Archive for the ‘Golden Earring’ Category

When the Lady Smiles

January 14, 2008

Another Golden Earring song. I don’t know what it is about this band that does it for me. It’s impossible to argue with the coordination of drum beats and choreography here. I declare their videos to be awesome even if the lead singer looks like a cleaned up version of a former friend of mine, a drugged out, bed-wetting, South African Victorianist who I refer to on this blog under the clever pseudonym of Chamberlain – minus his signature red jeans and yellow leather jacket, of course. But that’s neither here nor there.

I’m also starting to learn that Golden Earring is a fantastic primer on 80s critical theory but instead of being bored, the viewer is here permitted to rock out with the tragic price that he is deprived of some choice jargon. This video, like the last one I linked, has an extended exposition of “the female imago” (Lacan; “The Mirror Stage” essay), as well as a critique of psychiatry, psychoanalysis and window washing (Foucault; Birth of the Clinic), and a critique of public transportation (darknessatnoon; numerous posts on this blog).

Kill Me (Ce Soir)

November 3, 2007

I’ve been writing up a post about The Driver’s Seat which has put me in the mood for this ditty by Golden Earring.