Thursday, December 04, 2008

And the band played on

8 comments:

Erin O'Brien said...

I think this vid is absolutely brilliant.

Last Girl On Earth - Deni said...

I do too. Thanks for sharing it! These are some weird times we live in. And they've BEEN weird. (As this vid reminds us!)

Anyhow, stop by when you get a second. I have a new Christmas song posted that should cheer you up.

Silly Old Bear said...

So awesome.

And?

Earworm.

paulius said...

Here's one you may like Erin. Old school. relevant as ever, if not more so.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37-ocetYDdU

garrett said...

Erin - is there any point to this video? It would be very helpful to me if you could explain what you think this video is intended to tell us.

What I got from it is that governments at all levels produce/create/foment enormous amounts of controversy.

I love you!

G

Kirk Jusko said...

Was Casey's head loaded with THOSE images? No wonder the poor girl shook with alarm!

Erin O'Brien said...

The vid is brilliant commentary to me. I love the way it uses tiny snippets of contrasting footage, and the juxtaposition of the music and accompanying real sound.

But garrett, I wouldn't say it means this or that, I view it as a collection put together by someone who chose to include McVeigh and the toppling Hussein statue and the dancing and Lewinsky and ... and ... and ... and ... and throw them all into the same pot.

The ingredients are the key to any montage footage and I think this recipe works magnificently.

To me, it's sardonic commentary on who we were and who we are, with a wry wink about who we might be delivered via the lyrics.

There is more, I could deconstruct every snippet, but why bother? Watch it yourself again. I love this YouTube.

Toby said...

Best commentary ever... Okay, it's good. The crying "Indian" was some Italian guy. The tear drop(s) was recycled. Green before it was green to be green. ;-)