Sunday, 19 April 2009

Creepy but possibly awesome new Bat For Lashes video

Seriously, I can't decide if I like it or loathe it. As many people know, I am completely crazy about Natasha Khan and her slightly mystical kiiiiiinda Kate Bush-esque output. I love her headbands. I love her giant percussive stick. I do not love the album art for her recently released second album, Two Suns, but that's okay. Because it's been on repeat at my house (well, that and the aforementioned Pet Shop Boys song "Heart" with the video where vampire Sir Ian McKellen steals Neil Tennant's wife) and is awesome. Because I enjoy procrastinating, last Friday I watched the video for lead single "Daniel" instead of doing something else. This is the video in question. You see, when I was just starting high school, I was sleeping over at a friend's house and we were hanging out in the basement eating bad food and watching even badder TV. Jerry Springer came on and the episode was some screwed up variant on the Make-a-Wish thing, entitled "I Wanna Be a Porn Star." So Jerry, being the kindhearted fellow he is, sets this up for the lady and sends a camera crew to follow her on her path to this dream. Basically the theme of the porn she was working on was that an Earth Woman lands on a foreign planet where she meets some sexy aliens--but really they weren't sexy at all, they were kinda gross (DUH, it's porn) and my friend and I actually changed the channel and watched some lame movie instead. The weird black costumed dancers in the "Daniel" video look very similar to the porn aliens. You see my dilemma. So go ahead! Check out the song! But maybe minimize the window while the video plays. Unless of course, you're into that sort of thing.

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