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Week 46 Video Playlist

So three strong contenders for best video for week 46 are:

  1. Ocean Eyes, Billie Eilish
  2. Jesus he knows me, Genesis
  3. The Ghost inside, Broken Bells

I like Billie Eilish video mainly because she really does in this video have ocean eyes (an incredibly aqua blue) which go so well with the lyrics of the song. It is also interesting how they have multiple images of her to match the overdubbing of her voice in the song — a very clever match up of the video with the sound narrative.

The video for “Jesus he knows me” by Genesis visually tells the terrible story of the false charlatan preachers who use the kingdom of God to enrich themselves on the sick, the poor and the psychologically vulnerable. I like the ways in this song the words of the false preacher are placed into the very different band member’s of Genesis, nicely capturing the idea that the deception is always identical even if the mouthpieces are very different: the single source of course being Satan himself.

But the winning video for this week has to be “The Ghost Inside” by Broken Bells. The video is like a mini-movie. It tells the story of a young female android making her journey to paradise. Sadly, due to lack of credit, at various stages on the journey she must pawn parts of herself in order to make the journey to her dream destination. By the time she reaches her dream planet, she is missing most of her limbs. Seemingly, lucky for her, when she is found unconscious by the keepers of her destination planet, they appear to take pity on her and restore her body making her once again completely whole. However, as she enters her new world as a restored android, she discovers that the paradise which she thought she would reach turns out to be a desert planet. In the final scene, she watches emotionless, as her spaceship leaves her behind in this remote inhospitable place.

The video also leaves an interesting question unanswered. Was the cost of her restoration being denied entry to Fortuna Repo? Is she instead sent to another planet reserved for those who don’t have enough credit (or perhaps returned to her own planet of origin because the final computer message screen prints the following:

Item : Full Body Reinstated
Cost: Fortuna Repo
Jettison: Planet BB114

If you hover your mouse over the top right of this video window, you will see a button. Clicking on this icon will bring up the full play list of videos and you can scroll down to select whichever one you to play.

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