Looks like they visualised Donovan’s Tin Soldier.
I like fruits.
No, it really doesn’t. It sounds like a bad parody full of shibboleth.
You’re mostly right. I think the video gestures toward hidden content, because it is is full of symbols, from start to finish. Their meaning however is never cleared up. Going by that, I asked if someone could decipher its meaning. Apparently no one can.
From there on we draw different conclusions: You (incl. most people here apparenly) think there is no meaning, no story behind it and the video stands by itself as a decorative or impressionist piece of art.
I think that the use of symbols contradicts that take. If I were to draw the number 666 very prettily on a piece of paper you still wouldn’t assume I just did it for the nice looks. Similarly the symbols used in this video have had a meaning well before this was made.
- Conjoined snakes (eternity)
- A devil inside another being (possession)
- Eye connection with an owl (wisdom)
- Licking a head on a stake (loss)
And so on. I don’t know what meaning they are supposed to form together. Neither do you. I would like to know the meaning. You draw the conclusion that there cannot be any meaning, because you cannot see any.
So it would seem that most people here are not just intellectually lazy, but also too bloody bigheaded to even consider the possibility that there might be something they overlooked. And so my question for the meaning becomes an insult to these people. And rightfully so.
How many sock puppets do you entertain to vote up your own retarded comments such as this one?
What I actually said is that Lack of understanding + Saying that you like it = Pretension.
Presuming of course that there is something to understand. But this video very clearly tries to tell a story. What’s it about?
Of course you can just like it for the style. But that’s pretentious. Worse, you might end up “liking” things that you don’t actually like. Because the worst ideas sometimes come with a lot of style. You get me?
Well it’s not an explanation of the video, but it’s an honest opinion I guess.
I asked to have it explained to me. Reading comprehension, my friend. You need it.
That being said, where is: Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math? (http://vimeo.com/22379296)
So are you saying that you get the Fleet Foxes video, Steregum? Then please explain it to me.
Otherwise I’d have to say that putting something on your favourite list, that you don’t understand smacks of pretentiousness.
Not that any of what the director wanted was in the song to boot, but it sounds like your typical indie artist thing to say, that he was standing outside of the mainstream and this work is about true feelings and authenticity, when the video itself looks like a fashion commercial. And greenlit shots of mouths and people fucking isn’t intimacy either.