On Trial For Laziness
by Dan
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I've been working on these since Sunday night, pretty much straight through to now. Sorry they weren't up sooner in the day, this heat, this heat is hot, wet, slow.

Parenthetical Girls - "The Weight She Fell Under" (visual)

Warning: not for everyone. also credit to Adam Beck for some footage, and thanks to the hundred unnameable photographers from google image search.

This whole song is breathing, heaving. The whole album is terrifying, harrowing, flower-wrought. Get it. [Buy]


Holy Fuck - "Tone Bank Jungle" (visual)

Warning: huge file

It's trying to get at you. the glass, the speakers, they're not impermeable. [Buy]


also, happy birthday Monica. and I'll see you in a few weeks.

Posted by Dan at July 12, 2006 4:55 PM

the holy fuck video is fantastic - i could feel the light breathing.

the parenthetical girls video is, in one word, haunting. it made gore seem delicate and beautiful, and yet it was still gore - it will stick with me for a while.

Posted by Anonymous at July 13, 2006 9:48 AM

Gil- Hey Dan, why isn't anyone commenting?

Marc- I think that makes Dan uncomfortable.

Gil- I liked in the first video where there was blood.

Marc- I don't know I didn't watch them.

Posted by gil and marc at July 13, 2006 9:28 PM

I can't really say it any better than the first commenter. haunting, that's the best word to describe this parenthical girls video.
wonderful job, yet again. thank you.

Posted by Tom at July 15, 2006 6:33 AM

Whoa... where did this video come from?!?!

Posted by Zac at July 15, 2006 3:39 PM

Hey Zac. I made it for you! I was going to email you. It's completely illegal and unauthorized...I hope you don't mind.

Posted by dan at July 15, 2006 4:30 PM

"the weight she fell under" starts in a very great step and the little boat on concrete are nice ideas but it gets kind of tedious with the same sort of effects over and over again... first commenter is right though gore does look somehow lessened and beautiful in the video, just expected a bit more gore I guess :)

Posted by Moka at July 17, 2006 12:59 AM

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