Saturday, January 14, 2006

Freelance Videowatch...with Elz

Freelance Videowatch 'Shall we roll around on the floor?'
Belle & Sebastian - Funny Little Frog (official site, video at NME.com)

I'll admit, I've been looking forwards to this video immensely, being a massive Belle & Sebastian fan. The first single from the band's epic seventh album (The Life Pursuit), "Funny Little Frog" is classic B&S, and thoroughly enjoyable for all.

The vid'No, my love, I think we shall dance like loons.'eo consists of a couple performing a complex dance routine around a fairly normal flat, and indeed part of it involves spinning around a comfortable-looking sofa, flopping over it and a bed. They also roll around on the floor, throw each other around and are genuinely violently loving. The one thing that is clear in this video is the obvious affection the characters (if that's the right word) have for each other. She even dresses him up in a hat so he can go out and have a fight with some men, again i'Of course, dar-- darling?'n the dancing style where you can clearly see about a foot of space between the fist and the face. Still, at least no one got hurt.

Like most Belle & Sebastian songs, this has a theme of bittersweet love. In fact, I think the girl is either dead or has been sucked into a photograph by the end of the video. However, due to the lack of a "s'Oh, bugger all, she's in the photo again.'chloop!" sound effect, I think it's safe to say she's dead. Thank you for ruining the giggle I was having at the dancing by killing off the pretty lady, Belle & Sebastian. I still love you.
4.5/5