Sunday, March 27, 2011

Video: Cake - "Short Skirt/Long Jacket"

I don't really have a reason for this one (the past few Videos I've linked to another article or some album I've recently heard) except that it's a great song. We have a company 'radio' station at work, and although it's 90% crap, every now and then something decent comes on; we've got The Decemberists, Pink Floyd (one of their more trippy pieces) and of course Cake.

"Short Skirt/Long Jacket" is a devilishly clever song as it is, and the music video follows suit. It's a collection of random people, from all walks of life, introduced to the song (and presumably the band) for the first time. Some people embrace it, some shun it, and most look like they have no clue what is going on. Personal favorites are the black dude who diggs it, the old guy who says he's been listening to the group sense the 60s (even though they've only been together in the 90s) and the British man who finds it silly.

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