It's Friday night and I just finished the first installment of Homo Escapeons; The Ass End Of Man...*sigh...From Chimps To Chumps.
Directly across the back lane a Raccoon is woefully chattering inside the trap that was set a few hours ago.
There are a few flakes of snow fluttering down.
I take a sip of my cocktail, put my bigass headphones on, and zip over to YouTube to listen to the Australian band that Geoff plugged..Empire Of The Sun
...here it is WE ARE THE PEOPLE
I was quite unprepared for such a luscious haunting chorus and eye-catching characters..all wrapped up in a trippy peyote induced video.
It was weird because I had just watched an excellent documentary on the quest to decipher the 800 Mayan hieroglyphs on NOVA ..they of course were the BIG empire of the Western World and plus the costumes and death masks in the video were well timed.
I had just posed with one of them in Mexico a few weeks ago. What timing to have all the religious imagery and ritual pageantry of meso-america in the video..
it's weird how things happen in clusters.
Awesome song..great on it's own, great creative characters..think Mayan Priest influenced by Adam Ant & Boy George, truly gorgeous scenery both in the desert & the jungle, and most of all that quirky edge thingamabob that you just can't put your finger on, but you know that it works and it's uber-kewl.
You don't quite know if the visuals mirror the lyrics or if that even matters..whatevah..it's ART!
It is supposed to inspire and transport you and I jumped onboard from the getgo and loved every second of it...and that chorus..
Thanks Geoff..great tip.