Monday, June 9, 2014

Keep my glass full...

I haven't been very active on here lately, but no worries--I'm still kicking around, but my brain has been occupied with things other than bloggity-blogging.

One of which being this particular earworm... so I'm sharing.

If you've managed to avoid being introduced to Sia's song "Chandelier" and the jarring finesse of 10-year-old dancer Maddie Ziegler's performance in the video, well... I'll apologize in advance for enabling.

Seriously. Addicting. I can't simply listen to it in the background on the laptop, I must stare at the video every time it plays... it's that goddamn mesmerizing.

And I love everything about this video--the swells of music, the unconventional majesty of Sia's voice, the identifiable lyrics, the bleak setting, the awkward-yet-graceful movements, the spin of Maddie's platinum wig...


Even the petal pink paint and indecipherable scribbles on her hands intrigue more than annoy.


Hell, the melodrama of this entire package somehow avoids feeling contrived and functions so seamlessly as a powerful and haunting message of mental instability that I adore it all to itty bitty bits.

I've even watched Sia and Maddie's live performance on The Ellen Show multiple times, too, just to watch Maddie's spellbinding dance from another perspective.

Serious time suckage here, folks. An intervention might be required.

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