Need to dance like Psy


So much snow. So much grading. I need to dig myself out from under both today, so I’m not going to be posting much, even though there’s a few things I’m itching to write about. So, instead, I leave you with some dance moves.

Comments

  1. davidnangle says

    Three generations of lady killing at the same time, plus a Korean Disco Stu tying it all together… Colossal win.

  2. drowner says

    By using only the most charitable definition could this be called music. That is not an indictment of electronic music at all, either. But think about how rudimentary the process is to produce these sounds, especially given current available technology and the fact that there is not an original thought or note contained within.

    There are much better wastes of time on the internet, IMO.

  3. davidnangle says

    The visuals are far more entertaining than the audio portion. Perhaps it could be favorably synched with ragtime. Or death metal.

  4. throwaway, butcher of tongues, mauler of metaphor says

    drowner @4:
    I wonder if vocal purists were ever saying the same thing about instruments. Maybe it went something like this:

    By using only the most charitable definition could this be called music. That is not an indictment of instrumental music at all, either. But think about how rudimentary the process is to produce these sounds, especially given current available woodworking and metallurgy practices, and the fact that there is not an original thought or note contained within.

    There are much better wastes of time in the salon, IMO.

  5. SqueakyVoice says

    So, imitating a school child and making sexually suggestive ‘dance moves’ at school girls and teachers is okay, again?

    Did I miss a memo or something?

  6. drowner says

    @6

    Come on, really? Is there no way of objectively evaluating music? Are all vocalists equally sonorous? Can’t it be shown how utterly derivative the notes and beats in PSY’s video are? Yes, all music is derivative in some way, but the percentage in this example is hovering near 100%.

  7. Vivec says

    I would argue that plenty of extremely derivative music excellent, and plenty of comparatively original music is complete garbage. Subjectively, of course, because that’s what taste is.

  8. Steven Brown: Man of Mediocrity says

    @Vivec #10
    As my saxophone tutor used to tell me in reference to improvisation: “Anyone can be original and crap. I’d rather you played something clichéd and sounded good.”

  9. drowner says

    @10 & 11

    I agree, and it was inelegant of me to focus only on the lack of originality of this song. Heck, I listen to Ornette pretty frequently (listened to the album, Free Jazz, just yesterday). Your sax tutor was right. When the hooks, instrumentation, timbre, tone, rhythm, etc. has been done so many times already, I guess it requires some face-transplantation software, and an “edgy” choreographer for your video, to make a song successful.

  10. lotharloo says

    @14:
    Holy shit, that “Revelation Unraveled” is totally delicious! I want to watch all of the videos! :))))))))

  11. rael says

    Even if the song isn’t your thing, he’s wonderfully talented and infectiously fun. I’m not someone who has any appreciation for dancing but even his basic silly dance moves look really well executed and deliberately humorous at the same time.

    What shocked me was that I assumed he’d have the same level of fandom in South Korea as Weird Al in America, but not so, his concerts are jaw-droppingly massive in attendance and in scope. They look like the opening to the Olympics with the amount of pyrotechnics and people involved.