Thanks to Metafilter I've enjoyed watching an old Beatles video for the song Rain. That's one of my favourite overlooked Beatles songs and the video is just lovely.
Hard to imagine that music like this could survive in today's hipster ironic world. "Rain" is just straightforward and sweet and a little goofy. And the boys are cute and nice, not snarling tortured artists hating their world or gangsta thugs demeaning women.

I tend to be pretty snidely ironic myself. It's an obnoxious reflex, a lazy substitute for actual wit. Why not speak plainly and pleasantly? I mostly fail to banish my own irony, but I have at least learned to appreciate honest things.

  2007-06-10 15:14 Z