Dogs, Mad Dogs and Englishmen

DOGS

You gotta hand it to that indie rock band OK-GO. I’d earlier placed two of their videos – the amazingly innovative one with an elaborate arrangement of dominoes & the one known as the ‘Treadmill song.’ They’re in this post: https://gipsygeek.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/this-too-shall-pass/

OK-GO’s videos are made with no computer effects and shot in one take. And their latest one released three days ago is a real heart-warmer.  They took almost 100 takes of the sequence and the one released for the video is the 72nd take.

Since writing my last post, and since the time I’d seen the videos of the truth behind fur (Saltationism of Silliness), I’d been saddened and horrified for days and nights on end. Somewhere, the repulsion at that injustice still stays within. How can people who endorse and work for fur be so cruel?  So watching this video this week was truly heart-warming. And a much needed laugh. Dogs – those devoted, trusting brown-eyed givers of unconditional love.  Take a gander. Or rather, a sniff and a woof:

*woof*

MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN

Mad dogs and Englishmen may go out in the midday sun, but my favourite rock band would rather venture out in the dark side of the moon. If the above two videos were not so much for the music itself but only for the imagination of choreography with dancing dogs, and the second for the out-of-usual-context presence and pleasant shock of seeing the Tennis world’s No. 1 player doggy-styling artistically choreographed poses, this one is mainly for its timeless music and lyrics. One of my all time top favourite songs that I can hear over and over and over again. From the group whose quality and innovation has been as consistent and staunch as the proverbial metaphor of the English bulldog.

Time. Turbulent. Tenacious. Timeless.

 

Breathe, breathe in the air
Don’t be afraid to care
Leave, but don’t leave me
Look around
Choose your own ground

Long you live and high you fly
And smiles you’ll give and tears you’ll cry
And all you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be…..

Run, rabbit run
Dig that hole, forget the sun
And when at last the work is done
Don’t sit down
It’s time to dig another one.

(excerpt from Pink Floyd ‘Breathe’ Album Dark Side of the Moon)

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The timeless giver of unconditional love : D-O-G

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