Willie O’Dea is OK (on the video) December 17, 2010Posted by Tomboktu in Art, Class, Music, Reaction, Society.
I don’t listen to Joe Duffy, but Panti blogged about yesterday’s programme where the Rubberbandits’ Christmas video was the topic of discussion. Interesting to hear Willie O’Dea making sense and one of the indignant caller having their lack of understanding of art exposed, and by somebody with a broad working class Limerick accent to boot.
24 minutes into this Joe Duffy show, some of the up-on-their-high-horse set get ripped apart by somebody with a broad Limerick accent.
Rubberbandit: “Somebody needs to give that man a dictionary and he needs to look up the word ‘irony’”
and later …
Indignant caller: “I don’t watch MTV like Martin Scorcese”.
Rubberbandit: “Then, man, you’ve no business looking at art [...] We don’t create music for people like you who are going to interpret something literally. [...] It’s about metaphor, it’s about art, it’s about different viewpoints creating the meaning. Do you know what I mean?”
Indignant caller: “Absolutely not. Why would I as an individual who would watch that video once and listen to that track once come away with all that? That’s rubbish. [...] What’s coming out of that video is the usage and promotion of drugs. It’s a joke.”
Rubberbandit: “It is a joke, yeah. You’re hitting the nail on the head there, kid.”
And the offending video: