I was falling asleep last night before posting this so I saved it as a draft. Funnily enough when I woke up I saw that Christian Rich had tweeted me back about a comment I tweeted on the video. And THAT ladies and gentleman is the beauty of social networking. Those who complain about hyper-connectivity either have nothing to say or no one to say it to.
So they [kindly] replied back that I did not get the video, or perhaps their overall marketing strategy. (Either statement would be true.) I asked them to help me understand specifically why they made the conscious decision not to appear in their music video(s). I actually really do hope they hit me back because I've wanted to know ever since the first time I've seen Famous Girl.
BTW for anyone not familiar with Christian Rich I will be the first to say that they are in my opinion probably one of the most talented, trendy (in terms of understanding, foreseeing, and perhaps one day setting trends), forward-thinking production teams/artists out there. The Famous Girl video blew my mind and is still one of my favourite videos ever. It was nice to see someone step up the plate and offer not just something different (b/c lots of people do different) but something stirring, thought provoking and [pardon my language mom] fu@king awesome.
Funny thing is, the reason WHY I feel it's important for their viewers to see them is b/c they have the kind of aesthetic that could make them music industry style authorities. (Because every now and again dammit Kanye just looks like he's lost his mind.) Either way, whether you care to see artists in their videos you should definitely check this one out. The effects are pretty damn impressive. I would absolutely have this playing on a wall in the loft via projector while doing a little entertaining. That much I do get. Enjoy.
As a show of goodwill I'm going to go ahead and tag this one under music and marketing because I understand that it's more than it seems. Hats off to you gentlemen.