July 24, 2010
10 Musical Thoughts: Wonderful Life
1 Euro drug dealer house with pool that needs resurfacing.
2 Robert Palmer girls doing shit choreography.
3 All mourning the death of the dancing girl from the first version of this video.
4 Rich, Helmut Newton-esque man grieving with Paris Hilton hanger-on. He doesn't want the company.
5 Theo lit beautifully in the early closeups.
6 The Other Guy (okay, Adam), post-Andrew Ridgeley, stands nearby looking intense with occasional Chris Lowe keyboard fumble.
7 Previously unmined emotion from Theo, especially on second verse. Is there a Bafta for great eyebrow acting and botox-free forehead crinkling?
8 Theo always stands with his arms folded. Code for submissive.
9 Love the drummy noise at 3:50-3:55
10 Great swaggering jaw/lip Moment at the end (3:49). Rewind it again and again.
Hurts new single is out on August 23. One of the finest songs this year, no qualms.