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March 31, 2014 4:47 PM   Subscribe

A video review of David Bowie's 'The Next Day' Collectors Edition packaging by Pixie Hulme (some swearing)
posted by Lanark (26 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's some good ass packaging. I feel kind of bad for the kid. I don't think this packaging is intended for this demographic.
posted by beefetish at 4:52 PM on March 31 [1 favorite]


Packaging as art.
posted by GuyZero at 4:53 PM on March 31


seriously if this is the default response to this packaging then this is extremely successful packaging
posted by beefetish at 4:55 PM on March 31 [1 favorite]


1990's packing doesn't work with 2010's youth.
posted by Joey Michaels at 4:55 PM on March 31


Though I think she misses the point with the packaging, I am fucking delighted that there are still obsessive Bowie fans of all ages.
posted by scody at 4:57 PM on March 31 [8 favorites]


Best. Unboxing. Ever. And I mean evar. (and this is coming from an obsessive Bowie fan).
posted by brokeaspoke at 5:00 PM on March 31


"I don't know who designed the packaging but I want to both marry them and slap them".

I like this lass she has moxie a-plenty.
posted by Sebmojo at 5:03 PM on March 31 [4 favorites]


I fully approve of Arial hate, but that's not Arial.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:03 PM on March 31


Imagine David Bowie now turning up at her house: "I heard you had a problem... with my font choices?"
posted by The River Ivel at 5:10 PM on March 31 [3 favorites]


Next, let's talk about Mark Hollis' unreadable handwritten lyrics in EVERY DAMN TALK TALK ALBUM.
posted by davebush at 5:17 PM on March 31 [1 favorite]


Buffy, Merlin, Bowie, and emphatic and foul-mouthed, helpless rage about packaging? Holy shit, I found my platonic fangirl soulmate.
posted by sldownard at 5:19 PM on March 31 [1 favorite]


I started off thinking "ooh, she's trying a bit too hard," but by ¾ of the way through, I was in stitches. Well played, miss.
posted by mykescipark at 5:43 PM on March 31


I thought she had some good points, actually.
posted by carter at 6:11 PM on March 31 [1 favorite]


She really liked the music though? It has to be the most forgettable album of his career.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 6:14 PM on March 31


See, you say most forgettable, but that's because you actually forgot the most forgettable.
posted by jason_steakums at 6:20 PM on March 31 [7 favorites]


This must be some level-12 adept humor because I badly want those minutes of my life back.
But, hey, maybe it'll start a movement: unknown person on Internet doesn't like something and flogs that dislike in agonizing detail. Yeah, that might have legs.
posted by the sobsister at 6:23 PM on March 31


The glued on paper thing is kind of weird.

My biggest annoyance with specialized packaging was it never stacked neatly with the others. Like the NIN Broken package, or the U2 Achtung Baby packaging. Ohwell, I threw everything away last time I moved anyway. I kept a few out of print cases and some collector cases. Not that they'll ever be worth anything.
posted by jeffamaphone at 6:32 PM on March 31


Obsessive Bowie fans, this is your heads-up to make plans to hit Chicago this fall to see David Bowie Is. The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is (so far) the only scheduled US venue for this first retrospective of his career.

The exhibition brings together more than 300 objects, including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photography, set designs, album artwork, and rare performance material from the past five decades...
posted by heyho at 7:23 PM on March 31 [3 favorites]


please ever since Labyrinth people have had problems with Bowie's package.
posted by The Whelk at 7:28 PM on March 31 [9 favorites]


Is the deeper meaning that David Bowie likes squares?
posted by Redfield at 10:12 PM on March 31


I feel like sending her an original Sound + Vision box set so she can unbox that with glee -- but it would not be as funny.
posted by girlhacker at 10:57 PM on March 31


I got a copy of Radiohead's Kid A upon release, which I listened to for a few days, and then it really started to bug me how heavy the cd case was. Also, if you looked inside the little spindle that holds the cd, you could see a face. That intrigued me, so I pried the two bits of the "back half of the case apart to find AN ENTIRE BOOKLET OF ART. It was kind of creepy, like I had just stumbled on some cult-y spy ring or something.
posted by nushustu at 11:08 PM on March 31 [3 favorites]


There were ten years between the last two albums. I hope he spends the next ten years writing and recording ten songs, just one great song a year, and screw the packaging and videos and retrospectives. That's what we all want for Christmas, Santa Jesus Bowie, just one great song.
posted by pracowity at 1:10 AM on April 1 [1 favorite]


Ah, kids. So cute to see their learning struggles.

That all-blank booklet with "You" written on the back? Ponder that one a little more deeply, Pixie.
posted by Decani at 3:15 AM on April 1 [6 favorites]


She's got 477 views on Youtube. It's better than 90% of the crap on TV. She's a talented kid. Good post.
posted by night_train at 12:18 PM on April 1


"I like skim-reading! I can't skim-read this!"

Ah, grasshopper, you begin to see his purpose. (Or maybe not.)
posted by Lexica at 8:22 PM on April 1


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