see is her unitard.

Why did she have to explain what she was trying to show us? Because her message is shit, and the way she portrays her message isn't particularly clear.

Why do people keep saying they can't hear her, and then say what a great singer she is?

Buh, I dunno, probably being too harsh but y'know, at least she is better than 50 cent or something.
I may have my own opinion and feel that this video has a somewhat blurry message to the viewers, given that she's almost sensually rolling in the mud, but your comment is just nasty.

What would you expect from a pretty girl on the internet, who loves to play games and sings about them? Did you really think that everyone would just talk about the quality of her music, her editing skills and the relevance of the lyrics? I'm sorry, but that's just being naïve. Besides, not everyone is watching her to - excuse me for the harsh expression - jerk off to her. A lot of people actually think it's an intriguing concept to see someone sing about video games, be it a male or female artist.

Her underlying message takes some time to ponder about. And yes, I just explained why, in my previous sentence.

The listeners did hear her sing, in the previous songs. Given that she has a professional background as a singer-songwriter, she has some expertise. She may not be the next Beyoncé, and I don't care.
 

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Very good track. I didn't watch the video until after I saw the comments here (don't take that in a bad way, I appreciate the amount of work you put into them but I'm working while I listen) and I don't quite get why some people are saying it was sexy or anything. Maybe for those of us with a horn.

Not denying you're a looker, but I don't quite see their reasoning.

EDIT: I'm also waiting for the inevitable comments on the river or the cows from people not knowing how damn clean most of our county is (or how curious cows are).
 

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AWESOME!!

Finally something with a little more experimental(darker)side compared to your usual stuff.

NEVER put a damper on your creativity with hesitations such as the wishes of your audience,what you usually do or if it fits the image you have created of yourself.

Just follow the notes and let them guide the way....
 
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Mud writhing and communing with cows. There's a message here I'm not too proud to say I didn't quite get before reading the comments, but I think I prefer it when the mystery remains. Maybe I'm just unpleasable.

Speaking of unpleasable...

Nah, I'm not even going to go there. Nice video, if the different way of mixing (less voice more instruments) was deliberate then I liked it a lot, if it was accidental, you should do it more. This is in no way a comment on your voice, I just think that having some songs where the voice is treated like another instrument rather than the main feature could add something new.
 

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Grand_Pamplemousse said:
Archangel357 said:
My fiancée is a trained singer, and she adores Rebecca. So much for your theory, then.
What?

Well my dad is a better trained singer than your fiancée, and he thinks she sucks.
And how the hell do you know what his fiancee sounds like?
 

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I'm not entirely sure what I just saw and heard. It was unique. It was moving. And it was very honest and sensual.

I'm glad Ms. Mayes isn't afraid to experiment, to play with our expectations, to do something new. I didn't even notice the armpit hair she mentioned because I was completely floored by the originality of this piece.

Rebecca, let the nay sayers say nay. Let them say whatever they want, in fact. Just please, for the love of everything sacred, do NOT stop being who you are or doing what you do.

Cheers.
 

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I'm honestly not sure what to say about the video. I, like some others, actually found it more disturbing than anything resembling erotic.. but perhaps that was the point. As you touch upon in the linked blog, there is an odd juxtaposition between the love as seen in something like Heavy Rain and the more physical emotional concept of love we are all more familiar with.

Musically, however, I loved the song. Great work as always.
 

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Have you put any thought into captioning your lyrics at the bottom of the screen? I have a hard time deciphering the words in this video and several of your previous videos. I am not saying music is reliant on deciphering the lyrics, but without them these videos are little more than a melody with screen captures.
 

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that's uh, pretty damn awesome.

I'm blown away actually. The first minute of the track really grabbed my attention, almost industrial electro - sweet! then it gets progressively more dance, it works but I think that's a shame.
Anyway I'm sold, I'll definitely be checking out more of your work.

Ignore the naysayers btw its very good :) though I have to say not having played the game I probably don't get it on that level.
 

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The song was a bit more experimental than I'm used to, but he experimenting seems to yield interesting results.
 

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I found the video slightly creepy, which I thought was interesting. I think the song added to the overall atmosphere. It reminded me a bit of a staging I saw of "A Dreamplay" here in Durham. All in all I thought it was very good and very different to your normal fare, thanks for trying something new! :)
 

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That was... sexy.

Great song - really loved it! And the album is downloading to my iPod right now! I'm so glad the wait is over! Squee!
 

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That was a very unique and artistic style you presented.

I personally don't grasp the entire meaning of the lyrics...I have not played the game. However, I get the impression that its about the emotional and psycological journey of finding ones loved one and ones own self. I enjoyed the oddly eerie feel of the music mixed with humanity. Not sure if I am accurate with that, but its the impression I got.

Anyways, thankyou very much for trying out a different sound with your music. And also...you looked very lovely. :)
 

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I gotta admit, I didn't get it at all (Until I read her post in reply to someone on the first page).

I like the idea - the message you were trying to make with this song, but I feel you could have expressed this a little differently, as doing it this way went over most people's heads (Mine included).

And as other people have said you have a great voice; don't drown it out with the music :)
 

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I really enjoyed the song. I like the funky groove matched with the sort of experimental structure and sounds and slightly acid jazz vocals. Reminded me a bit of Portishead. That's a great thing, imo. I find myself listening to the song over and over...though...I think I should really listen with headphones...I suspect there are some really neat things going on with the stereo mix.

Hold on, let me plug in my headphones...

Wow, I was right. That is pretty amazing once you put the headphones on. Really good stuff. Probably one of my favorites so far. Everybody who hasn't done already should listen again with headphones.

As for the visuals. Hey, you've got some awesome modern interpretive dance moves--big ups! I suppose I should comment on the armpit hair right? Rock on! My mom was a hippy. So, I find shaven armpits a bit disconcerting, to be honest. I don't see why female beauty ideals should included looking prepubescent.

Anyway, I support you in your creativity. (Already bought both your albums and love them)

Oh! And I want you to know that you've inspired me to get back to composing. Though I have to do a bit of writing first and I want to diversify my banjo technique...

But support to you!
 

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Took me awhile to get it, but I liked it :)

Although the video seemed more on the lines of Bayonetta then Heavy Rain XD
 

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It did start out a little creepy, kind of silence of the lambs creepy...
"She rubs the mud on her skin, she does this whenever she feels like it."
I wasn't very shocked by the unshaven armpits, didn't notice until it was pointed out.
 

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Uh... the second I saw the default image for this link I immediately had a good idea of the comments people have said or are going to say.
 

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Rebecca Mayes said:
No one has mentioned the armpit hair yet.
I was expecting some kind of outcry.
Over here in Canada, it's not a big deal. I'm guessing it isn't in America either. Maybe Australia, maybe not.

If it's just an England thing, then maybe that's why no one has said anything.
 

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As I said earlier I thought it was a pretty amazing song and video, but I do agree with some of the comments that say it would have been nice to see subtitles again. :)
 

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It was shocking in the good way and sexy in the better. The song was quite scary like a Xenophobe song. I missed the real rain from the pics, but I guess you cant make one, however tried to dance it closer. :D
 

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Come on guys no one trying to achieve something likes to be told they've got a nice bum by an anonymous on the internet.

Interesting mix of constructive criticism and perversion in these posts, but atleast most everyone seem to be well meaning.

Draws up the argument over whether guys can/should control their balls and essentially eliminate them from existence when they are not needed. I haven't made up my mind yet. I think if some of the audience perceive erotic overtones in it you can't blame them for it as that would only be elitist, and I don't think that's what your about. Anyway, If they just spend all the time in videos having the hots for you, it's their loss. So establish an audience using tight fitting clothes then when you want to really take them places wear baggy unnatractive jumpers? Ah, gray areas.

Would Yahtzee do a piece where he strips down to say, a too-small Roman Centurion outfit and turn out to have a wonderful singing voice and dance technique for Girl Gamer? We can only hope so. I can see why you've got the hots for him (if I was bi I guess it would be him, then Eddie Izzard then Charlie Brooker then Gabe Newell) but celebs don't date mad fans do they, so take it easy. Angle to meet the guy for collaborations or whatever and hold no preconceptions about his personality. Worked for me and Peter Mandelson, but a few other crushes turned out to be too short/not as manipulative as I had previously suspected. Peter is more on my levels. But I digress. That's my advice- otherwise you may become to Yahtzee what Boxxy is to 4chan.

Also I'm not sure if people are confusing experimental with plain abstract. I personally prefer the ones where you tie your thread in closer with the game, give it some context. It's still impressive for a week's work and creative and productive and everything, but I'm not sure if you really met your ambitions with this one. Did you really want to weird people out?

I thought I caught a look that was a little non commital in your eyes. Had to wonder; was that supposed to represent love and nature (which felt like it clashed with the Heavy Rain footage- & btw I like most of the audience haven't played it... Maybe we'll keep an eye out for such overtones when we get round to it) Or was it just a woman reluctantly covering her self in mud? Do people reluctantly cover themselves with Love in Heavy Rain? It's thought provoking stuff.

Finally I'm not sure the idea of not buying anything especially for your art makes it any better. Unless your worried about the environment? This one could really have done with a blue screen so at the start you'd be against a proper black background instead of a garage, and maybe a lens filter so the footage has the same color quality as heavy rain. That would have been amazing. As it stands your medium is limiting you, like Vivian Stanshall was limited, to not be taken seriously by the actual hordes of Art people you'd next like to reach.

I am amazed by your work, specifically by how musical tributes to the wonderful world of eclectic, obscure and beautiful games can entertain even non-gamers like my mother. Make them want to play. Is quite an accomplishment. Nay, a real inspiration. When you pull it off XD
 

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I liked the bit at the end with the cows. They were adorable. That said, cows can be terrifying.

Good job though, a little hard to hear yeah, but it was neat. :3
 

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Great song. A bit on the dark side, but I love it when artists get experimental.

Also, I have to say, I was so desperately resisting the urge to fap to this...because that would be rude.......

Great song.
 

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dirty girl.

but i don't get it.

the music is nice as allways.
different, but still good.
 

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I enjoyed this, it was definately a break from the norm. I also strangely enjoyed the video, you're a pretty good dancer.
 

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1st of all...OMG what an epicness!!!
2nd, I <3 your work Rebeccca, I fell in love with the album and especially the 'bonus track' and I hope you'll stay youself throughout all the negative critics.
3rd, be glad you don't live in my hometown otherwise I'd be all over you :p
 

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That was certainly... different. I appreciate it when people go out of their "comfort zone" and try something completely different, something that could go horribly wrong instead of what they always do and what they know will work. However, the style of music in this song is not entirely my cup of tea, and the video (which, of course, is incredibly sexy, and I'm sure most people will agree with me on that) is a bit weird. Even more than in most songs, the whole thing was very cryptic, and I didn't get the message at all - but I don't know the game, so that may have something to do with it. But, again, I appreciate the fact that this is something completely different from all the previous songs, and I'd love to hear some more "experiments"; while I may not like every single song, I'm always looking forward to listening to the latest one every week.

Well, after reading your blog entry I think I understand the message now, and it even makes perfect sense to me. I don't get why you keep mentioning "armpit hair" though, I don't see how the fact whether someone has hair in their armpits is significant in any way. Also, I don't get the argument that it's "natural". Of course it is, but just because something is natural doesn't necessarily mean it's good - dying from an infected appendix is natural, too, and still most people prefer having it removed. If people prefer not having armpit hair (or prefer women without it), how is that a bad thing? (I'm not arguing for or against it, all I'm saying is I don't see how it's significant in any way and why people even care about it in the first place)

Anyway, trying to get away from the topic of hair... I think the meaning of many songs, while perfectly understandable after being explained, is much too hidden, even obscure at times. Not sure if that's a bad thing, this way, people are forced to make their own interpretations, however, my first interpretation was "Okay, what the hell is this?"


And another thing: I don't get the banning going on here all the time. I certainly don't agree with Grand_Pamplemou's statement, in fact, it seems like they take their own "reduced" of Rebecca Mayes's videos (i.e. that they are only interesting because she looks good) and claim that this is what everyone sees in them, but that is just not true. Also, Grand_Pamplemou was a bit rude in their post, they could have been more polite, but ultimately, all they did was state their personal opinion, and I really think people shouldn't get "banned" for this, you could even go so far as to say it's borderline censorship.

(I apologise for any language-related mistakes in my post, feel free to correct me)
 

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Probably the weirdest song and weirdest video so far, but then again Heavy Rain is a pretty weird game so a good musical review would have to be so also.

The beat and baseline were especially rhythmic, good job there.
 

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I watched the video once, then I played it again while browsing another forum. The experience didn't get any worse or better without the video. That means that the song and the video both fit and deserve each other in a pretty good way. The only things a little off about the whole thing were that the song 1) paces itself a bit too slowly at start (though the intro WAS a nice touch), and 2) some of the sound effects obscure the singing a tad. Point two may have been intentional, and an artistic choice, though.

Still, it was a good song even in spite of those two points.
 

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Whoa...I think I started tripping just by listening to this. That's not to say it's bad-- because it's definitely on the "good" side of things-- but it's really, really, wacky. I can't imagine what this would do to a guy if he was high at the time...
 

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.. WTF?!?

Sorry to say that was my least favourite song of all.

Maybe the Heavy Rain was also that insubstantial. But frankly I though that entire song was terrible.
 

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......... indeed.

honestly though, I didn't even notice the arm hair until you pointed it out.
 

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Wow. Catsuit. I wouldn't typically expect that from you.

It's not uncommon to see Catsuits in high art videos. It was a good song even if I had trouble getting the lyrics. You didn't post captions this time for some reason. I haven't played the game but I'm sure the song respresents it well.
 

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Rebecca, you naughty girl. trying to garnish our attention with sex appeal are you? ;-) me likey.
 

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Another fantastic video by you Rebecca. My only comment would be the lyrics were quite hard to hear. I can't say i noticed the armpit hair either but we're loyal fans who love you for your creativity so who cares about armpit hair :)

Keep up the great work !
 

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Mud in a river near cows! Eww, ew, eww, eww, eww. You're going to get some kind of ear or soft tissue infection for sure. I would've had a Purell bath after that shoot.
 

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One of my favorite things about Rebecca is that what she does is not obvious. It is nice to have someone create something that forces you to interpret its meaning rather than have it spoon fed to you. On the surface, the first thing that I saw wasn't a sexy woman in a tight leotard, I saw a very brave woman not afraid to look foolish in front of a camera. I cannot imagine what it would be like to edit a video of yourself dancing in the mud or dancing like no one is watching. Very brave.

I also think this brings up a good question about sexuality. An attractive woman in a tight outfit appears on camera. We see that she moves seductively through gray skin and atmospheric music. We have stopped caring about what she is doing because an attractive woman dancing in tight clothes can only be displaying her sexuality. She could be soliloquizing Shakespeare's sonnets with a pure conviction of love, but her slender shapely body drowns out her voice and all we see is what we choose to see. An attractive woman has no voice in mainstream world and her shouts through damp mud and cold still water boils down to the one thing that we expect all attractive women to be, and that's why we do not see women but sex.

Again, very brave.
 

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Huh.
Admittedly I only know what the game is about or like vaguely, but this didn't seem very relevant to it. As an experimental video it was interesting, but I've no idea what it had to do with Heavy Rain. Perhaps if it was easier to hear the song...?
 

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Why do all of her other videos have the words on the side of the screen, but this one, where you actually need them, doesnt? Does she even know what the words were?
 

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I'm going to be (I think) the first to say I actually appreciated the lack of subtitles.
I found them distracting in a few of the other videos, and they *really* wouldn't jive with the repetitious and quick techno-beat displayed here.

"What does it. Wh. What does. What does it mean to."
I would find it quite irritating to have this flashed on the screen :\

That being said, loved the song, didn't really understand the video (but I haven't played HR), and I'm not going to jump into the debate on sexuality.

Cheers.
 

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Everybody else thinks intellectual things about the song.. I look at the cows near the end and go *squee*.. I don't think i'm as smart as the rest of Rebecca Mayes' fans :(
 

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MBFCPresident said:
What...the...hell?
I don't think you mean what I mean, so please explain what it is you mean by saying 'what the hell'?

Is this just an active reference to personal expectations?

I know I'm not impressed, but that doesn't mean the masses aren't impressed.

Right?
 

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Also, since you all seem to kiss a certain amount of ass..... I feel obligated to mention that we are all subject to opinions more than other websites.

The majority seem to project (like I do!) opinions on anything that might challenge your thoughts.

That being said, can I get another soul to give me props for being more socialist?

Didn't think so (Thanks for the offer!)....

That being said, realize your place in the world please.
 

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Rebecca Mayes said:
Grand_Pamplemousse said:
Archangel357 said:
My fiancée is a trained singer, and she adores Rebecca. So much for your theory, then.
What?

Well my dad is a better trained singer than your fiancée, and he thinks she sucks.

Look guys, just look at how in almost every single one of her 'songs' she gets loads of comments saying

"ATTRACTIV YEH, TOTALLLY WOULD :D:D:D:D:D:D"

In fact the post above me (from dex-dex) pretty much sums up what I want to say, nobody is looking for her pretentious bull-shit, all they see is her unitard.

Why did she have to explain what she was trying to show us? Because her message is shit, and the way she portrays her message isn't particularly clear.

Why do people keep saying they can't hear her, and then say what a great singer she is?

Buh, I dunno, probably being too harsh but y'know, at least she is better than 50 cent or something.
What you say makes me feel sad, but I'm glad you brought it up. Women are panned for being attractive and panned for not being attractive. I feel your anger at the idea that a woman would use her appearance to be loved/achieve fame. My music, my appearance and who I am are pretty interlinked. It's not going to be everyone's cup of tea.

To be honest I didn't think you would like the outfit, the armpit hair or the mud. My boobs were squashed into oblivion and I danced like no one was watching. I had mud in my mouth and I smelt like a pond. When I was making the vid a guy turned up in a van with a parcel for me. I was in the garage. When I appeared, with leaves in my hair from the garage floor, he laughed at me for maybe ten minutes. Great! I thought. I look ridiculous.

I had the outfit from a ballet show I did when I was 11years old. Just found it a few days earlier amongst my old stuff. Was pretty excited. I make a point of not buying costumes but just finding what I can find, or making it, so this was gold.

Ok the charger on my laptop's just blown peeps and I'm out of battery in five seconds, it's been nice chatting with you, three seconds, and I like hearing your volatile views, two, bye
Bah, don't even bother justifying yourself to that troll rebecca, you are a great artist and all though I might not always understand your message, I understand your love for music.
your costume was amazing I loved it a lot (and not for sexual reasons) the dancing was fun to watch, and I really enjoyed the music. keep up the good work and ignore people like this.

and PS, for me arm hair is no big deal, like you said on your blog its natural.
that said, I can't bare unshaven legs on women if you danced around in a mini-skirt with unshaved legs I would probably cry.
 

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That was different.
You looked good, obviously. I think some of the comments you are finding crop up have a lot to do with the fan base you have picked up in the States. In huge swaths of the world, what you were doing is pretty tame from a vaguely sexual standpoint. Over here it would get a PG-13 rating all by it's lonesome. It boils down to the reality of growing up in a country that was originally largely settled by people that had to leave the Catholic church because they were so anally retentive about their religion that the Pope picked on them, and has since become a place that feels like something is out of place if we aren't at war with somebody. To one degree or another a large part of the population fears the opposite sex and worships violence.

/shrug.
I am sure to get hate for that, but oh well. I guess I may get to live up to my moniker without actually trying today.

-Datatroll.

PS: My favorites of yours or "Bionic Commando" and "Overlord 2." I am sure they weren't your favorites to make, but I loved the beat and instrumentals/sounds in those.
Just saying. :)
 

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Same old slop, nothing with any feeling or skill. Just another bland 2 day song with no real feeling behind it.

Such a sad thing... this thread.

Maybe one day they will have a point of interest, but I doubt it.

I was expecting some sort of real project, since this is a 3 day weekend and all. I guess I was just wrong about that.

Oh yeah, just for future reference....

Don't beg for help from the simple group you plead to..... it makes one sound rather pathetic when asking for help with the: "{Really Project)".

If you don't have the talent to make your own original product..... don't beg for random people to do it for you. It makes you look like an ass. But if you are a cute girl, then I guess you can get away with anything on this site.

The posts prove that.

I still recommend a real producer come along and work for the independent album. You need separate help for that!
 

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...i think i love you

and also, i want to have your babies

OT: the song had a different feel to it then the others

and what happened to the subtitles that used to be there?

liked it anyways

and like everyone is sayin "nice costume"
 

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I loved the vibe of the music, and I agree that, without the subtitle lyrics it was harder in this song to really hear and understand the lyrics, but perhaps that's what Rebecca was going for. The game itself tries to convey the emotions, to evoke some feeling in us, but doesn't quite achieve it. It feels like forced emotion for the wrong reasons. So in the song, the lyrics are there, but you have to force yourself to listen out for them over the rest of the medium.

Maybe. Least that's how I choose to interpret it.

And while (I can say this and not feel bad because I am a girl only judging myself), I choose to dislike armpit hair, I have no feelings on others and what they wish to do. In fact, before you mentioned it, Rebecca, I didn't even notice! Was only when I knew what to look for, did I actually notice it. Props for defiance of norms!

Awesome song.
 

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Sober Thal....

Wow. Don't get me wrong, I occasionally go off the deep myself, I came by my online tag honestly. But I usually have a reason. You are spitting venom because free, weekly, produced with a shoestring budget entertainment didn't live up to your expectations.

I am... I am both disgusted with your existence and in absolute awe of the size of your ego.
Since I nibble myself sometimes, I know not to feed the Trolls, so will be logging now. Consider this a light snack to sate that monstrous ego of yours. I can't be letting a fellow Troll starve, even if he is something of unreasonable piss ant.
 

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Sober Thal said:
Mud rubbing, and flat vocals, make the world go stop.

Sorry they didn't make a real song, they just had a fake Tori wannabe song.

They + that girl who has no real job cept putting video game words into simple non produced songs, get fanboy love because titles mean more than content.

Best of luck to all you fanboy juke box lovers out there! Best of luck in your real world!

It is ok that most of you fail in the cute girl that mentions video games in all of her songs part of this site.

You obviously have a better thought out opinion than I do.
I think you have made your point. About four times on the last two pages. We get it. You don't like the songs. You look down on those who do. No need to repeat it endlessly. I'd appreciate it if you could just accept that tastes differ and not hold other people in contempt for liking things that you don't like, but if you cannot do that, could you at least stop your insults?
 

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Rebecca Mayes said:
No one has mentioned the armpit hair yet.
I was expecting some kind of outcry.
To be Honest i noticed it straight away, as it is not something you see regularly in mainstream media/society. but as for the outcry part, it doesnt phase me at all. the appearance of a person means little to me. everyone is entitled to walk about this earth as they please. I see people for the persons they are underneath, stripped bare to thier personalities and how they carry themselfs about in dialogue and convosation.


Rebecca Mayes said:
To be honest I didn't think you would like the outfit, the armpit hair or the mud. My boobs were squashed into oblivion and I danced like no one was watching. I had mud in my mouth and I smelt like a pond. When I was making the vid a guy turned up in a van with a parcel for me. I was in the garage. When I appeared, with leaves in my hair from the garage floor, he laughed at me for maybe ten minutes. Great! I thought. I look ridiculous.
Ahh i love it =D
i bet the postman had a smile all day.

Its the so called "flaws" you mentioned that allows me to relate to your messages in your songs/videos. You come across as a gritty down to earth real person/artist, so frequently mainstream media presents us with a manufactured image of people/artist that seem completely unrelatable and to be honest with music which absolutley sucks, because it is about as manufactured and fake as you can get.

I love your videos and your accent because i grew up in the Dorset Countryside.( I moved to Australia 5 years ago) i admit its not exactly where you live. but its a County or two away =) Your videos allow me to remember my childhood growing up on 25 acres of countryside surrounded by farmers corn fields and the local River (The River Avon - Celtic Translation of Avon is River =D, so effectievely it is the River River =D) winding down at the bottom of the property.

Your videos allow me to revist my home and remember how i used to love wandering into the forest/fields and just being one with nature, watching the wildlife and clouds go by. which brings a warm fuzzy feeling to me each time hehe. Also your accent reminds me of the people in the area and thier love for live and the earth around them. i Really miss it sometimes. and your videos allow me to reminiss the good ole days =)

So Rebecca... keep on flashing those armpits, living life how you want to, challenging the norm and making people umcomfortable both in real life and on these forums. Its your life, noone else can tell you otherwise.

Also its why i love you and your work so much =D
 

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Sober Thal said:
Mud rubbing, and flat vocals, make the world go stop.

Sorry they didn't make a real song, they just had a fake Tori wannabe song.

They + that girl who has no real job cept putting video game words into simple non produced songs, get fanboy love because titles mean more than content.

Best of luck to all you fanboy juke box lovers out there! Best of luck in your real world!

It is ok that most of you fail in the cute girl that mentions video games in all of her songs part of this site.

You obviously have a better thought out opinion than I do.
not everyone will have a mature enough palate to appreciate this i guess.
 

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How odd. I seen a friend of mine playing heavy rain for the first time tonight, and then come home and Rebecca has a video for it. Ive had something of a crush on this girl since the first time I saw her, and I was VERY PLEASED when she was just dancing in the beginning, but her in the mud... omg... I wish i lived in the U.K.

(i could be mistaken, but i think shes from the U.K.)
 

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3_of_8 said:
Sober Thal said:
Mud rubbing, and flat vocals, make the world go stop.

Sorry they didn't make a real song, they just had a fake Tori wannabe song.

They + that girl who has no real job cept putting video game words into simple non produced songs, get fanboy love because titles mean more than content.

Best of luck to all you fanboy juke box lovers out there! Best of luck in your real world!

It is ok that most of you fail in the cute girl that mentions video games in all of her songs part of this site.

You obviously have a better thought out opinion than I do.
I think you have made your point. About four times on the last two pages. We get it. You don't like the songs. You look down on those who do. No need to repeat it endlessly. I'd appreciate it if you could just accept that tastes differ and not hold other people in contempt for liking things that you don't like, but if you cannot do that, could you at least stop your insults?
What surprises me is why the hell is that guy steeping down to trolling? In some of his posts I've seen he is clearly against trolls and pointless ads and yet he makes multiple posts giving basically the same message?
 

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That was... different. I liked the part where she actually sang and the lyrics were possible to make out.
 

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I wanted to point out the fact that sleeveless costumes work best with clean-shaven armpits, but you put that down yourself.

Also it's odd to me that you object to people who call this video sexualised when it so obviously is. I don't know where you got the inspiration, but that Gaga woman instantly came to mind when I saw this. Skin-tight outfits + electronic sounds + the mud = sexualisation. If that wasn't your intention and someone else wrote the script for this video, you should fire him/her. Even a sleeved skin-tight costume would've made it less prominent. I don't want to be a traditionalist and say you shouldn't be allowed to make a sensual clip, but you can't in all honesty deny doing it.

I haven't read all the comments, but one thing that also struck me is that I don't really see any connection between the gameplay footage shown (or indeed the entire game) and your own contributions. It might be in the lyrics, but as noted before they weren't audible.

Your previous posts were loads better, giving off more of the vibe of the games in question and adding your own views on it.
 

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I...I dunno. I just can't get into this kinda stuff. As an artistic video project..maybe.

If going for a more ethereal personification of the game, kinda like (I cannot find the album I am looking for, it was a sort of personification of the sins and virtues, and had a choral, orchestral feeling to it. Its album looked swirly reddish, and I swear it was titled 'Levitas.' Help me out, this is drivin' me nuts).

ANYways,this is sort of peaceful, and interesting. But watching it being applied to Arkham Asylum and MW2 and such...maybe she should focus on a different medium.
Grand_Pamplemousse said:
To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if in a couple of songs down the line she'll say:

"Hey! I'm untalented but all you lonely internet guys like me because I wear tight-fitting clothes!"
While a little harsh, this is pretty much summing up my thoughts. I'm not the one to say what is and isn't art, but I sure hate this stuff.

lacktheknack said:
Rebecca Mayes said:
No one has mentioned the armpit hair yet.
I was expecting some kind of outcry.
I'm guessing it isn't [a big deal] in America either.
nooooooooooooo, no no no. That's a deal-breaker for quite a few guys here. Bless the open-minded ones, but I will HINT HEAVILY at shaving if ever I find myself in that position.
 

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DAMMIT, double post. ummmmmm...peanut butter jelly time? http://icons.iconator.com/435/ICONATOR_a4e9064721d3f4a66d113172f5f2c57a.gif
 

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Sober Thal said:
Mud rubbing, and flat vocals, make the world go stop.

Sorry they didn't make a real song, they just had a fake Tori wannabe song.

They + that girl who has no real job cept putting video game words into simple non produced songs, get fanboy love because titles mean more than content.

Best of luck to all you fanboy juke box lovers out there! Best of luck in your real world!

It is ok that most of you fail in the cute girl that mentions video games in all of her songs part of this site.

You obviously have a better thought out opinion than I do.
I'm not trying to flame here, but was one post really not enough space for you to vent your bile? Did you really need two seperate posts? :S
 

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I didn't quite understand what you were trying to express, but it was definitely interesting to watch and listen to. I kinda missed your usual subtitles.

Sexy, slinky suit, though. I understood that you were sort of going for that performance arts thing at the start, but the mud and the cows felt a bit tangential.

To the people saying that it was uncomfortable to watch: Considering the material that she's covering, that might have been her objective.
 

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Sober Thal said:
MBFCPresident said:
What...the...hell?
I don't think you mean what I mean, so please explain what it is you mean by saying 'what the hell'?

Is this just an active reference to personal expectations?

I know I'm not impressed, but that doesn't mean the masses aren't impressed.

Right?
What I meant to express by writing "What the hell?" was surprise and confusion. So, I suppose it was an active reference to personal expectations, whatever that means. What I did expect was a musical review of the video game Heavy Rain, not an AMV of the game done in the style of Björk. Besides that, why should my personal opinion be influenced by what the masses think? If I liked or didn't like something the opinions of others shouldn't be important to me. Unless I have some sort of self esteem issues, which I don't.
 

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Hahahaha wtf was that? The music wasn't bad but the video was retarded, like someone on drugs rolling in the dirt and trying to talk to cows. At first I though it was one of those stupid wanna be artsy things then I just felt embarrassed at the mud part...
 

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Hahahaha wtf was that? The music wasn't bad but the video was retarded, like someone on drugs rolling in the dirt and trying to talk to cows. At first I though it was one of those stupid wanna be artsy things then I just felt embarrassed at the mud part...
puh-reeeeeetty much.
 

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Interesting trance style to the music. I especially love the sweeping panning and time delay on the instruments. However, I do feel as if the vocals should've been louder; it was very hard to distinguish the vocals from the rest of the instruments -- especially without you adding lyrics in the corner like you used to do -- and when your songs are meant to be based around specific topics, having the lyrics noticeable is important so that people can understand what the Hell you're on about.

The video itself somehow reminds me of the film i &#9829; huckabees. I would post the specific scene were it not for its minor NSFW characteristic. Needless to say, if you've seen i &#9829; huckabees, you'll probably know the scene that I'm referring to.

ploppytheman said:
<youtube=cJPa8dGBxfM>

how do u embed?
I fixed and spoilered it for you. For future reference, it's [youtube=*insert youtube URL after the part of it which says ?v=*]

So for your post it would be [youtube=cJPa8dGBxfM]

EDIT: Check out this thread [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.108989-Guide-to-Forum-Typing-Tricks-UPDATED-4-24-09] for more embed information.
 

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Actually I was totally get on here to see/comment if anyone had actually said anything about the armpit hair. It's weird and unexpected, not necessarily ideal, but you are an artist. Madonna pulled it off back in the day and you can now too. LOL
 

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this is the best Rebecca music/video by far!

totally wacky. I like the David Lynch-like humor of it. Or was the Kentucky Fried Movie?

anyway... I moo it.
 

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Respect for your music creating abilities, your creativity in general. You seem to be able to play pretty much every instrument quite well indeed, no matter what type of music you're making, you're really making it work. Kudos all around :).
 

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Only visited farms a few times, but I can't remember seeing cows that interested in what's happening around them. Pretty cool. Usually they're pretty much the closed off autists of the animal kingdom.
 

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Ok the charger on my laptop's just blown peeps and I'm out of battery in five seconds, it's been nice chatting with you, three seconds, and I like hearing your volatile views, two, bye
Ha, that's awesome I like how you respond to hate messages like that. Oh and I liked the video, it was different, and I'm pretty sure the video wasn't really the point, it was the message it's supposed to get across. In that respect I like it even more. Hope to see the next one soon.
 

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Do you need to have played Heavy Rain to get this one?
Cause I didn't and I don't.

That's fine though, my loss I guess. Still cheering for Ms Mayes, I love her work.
(Bought the album on Amazon today really enjoying it!)
 

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I really liked it very different from the acoustic stuff and certainly the most off the wall yet but it worked really well as an entire piece. Keep up the good work.:)
 

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IF anyone sees this, does the song contain spoilers? Im going to get this soon.
 

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What...the...hell?
I'm with the President on this one.

I also agree with the earlier poster saying the words weren't clear. I could hear the beat and the music and the tones, but not the words.

Maybe this makes perfect sense to people who've played the game a lot but to me it looks like a rather ... LSD-based ... mixture of game footage and muddy women fetish footage.

So, overall, what the hell?
 

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[...] but to me it looks like a rather ... LSD-based ... mixture of game footage and muddy women fetish footage.
Not that there's anything wrong with that. Not at all.
 

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Sorry to say I didn't like it at all. I had come to expect a certain style and tone from you that I found refreshing and original, and this just seemed like a experiment in soft porn.

I respect your desire to try something new and different from what we as the viewers have come to expect, but I could hardly hear your singing and your melodious voice and moving words are the best part of your music. So sad to barely hear them. :(

Also, didn't get the mud :/ Nor the bright outdoors, cows, and leotard. Had nothing to do with Heavy Rain from my perspective. Tho is someone does and can point it out to me I would be glad to listen. :)

Look forward to more unusual and gratifying music from you to my gamer soul. XD Keep on doing what you love.
I love the irony of the fact your saying you didn't like it because it broke away from the normal acoustic stuff which by all rights should even make it more original and refreshing.
 

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I also think this brings up a good question about sexuality. An attractive woman in a tight outfit appears on camera. We see that she moves seductively through gray skin and atmospheric music. We have stopped caring about what she is doing because an attractive woman dancing in tight clothes can only be displaying her sexuality. She could be soliloquizing Shakespeare's sonnets with a pure conviction of love, but her slender shapely body drowns out her voice and all we see is what we choose to see. An attractive woman has no voice in mainstream world and her shouts through damp mud and cold still water boils down to the one thing that we expect all attractive women to be, and that's why we do not see women but sex.
Who's "we," white man?
 

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docbox1567 said:
I also think this brings up a good question about sexuality. An attractive woman in a tight outfit appears on camera. We see that she moves seductively through gray skin and atmospheric music. We have stopped caring about what she is doing because an attractive woman dancing in tight clothes can only be displaying her sexuality. She could be soliloquizing Shakespeare's sonnets with a pure conviction of love, but her slender shapely body drowns out her voice and all we see is what we choose to see. An attractive woman has no voice in mainstream world and her shouts through damp mud and cold still water boils down to the one thing that we expect all attractive women to be, and that's why we do not see women but sex.
Who's "we," white man?

There are a hundred ways in which she could've been able to recite Shakespeare or do interpretative dance and noone would've lost attention to what she said. If I started doing the same bit in the exact same outfit people would cry outrage at the display my podgy body in leotards. I'm quite sure not one person would've been as positive as the comments above. So the fact that she's an attractive woman nets her múch more attention to what she's trying to say in this particular case. So please do stow the feminism and note the obvious.
 

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XIV said:
Shoqiyqa said:
docbox1567 said:
I also think this brings up a good question about sexuality. An attractive woman in a tight outfit appears on camera. We see that she moves seductively through gray skin and atmospheric music. We have stopped caring about what she is doing because an attractive woman dancing in tight clothes can only be displaying her sexuality. She could be soliloquizing Shakespeare's sonnets with a pure conviction of love, but her slender shapely body drowns out her voice and all we see is what we choose to see. An attractive woman has no voice in mainstream world and her shouts through damp mud and cold still water boils down to the one thing that we expect all attractive women to be, and that's why we do not see women but sex.
Who's "we," white man?

There are a hundred ways in which she could've been able to recite Shakespeare or do interpretative dance and noone would've lost attention to what she said. If I started doing the same bit in the exact same outfit people would cry outrage at the display my podgy body in leotards. I'm quite sure not one person would've been as positive as the comments above. So the fact that she's an attractive woman nets her múch more attention to what she's trying to say in this particular case. So please do stow the feminism and note the obvious.

You have a point, of course, but I don't think it's as extreme as you say it is. I would watch Rebecca Mayes Muses even if it was done by, say, a middle-aged man. (Although under a different title, probably)
Yes, I might not look forward to it as much as I do now, the fact that the videos are done by an attractive young woman is definitely part of why I enjoy them that much, but that's not all, and even though my attention was drawn mostly to the fact that there was a woman in a spandex suit bathing in mud in the latest video, I did indeed listen to the song and thought about what it could mean.
 

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All I'm saying is she doesn't need to do any of that stuff to get higher ratings; I liked her old songs, they're thought through and insightful. This, however, had a 'Quest For Ratings' vibe to it.
 

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All I'm saying is she doesn't need to do any of that stuff to get higher ratings; I liked her old songs, they're thought through and insightful. This, however, had a 'Quest For Ratings' vibe to it.
I don't know about that, there are better ways of attracting an audience.
Dancing in a catsuit helps but the garage, cows, mud and armpit hair really don't.
If this had been three minutes of her and a lady friend going about some bikini mud wresteling then you may have had a point.
This was just way too creepy/weird to have immediate mainstream sex appeal.
 

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I wouldn't say that female armpit hair in England is a taboo, but I do agree with you about the nature of the fashion industry and its unfair monopoly on female appearance and habits. I am vehemently against the idealisation of the female form in these many advert campaigns and I think your demonstration against that anti-feminist ideal in this video is a skilled and powerful effort.

The song was excellent. We asked for something different and we got it, and the fact that you managed to express such brilliant messages and emotional trauma through it makes it all the better. I hope you do more stuff like this in the future, Rebecca.
 

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No one has mentioned the armpit hair yet.
I was expecting some kind of outcry.
Whatnow? *checks video again* Ah. There it is. To be honest, I didn't even notice it, and probably would have gone on not noticing it if you hadn't mentioned it!

I really like what you're trying to do with the follicle revolutionary thing :p
You're absolutely right, the human body is far too often held to unbearable standards.

"Emotional controls are pretty frustrating. But this enacts our relationship with emotions perfectly - they're not easy, straightforward or logical and they create a big imperfect mess of reality, a bit like the controls for Heavy Rain.."
I have to say I agree!!
Bloody six-axis messed with my head on more than one occasion!
Thanks for the blog post too.

My nickname amongst my friends is "Hairy Dave" (partially to distinguish me from a plethora of other Dave's!) so I think I know something of the way people in the west anyway (Ireland is similar to England in its horror of body hair) freak at the sight of the faintest notion of animal ancestry :p

Also, the mud was a very ballsy performance art move... talk about suffering for your art! That can't have been pleasant to be smudging yourself in :p

Really interesting direction you've taken there, Rebecca. Musically, I thought it was very different, and that's always good. That said, I think your usual style is just as awesome.

PS
I hope you rewarded your travails dancing in a cold garage and mud wearing with a long hot shower :p
 

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No matter what people say, this video was sexual. Artsy, but still sexual, and I don't believe for a second that Rebecca Mayes did that unintentionally. She seems to be a smart girl, and as such she would be smart enough to realise that she will be get a lot more hits and popularity by doing a sexual video, for guys enjoying the sex appeal, and the controversy it would cause.

I don't disagree with it by any means, but all I'm saying is that Rebecca Mayes deliberately made it sexual, and is probably only denying it to stir up more controversy and discussion.
 

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It was definitely a quite distinct approach compared to the other music and videos which in itself is always a GREAT THING. Switching things up always helps the creative process and brings new direction and heightened originality to an artist's repertoire of work. Great job!
 

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Rebecca Mayes said:
Heavy Rain

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Hrmm... I liked almost all your previous songs, but this one is just a bit too... Well..like, trying to be a bit too hard to be art to my likes.

Overall keep doing what you are doing.
 

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I was quite taken aback by the armpit hair, and I'm really surprised not as many people have commented on it.....granted it was intentional after readin Rebeccas post but...it was kinda weird seeing the hair on a chick.

All in all however it was an interesting video, I've never been a big fan I just sort of appreciate the songs, I kinda miss the subtitles however
 

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I'm sorry, was there a song?? All I noticed was rebecca in spandex rolling around in mud. My ears aren't of much use to me in situations like that so I think my brain turns them off
 

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Reminds me of Moloko's first couple of albums. A bit of a departure from her usual thang, to say the least.
 

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The song sounded very strange, but I actually liked it quite a lot. I can't really comment of the video since I had the song as background music, but I will most definitely check watch it some time today.
I might check the album out sometime this week, too.

Good luck with your album.
 

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Cool but .... maybe a touch too far on the surreal side :) Great Sound. Have you been getting enough sleep lately? If the cattle start talking back, run!
 

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Kyuubi Fanatic said:
Sorry to say I didn't like it at all. I had come to expect a certain style and tone from you that I found refreshing and original, and this just seemed like a experiment in soft porn.

I respect your desire to try something new and different from what we as the viewers have come to expect, but I could hardly hear your singing and your melodious voice and moving words are the best part of your music. So sad to barely hear them. :(

Also, didn't get the mud :/ Nor the bright outdoors, cows, and leotard. Had nothing to do with Heavy Rain from my perspective. Tho is someone does and can point it out to me I would be glad to listen. :)

Look forward to more unusual and gratifying music from you to my gamer soul. XD Keep on doing what you love.
I love the irony of the fact your saying you didn't like it because it broke away from the normal acoustic stuff which by all rights should even make it more original and refreshing.
It is a bit ironic. I didn't personally like the change but philosophically it is an experiment in freedom and style that coincides with what I love about her music.

Doesn't mean I have to like every song she makes to enjoy her art.
 

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My ears aren't of much use to me in situations like that so I think my brain turns them off
Ah, so that's who "we" is, white man. ;)
 

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Kyuubi Fanatic said:
KnowYourOnion said:
Kyuubi Fanatic said:
Sorry to say I didn't like it at all. I had come to expect a certain style and tone from you that I found refreshing and original, and this just seemed like a experiment in soft porn.

I respect your desire to try something new and different from what we as the viewers have come to expect, but I could hardly hear your singing and your melodious voice and moving words are the best part of your music. So sad to barely hear them. :(

Also, didn't get the mud :/ Nor the bright outdoors, cows, and leotard. Had nothing to do with Heavy Rain from my perspective. Tho is someone does and can point it out to me I would be glad to listen. :)

Look forward to more unusual and gratifying music from you to my gamer soul. XD Keep on doing what you love.
I love the irony of the fact your saying you didn't like it because it broke away from the normal acoustic stuff which by all rights should even make it more original and refreshing.
It is a bit ironic. I didn't personally like the change but philosophically it is an experiment in freedom and style that coincides with what I love about her music.

Doesn't mean I have to like every song she makes to enjoy her art.
I'm glad you agree :)
but I wasn't trying to attack you for your opinion on the song though reading my post I can see where you you got that impression.
 

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I like the video. However I would like the subtitles to come back. I hope you have not got rid of them forever.
 

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Rebecca Mayes said:
No one has mentioned the armpit hair yet.
I was expecting some kind of outcry.
hehe, well, if it makes you feel any better, I did indeed notice the armpit hair; nearly knocked me off my chair :D Not that it bothered me, I was just pretty sure that I have seen hair-free arm pits in other videos.

Also, as I myself am not attracted to women, I was able to see art where other guys might have seen... well, a tight suit. It's too bad I haven't had the chance to play heavy rain, however (no ps3).
 

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This is currently the second most commented song that shes' ever done.

Wonder why that is. (unsarcastic)
 

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Rebecca i have told you in an earlier comment that i love when you get out of your comfort zone and try some more dance friendly stuff.
This is in my opinion an homage to she songs of Sade and the videos of Kate Bush.
When you combine this it gets really really good.

I could go without the mud, it just looked nasty, but the shots with the cows were great.
Usually its a big no no to film animals, they rarely behave as you want.

Well, keep it up, you have a fanbase and i see great things in your future.
 

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I loved the hypnotic and relaxing atmosphere this song and instrumentation created for me. Really wonderful.

And I was pretty oblivious to the 'armpit hair' issue, I think it was far outweighed by your camera person's thumb in the frame during your earthy section. That was unfortunate.

Love having both a song and an interpretive dance.

Well done!
 

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had no idea what ws going on in that video
tune ws quite cool but no subtitles so i had no iea what ws being sung
 

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To some early comments: leotards are fairly common in interpretative dance, which is exactly what she did.

I think it's a good attempt at a different kind of style, but could be heavily misinterpreted in comparison to other songs that you've done, Rebecca. Many seemed to have done so. The mud was a touch that was ironically taking the song to two different extremes depending on initial point of view.
 

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as for the cows thing.
if you ever get a chance, run out into a field of cows, get their attention, then lay down on your back staring up at the sky. in about a minute or two they will wander over and stare at you with cow curiosity. coolest thing ever
 

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This has become my new favorite (I'll admit partially for the wrong reasons) mostly because I think she's on to something with this techno persuasion. She's got the kind of soft voice that flows very naturally with a good beat in the background. It may not be her usual MO that we've come to expect but damned if it isn't a great song! ^.^

I hope we get to hear more of these "experiments" in the future.
 

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Well... that was mildly terrible. I know music is subjective and everything but this song is just so shallow and (dare I say it) lazily done. This type of song needs to have a wide array of layers and all I could here was vocals that were too soft and a repeating bass line.

I still look forward to the day where you come out with something that is more than just words about a game over instruments. I want a song instead.
 

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The video is certainly unique and takes a lot of risks. The song was interesting, although I had a really hard time making out the lyrics because they were so soft.

I played Heavy Rain and loved it, despite its many flaws. I don't see what the video has to do with Heavy Rain other than the clips of the game. I also thought the scenes chosen from Heavy Rain were not indicative of the game as a whole. Why show Ethan with a gun? He only has a gun for a few scenes in the game. His character wasn't about violence or gunplay and neither was the game. The video showed guns, car chases, the police breaking down doors. If you looked at the clips used in this video alone, you would think Heavy Rain is an action game instead of the character-driven, psychological mystery that it is. I don't think this video captures the essence of Heavy Rain at all.
 

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I must say this was a very differant style for you, and it was pretty cool. While it seems most are probably going to be talking about you rolling around in the mud, I was actually pretty impressed with your dancing. I had no idea you were that flexible or could move like that. Your definatly a lot more versatile as an entertainer than I at first expected.

Good job overall, and despite what people might say, I wouldn't be afraid to experiment with differant generes of music. The beat and soft singing was a very cool change.
 

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Well, I liked it. The opening, on the floor, was particularly well done. The dancing, and the mud... I'm not sure. I didn't see anything overtly sexual about it. Not half as explicit as the average pop star vid these days, certainly. If anything, it seemed a bit too odd for its own good. I want to say pretentious, but you're a solo writer/performer/video producer living in the boonies writing video game review songs and growing forbidden body hair, so I suppose you can be as avant-garde as you like :).

Pit hair reduces friction and aids in temperature control, too.

Also, the cows are awesome.
 

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wow. not like she's not trying to get someone's attention with this or something. liked it, though
 

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Well it was definitely different. While I have not watched all your videos I can say that I liked the different sound. The video its self did not quite work for me.
 

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Definitely different from the usual songs that I have heard from Mayes. However, this is actually one of the few songs that I can actually play while I am going to sleep! Good to see the experimentation

I just found it very hypnotic for some reason
 

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You dirty litle kitty!
You dirty litle kitty!
Youre a dirty litle kitty!!!
You dirty lit*gets slaped behind the head* umhhh nice vid and i loved the beat...verry nice compliments awesome girl u are...xD
 

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awww I thought you were naked in the preview thumbnail >.<

TITS OR GTFO!!!!11!!one!!
 

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While not my tastes, you put yourself out there, tired something and get people to react. Something in that, but not my favorite.
 

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Justpicked up "Don't Lose Your Head" from iTunes. Keep up the Muses but more songs not related to the site please!
 

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Interesting new direction to take... Considering the video was making a visual stament and experessing an idea I think we can move away from the idea of 'art for art's sake' if a message is being convayed.
It's good to try new stuff and I aplaude Rebecca for stepping out and doing something different.
 

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Honestly, I quite admire your growing of underarm hair. Your message is sound and intelligently scrutinizing the absurdity of modern beauty standards. Why do women shave their underarm hair? Men enjoy it? The women enjoy it? It's something of a tradition, one I can't fully understand. We just sort of do it, again with women shaving their legs, it's just something passed down without any real examination. Presumably it makes one more presentable for a mate, or some such animalistic hubbub. Yet nothing substantiated by personal desire, it's taught but not addressed. Women should do this, end of question. When in reality, no, nobody should need to do anything so subjective and obviously personal. I appreciate what you're doing and its relation to the game reviewed.

I wanted you to branch out and prove your artistic medal further; this certainly helps.