Often enough I bump into very cool music and often enough the artists are from all over the world. Here is JAMIE T & THE PACEMAKERS, from Wimbledon, UK. Not only these guys make and sing great music, but they also have some of the finest British sense of humor, which they use to approach and describe some very serious human relationships issues.
Their latest album is called Carry On With Grudge, and it depicts a mother breastfeeding a baby, looking in the horizon, sort of defeated, sort of resigned, sitting on top of a mattress with rumpled, tousled sheets.
If she is carrying on with grudge, for sure that will be carried on through the milk to that future adult she holds in her arms.
In Don't You Find, I love the singer's way of merely throwing his songs' words out of his mouth, if I may put it that way. When that gets combined with a subtle, simple but extremely powerful videoclip, you suddenly feel that a strong, paradoxical and undefinable emotion is scooped out of a deep, hidden part of yourself. While at the same time life, love and everything else is moving along unchanged. And anyway, I am absolutely sure that each of you has had, sometimes, in their mind, someone who shouldn't be at all there.
Don't you find, some of the time
Besides an epicly hilarious conception and execution , the following video is a great metaphor for how different we are as cultures.
We've been trying so hard, for so many years now, to impose our values to other cultures or nations, or to adapt to foreign cultural values, in ways that not only are not productive, but they take us away from ourselves. And often in the process they make us look stupid:
If you want to watch in parallel the original and the remake, here it is. And don't forget to comment bellow! I am really interested to know if people find this funny and if so, why?