So, I don’t know where I’m going with this, but it’s been on my mind recently and I’m going to put it out there. Because who’s gonna stop me? And I figured Video Door is a good starting point cause it’s (maybe) the perfect example, and Chocolate Grinder is the best (not really) place to state this: what is reality today? Is it the cassettes, CD-Rs, VHS/PALs, vinyls, or digital media? What about the nostalgic-music made now compared to what our parents were listening to at they’s same age? How about Drake’s musical voice versus the way he speaks? Or Animal Collective playing their music opposed to programmed samples? And I could go on and on about synthesized sounds, but I’d get pinched? Passed music, what is reality? “For real,” even putting your most vile thoughts on the internet is the modern day equivalent of the proverbial falling
But aye, y’all go to the most local thrift store and pick up a VHS player. Already have one? Buy another. Cause this green VHS compilation will melt everything and ya minds. Now, I don’t know how many of you were digging the Miko Revereza or Hobo Cubes flicks, but Video Door is a nice little peak into VHS musical subculture. Maybe visuals ruin the mystery of individual musical thought. Um, maybe it’s not that at all, or maybe this video holds the answers to all my questions. Whatever. Check out the artist list at Culture Dealer Home Video on a webpage near you.
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