Cool music video alert: Check out ‘Downtown’!!
If you’re anything like me, you find it virtually impossible to keep up with the washing, let alone popular culture. The one great thing in having a teenager in the house – I’m struggling to find another to add to it – is that I listen to Radio One the whole flippin time, so almost by accident I hear new stuff pretty quickly.
Downtown by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis has been on the radio for quite some time now, but the reason I’m mentioning it here is that, unusually it’s a ‘tune’ (as my mum still insists on calling them) that instinctively made me really want to check out the video.
So yesterday I did, and it was so much fun I am now compelled to share the love! It’s funny, ironic, uplifting, story-led, a gentle ribbing of ‘downtown’ gangland culture and provincial America (that moose motorbike is absolutely classic). Kind of how music videos should be, with not a smoke machine or beautifully lit cheekbone in sight.
But most importantly, it’s a bit of Saturday morning Muddy frippery – just because! – with the added advantage of giving any jumper-and-slacks clad parents some unexpected cred with their kids! Just make sure you know which rapper is Melle Mel before you drop a clanger and ruin all your good work, blud.