Wednesday, April 15, 2009

ska?

Need something to cure yourself of sourpus' earworm? Try this...



Honestly I don't mean to poke fun at Christian rock. It's the production design, It's the rug, it's the pink lighting, it's the fancy dance moves...

23 comments:

ejaydee said...

Oh yeeeaaah!

ejaydee said...

The glasses and the dresses too...

ejaydee said...

Zap!

sourpus said...

Only one question...why on Earth would you not want to poke fun at Christian rock?? Shooting be-barrelled fish, perhaps?

Anyway, its not like you'd be attacking Christianity per se, or the people who choose to believe in it...only perhaps the cheesey way certain of the more modernity- conscious, superprofit-making Churches have parlayed the folkie, yoof-friendly acoustic guitar and tambourine of yore into an air guitar-friendly, U2-light, thus adding to the 'message' the requisite percentages of weightiness, continuity and, at the same time, general 'now'ness.

(In fact, if you watch the video I have posted - not that I can recommend it - you may also notice how the thing is edited; there are plenty of older people in that huge audience, but they are never featured and remain very much shadowy presences in the background. I wonder why??)

Its hard for me not to mutter 'Lets get em young, spaketh the accountants!' to myself...

No offence mind.

sourpus said...

Mind you, steenbeck..your post IS stupendous! If all Christian Rock were really like this..i'd probably be able to stand it..very briefly, anyway.

"J-j-j-Jesus"

Banging thou art.

ejaydee said...

Quick preview of Mos Def:
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=55090150

steenbeck said...

Oh I can't wait. His first album was one of the best by anyone ever + he has to know his last 2 disappointed a lot of people = this one is probably going to be amazing.

Sourpus, I just didn't want to offend anyone. Which is why I didn't post Estus Pirkle's vision of heaven...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1paYhEDFQIw
I like how he says "Does that excite you!!" and then they cut to the zombified (but very spiffy) audience.

Blimpy said...

japanther - http://www.fluxblog.org/2009/04/it-was-difficult-to-say

Japanther said...

Thanks a lot for that Blimpy - what do you reckon? Definitely a little different, but I really like it. Super-indie, with the requisite Svenonious yelps!

Blimpy said...

@japanther - I liked it - I'm a big fan of back-and -forth male/female vocals. Oh yes.

ToffeeBoy said...

Rankin' Jehosephat! This is pure genius, steenbeck!

nilpferd said...

Say, Steen- do you think Estus needs, like, some planning help up there? I mean, 500 000 times bigger than New York city is really stupendous, I'd gladly help out with choosing kitchenware, putting in a patio or an extension, giving them some advice on fire regulations, that sort of thing. If you'd maybe put in a word, I'd be very grateful..

And I hate to break it to you all, but Sonseed is LIP SYNCHING!!! OK, they aren't really "synching". But they cheated Jesus, man- how low can you get?!

TracyK said...

Having had two whole days of teaching ruined by a Christian rock band playing in the hall next door to my room last term, I can't stand Christian rock. I took a group in just to find our what their methods were and I was pretty horrified. I stood at the back, arms folded and grinding my teeth. Luckily, most of our kids are godless little creatures.

steenbeck said...

Nilpferd, as an architect I'm sure you appreciated the accuracy of all of his measurements. (vis a vis NYC). I think if you pause the video, you can probably put some tracing paper up to the screen and make some architectural drawings for your next building venture.

steenbeck said...

Oh, and I regret to inform you that they don't need fire regulations in heaven. They all wear flame retardent polyester!

ejaydee said...

Well I for one m pretty excited by this heaven thing, how can I get me some of that sweet celestial action?

steenbeck said...

Well, Ejaydee, you have to look deep deep within your soul and ask yourself, seriously, reflectively...do you own a plaid polyester pants suit and some thick black plastic rimmed glasses. If yes...You're in!!!!!!

ejaydee said...

But all my suits are leather! Does that get me to purgatory at least?

steenbeck said...

OOh, I think with the leather suits they make you sweat in hell. But it's got to be more fun than Estus Pirkle's heaven. Where's RR? If that sonofwebcore with his strong & critical language got it all cancelled, I'll....I'll.... be very sad.

ejaydee said...

RR
RR
RR
RR
RR,
reveal yourself!

ejaydee said...

I'm magic baby!

steenbeck said...

Aw, thanks, Ejaydee.

nilpferd said...

Steen, there are MANSIONS up there! There's like, kilometers of PVC laminate "wood" veneer, thousands of fur lined toilet seats, tonnes of baroque furniture and endless vistas of velvet curtains just waiting for someone to discard their smouldering Davidoff.
And I already copied the plans, but I used my mechanical autosketcher.. tracing paper!! Pfff....