Sunday, March 29, 2009
i love this song. i like this band. the original "studio" video should be seen. it's based on the great derek jarman's "caravaggio," a movie meditation on the loneliness of desire & art's(at least, the artist's) attempt to ease the pain of it. the real caravaggio wanted to "destroy painting." he struggled w/the lie of art & the politics of patronship. he died alone & in exile. you can see it on you tube but the embedding mechanism is disabled so i couldn't put it here.
this is a southern band consisting of 3brothers & their cousin. their father is a hell-fire fundamentalist preacher. the boys chose not to go that route.
i'm always amazed when a big crowd is so into a song you can actually hear them singing along. this works for me.