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 Everything is rehearsal. I'm excited about a lot of things about this show, and this devising process is unlike anything I've done, so my relationship to this show it going to be a new one. We watch a lot of stuff, but this is a pretty great music video and also a dangerously catchy song.  

Miike Snow, "Genghis Khan"

(This is pretty much entirely about the video and secondarily catchiness, but when I was thinking about that, I started thinking about the lyrics.  Now I'm finding it kind of interesting that, while in does play into a sort of normal/normally squicky to me idea of possessiveness/jealousy, it does so while explicitly acknowledging that acting that way is "selfish" and "obscene." He categorizes it as Genghis Khan behavior, which seems to potentially imply uneven expectations of monogamy, which goes further into the potentially sexist territory, but also -- to make assumptions about how the singer feels about Genghis Khan -- seems to recognize that it's backwards, irrational, and not really healthy, but still the way he feels.  Which I can appreciate.  Sometimes we need to acknowledge the things we feel even if we know they're problematic or unhealthy.  And I did my fair share of glamorizing possessive/jealous behavior in my day.  I don't know if the overall effect glamorizes it or not, but I think it's ultimately slightly more interesting than the vapid pop jealousy I initially read it as.)

Date: 2017-05-05 08:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kihou
That is quite a video.

Date: 2017-05-05 09:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kihou
Am I too predicable? Do I need to vary my commenting styles more? ^_^

Date: 2017-05-06 12:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kihou
I guess here I'm meaning that it surprised me in a cool way and seemed evocative but I wasn't sure what exactly to make of it.

Alternate response: "If you love someone, set them free. And don't shoot them with a death laser."

Date: 2017-05-06 10:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kihou
I feel like the sound reminds me a bit of OK Go, incidentally.

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