Monday, March 30, 2009

One Video Ahead: The Ropes

This is the first installment of a new video blog series on One Note Ahead, oh-so-cleverly titled "One Video Ahead."

You know the scenario: someone tells you about an artist or band you've never heard of. You check them out. They're not bad; maybe they're actually quite good at what they do, but what they do is just not your thing......generally speaking. But while checking them out, you get hip to one song that you just can't stop listening to. And it happens to have a dirty cool video to go with it.

This happened with me and The Ropes. The song I can't stop listening to is called "Kitty Get Down," and the dirty cool video is by Andi Krop:

On the video's YouTube page, The Ropes explain: "'Kitty' is a metaphor for anyone who has ever been scared or intimidated by the world. After realizing that everyone else is also hiding and climbing their own metaphorical trees, Kitty finds the strength to get down and face fears. This is the only choice because if Kitty doesn't make the change, no one else will. If you are like Kitty, maybe it's time to get down."

And I can dig it.

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