I stumbled onto this video last night and really enjoyed both the music, voice, and the performance of these two dancers. What is most catchy is hard to target, but as of now it has to be the odd little chant that goes on in the background combined with the drumbeat put to the performance of a muscular former childhood actor with an exceptionally talented current child actor that has the moves that rock the block. I think knowing all of this is what is alluring.
I have no motivated tendencies so I do not examine the allure in a sexual context, nor any homosexual tendencies, so I think it is very odd to be moved by other things than hunger, thirst, and sex drive. Such a masculine type with what would otherwise be an androgynous human minus the haircut battling in a cage put to this music removes all sexual context and negates the violence, and it maintains to be alluring. When I listen to AIC it is very alluring for obvious reasons. When I view this video with the music it is alluring for reasons unknown. And it sounds like Rhianna; if I listen to the song minus the video it is not as alluring. The only lyrics I can make out are "I've got thick skin." I think that is a good line, sounds like a nice AIC line. But then it goes onto say what I can hear as "I've got thick skin and unlucky pores" and I realize that not hearing the lyrics can make a song cooler in the similar vein as Nirvana.
The art I am typically exposed to is on the cover of the magazines I deliver and listen to on the radio, both are extremely sexual to sell, or highly empowering to motivate to buy, or comical to grab attention span and memory. This has neither of the three. And I don't get out to many films or museums recently in the past year (the last film I saw was Black Mass which I walked out of thanks to the way that it addressed the LCD of the film-going consumer) Although the architecture here in DC is nice, and there is good people watching - I am busy 7 days a week carrying the mail and delivering parcels. So my youtube is my ticket to art.
What do you all think of the video?