Talk about stumbling on something either extremely cool or extremely stupid. I was browsing thru (or through for the UK readers) the video aspect of the web using Stumbleupon. On comes a video for a band or artist with the most ridiculous name I think I’ve ever seen. What got me started into the song? The title.
For a moment I began to wonder if it was some crazy religious person doing a song to capture young minds. Then I realized it wasn’t that. A vast majority of the song is listing out tons of things mostly bad some good. I think I get the fact that it’s using reverse psychology about the bad stuff. Though it would get a little confusing if the good were also reverse psychology.
The beauty of the message is that they want you to think for yourself.
The message contained within is actually very brilliant. The irony inside is also funny. A song that exclaims it’s not cool to put out repetitive songs – and that’s exactly what this song is, repetitive. Who thought you could get a lesson in life from a techno song. Lessons abound within this song and yet it doesn’t actually feel cheesy.
Speaking of working on a song and not making it feel cheesy, that is the task at hand for a co-writer and I. We have been working on a song where the music is really strong, the lyrics are quite original and cool. However the execution of the two aren’t gelling. Thus it’s making a good idea come across as cheesy. That’s a tough place to be in.
That’s why something like Thou Shalt Always Kill can be inspiring. I get that Dan probably doesn’t sit around wondering if it’s going to be cheesy, or maybe he does. Either way, there’s a plethora of production going on that makes it very interesting and reduces the cheese factor.
Unfortunately I couldn’t find this for sale stateside. Thus you’ll have to enjoy the video until it expires.
In the meantime, I suspect that a song like this would have religious groups up in arms. As it should be.