Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Twosday: Party time. Excellent?

Partying. You've done it. I've done it. But what is it? Pliny the Elder said that partying was the act of going to a party. Of course, he also thought that dog-headed people existed so it is best to take his assertions with a grain of salt.

Anyways, partying is an important part of music. A lot of music is made to party to and a lot of music is made about partying. Today on Twosday we will be looking at two music videos about partying.

The first is Tik Tok by Ke$ha. Let's take a look.

This video is about going to a party. I think it also starts with waking up after a party. It's about living a party-based life.

The video opens with Ke$ha waking up in a bathtub after a party.

It isn't clear if the bathtub is in her house or if she just ended up in someone's bathtub.

She rides her ridiculous gold bike down the street to the delight of some shitty kids.

Naturally some duder tries to pick her up.

She isn't having it, though. She does not want to go to the kind of party that duder would go to.

She wants a real man. A man like this:

Clearly he knows how to party.

They cruise.

Finally she arrives at the party. It is the kind of party where everyone throws their hands in the air in a carefree manner.

It seems fun.

For some people, though, parties are not events that you go to. Partying is something that you do anytime and any place. One such man is Andrew W.K.

This song is about not about partying as fun, but as a duty. The comic Overcompensating has a theory about this:

"And the angel Andrew WK did party until it began to anger God, and God was furious. 
And so like God said unto the angel Andrew WK, "if you like to party so much, why don't you go to Earth and partying is all that you will do." And Andrew WK did smile, for he thought this would totally rock. 
And so the angel Andrew WK was sent to earth to live among the humans and party."
That's pretty cool. (Please note that whole quote is from Overcompensating. All the best stuff on this blog is a quote.) All true, too. I mean, just look at how purposefully these men are partying.

Sometimes Andrew W.K. will just be standing by himself and will start partying so hard that a huge neon sign will appear behind him.

Parties. Man.


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