I love Tim Minchin’s highly irreverent songs, especially his faux-beat-poet philippic Storm in which he goes toe to toe with an incredibly annoying hippie-dippy dinner guest. I literally yelled with glee the first time I heard it, about a year and a half ago.
But now, via Andrew Sullivan, I find there’s a brand new animated version which is even more delicious. I’d say, watch the first one to acquaint yourself with Minchin’s masterful words (they flash on the screen verbatim), then the second one (below) for the pleasure of the elegant, gorgeous visuals offered up by animator and director DC Turner.
Minchin’s YouTube channel is here.
Rogier is a Dutch-born, New-England-dwelling multi-media maven (OK, a writer and photographer) whose dead-tree publishing credits include the New York Times, Wired, Rolling Stone, Playboy, and Reason.