So somehow listening to Hammock earlier in the week led to me listening to “Feel the Beat” by Darude today.
I have no idea how.
It remains a fun track, but it should be renamed to “Feel the Cheese”.
I watched the film clip and it has certainly aged a fair bit.
I’ll describe it.
The video starts with a man – presumably Darude – on a kick scooter, holding a briefcase, scootering to a yellow car.
He jumps in whilst a lady who was waiting next to the car gets in.
The door to the garage they were in opens and they drive out.
The car has “DARUDE” as the number plate.
The next shot is of a road. The car suddenly appears.
Then there are some shots of the duo driving. Some are close. Some are far away.
A few seconds later, the car drives over the same stretch of road repeatedly in quick succession.
Then there’s more shots of driving and someone is breathing fire on the car.
Darude looks to the right.
Then there’s another shot of the car and this time he’s djing on it whilst driving, then there’s some people dancing on it.
Then there are some beautiful shots of the landscape and driving.
Then people are dancing on the car again.
There’s some shots of Darude driving whilst seeing his sunglasses in the rear view mirror.
I think he’s wearing sunglasses as it’s overcast.
There’s a quick shot of him with a smug look on his face.
Then we see a mountain.
Then the car pulls up to a helicopter.
The two get out and run to get into the helicopter.
Then the helicopter takes off.
Darude looks outside, then looks to the lady.
Then some more landscape shots.
Then Darude is looking at the landscape and thinking of – I assume it’s thinking – people dancing and partying.
Then we see the helicopter again and shortly after we see a bunch of people jumping and waving.
There’s not many – this is important.
The helicopter lands and the duo get out.
Darude is holding up the briefcase as they run from the helicopter.
He runs up to some turntables and the helicopter takes off.
Some lady does a wavy pattern with her arms, then Darude opens the briefcase and there’s a gold record in it.
Then people the group are jumping and dancing, someone breathes fire, Darude keeps the beats pumping, someone juggles fire, people dance, there’s some aerial shots of what I’m assuming is meant to be the party, more dancing, then eventually it cuts to the gold record on a turntable.
That’s quite a lot of effort to go through for a small party.
I think there’s about twenty people that were there.
Was all that effort really worth it?
Couldn’t he have performed without the gold record?
Was he lost?
Why was the party so remote?
Maybe Darude is really dedicated to his fans.
I wish I had the answer, but only Darude knows.
The time it took to write five-hundred words: 16:35:38
This was shorter than last night, which I’m feeling a bit happy about.
However, I don’t feel five-hundred words is long enough to fully express how stupid the music video is.
It’s not the worst thing out there, but it’s aged quite badly.
Maybe I’ll revisit it some time.