Wednesday, December 10, 2014
They Progged the Music Video to "Take Me to Church"
If you have a radio, you have heard this song. "Take Me to Church" by Hozier is the greatest Elton John song not sung by Elton John. Seriously, somewhere Elton John called Bernie Taupin and screamed, "How did you not write this in 1978?". Hozier sings what amounts to a declaration of intense passion and love for his lady. It's that obsessive love; it consumes your actions to focus just on consummating it. Sex is like pizza where even if it is not great or with a real love, it's good. Sex when paired with burning love is an emotional act akin to religious rituals. Side note: at the root of most of Houellebecq's fictional pairings is that modern Westerners have lost that passion. This tune digs down into your chest, and even my 3 year old sings the chorus, horribly off key and loud. Curiosity got the best of me, and I searched for the official video to cast to my television.
Hozier and the video director decided to make a political statement with the video. The video is about a gay male couple, and how the evil white guys don't approve and beat them down. This was to protest violence against gays in Russia. This is truly horrible in the sense of a work of art spotlighting a pressing social item of the moment that in reality is tiny as a problem. Here are some violence mixed with love things the video producers chose to avoid:
1. The trafficking of British girls by Muslims in England.
2. The oddly high rape rate in Sweden, which is almost exclusively due to immigrants of another hue.
3. The reality of interracial rape in America.
4. The number of NAM attacks on gays in America.
Those must not be big deals though. Let's all give a nice golf clap for the video producers for creating a video, a short promotional film for the song, that pushes the progressive cause du jour. Those video producers need to "Go to Church LOL".