Mike Skinner’s given us one video that made us cry and one that didn’t since he got all mature and stuff on Everything Is Borrowed. “On The Edge Of A Cliff” is like the Streets MC’s personal Paolo Coehlo story, being visited by a wise old man and getting a pep talk on survival just as he was ready to end it all, and its Big Meaning anecdote is portrayed here powerfully by some simple juxtaposition: Mike had a life changing conversation, but the change was subtle; dude’s still hanging with his mates and building home studios after it. By the end, though, he has grown a beard and is dreaming of hanging out on cliffs to pay it forward, so maybe the ascetic-sage lifestyle brand isn’t too far off after all.

Everything Is Borrowed is out via 679/Vice.

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Comments (6)
  1. Can anyone believe this guy hasn’t shot himself yet?

  2. owencafe  |   Posted on Apr 7th, 2009 0

    …so Mike Skinner became Bon Iver or a fleet fox by the end of the video?

  3. Tom  |   Posted on Apr 7th, 2009 0

    He needs to get a dubstep producer on board.

  4. thanks!!

    stole it and linked your blog. perhaps a good read for some.

    gon put it on my blogroll.

    http://schakkerhart.com/2009/04/mike-skinner-on-the-edge-of-a-cliff-new-video/

    best
    toxik kargoll

  5. @tom

    right. he told he gon play around with electro. i trust him enough to hope hell get into dubstep or something. okay im not sure if dubstep + skinner would even sound good if i think about it…

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