Monday, September 5, 2016

Entertainment from a Distant Universe

Buckethead-Soothsayer/Meta-Matic(A+ audio! 4K VideoFront Row) 2016-Lincoln Theater 5/13/2016

Some videos, like this one of Buckethead for instance, come off as uploads from a distant galaxy. Yes, we can make out humanoid forms and humanmade-like objects and music, but…

Somehow, too, the creators of these pieces manage to sneak English language, or some approximation or translations of it, into there, too. But still, videos like this, come off as SO strange and alien.
And, perhaps, too, that a good part of the intention of the producers of these pieces. There’s an attempt to create something weird, seeing weird as a legitimate and desirable aesthetic. Take Buckethead, for instance. Yes, that’s a guy with a cardboard Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket on top of his head, like some sort of hat for a playful retard…

Other examples of this category may not be so intentional, though. They may come off as wayward items from Bizzaro World, although the folks who created or posted them thought they were flat out normal.
And then there’s that third possibility, that the genuine article, videos truly from another dimension,  has shown and is posted somewhere in the vast expanse of the YouTube mindscape.
A famous, in its day, but just about totally forgotten now, ‘flying saucer movie’ of the ‘50s ends with the narrator’s voice over imploring the audience, “Every one of you listening to my voice, tell the world, tell this to everybody wherever they are. Watch the skies. Everywhere. Keep looking. Keep watching the skies.”

I’d like to offer a corollary so that we can prepare ourselves for any onslaught of cultural impact brought about by alien videos from other dimensions that may find their way to our screens… Pass the word, keep browsing those playlists! Monitor YouTube for suspicious posts! Keep viewing! Keep clicking that mouse!

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