sigur rós trove of beauty

The other day, I was watching – for maybe the fiftieth time – this video by sigur rós for the song “Glósóli”

It’s a stunning piece of filmmaking, for a gorgeous song, but if not for YouTube, how would one find such a thing as this? MTV doesn’t show videos anymore, and a band like sigur rós probably wouldn’t get much play even if they did, so why does sigur rós bother? Who is it for?

Well, thanks to the wonderful internetz, MTV is completely obsolete. sigur rós offers up a huge collection of videos on their website for anyone to download. And there are many more on their ftp site.

I’ll be busy with these for a while.