February 3, 2010


Reposted from cristinablack.com

OK Go - This Too Shall Pass from OK Go on Vimeo.

Acouple of months back, I had a long talk with Damian Kulash of OK Go. He’s long winded, as you can see from this open letter to fans he posted on the band’s web site the other day. There’s a whole roundup of the situation on Rolling Stone on Monday, but the basic irony is that OK Go, a band who built its fan base on viral infection of a few dorky-fun clips, is no longer legally allowed to encourage embedding of its videos. They’re doing it anyway, of course, with this new one for “This Too Shall Pass” from their excellent new album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, which Kulash and I discussed at length. It involves a marching band emerging from a field, Creepshow-style, and features a whole different version of the song than the one on the album. Since then, I’ve heard there’s another plan for a clip where Kulash gets thrown across a room with a slingshot which is further support for my theory that this guy’s life is like a cross between Jackass and Nova, but hey, that’s how he wants it, I guess.

Check Ok Go in our February/March digital edition.

Cristina Black