Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Homework assignment

Apathy Jack writes:

Tonight on C4’s Homegrown at 10.30 is the premiere of Bitter, by Slipping Tongue. You should watch this. I have no idea what Slipping Tongue are like - there’s every chance they’ll suck - but the video was directed by Rajneel Singh.

Raj got into the press a few years back for creating The Fanimatrix – a Matrix fan film that was offered online and downloaded a few million times, making it one of, if not the most watched short film from a New Zealand director. (In lieu of the actual film here is the Wikipedia entry, where there’s also a spiffy picture of Brain Stabber RSJS about to be brutally schooled by the main character.) He followed it up last year with Big Bad Wolves, a modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, which won a bunch of awards at sundry film festivals. (Here is the Big Bad Wolves site. Here are some of the publicity stills shot by the aforementioned RSJS.)

Bitter is Raj’s first music video, so even if the song’s rubbish (and you never know, it might not be) the video is guaranteed to be worth watching.

Apparently it will be the first played on Homegrown, meaning it will be (barring a few ads, I guess) the first thing played after The Daily Show, and will be over and done by 1035 if you have other shows/strict bedtimes/porn to be watched.

Tell me what you think, and I’ll tell Raj.


RSJS said...

Fuck me, I'm in the wikipedia.

Actually, that's both an exclamation, and a pretty good take on the "kiss me I'm Irish" t-shirts.

Hewligan said...

God damn but that was fucking emo.

Still, nice job by Raaj, if you're into that sort of thing.

Rajneel said...

Cheers for that and for the plug Isaac! Glad you could check it out!

I claim no responsibility for the emo however - that was all part of the package we were given.

Not that I minded though, at least it wasn't a bunch of guys in jeans and t-shirts playing in their grandma's lounge.

Anonymous said...

Saw the video. One question - why is the singer from Keane playing drums?

Slipping J-Diddy said...

I am the drummer from slipping tongue and i think that its hilarious you think i look like the singer from keane. I am much hotter.

As for us being "emos" i would like to ask what you base this assumption on? Is it because we are wearing make-up?

Look here mateys i like music of all kinds, from chick corea and igor stravinsky through to hate eternal. The last thing i am is a go and cut your self, cry for mummy emo. Although i am trying to teach my pizzas to be emo so they will cut themselves