I Love Hating This, Or I Hate Loving This… I Don’t Know

Death by Party | Die Antwoord’s Baby’s On Fire Video

The first time I sat down to watch this Die Antwoord video I didn’t even make it through the opening dialogue. The second time I made it to the incestuous ass staring; the third, to the actual song. The fourth, fifth and sixth time I started playing it I suddenly remembered something else REALLY important I had to do like pee or have a cigarette or find that  jacket I think I remember buying at that one store a bunch of years ago and so I wandered off and forgot to go back to it. Somewhere around attempt 10 my will to fight gave out and I sat there, slack-jawed, letting it all wash over me while grey matter dribbled out of my ears.

Now, what should be concerning you is not the fact that this video is crap. It is, but that’s not the point. The issue here, what you should really get worked up about, is the fact that I sat and watched a video that I had no interest in at least ten times. Then I tried to like it. Like, I tried. I tried to force myself to have thoughts about it. I considered their perspective; I made up sad childhood and adolescent traumas that would lead them to create this shit. I spent time and emotional energy trying to have some positive feelings about shit I don’t care about.  I wasted valuable time that could have been used for solving world problems or writing a novel or volunteering at my local charitable organization. I could have been working out or perfecting my duck face for Facebook selfies or waxing my eyebrows or pondering that weird bump on my toe or building something really awesome so that I could smash it or committing arson or screwing a friend over or at the very fucking least I could have gotten drunk and listened to music I actually care about.  Instead I got all involved and upset and invested in 7 minutes of noise and neon images that I totally hated.

I’m pretty sure that means that Die Antwoord is really on to something here and will be controlling all of our thoughts in the very near future.

I wonder if they’re touring…

-Courtney Shayne

 

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2 Responses to “I Love Hating This, Or I Hate Loving This… I Don’t Know”

  1. VALEANA says:

    IM NOT SURE WHY THIS IS SUCH SHIT…I LIKE THEM…THEY POINT OUT A LOT OF SUBCONSCIOUS JUNK THAT GOES ON IN OUR LIVES… I DONT THEIR MESSAGE RINGS LOUD AND CLEAR FROM ANY ONE PARTICULAR SOCIO ECONOMICAL STATUS…THEY BRASH AND UPFRONT ABOUT SHINING LIGHT ON THE DARKNESS…I THINK THE TAGS ARE DEROGATORY BY THE WAY…

  2. Kush says:

    Stop hating on Yolandi, she is too hot to hate on.

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