As with yesterday’s Bad Baby Amy, so with today’s The Manairons (“Animated Tales of the World,” 2004, from Catalunya), a family stands to lose their farm unless some magical intervention occurs.
Archive | August, 2019
Two songs about, well, I’ll let you figure out the common theme:
138. Rush, “Countdown” (1982):
139. Europe, “Final Countdown” (1986):
As in yesterday’s The Two Brothers, so in today’s Bad Baby Amy (“Animated Tales of the World,” 2002, from Australia), negligent babysitting for one’s sibling has magical consequences:
Aliens visit Earth, conclude that everyone here is crazy, and decide not to make contact – or else aliens visit Earth and do make contact, and the contacted person is regarded as crazy. It’s always something.
135. Ella Fitzgerald, “Two Little Men in a Flying Saucer” (1951):
136. Tool, “Rosetta Stoned” (2006):
137. Sneaky Sound System, “UFO” (2007):
The video for this one is filled with visual callbacks to 2001: A Space Odyssey:
Same song, different video:
From The Three Sisters to The Two Brothers (“Animated Tales of the World,” 2001), from Russia:
Two anti-musical dystopias:
133. Simon and Garfunkel, “The Sound of Silence” (1966):
134. Rush, “2112” (1976):
Rush’s adaptation of Ayn Rand’s Anthem, with the protagonist’s rediscovery of the light bulb replaced with a rediscovery of the guitar.
This song has the very un-Randian problem that the bad guys sound cooler than the good guy ….