“Crazy” music video
Earlier in the week I linked to the Cee-Lo and Dangermouse’s “Crazy” being performed at Top of the Pops. Well, I saw the music video for the song and I am blown away. So far, probably the best video I have seen in 2006. You would think watching ink blots for about 4 mins could get tedious but the visual language developed with the graphics is both genius and wonderfully addictive. And as ideas there are somewhat too literal but because of the fluidity of the ink blot graphics, it just works. There is a surprise around every corner/blot. The tone never takes itself too seriously yet alludes to mental illness in all its darkness. And Dangermouse, what can I say? He is easily one of the most intriguing musicians around.
Watch it (it is a stream, so be patient)
Update: DeK provided two extra links for those who can’t wait for the stream. First one is at YouTube but it has a major glitch in the middle and the overall quality sucks. DeK Also uploaded the video to Putfile, better than YouTube worse than stream. But you can download the file here: on right hand corner, click triangle facing down, choose “save as Quicktime movie.” (Thanks DeK)
There is another unofficial “Crazy” video also floating around YouTube. I had seen it before (before I realized Dangermouse was involved) and I thought “great song, sucky video.”
Update 2: Here is a link to a blog where the song is available for download. There is also a cover version of the song (the albums is not released yet!!). Sadly with most MP3 blogs, these links don’t last for too long so grab them when you can.