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January 30th, 2009

Get on yo' boots video @ 08:39 am

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Courtesy of those peeps at interference.

Someone sees those watermarked backgrounds, right? Right???
You spend thousands on a video and can't order some images from getty without the watermark?
 
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From:mamoswine
Date:January 30th, 2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
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.................did i just take drugs
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From:hbpen
Date:January 30th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
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Ok, I was looking for watermarks & didn't see any & then BOOM! There they were. Freaky. Surely it was seen. Maybe they're making a point...?

I do like the glass breaking, but yeah, I agree w/ mamoswine, "......did I just take drugs"?

I'll have my teen watch it tonite. Maybe it appeals to them more with the quick cuts & so much stuff happening that you can't really process much of anything that's happening.

And thank you so much for sharing this!!!

Edited at 2009-01-30 02:13 pm (UTC)
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From:inside_scribe
Date:January 30th, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC)
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I LOVE IT!!!

♥ for sharing

*runs to watch it again*
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From:needleandspoon
Date:January 30th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
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Oh dear.

On the surface of it, it seems like something I should like. I really like the song; I'm a big fan of surrealism, which on the surface this kind of looks like. Only it's not and I think that's the problem.

It's to surrealism as interpretative dance is to avant garde ballet.

I (as will not surprise some of you) hate literal interpretations. I find them as cringe-making as interpretative dance or the song stylings of Celine Dion. But that's what we have here, the lyrics mention the moon and the moon swings by; rockets in the lyrics go flying through the sky. Every lovely metaphor is reduced to the juvenile level of literalism.

And some other time when I'm not so drunk I'll unpack my feelings about exploitative images of women being used in the video of a song allegedly about the power of women in the world.

Two thumbs down from me, I'm afraid.
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From:needleandspoon
Date:January 30th, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)
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Something more representative of the meaning rather than the text would have been good.
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From:needleandspoon
Date:January 31st, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
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No, I don't think that is what they did. U2 have done some awesome, non-literal videos, and it's a real shame they couldn't have chosen to do that this time. This is a song about how women are the future leaders of the world because men have fucked it up so badly, but they've reduced that to a cheesy montage of sexualised images and cartoon illustrations.

It's not a requirement of a music vid to visually represent the words of the song, and I'm just disappointed they went that way with this one.
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From:all_shine_on
Date:January 30th, 2009 03:36 pm (UTC)
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I got that the song was specifically NOT about meaning something. The song to me is about putting aisde meaning and "wars between nations" and having a party. Maybe they just wanted a fun video! The imagery does put a lot of meaning to the lyrics that I hadn't interpreted before though. I'll have to sit with it all for awhile I guess!

Edited at 2009-01-30 03:46 pm (UTC)
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From:hbpen
Date:January 30th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
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"I got that the song was specifically NOT about meaning something. The song to me is about putting aisde meaning and "wars between nations" and having a party."

Ditto this.
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From:needleandspoon
Date:January 31st, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
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I'd disagree over that meaning (which is not to say it's wrong, I just don't see that in it). Edge is on record as saying it's a song about how women are the future leaders of the world because men have fucked it up so badly, and that was pretty close to how I was seeing it.
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From:zoostation
Date:January 30th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
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That's a problem with the lyrics though.

You can't put meaning into the video when it's not there in the song. People will get confused.
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From:needleandspoon
Date:January 31st, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
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I think there's a lot of meaning in the song. I don't think U2 are given to meaningless lyrics, most of the time anyway. I think they're given to odd metaphor and the occasional awkwardness of rhyme and meter, but meaninglessness isn't their thing.
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From:zoostation
Date:January 31st, 2009 06:38 am (UTC)
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Well I agree with the latter half of the song having meaning, but I don't see it in the moon lines (or entire first verse, for that matter.) I guess I should have specified.
From:walrusoct9
Date:January 30th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
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Just played and been an awesome band? I mean, look at the videos for HTDAAB...the best one? "City," just a great live video of a great live song played by a great live band.

U2 had some great clips in the 90's, but with a few exceptions, they've been pretty half-assed this decade. I'd rather see them give a great performance at some awards show and have that be the promotional video...because that's what U2 is about anyway.

Best part? Adam's new bass. And yeah, the Getty watermarks are just hilarious...seriously guys?
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From:ayajedi
Date:January 30th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for posting it.
Well.....it is different.
My fave part was watching Adam getting his groove on
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From:canadanne
Date:January 30th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! What the hell happened to the Irish Independent premiere?!

Is it just me, or does this whole video look like a bunch of Mars Tokyo's U2 Devotions come to life?

Mixed feelings, but I must say I like it better than the Vertigo video.
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From:trinimacphisto
Date:January 30th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
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lol
This is pretty cool! I do agree with the person who complained about the women, I think you could've done sexy powerful women without making them look almost like dominatrixes (or whatever is the plural of that ;)) or putting moustaches on them while they wear men's clothes in a sexy girly manner... We're women for fucks sake, we are awesome! We can be powerfull and boss the world around wearing a fancy and feminine dress! As well as suits! I highly doubt a man could do that! *slightly annoyed*

But the placement of the images and of the people is pretty cool, it's like a 3D version of Franz Ferdinand's Take Me Out or The Rapture's House Of Jealous Lovers. It's pretty neat!

Maybe this video is a mock up or something, cause if those watermarks were there on purpose the reason should be pretty obvious, but I, personally, can't think of an explanation... Cause's it Getty, unless you use this images for work or you're a internet fangirl you're not going to understand the point of it. If it was something like a news bit with a Reuters watermark or copyright thingy on it, it would make more sense...
*stops overthinking*
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From:canadanne
Date:January 30th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
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I wonder if that's why the official premiere has been delayed - because someone noticed the watermarks wayyyyy too late and they have to re-do it! Will be interesting to see if the same version is aired on ITV tonight...
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From:trinimacphisto
Date:January 31st, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
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Oh yeah totally! Somebody has got to post that asap! *curious*
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From:canadanne
Date:January 31st, 2009 12:02 am (UTC)
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Rather predictably, they didn't show it. Meh!
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From:trinimacphisto
Date:January 31st, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
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:O Stupid.....

It must take a while to remove the watermarks or substitute the images or make a whole new video so that ppl won't laugh at them lol
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From:julylorelei
Date:January 30th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
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The filename disguise made me giggle :P

It has its moments, but feels kinda fake/fan-made. I too am questioning its legitimacy now.

However, I do agree with whomever said it's good for watching Adam rock out. ;)
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From:frankenshane
Date:January 30th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
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LOLOLOLOL THE WATER MARKS~ OH MY GOD~

ALSO, HOLY FETISH FEUL BATMAN!

Seriously, I enjoyed it because it so nonsensical and odd. Certainly not their best but still good fun.
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From:bloodfever
Date:January 30th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
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Leaked mockup?
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From:karasumaa
Date:January 31st, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
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Wow! I have to say I was VERY surprised to see so many women wearing so little in a U2 video.

Generally speaking, I like it. It reminds me of Lemon and the Pop era (which for me is a good thing), AND I think it's better than the Vertigo one (which isn't that much of a compliment, since I didn't think that one was all that great). I wish it would have had faster cuts and more camera angles. But I guess by hbpen's comment that not everyone might agree with me on that...
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From:reecord2
Date:February 3rd, 2009 05:57 am (UTC)
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Fuck it, put watermarks on every single image in the entire video, even the band members. THAT would rock.

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