Xeni Jardin at 12:25 pm Tue, Feb 26, 2013
Very cute. It’s not exactly Cirque Du Soliel’s “LOVE” – but cute
The camera constantly circling the table is a bit troubling.
PS – wonder if the creators of this video are aware of the film “Across the Universe”
which strings together dozens of Beatles songs and lyrical fragment? It’s one
of the better Beatles remix/mashup/re-tellings I’ve seen and almost too clever
for its own britches
The failed movie “All This And World War Two” from the mid-70s also did this sort of
“Beatle splicing” to form a somewhat cohesive narrative
PSS – The Troubadour Players in Los Angeles (The Troubies) also do this sort of thing
to great comic effect. They generally mix themed pop music over Shakespearian plays,
with titles like “MUCH A DOOBIE BROTHERS ABOUT NOTHING” – LITTLE DRUMMER BOWIE”
and “FLEETWOOD MACBETH” – etc. Good musical satire is hard to find.
Speaking as someone who tries to commit it, from time to time: Good musical satire is hard, period.
Not one of their more successful attempts.
I think my biggest gripe is that it makes very little use of CDZA’s musical strengths. But also, by throwing us directly into the argument it gives us very little reason to care about it; I find I don’t particularly want to know or listen to either of these people.
Its not surprising that songs which were written as part of an argument could be used for an argument.
A world where people communicate only through snippets of Beatles songs? Never have I seen a more horrifying conception of Hell!
It would be like living in an elevator.
Wow, that was really awful.
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Together at last.
I am in Hawaii, working and exploring and writing—and, for the first time in my life, swimming in the ocean. Not just playing in the water, but I mean, really swimming.
Update: Thanks for the stickers!
Yo, Boston! I'm doing an appearance tonight at Harvard Books, and as luck would have it, I spilled a cup of coffee on my laptop this morning and killed it.
Rob Beschizza at 11:47 am Tue, Feb 26, 2013
Together at last.
Xeni Jardin at 11:28 am Tue, Feb 26, 2013
Cory Doctorow at 11:21 am Tue, Feb 26, 2013