The most provocative music video I've seen in a *long* time...
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(recorded 4/27/06 @ 6:17:21 AM)
This is actually more like Utter Sarcasm material, but I wanted to expand on my thoughts of this video a bit more, and the current US doesn't let you do "read more" entries. Because someone is lazy/busy. And that someone is me.
The following is a music video by a band called Supercar and their song "Be." They are quite obviously Japanese:
(Note: there is one second of slightly NSFW content. You will survive. It's well worth it, and it's really nothing terrible.)
Translation of the text, for your better understanding, though it's pretty self-explanatory if you pay attention:
Father that I owe so much to
Mother that I owe so much to
Sister that I owe so much to
Friend's friend's friend
Boss at work
Local convienient store clerk
Ikitsuki faily restaurant's waitress
Nurse from hospital
The taxi driver from yesterday
That foreign guy that asked me directions
The girl I did once
THe guy that did me once
That couple I see frequently
Alien I owe so much to
Porn star I owe so much to
That J-Leager from the Mariners
**'I owe so much to' is not really a direct translation, but there really isn't an equivalent I can think of in english. Also, I might be wrong in translation here and there - my kanji aint as good as it should be. â€”YouTube translator comment guy.
I absolutely love how this video is done. I love how each character doesn't even react until it's their own turn (exception being the mother at the beginning) and I love that the entire video feels like it's in its own world, where something like this could happen, there would be no recourse, and it'd be just exactly how it is. To say nothing about how "thrilled" the protagonist is that "J Leager" helped him out with his wife, subtitles of:
Doesn't do a goddamn thing.
Like she's an idiot.
Piece of shit."
during her flashback.
I think the video just... works. The gunman's expression, and the soon-to-be-victim's complete forfeiture of experience. They know there's nothing to be done. This is how it is. It evinces thoughts of "The Lottery", on a larger scale, and without the revolt at the end. Presumably, this man is a soccer player, and yet such a simple task, he fails at. He can't possibly desire for *all* of the victims to die, but it's obvious he hates his boss and doesn't at all mind.
I just love how he walks calmly up to the bin of soccer balls, feet away from the gunman, and grabs ball after ball, for it's all he can do.
What do you think?
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