I want a lot of soap like that. So yeah, video's weird, but I like it? Well, it's better than Blue Imelda's video.
I can understand that it's hard to like something so dizzying and disconnected, but every time I hum the first few lines of "Blue Imelda" (which ends up being pretty often...), I can't help but think about that bizarre backward film sequence where the sock moves up the girl's hair. And then I think of her gagging herself. And tying the sock in her mouth. God damn. It's such a disturbing mess. I love it.
With the similar film quality, "LTOHS" reminds me of "Blue Imelda" so much, and that means I have to throw my support behind it. (Was the director the same? I know it's in the boards somewhere, but I'm too lazy/tipsy to search for it right now...) I know it's pretty senseless as far as storyline goes, but I really appreciate that it could have had a very typical, cinematic indie-label video that literally interprets the progression of the song or has some nice old-style animation, but I think it's damn bold to have taken the first post-release single and made kind of a big, inaccessible fuck-off out of it.
One of the YouTube comments was...
"Owen's my favourite soloist but this is the sort of thing you make when you're bored, with your friends..."
Oh, absolutely! It's pretty lame that highest resolution I'll see this at is 300x300, though.
Is the idea behind this digital release that people who wouldn't buy an album would try a single song? I really think that's alienating to the established fan base, i.e. us. As slow and frustrating as Blocks could be, I miss their regard for the creation of a special package. I guess a 180 gram double 45" full length and multiple vinyl singles is a lot to ask from any label, but still...
Last Edit: Mar 30, 2010 13:33:08 GMT -5 by JackAltman