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January 04, 2005

video killed the radio star

sitting at work looking for some seu jorge mp3s to tide me over until i can get around to buying the life aquatic soundtrack.

at least i was until i got distracted.
i heard about the new interpol video for evil a week or so ago, but kept forgetting to check it out. and on my seu jorge search i stumbled across a reference to the new interpol video and said, "oh yah, let's check it out shall we?"
my god it's bad.
and i like interpol.
a lot.
it's just so ridiculously hokey.
and i know it's just a music video budget and that a lot of good people probably worked really hard on it. but really. it doesn't seem very interpol-ish at all. my theory is that they just didn't want to take time away from their neverending 4 year tour (which, by the way, they are touring again).
that or someone said, "hey i know this artist guy charlie white! he does work with these creepy puppets." to which someone else said, "sure why not, then we won't have to do anything."
charlie white may be an interesting photographer with a schtick, but this video just doesn't work well. c'est la vie i suppose. i didn't like it.

in order to cleanse the pallete, i had to watch a few other videos.

check out the new roots manuva collosal insight". not an amazing video, but i always like his style. strange that he has a puppet too...

also it's a hit from rilo kiley. fun animation. can't go wrong with light bright. perhaps you could even pretend it's a puppet...

okay now back to work slacker.

Posted by pocketpig at January 4, 2005 02:32 PM


hahaha Nice! I was trying to find Interpol's video so I could show a friend how lame it is. Oh well. Just wanted to let ya know I feel the EXACT same way about the video!

Posted by: Jason Pugh at January 10, 2005 11:28 PM

Way to completely miss the aesthetic value of the video. Next time I guess there should be more CG special effects and shots of the lead singer.

Posted by: Moo at February 9, 2005 02:30 AM

the video was great, something new entirely. i can't stand rock musicians and typical videos are of the band peacocking around. this one is actually art, like it or not, it is creative.

Posted by: rob anton at February 26, 2005 08:53 PM

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