You gotta know the power of your quiet.
Was hoping this would be a full movie (saw the trailers before there was an IMDB page or duration for it), but it feels more like a collection of songs from the album tied together with a somewhat make-shift plot, than a story in its own regard. The moments from the trailer without music are some of the only moments of that kind, and the acting's not all perfect but... the music does help. It's a journey, real 'movie' or no.
I feel like this had potential to be so much more though. To be both a real movie and a real music video. Where the songs fit better in. Where they give things time and don't have the bits of acting more like skits between the tracks, but the tracks the occasional bits that really amplify the plot. Where they showcase the main character more so than MGK. Or have him act main character if he really wants to be the showcase.
In the end he and Travis are everywhere, and the actual story falls short. Gets sidelined. Comes second.
And I really wish he'd had a crowd at the end there. Depressing end or no. It's art. Simplified or no. Van Gogh or mo.
All I know is I don't know nothing.
This hybrid album/movie thing can be seen for free here btw.
And hey, first 2021 movie review right here.
rated 3.5/5: not bad at all
How about some Gorillaz again? With a dose in particular from their to me most memorable album of pre-millennium times. If they had any others.
I don't know about you but these guys always get me in a better mood. Somehow they make angst and melancholy all melodic and... somewhat soothing after all. And around this time I could use a round of this kind.
Ride through, the old and the new, the bold and the few, ride on...
Been posting a lot of depressing videos lately. Time for something hopeful!
Though I guess this is a glass half full/half empty kind of video.
Either you see how much you miss in each blink of an eye, or more so how much awesomeness is going on even in that most minuscule amount of time, that repeats itself so many a time throughout every single day!
And compared to that, how much awesomeness doesn't go on all the time your eyes are open?!
It's pretty awesome. Every blink. Pretty awesome.
- Bob Axell, inspired by this baggy satchel of thought-provoking act fuel.
(and that's when you hit play again and loop the shit out of ^)
Feelin' like I better do this too.
Go get it!