4.21.2006

I TRY AND I TRY AND I TRY AND I TAKE A NAP AND I TRY SOME MORE


(Matt & Kim "welcome home" show today, friday, with crazy-fun guys Death Set, and Meneguar: 626 Broadway, 2nd floor)

the Village Voice follows up the "no duh" school of journalism with a story about how cops don't like it when you take photos of them. especially when they are doing something wrong. watching the detectives. i've had my fair share of these sort of run-ins with the police while documenting the arrests during Critical Mass. i was able to hop and dance enough to their liking to avoid getting hauled in. But it was still unnerving to have a cop look me in straight the face and say "i can arrest you for whatever i want." proven. no argument there.

and the previously mentioned Jack White Coca Cola ad is actually just a knock-off of this japanese music video. who says that advertising isn't full of interesting stolen ideas? thanks Nick, for the tip-off.
*UPDATE: since i've been getting emails about this, i'll state what's in the comments. both videos were done by the same director, in the vein of the Postal Service video VS Apple's commerical. so yeah, mystery solved. although it begs the question, why repeat yourself?

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MP3:

smooth, slung, slow, slippin' it in. . . Brother Reade.

• Brother Reade - The Marcie Song

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6 comments:

  1. New hardcore french writer:

    "Idéologiquement Cash/Chiotte

    L'aplat de niaiseries répandu sur le texte a empêché de dévoiler la puissance colérique des propos en général. Une sorte de philosophie en parfaite adéquation avec l'époque. Ni avant-garde, ni conservatisme."

    To be continued: http://hirsute.hautetfort.com

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  2. i think they were done by the same director. so as far as knock-off... maybe not.

    i havent done a world of research, because i dont really care, but the coke video was directed by some japanese director.

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  3. hmmmm, i wonder if that makes it like that Postal Service video that was then duplicated shot-for-shot by the same directors for that Apple commercial?

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  4. A while back I looked into the work of Nagi Noda, the Japanese Director in question. It turns out she did do both videos; I don't think Michel Gondry was involved. Although enjoy some of the work she has done, it is always surrounded by questions of authenticity. But then again, was Picasso *inspired* by Braque or what? Art is contagious. I guess this could be the angle of the interview if we ever chose to do one. If anything, both of these videos remind me of paintings that show a person in various stages of motion: swimming, diving, and sunbathing like Cezanne's Bathers at the Met

    I especially like the Yuki video because they had to round up hundreds of look-a-likes and have ‘em stand still for the entire shoot. Imagine kicking back with a hundred extras that look like you.

    That's a wrap!

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  5. yeah, i guess it's hard to steal from yourself. but it does beg the question why repeat yourself?

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