From The Chemical Brothers, here’s the video for the lead track off of No Geography, Eve of Destruction!
Judging from what AURORA and Nene have to say on this track, it would appear that the world is on the verge of ending. Humans minds are simplified. Sacrifice is justified. We can’t afford the water. But maybe — just maybe — you can find a friend to dance with for the weekend.
And really, that’s the whole meaning of life, isn’t it? Things are frequently terrible but at least you can still dance. So, what are you going to do? Sit around and whine on twitter or are you going to get out there and dance and at least enjoy the eve of your destruction? Because seriously, if the whole world’s going to end anyway, you might as well have a good time before your turned into ash and wiped off of the face of history.
Fortunately, judging from this video, it does appear that we do have a plan in place in case the world gets attacked by vaguely goofy kaiju. So, there’s at least one reason to be optimistic.
Anyway, I love the Chemical Brothers, I love this track especially, and I am totally in love with this video. AURORA and the Chemical Brothers are exactly what the world needs right now!
You’re going to have to excuse me if my thinking is a bit incoherent right now. Between my DVR exploding on Monday night and some issues with my laptop on Tuesday, I’ve only had about 4 hours of sleep over the past two days and, as I sit here typing this, I am on the verge of passing out. On the plus side, I may be exhausted but at least everything seems to be working now. The laptop is working fine. The new DVR has arrived. My thumb — which I slightly burned when, while unplugging the DVR, I accidentally grabbed the metal part of the plug, despite the fact that there was an actual plume of smoke rising up off of it — has finally stopped throbbing and is back to being it’s wonderful self. Now, I just need to get some sleep and hopefully, when I wake up, my heart will no longer be racing and my thoughts will be much more coherent.
Fortunately, there’s a solution for when you’re trying to write about a music video but your brain is screaming at you to fall asleep. You can just pick something from She & Him! She & Him, of course, are Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. Both their music and their videos tend to be so wonderful and endearing that they can pretty much speak for themselves.
This video was directed by Peyton Reed. Today, of course, Reed is probably best known for directing the Ant-Man films. When this video was shot, he was best known for directing the original Bring It On. As such, it’s not surprising to see him selected to bring this video’s high school world to life.
(Seriously, do you think it’s a coincidence that my DVR blew up last night and delayed me sharing this video for 24 hours? Think about it. It’s all connected and we’re all doomed. Some day, we’ll all be gone but the automation will continue. Westworld is a documentary….)