I am going to be on the plane most of the day, but before I board, may I suggest this video from the
Swedish Chicago band Ok Go?
It’s not like anything I have ever seen before. It is astonishing, in a very low key, very low tech, utterly wacky, entirely brilliant way.
So the Letterman-Schaeffer question: "is this something or is it nothing?" What new developments in contemporary culture does this portent? It’s kind of like syncronized swimming without the swimming? Rock and roll has always made a near fetish of being more rough than ready, more chaotic than formed. And this most be one of the reasons this video is such arresting (and arrested), so genre busting, so sincere on the one hand, so ridiculous on the other.
Here is YouTube acting as our periscope on a world that might otherwise passed right over head.
See the video here.
Thanks to Leora Kornfeld for this extraordinary find.