It's mostly of Park or Psy having fun on set, but at one point he pauses in filming. "Human society is so hollow, and even while filming I felt pathetic. Each frame by frame was hollow," he sighs, apparently deadly serious. It's a jarring moment to see the musician drop his clownish demeanor and reveal the darker feelings behind this lighthearted-seeming song. Although, Hong noted, "hollow" doesn't capture it: "It's a word that's a mixture [of?] shallow or hollow or vain," he explained.
There’s a thing that parents have known ever since the advent of The Beatles, as the vast cultural trope that they are. Parents have been watching their children discovering the Beatles. Kids are still discovering the Beatles; it takes about two weeks for them to ingest the whole thing. It’s often quite a big deal for them over those two weeks. And then they have the Beatles.
The bizarre thing about that is the way in which the Beatles live outside of time — the trope of the Beatles and their recorded music. It’s not like a ’60s thing. But really it’s … eternal. Really very weird.
Then again, Occupy used social media extensively too, no?
If you'd described the world of today to me at ten, I'd have been titillated and desperate to leap forward, but much of what's here isn't really all that great. That handheld computer that's connected to all the information in the world just keeps picking up junk emails offering to enlarge my penis and facebook updates from idiot relatives forwarding along dire warnings that America as we know it will end unless we vote Romney.
Every once in a while, I get one of those in my car and I mess up the tuning on the radio and I get a classic rock station. I get this really weird science fictional feel: Could I be listening to this exact same playlist in 2046? Could somebody be listening to this in 2046? Maybe. What would it mean? Will that stuff ever go away? That’s the one way in which I think we’re in some seriously new territory. Possibly.
Well, nostalgia is kind of the warning, always — the warning sign for so many of our species. Whenever I find myself thinking what “X” used to be — “X” used to be more fun, “Y” used to be better in the days of my youth — I check my pulse for conservatism [laughs]. I mean, really. What else should one do? The whole of lit and human history is filled with anguished voices crying out: “What’s wrong with these kids?… They no longer know how to do it old-school.” I’ve heard that every decade of my life since I was old enough to hear it, and I’m desperately holding off doing it myself. Because once I do, I think, in some sense, I’ll be done for.
Will they even use words like rad
전 도 자 가 (preacher) 가 로 되 (says) 헛 되 고 헛 되 며 (vanity and vanity) 헛 되 고 헛 되 니 (vanity and vanity) 모 든 것 이 (all) 헛 되 도 다 (is vanity).
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