David Lynch – Crazy Clown Time

25 06 2013

So a master of film has tried his hand at music. David Lynch’s inventive and surrealist presentation of the world has crossed into multi-artistic disciplines. Like, all of Lynch’s work there is plenty of room for personal exploration and interpretation. The song “Crazy Clown Time”, similarly gives the audience that voice. Do the characters convey some of Lynch’s childhood memories, or are they a contemporary commentary on the society that he perceives? Lynch’s authorial voice throughout reminders us that he is the ultimate puppet-master, director, God in his own world.  The music video itself seems  imperative when combined with the music. I shall leave the rest of the analysis to you. Weird and wonderful, strange and stimulating, I think the title says it all.

KB.

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David Bowie – Life on Mars

20 06 2013

 

This song is just so brilliantly crafted, presenting the darker side of society. Bowie uses the allegory of the young girl as a perfect vulnerable mould for humanity, ostracised and manipulated, controlled and constrained, disappointed with reality. Bowie is a pioneer for individuality and creative expression, he reflects on how we are perceived and how we perceive others. Through this song he creates a commentary on how cruel the world can be and how potentially that if there is life on mars, is it better than this? The music video is unbelievably striking; the white, blank canvas presents us with this bold, extravert, almost cartoon figure. He stands there with his orange hair, turquoise suit and different colourer eyes, staring, speaking, demanding our attention, engaging us. This song and video is truly astonishing conveying exactly why Bowie is such an icon.

I would highly recommend the BBC documentary entitled, David Bowie – Five Years. Which can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0214tj1

KB.

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