It's that time of the week when I usually post a music video dating to the '80s, but, lest you think I wallow in nostalgia all the time, I will post a music video from the current century. I had been toying with the idea of posting an old video to rekindle the old political fervor *after a terrible week (capped off by Chuck Schumer wussing-or selling- out in terrible fashion), but, it being 5:45AM EST, it's time for something mellow. One of my favorite releases in 2009 was Bell X1's The Great Defector, an interesting confection of clever wordplay, tight vocal harmonies, and creative instrumentation- a sound that has been likened to that of Talking Heads. All that being said, I am not posting that video, but one for 2005's Rocky Took a Lover. The melancholy beauty of the song, combined with the gorgeous/grotesque animation of the video (the multi-eyed sphere which makes its debut at 1:48 looks like something out of an early Ramsey Campbell Lovecraft pastiche), makes for perfect listening in the frosty pre-dawn hours.
*Rest assured, I will post this video in the future... that song, as well as this one, cannot be posted on teh t00bz often enough.