Thursday, July 12, 2007


      I’m not a huge TV on the Radio fan but I am a big fan of this song and the clip for it, which I recently reviewed in an overview of the Los Angeles Film Festival’s music video side-bar. It’s just incredibly refreshing to see representations of black masculinity and black creativity that are not pressed from the corroded template of current, reductive hip-hop with its rote / one note physicality and shrunken notions of imagined possibility. This crinkled, artfully weathered homage to old wolfman horror films puts me in the fan-boy zone in a way no rap video has in ages.

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