Flavor of The Week: Lord Toph
While perusing the world of Youtube I came across a video of interest. Namely because its a black guy doing goth alt. music. *sigh* So I enthusiastically click on the thumbnail and was disappointed. The song isn't the worst part about it-its the terrible unimaginative music video and the cheesiness almost makes it seem like some strange joke/parody of a goth song.
However, I do give him kudos for trying after reading some of comments (like one saying 'wtf. just go rap.' or something similar which pissed me off...clearly we haven't gotten pretty far in contradiction to the Afropunk post). It's clear that the video was low budget and the art director clearly thought he was doing something innovative.
Side note:The shoes the girl is wearing in the vid are really fab though.
Needless to say, I decided to rename this one the sour flavor of the week because it left a bitter taste in my mouth. I think sometimes black folks sort of exaggerated the dark quality of this type of music when they go into it (ex. Wicked Wisdom) but hell, they are paving the way for the rest of us.
Video for 'Mesmerized':
Yay or Nay?I want your opinion. Comment Please.