For the next two days, the band Muse will be playing two dates in NYC's Madison Square Garden. As much as I like the band (my first introduction to them was hearing Starlight on the local college radio station), I didn't even attempt to get tickets because I don't dig seeing shows in huge venues. My rule of thumb for concert venues is that I don't want to "see" a band in a setting so big that I couldn't bean the lead singer with a thrown beer bottle if I were the sort of asshole who'd throw a beer bottle at anyone, much less someone I'd be willing to pay money to see. MSG is entirely too big a venue for me to bother seeing anyone play.
That being said, Muse is responsible for one of the most awesome music videos ever made... a spoof of gloriously trashy low-budget action movies, spaghetti westerns, kung fu movies, and films about robots. Billed as a cheesy foreign action film, much like the hilarious Italian Spiderman, Muse's Knights of Cydonia, which comes across like a film adaptation of Encounter Critical, is so amazingly cheesy that it should get the big-screen treatment:
In the midst of all the madcap goofballery, my favorite part is the gratuitous blasting of a desert shrub around the "1:10" mark... cracks me up every time. Somebody really, really needs to make this into a full length feature film.