Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Genuinely Surprised Someone Hasn't Used This for a Music Video Yet

So, I was watching this Jenny Lewis video, and thought about all the cultural detritus out there that has not been recycled and re-presented to the public. Normally, I don't care for this sort of thing, but Jenny Lewis riffing on Hee Hawseems like such a good fit, I have decided to let this video into my heart:

But watching it made me realize that one of the greatest, ripest, most tantalizing music videos of this sort has YET TO BE MADE. I am, of course, referring to the Lonely Goatherd sequence in the Sound of Music.

Why hasn't someone (*cough cough* Spike Jonze? *cough cough* Gwen Stefani? *cough cough* Basement Jaxx?) made a music video where the kids put on a nice little marionette show set to an ultra-aggressive contemporary song of some sort. Seriously, don't you all want to see the pixilated image of some lonely goat giving you an obscene hand gesture? That is worth at least three MTV Video Awards right there.

The music video concept is gold. Someone out there should do it. That way, I'll feel smug for posting it on my blog even though the idea is pretty obvious.

1 comment:

alex said...

The inclusion of Sarah Silverman makes the video.