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Levy - "On The Dance Floor"

pretty, pretty, pretty rock n' roll

www.designedmemory.com


         
someguy, December 3, 2005 at 9:20:52 AM CET

fucking please, rock n' roll my ass...shit!


         
flipthefrog, December 3, 2005 at 11:22:33 AM CET

VAIN FATUOUS RUBBISH. This doesn't even deserve criticism. HA.


         
gloom, December 3, 2005 at 12:05:29 PM CET

God, it sucks, it sucks, it sucks so fucking much! AAAHHHHHH!


         
dazednconfused, December 3, 2005 at 2:55:54 PM CET

that sucks more than she does


         
funny car, December 3, 2005 at 5:53:26 PM CET

If you're going to lead me in with hoochie, you better show me some hoochie. That was just lame "I'm so sad I need a girlfriend" music. blah...


         
mementovivat, December 3, 2005 at 6:03:00 PM CET

I like it, I don't think it's fantastic but it's nowhere near as the comments here would imply.

She's beautiful and the song is pretty.


         
hakai, December 3, 2005 at 6:50:20 PM CET

Paris Hilton already did this.


         
bigload, December 3, 2005 at 8:02:33 PM CET

no one here finds it fucking hysterical that there's a sex video turned music video of a lead singer (of a fairly unknown band) shagging in a four star hotel room? have all the critics at antville become prudes?


         
wilson wilson, December 3, 2005 at 8:19:48 PM CET

it's not a sex video turned music video though. that's just the premise that it operates under. clearly this was shot with that premise in mind. not nessesarily a bad idea had it been done even remotely well - but this was sadly not.


         
familiar, December 3, 2005 at 8:43:41 PM CET

She is pretty. And totally 19. But it's not like this kind of shit doesn't happen all the time. Hell -- in my world this is a regular weekend. Prudes my ass.

Of course, I'm not sure why someone would think they could do this better than Winterbottom, when even he didn't completely sell the idea.


         
progosk, December 3, 2005 at 11:11:32 PM CET

oscenely bad.


         
dek, December 3, 2005 at 11:30:10 PM CET

Thanks, but we can find some good porn by ourselves. Well, I can...


         
najork, December 3, 2005 at 11:47:36 PM CET

Why are all these NYC blog-hyped bands so cocky? Levy played a free show last night. Their music tempted me to go, but I was worried I'd spend the whole gig thinking about punching people.


         
warbledgarbled, December 4, 2005 at 4:50:18 PM CET

I like it a lot. Don't know what stick is shoved up your asses, but the video certainly doesn't warrant the sort of criticism given here. The couple is attractive--is it the lead singer and his girlfriend?


         
turk, December 4, 2005 at 8:21:12 PM CET

burp....fart......furp!


         
depaceofbase, December 4, 2005 at 11:21:19 PM CET

Yup, that's the lead singer and his girl-friend. Apparently the song is sortof about her. They are on One Little Indian - Bjork's label. Considering that, you would think they would maybe have better videos.


         
flow - wolf, December 5, 2005 at 1:23:26 PM CET

Another band that tries unconventional marketing thinking they can create controversy publishing some "secretly" filmed porn. Not the porn but the fact that there's nothing to see at all is boring. There were better videos like this out there long before... Try harder.


         
phantomcake, December 5, 2005 at 11:09:42 PM CET

smarmy


         
james levy, December 6, 2005 at 12:11:42 AM CET

its just a fucking video


         
john1414, December 7, 2005 at 5:28:12 PM CET

Well James (if you even are THE "Mr. Levy,") no music video is merely "just a fucking video." Rather, a music video reflects your social mores as well as the aesthetic and narrative components of your artistic vision as a song writer and performer. I completely agree with Otaku's review, the video missed an opportunity to engage the complexity of contemporary sexuality (and in case you didn't get the note, porn is SO NOT the new black). Sex is not just about fucking a hot chick. There are plenty of guys (I'm sure Otaku included) that cannot land the kind of grade-A trim that you can (or at least the video version of yourself can). Hopefully there will come a day when a director (yes again Otaku, better than any other out there!) can make a video (with truly dynamic black bars, multiple sex partners, and true in it's conviction to push the boundaries between the relationship of hardcore sex and censorship in ameriKA) which can bring a unknown NY band to the forefront of fame and controversy without being so smarmy. It will not merely depict hardcore sex, it will actually give every one of us without money, talent, or good looks, the ability to score with a truly hot piece of ass. Maybe then, the music video arts will truly reach it's ultimate transformative potential.


         
progosk, December 7, 2005 at 6:48:52 PM CET

"you wish to be an artist? cut out your tongue." matisse


         
ornery, December 7, 2005 at 8:06:50 PM CET

Top 10 reasons Otaku-house is a homo:

  1. Watches flat-screen TV while gorgeous girl undresses.
  2. Dropped the word "bablefish" in his REALLY long and SERIOUS critique of a sex video.
  3. Jerks off to Rushmore so much he can no longer open the case to his criterion edition DVD. And furthermore, word has it that he is NOT whacking to the beautiful Olivia William, but rather to Mason Gamble who played Dirk Calloway, Max Fischer's little friend. (I've seen your boy-love Decemberists video you homo)
  4. Wrote the following sentence: "Given that - in the USA - our cinema cannot adequately handle sexual themes in an interesting fashion, it seems the experimentation of the music video would be a perfect little avenue for exploration."
  5. Throws down gauntlets (too much nintendo, homo?)
  6. Asks men in the blog world if they style their hair before fucking. (If you have to ask you homo, you will never know)
  7. Can't ever "get off" to the images of naked women in music videos after trying.
  8. Naked aggression towards sex video a clear foil for repressed homo tendencies aimed towards James Levy.
  9. Wrote the following: "Think about how sex really makes people feel, capture that complexity in three minutes, and you're better than most every director out there."
  10. Doesn't get "American Apparel yuppie hipster amateur porn fetish." I propose this is not a difficult concept to grasp for a heterosexual.

         
little_penis_big_anus, December 7, 2005 at 9:06:33 PM CET

To Orney:

Fuck you dude! Otaku-House's videos are awesome. I really like how his Decemberists video reminds me of Rushmore. The thing that pisses me off more about your comments is that Otaku_house's work is really neat. Its got a real wonderful sensibility, and I'm talking both visually and conceptually, man! White guys, a school, indie-rock, that shit works! This sex-video shit is hardly even worth talking about. It's so fucking lame that I wouldn't even bother to write a single word about it. Why would a band make a video like this? So so lame. I'm not even going to say anything about the video because it's so lame.

Back to Otaku-House: It's so cool! He's obviously educated, I bet he spent a semester abroad in Japan ("otaku"), though upon further thought, that might actually be a bit lame cuz he's probably a white guy into anime. Ewwwwww! But in anycase, his thoughtful, patient, and insightful comments are worth taking into consideration, he's making some cool shit. I bet like 5 people have seen this Levy video. I bet like 10,000 people have seen Otaku-House's video. So like, in a contest, who wins, motherfucker? WHO WINS??!


         
little_penis_big_anus, December 7, 2005 at 9:15:35 PM CET

PLUS:

Right on Otaku-House!! Mary Harron is totally radical. Just her name alone makes me think "AWESOME" and I just know her video must be high-class!! She's a known filmmaker, and who are you (sex-tape peeps)??? Otaku-House, what would your video have been like for this song? I feel like our sensibilities are very similar and I'd like to make a proposal:

LEVY- On The Dance Floor Music Video by Otaku-House

Band leader plays a happy-go-lucky sea adventurer

Band members play crew/researchers on a cute sea-faring vessel

Over the course of three minutes they have a mini-adventure whereby they go through a process of self discovery, sea adventurer (played by band leader) finds out he has a son he never knew about, band members fall in love. Final scene of the video takes place on a stage in a highschool auditorium where one of the band members is putting on a production of a play he'd written, cut to after-show-party and you see a guy in blue scrubs sipping a glass of wine. Band member approaches said male-nurse and asks "what are you wearing?" Male nurse responds, "They're scrubs." Band member replies, "O.R. they?"

Am I right?


         
captainmarc22, December 7, 2005 at 11:26:46 PM CET

wow this thread is hilarious. Love seeing directors (w/ artists?) bicker. little_penis : if only you could have injected some of that humor into the video!

though, making fun of the director of a Decemberists video as a video concept might go over a few people's heads.


         
dickensian_hero, December 8, 2005 at 12:04:41 AM CET

i am not a fan of the decemberists video, but i think otaku's thoughts here are insightful and poignant, and it's refreshing to see a well-reasoned argument so well explained and contextualized into the cultural climate. sex is interesting and weird and yet it's always portrayed in these dumb fetishistic masculine ways. exceptions, see: PERFORMANCE

Capn's propsed alteration to this video is a fucking awesome idea and i think somebody here should do it and if anybody says you're ripping this lame piece of shit off we'll all get your back.

oh wait, actually, we're all internet assholes with fragile male egos, so we probably won't get your back. but we'll at least think about it.

yay! discussions about cultural values are what antville is all about!!!


         
progosk, December 8, 2005 at 12:43:05 AM CET

lest we forget: arguments on the net = paralympics.


         
kevathens, December 8, 2005 at 3:43:48 AM CET

We need a mv-directors gossip weekly!! Who's gay, who's dating Spike, why is Madonna giving Meyers the brush-off..


         
bigload, December 8, 2005 at 4:03:03 AM CET

otaku-house, giving advice on how to make a sexy video? are you fucking kidding me. you have to be one of the worst directors posting on antville. give it up, seriously.


         
john1414, December 12, 2005 at 5:37:50 AM CET

Dammmmmmmmmmm! Muthafucka in da OTAKU-HIZ-OUSE!!!!!! WHODAFUCK TINK DEY CAN FIZUCK WITH ONE BADASS SEXY JAP? Kid is laying down hot shit and taking numbers. Otaku, how da fuck you get away with such provacative shit in film school? You're lucky they didn't censor your nip ass!!!!! You're showing all the haters out there, I don't think the boundries have ever come back from where you pushed them DOG! DAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!! And doz otha vids, yeah man, HOT HOT SHIT!!!!!! And listen my bitch, if you need someone to rub your SEMI into a PARTY, you, me and our otha nigga, [dick]ensian hero, can sit around and watch doz otha vids of black bitches dancing and take care of BIZZZZNASSSSS, DAMMMMMMMMMM!!!! HOTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!! FUCK all dem dumb MUTHAFUCKAS who playing like watching some skinny model bitch fucking in a hotel room is hot. SHOW ME MUTHFUCKAS WIT UMBRELLAS!!!!! HOT!!!!! OTKAU, YOU MY NIGGA!!!!! I GOT YOUR BACK, AND YOUR FRONT!!!!


         
familiar, December 12, 2005 at 6:45:06 AM CET

Juan's video for Every Little Thing is one of my favorites. Hopefully that link is to the un-cut version that you get on the CD-single.


         
john1414, December 12, 2005 at 9:14:59 AM CET

YOOOOOOOO OTTTTTAAAAKKKKKKKUUUUUU!!!!!!! I CAN'T STOP WATCHING YOUR HOT SHIT MAN!!!!! MUTHAFUKA WIT UBRELLA, SO FUCKING HOT!!!!!!!! How did you stop yourself from cuming on set????? Yo man, you totally fucked that dude, RIGGGHHHHTTT????!!!!!!!!!!!! SO HOTTTTTTT! YOU DA MAN!!!!!! BREAKING DOWN WALLS MUTHAFUKA!!!! and your new shit man, BEST MUTHFUKING VIDEO OF 2005!!! VOTES already tallied in San Fancisco, Fire Island and Provincetown!!!!!!!!


         
levy video, December 12, 2005 at 9:27:52 AM CET

Just in case anyone is still reading this thread and wanted to see the video, here's a link that works.

www.designedmemory.com


         
salad fingers, December 12, 2005 at 5:21:41 PM CET

okay now i'm really confused.

i thought that john1414's last "crazy" post was supposed to be sarcastic -- that he hates otaku's shitty umbrella movie.

but earlier in the thread he seems to genuinely be defending otaku?

is this later post NOT sarcastic? or was the first one INVISIBLY sarcastic? or did he change his mind?

one thing is for sure, he is a confusing-ass motherfucker.


         
rubbuh-ducky, December 12, 2005 at 10:05:33 PM CET

To: Otaku-House (Aaron Stewart )/ whoever made the 'sex video'

I'd like to comment on Aaron Stewart’s most recent post. Your comments are pretty childish. I can hardly believe that you feel like you're in a position to state, unequivocally, as an 'experienced' filmmaker that your 'insight' is worth noting. I'm only bothering to write this because you sound like the annoying guy in a graduate school group critique, the one who's always in art school. I spent a few minutes and watched some of your work online and I'll admit, the work is competent, but absolutely nothing special. I think you need to take a breather and get feedback and criticism from people other than close friends. I might be flying out to the east coast a couple of times a week in the fall semester to teach a graduate seminar at the New School and I can assure you, you’d not be accepted into the program. To be totally honest, you sound like, and your work (at this point in time) is pretty typical. What a time waster to offer up all of this ‘constructive, insightful criticism’ . What a time waster to talk about your own work as if it’s ‘hot’. It’s hardly ‘hot’, more like ‘competent’ and ‘mediocre’. Do some looking around online, I think that you’ll find a lot of kindred spirits around who’re making the same schlocky work for indie rock bands. Your videos are what I like to call TGI Fridays.

About the ‘sex tape’ it doesn’t appear that whoever made it expects it to be anything more than it is, a small piece of entertainment. I enjoyed the sex tape. In fact, a few people that I know brought it up in conversation this past week. I don’t recall ever hearing about “that new Decemberists video”.

All in all:

Aaron Stewart, you sound like an annoying art school student in a group critique. Shut up and make something good, then start talking some shit. Listing a bunch of work that you’ve seen that you enjoyed doesn’t provide a fresh perspective on your work, it just confirms that you’re a 20-something year old white guy who’s spends a lot of time online.


         
precious, December 12, 2005 at 10:44:45 PM CET

actually, aaron stewart is at least part asian.


         
rubbuh-ducky, December 13, 2005 at 3:26:18 PM CET

To: Precious

Thanks for the information! Now I see all of his work in a different light knowing now that he's part asian! What a stupid, shitty fucking post. Did your fellow Asian Students Society friends compell you to post that information?

FYI: YOU CAN BE 100% YELLOW AND STILL BE A LAME WHITE MOTHER-FUCKER


         
happydaisy, December 13, 2005 at 3:32:39 PM CET

I concur with Mr. (or Ms.?) Rubbuh-Ducky. You can indeed be part or 100 percent asian and still be as he/she elequently put it, "A lame white-ass mother-fucker". I also agree, Aaron Stewart is a lame as mother-fucker. Sorry, Precious, your 21st chromosome kicked in around 22:44 on Dec. 12th.


         
otaku-house., December 13, 2005 at 4:24:35 PM CET

I don't know sexy? Damn... I pushed boundaries back in film school, motherfuckers.

www.ebaumsworld.com


         
angelblaster, December 13, 2005 at 4:36:09 PM CET

i'd just like to add, for the sake of clarity, that rubbuh-ducky is black.

thank you.


         
precious, December 13, 2005 at 11:31:55 PM CET

honkys niggers gooks japs spics wetbacks faggots musicvideodirectors


         
john1414, December 14, 2005 at 1:00:45 AM CET

musicvideodiretors are NOT as bad as japs or faggots. the rest, i agree.


         
john1414, December 14, 2005 at 4:41:52 PM CET

"Serious homophobia"???? Even if you liked girls, you'd never be able to inspire fear in anyone Otaku-house.

Game over? Who says that? FAG.


         
ms_prettyvoice, December 14, 2005 at 6:07:09 PM CET

Otaku-House, is that peanut butter animation really yours? I checked on your website but it's not on there. I think it's the best thigng that you made, it's really clever! :)
















 

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