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February 29, 2012 5:28 AM   Subscribe


 
She is pretty amazing.

But I'm not so sure about using claymation in this case - maybe seems a bit playful given the subject matter.
posted by R. Mutt at 6:02 AM on February 29, 2012


I liked this... the imagery of the needle sucking life away became more powerful as the video progressed. Thanks for reminding me of what a great song this is. Every junkie's like a setting sun, indeed.
posted by kinnakeet at 6:21 AM on February 29, 2012


I liked it but I would have absorbed it easier if it had respected the "180° rule" a bit more consistently.
posted by bonobothegreat at 6:44 AM on February 29, 2012


maybe seems a bit playful given the subject matter.

Interesting, I thought that spoke to the point of the song, visceral as in the original.
Isn't that part of what is stolen in hard addiction?

Youth, playfulness... the colorful ball and rocking horse were there for a reason, and the record collection... the elements signifying a lived life (books, sinks, heat) mattering less and less, washed aside, while the setting sun gets dimmer and dimmer, more and more focus on chasing the addiction.

Until youth is just that, a ghostly after-image, burned into the mind, like what someone gets when they gaze too long towards the setting sun.
posted by infinite intimation at 7:47 AM on February 29, 2012


Interesting, I thought that spoke to the point of the song, visceral as in the original.

The tempo was too fast and without Neil's fragile voice it looses pretty much everything. And I kept expecting Wallace or Gromit to make an appearance.

The original is all in the past tense: "the damage done." It's not about the process of seeing everything disappear, it's a lament that's it's all gone already.
posted by three blind mice at 8:20 AM on February 29, 2012


I would've liked her to do Cold Blue Steel & Sweet Fire. Her voice is developing into a nice, honey-dusky sound like vintage Joni.
posted by mykescipark at 9:17 AM on February 29, 2012


The tempo was too fast and without Neil's fragile voice it looses pretty much everything.

I agree. Neil could do stuff like this because he sung about his personal pain. I don't know anything about this person, but I get the distinct impression from her interpretation here that she has not seen the needle or the damage done. The playfulness of her voice ruins what made the original work, which is, as noted, the fragile quality of Neil's voice paired with the somewhat jaunty guitar work.

She does have a nice voice, though. I was really hoping when I clicked that she wouldn't have the same thin, saccharine voice that every popular female singer seems to have right now. I'll see what else she's got.
posted by cmoj at 9:31 AM on February 29, 2012


I get the distinct impression from her interpretation here that she has not seen the needle or the damage done

In other news, John Lennon never saw a newspaper taxi
posted by holdkris99 at 11:29 AM on February 29, 2012


In other news, John Lennon never saw a newspaper taxi

But psychedelic drugs made him believe that he had...
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:20 AM on March 1, 2012


I'm not saying you have to directly experience anything you sing about, but this is such a great song because Young did, and this version pales because she's unable to convey that pain and helplessness.

As a separate discussion, I would personally say that John Lennon was no Neil Young.
posted by cmoj at 6:52 AM on March 1, 2012


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