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April 27, 2010

This must be what DPF’s dreams look like

Filed under: music — danylmc @ 11:29 am

The new M.I.A. video. Not safe for work, unless you work at Curia:

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19 Comments »

  1. All ready gone :(

    Comment by Jeff R — April 27, 2010 @ 12:25 pm

  2. Comment by hellonearthis — April 27, 2010 @ 12:27 pm

  3. Also http://miauk.com/

    Comment by Jeff R — April 27, 2010 @ 12:28 pm

  4. Comment by hellonearthis — April 27, 2010 @ 12:30 pm

  5. No matter how many of these over-art-directed and overbudgeted little wankfests one watches, real life still has a way of taking one by surprise.

    Comment by joe W — April 27, 2010 @ 12:30 pm

  6. i didn’t think there was a problem getting redheads to use public transport

    Comment by Neil — April 27, 2010 @ 1:40 pm

  7. I grabbed the song when it was leaked last week — M.I.A. sampling Suicide and sounding the like The Fall. Liked that.

    This clip’s pretty amazing too. It’s interesting the way music video is going. Doesn’t seem like a wankfest to me …

    Comment by Russell Brown — April 27, 2010 @ 3:33 pm

  8. Good for you. The only thing I found “impressive” about the clip were the production values. Everything else was totally derivative. Little M. Gavras pandering to teenage male splatterheads with a tired reworking of what his dad was justly famous for. Why no female gingas? When a formulaic “artist” like M.I.A. earns kudos for their uninspired pilfering of the work of others something’s wrong.

    Comment by joe W — April 27, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

  9. I think it’s a pretty indirect commentary on the killing of civilians by the Sri Lankan Government, where Tamil charges of “systematic genocide” abound.

    M.I.A has been pretty roundabout since the controversy surrounding ‘Sunshowers’, the video of which was pretty much an endorsement of the LTTE.

    Comment by George D — April 27, 2010 @ 4:14 pm

  10. what his dad was justly famous for.

    Is his dad the guy who made ‘Z’?

    Comment by danylmc — April 27, 2010 @ 4:14 pm

  11. Yes:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romain_Gavras

    Comment by joe W — April 27, 2010 @ 7:18 pm

  12. When a formulaic “artist” like M.I.A. earns kudos for their uninspired pilfering of the work of others something’s wrong.

    Formulaic? Really? I think she’s one of the most interesting artists of the past decade. Evs.

    Comment by Russell Brown — April 27, 2010 @ 11:24 pm

  13. Again, good for you. I find M.I.A’s music a lot less interesting than those whose work she actively promotes, and good on her for doing that.

    Comment by joe W — April 28, 2010 @ 1:14 am

  14. That was a bit gory.

    Does DPF not like red-heads because, by definition, they have hair?

    Comment by Guy Smiley — April 28, 2010 @ 5:06 am

  15. Guy, the red hair was a coloured herring. Their crime? They are all skinny.

    Comment by Clunking Fist — April 28, 2010 @ 1:35 pm

  16. And a rather intelligent commentary on the political meaning of the video.

    Comment by George D — April 29, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

  17. ..a rather intelligent commentary..

    “A genocide against red-headed people is unthinkable to us.”

    I dunno, didn’t we used to burn them for being witches or some shit? Not so unthinkable. Someone should strap Marc Ellis to a chair, and prop his eyelids open with toothpicks, and make him watch that about 7,000 times.

    Say “ginga” again, asshole. Go on…

    Comment by progger — April 29, 2010 @ 4:33 pm

  18. Oh.. M.I.A.’s pretty popular over at Hipster Run-off, if that helps.

    Comment by progger — April 29, 2010 @ 4:37 pm

  19. [gun shots]
    [audio sample of Barrack Obama + JFK]
    [inaudible yells by M.I.A., Santogold, Diplo, and Rye Rye]

    Do u think M.I.A. h8s gingers?
    If M.I.A.’s lyrics + message get too violent, will her music devolve into horrorcore?
    Is M.I.A. a juggalo?
    Which ginger would u wipe off the planet?
    What is ur favourite element of M.I.A. songs? The gun shots? The inaudible banter? The incoherent slang?
    Who is your least famous ginger person?
    Would yall rather get rid of albinos or get rid of gingers?
    Is M.I.A.’s album going to be the #1 album of 2k10?

    Comment by progger — April 29, 2010 @ 4:41 pm


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