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June 29, 2012 3:52 PM   Subscribe

THE GLOAMING. [SLVimeo, possibly NSFW, via]
posted by homunculus (32 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Not to be confused with this previous Gloaming.
posted by homunculus at 4:06 PM on June 29, 2012


Well that was pretty French.
posted by Artw at 4:10 PM on June 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


If you engage with the Beast, you become the Beast. And then sunset.

Well done, but I'd like a cold shower now.
posted by psoas at 4:11 PM on June 29, 2012


Needs more Sky Whales.
posted by Artw at 4:14 PM on June 29, 2012


Needs more Sir Harry Lauder.
posted by The White Hat at 4:20 PM on June 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Needs more another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind.
posted by Artw at 4:28 PM on June 29, 2012


I do like the Radiohead song.
posted by KokuRyu at 4:46 PM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


War and dystopia are bad.
posted by ook at 4:50 PM on June 29, 2012


War and distopia are bad, minipeople rapidly go wrong, everything is a loop...

Still, it's all good.
posted by Artw at 4:57 PM on June 29, 2012


What a trip! Loved it. Thanks for sharing.
posted by windbox at 5:38 PM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


OH man - this is totally something that would have been shown on Night Flight back in the day.
posted by symbioid at 7:15 PM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also - Radiohead totally needs to make a musical a la The Wall (only - in their own lovely Radiohead way)...
posted by symbioid at 7:22 PM on June 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Perhaps the only time I've ever heard of The Wall referred to as a musical.
posted by hippybear at 7:36 PM on June 29, 2012


It's totes a musical - why wouldn't it be a musical?
posted by Artw at 7:40 PM on June 29, 2012


I'm not denying that the idea of a 2-disk album which tells a story might be a musical. The historical precedent is strong, although largely stems from actual writers of musicals -- Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Chess... all started as concept albums. Even Les Miserables was originally a double-length concept album.

I've simply never heard it referred to as such before.
posted by hippybear at 7:59 PM on June 29, 2012


The Wall is a musical in the same way a pizza is a vegetable
posted by Redhush at 8:46 PM on June 29, 2012


symbioid: "OH man - this is totally something that would have been shown on Night Flight back in the day."

Or Liquid Television.
posted by Samizdata at 9:19 PM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Tells a story through the medium of song = musical!
posted by Artw at 10:01 PM on June 29, 2012


Tells a story through the medium of song = musical!

While I disagree with the universal nature of this statement, I don't think this is an appropriate derail for this thread. Perhaps another time? Or via MeMail?
posted by hippybear at 10:11 PM on June 29, 2012


/Declares victory, considers the matter concluded.
posted by Artw at 10:48 PM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


\/\/

Whatever.
posted by hippybear at 10:58 PM on June 29, 2012


Artw: "Tells a story through the medium of song = musical!"
Try calling 2112 a musical at a Rush convention.
posted by brokkr at 5:22 PM on June 30, 2012


Musical accompaniment to a film (play/movie) in which singing and dancing (mostly through animation in The Wall's case) play an essential part = Musical = The Wall.
posted by hubs at 12:01 AM on July 1, 2012


Examples of music telling stories that aren't musicals:

The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars - David Bowie
In Search Of The Lost Chord - The Moody Blues
posted by hippybear at 8:17 AM on July 1, 2012


Not movies though, are they?
posted by Artw at 8:23 AM on July 1, 2012


So you're changing your argument to mean only movies?

That wasn't the point you were arguing earlier.
posted by hippybear at 8:27 AM on July 1, 2012


Context, dude.

Also pedantry is bullshit.
posted by Artw at 8:42 AM on July 1, 2012


That isn't pedantry. Either you weren't clear with what you were arguing and I took your words entirely wrong, or something. You said "tells a story through the medium of song = musical". That's how I took it.

Frankly, The Wall is, in my mind, first and foremost an album, second a concert experience, and finally a movie. Perhaps that's not your stance, but seriously... don't accuse me of pedantry just to try to come out on top. I'm doing this in good faith, and feel like the goal posts are being moved.
posted by hippybear at 8:50 AM on July 1, 2012


Well, now you're wrong AND boring, so there's that.
posted by Artw at 9:02 AM on July 1, 2012


Wow. Seriously?

Where did you learn to do this? Junior high?
posted by hippybear at 9:07 AM on July 1, 2012


This conversation is clearly going somewhere productive and interesting, and you two should definitely keep having it.
posted by ook at 9:46 AM on July 1, 2012


I apologize.

Hippybear, you are heavy seeded 100000 Internet points and victory on a technicality.

/Still a musical though.
posted by Artw at 10:24 AM on July 1, 2012


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