Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday Morning Videos: "Another Brick in the Wall"

Sorry for the light posting; the spring semester started this week here at Friends, and I've had a bunch of scheduling headaches to resolve. Anyway, here's a video to acknowledge the end of the winter holiday; I hope this isn't how my students feel about me.

(Incidentally, I have no idea if I ever actually saw this video on Friday Night Videos while growing up; I probably did, but I'm not sure. I had the song memorized nonetheless, just as every white suburban school child of 1980 did. It was a huge hit at my elementary school. That, and Kenny Rogers's "The Gambler.")

(On a related point, I also once took a college girlfriend out to see a midnight showing of the movie as a date. Very bad move.)

3 comments:

Camassia said...

Ah, The Wall. When I was about ten I walked past my dad watching TV and saw this horrifying image of people walking into a meat grinder. I went running to my mom in terror, but when she went and asked him just what the hell he was watching, he didn't know what I was talking about. I guess it was just an ad or something that he wasn't paying attention to.

Years later, I realized where the image came from and what it meant. But I must admit, I still have no desire to see the movie.

Russell Arben Fox said...

Definitely don't see the movie, unless you're a Pink Floyd/Roger Waters completist or have some academic interest in sexually explicit animation. As a head trip it's a powerful film, sure, but a lot of it, in retrospect is just outrage for the sake of outrageousness.

Kari said...

Midnight showing of The Wall. BYU girlfriend? Very, very, very bad idea.