Posted by gregor on Sunday, December 8th, 2013
well, i guess it’s that time of year again? everyone compiling and overthinking their best of the year lists. hey, trust me, i am not above the whole overthinking aspect, but in this case, my favorite video of the year, its simple. no overthinking, or second guessing at all. public enemy has been in my life my 25 years, if you want all the gory details on my love for them just hit the “public enemy” tag at the bottom of this post and go from there. either way, the message in this song is simple, and never in a hundred years would i think that chuck d would be the one laying it out better than anyone, or actually write a song about it. this shit, twitter, facebook, this website, this tablet, this smartphone, etc, etc, etc, its all fleeting. not saying all of this technology is not awesome, cause it is, and i have met a lot of awesome people because of it, but when it becomes your life, then we got a problem. im guilty, and im pretty sure most of us are. i have zero doubt that other videos were released this year that are requiring “think pieces,” which is probably the most annoying thing ever – “think pieces” that is, but i know some have gotten to a point where its more important to tell people how to feel rather than feeling the music themselves. admittedly, this song has made me mist up a bit, its the music, the message, coupled with the visuals, and here is my favorite video of the year.
the evil empire of everything was released last year, but this video was released in january….
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