Thursday, March 11, 2010

OK Go 2 - This Too Shall Pass

Miserere sez:

I ****ing LOVE OK Go! Their songs aren't the best (still very good) but their attitude is plain brilliant. Refreshing is maybe a better word. They exemplify "fun", the antithesis of rap artists or drug-fuelled rock'n'roll.

This particular song is a favourite of mine, and I play it many mornings while getting dressed to put myself in a good mood. I prefer this other version (also with a fun video) [see here.]

As for the current video, not only did they get the whole chain reaction organised, they had it performing to the beat of the song (those bottles being played were golden), and they included many references to past videos of theirs. If anyone wants to spend a fun hour, watch their old videos on YouTube (they're all highly original) and then rewatch the chain reaction. How many references can you catch?

I'll shut up now.

I also have a weakness for people who can have fun with art. There's just a limit to how long you can stand writhing in angst about the human condition.


Kent McManigal said...

It's why I love "They Might Be Giants". Fun, goofy, yet oddly brain-stimulating at the same time.

Michael Burton said...

Are you telling me my entire lifetime of writhing in angst about the human condition has been wasted?

Heck! Darn, darn, DARN!!!

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Nah, I'm sure it's good for the economy, seeing all the shit we buy trying to make ourselves feel better. :-)