I was listening to CJAM just now, as you do, and I heard Jan on I Wear White Jeans mention he was going to play something off of my new album. I wondered what song he might pick, and this is what he said: “Kind of wish I’d cued up the track ‘Ass Dildos’…but instead we’re going to hear ‘Everyone You Love Is Dead’.”
I pretty much lost my shit laughing. Something about hearing someone say “Ass Dildos” on the radio cracks me up.
Also, I forgot what a cool music video this is. I remember seeing it a few times on television when it first came out back in 1998. So I would have been in grade nine. I remember thinking, “That sounds like Thom Yorke” (turned out it was). I also remember feeling a little unsettled, and like it kind of went over my head.
I caught it again on TV a few nights back, for probably the first time since then, and twelve years later I’m still not sure I understand what the message is behind it, but I “feel” it in a way I couldn’t back then. I think it’s kind of sad that advancements in technology have supposedly given so many new tools to us, and yet, by and large, the music videos we’re making today are pathetic drivel. If aliens one day visited earth and their first exposure to us was to see a modern music video, iIthink they would probably just vaporize us all on sight. There’s so much that can be done with the art form and, sadly, very few doing anything with it that’s worth half a shit.
But hey, this video is cool!