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we're the song inside the tune, full of beautiful mistakes

Posted on 2006.16.12 at 04:53
where am I: same old room
How I feel about it all: hopefulhopeful
Soundtrack: Christina Aguilera - Beautiful
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I found this completely by accident. What an introduction to this band. I officially love them even before hearing anything else they've recorded, just because they did this. Everyone go buy their albums. With money. Pay twice.

In case you missed the link at the end, the address is kidshelpphone.ca. There are groups like it in the UK. There's not much in the US, unfortunately. Wake up, America. These are your kids.

And then there's this one:

I've been in love with the song from the second I heard it years ago, and the video is gorgeous. My only criticism is that the men kissing look too much alike, which I think takes away from the point. But the girl with the braces? That was me (only without the braces). I thought she deserved an icon; it's one of my oldest.


i lost to a hamburger...
littlealex at 2006-12-16 13:02 (UTC) ()
I dislike YouTube videos with a passion but I assume the second one is Christina Augilera "Beautiful" from your tags? Well, here's an interesting story: I hadn't seen that video in YEARS, and then I randomly caught it on Chinese Channel V a month back when I was travelling (god, if I had Channel V in my room I would never leave). It was only now that I remembered there were boys kissing in it. And now that I think about it more, there were repeated sections of footage and I remember thinking it was strange and wondering how I could have liked the video if it was so obviously flawed.

It all suddenly makes sense.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-12-16 18:47 (UTC) ()
I like YouTube for the most part. I can pick and choose what videos I watch. I'm not a Christina fan per se (I do like her voice, I'm just not into that genre), but I love this song.

The boys kissing is the weakest part, because they look like identical twins. I can't help but think it was done on purpose, but it doesn't make sense to me. *shrugs*
peacey at 2006-12-19 14:07 (UTC) ()
The two men kissing might have looked so much alike because the director was making a symbolic statement about loving/accepting oneself in addition to the obvious statement regarding the homosexual stigma. *shrugs* Just a thought.

By the by, what's an "album"?
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-12-20 09:05 (UTC) ()
Maybe that's what the director had in mind, but I think it took away from the first point by adding a second. *shrugs* Overall I love the video.

I still call CDs 'albums'. It seems to carry over well from vinyl. :)
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