Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sacrilegious Content Advisory

Wow, haven't blogged in quite some time now. I really gotta stop starting every other post like that. Not a lot new going on, so I guess that is why it's been so long. I'm just enjoying the summer too much I guess.

Anyway, the point to this post. Yesterday, after work, Rae and I were flipping through the channels when we stopped on Bravo. This weird film was on called Circa, that was a story about some strange circus magician, his abused assistant Lisa, and the sad clown she falls in love with. It had absolutely no dialogue and was told though short scenes with the actors, an couple performing interpretive dance sequences, and the music by a three piece band comprised of a stand up bass, a jazz drum kit and the sad clown singing and playing the accordion. As you may know, I have an appreciation for depraved and dirty clowns and the baroque carnival style, So we ended up watching the rest of the film. The three piece band struck me so much that I did some internet sleuthing to find out as much as I could about them and it turns out that they are a band from the UK called "The Tiger Lillies"that have been around for quite some time and classify themselves as "The world's foremost Death Oompah band". Some notable songs featured in the film, Circa, were a haunting rendition of "Send in the Clowns", "Souvenirs" which is a great story telling song of a man who traveled the world collecting STD souvenirs, and the song that dropped my jaw and brought Circa to a climactic end, "Banging in the Nails" featured in the embedded video below. This must be a fan video because… well it just doesn't make sense. Regardless, I may have a new favorite band, enjoy.