“Furious Angels” or “How to fall and still manage to look classy”
Rob Dougan, what can I say? Definitely one of the best composers I have listened to in my whole life. His album “Furious Angels” has been the only music capable of giving me something like what it is the Stendhal syndrome for music (if there’s any, and seriously, I’m not kidding), and I also have to say, the most beautiful male voice I have ever heard. Well, the latter is my humble opinion, some people don’t like his voice, some others even hate it, some other don’t like his music and so on. I can’t say they are deaf, because that’s offensive for really deaf people, and even Beethoven was deaf, and just look at the wonders he made, so I just can say: Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.
And just as all the good things in life, they last too little, or in this case, there’s only one album, which by the way, I have to make a review of it, but that will come later, I guess. And though I am not so sure whether it was good or bad having released only one full album, it is what it is, and it is what we have. People still keep asking him to make more music, but I think you can’t rush a genius, even if more than 10 years have passed since then. And as I said before, it is what it is, and it is what we have.
Anyway, that was not the point of this post, the point is this video, “Furious Angels”. Rob Dougan only filmed two videos, “Clubbed to Death” and “Furious Angels”. Both of them are special for me, besides of my own interpretation of their ideas, it’s what I wrote in the beginning: “How to fall and still manage to look classy”. So, if you are going to fall, or you already fell, you do what I did, just keep in your head:
‘Cause love, like a blow to the head, has left me stunned and I’m bleeding.. Yeah, I’m bleeding. And if you go, furious angels will bring you back to me…
This way you won’t feel ridiculous in the case of you falling because you slipped on a banana peel in the middle of a crowded street with the lights just gone green and nobody even offered their help for pulling you up. Ok, on a brighter side, I have to admit that maybe nobody pulled me up because I got up in just seconds, like a helical spring. I was so proud because I thought all those days “playing” with the Kinect’s UFC Personal Trainer did bear some fruit after all, because I performed some equivalent for “standing up from guard position” when fighting off a banana, and it felt great… after all