Wednesday, April 11, 2007

No Heaven

A few weeks ago, I had a few minutes to kill—I think we were getting ready to leave, and I was just waiting for Andrea—so I turned on the TV to MuchMusic. When you only have a minute or two, there’s no point in watching anything other than music videos, right?

Anyway, I turned it on, and happened to see the video for No Heaven, by Maxime Morin, aka Champion. I’d heard this song on the radio, a few times, and I like it. There’s something about its simplicity, and yet, because it’s being played, instead of looped, the guitar part sounds different all the way through, not repetitive. So I was interested in the video, and, frankly, it mesmerised me.

If you haven’t seen it, you can view it on YouTube. I get the feeling, when watching it, that there’s a point to it, that I just don’t get. Something just out of my mental reach. It has a bunch of loops of people dancing, yes, but it seems that there’s more of a method to the madness than just looped people dancing. (And the counter that keeps getting superimposed probably has a meaning, too…)

All in all, I think this is a video that fits the song perfectly. I’ve only seen it twice, though—once on MuchMusic, and once on YouTube, when I was looking it up for this post—so maybe if I watch it a few more times, I’ll suddenly have a eureka moment, and figure out what it’s all about.

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