I like this video because it has a a sort of creepy retro feel to it, as if the band has traveled through time, from the early 70s to the 21st Century. Why have they traveled through time? Who can say for sure but it’s probably going to lead to the end of the world. You know how much I love my apocalyptic musings.
Personally, I don’t think that anything is too much to ask, as long as you understand that my answer might very well be “no.” When I was younger, I used to agree to do anything that was asked of me but, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve discovered that sometimes, you just have to refuse to be helpful. Or, at the very least, you can be helpful in a practical way. For instance, this woman who works in the office across from me recently had a dead car battery and when she asked me if I knew anyone who knew how to jump a car or who had jumper cables, I said that I didn’t but I did look up an informative YouTube video for her. Apparently, the video didn’t really help her with her problem but the important thing is that I was helpful in a way that didn’t require me to spend an extra hour standing out in the middle of a hot parking lot.
Today’s music video of the day is the latest from Big Data!
With each passing day, Big Data’s style of paranoid artistry becomes more and more relevant. I mean, just consider what happened this week. Thousands of people used a Russian-made app to see what they would look like once they were elderly and, in the process, they gave tons of information to …. well, the Russians!
I mean, it’s amazing, You go on twitter right now and everyone’s like, “OMG, I HATE RUSSIAN BOTS! Oh, hey, a new app! Let’s send the Russians all my info!”
Or, at the very least, welcome to the future as seen by the past!
Needless to say, I like the retro feel of this video. I’ve seen enough old short films about what life was going to be like in the 1970s and the 1980s that I immediately “got” this video. One thing that I’ve noticed about people trying to predict the future is that the future usually looks just like the present, just with more screens and neon and maybe a flying car or two.
This is an enjoyably quirky video from an enjoyably quirky duo.
This is a dark song and an even darker video. How many times can Daniel get shot in the head? The video seems to suggest that it’s going to happen an infinite amount of times. After each shot, you just put a new Daniel in his place. Judging from the song’s lyrics, he just wants to be happy but he can’t stop obsessing on everything that’s happening in the world. It makes his want to explode like …. well, like a Kennedy riding in motorcade next to his wife….
I mean, goddamn, this is dark!
Of course, when you live in Texas (and especially when you’re in Dallas), it’s pretty much impossible to escape the shadow of JFK. Even though it happened over 50 years ago, people always bring up the fact that John F. Kennedy died here. People up North especially love to bring it up, as if we should all be hanging our heads in shame over something that happened before many of us were even born. Oddly, Los Angeles is never solely blamed for the assassination of Robert Kennedy nor is Buffalo continually references as being “the city where McKinley was shot.”
Well, here’s what I can tell you. Jack Ruby was from Chicago and Lee Harvey Oswald lived in the Bronx for a year. Blaming one city for one event that was perpetrated by outsiders is just dumb. (Yes, Oswald acted alone. FIGHT ME!)