Dear Sarah Palin: This Is Shakespeare

Every day Rocks Off trolls the tubes of you in search of videos to share. If you have something that you think deserves to be our video of the day, send a link to jef_rouner at yahoo dot com.

Fresh off a stellar week of featuring the cream of the crop of H-Town, your video of the day explorer sails right off the edge of the world into a thick fog o' weirdness.

Meet Nostalgesia, a British composer who describes himself as "the music of the future drowning in the quicksand of the past, inspired by childhood memories and broken dreams." That's pretty accurate, actually.

His Web site is a host of well-thought-out commentary of the effect of pop culture on memory and personal growth in addition to a collection of his music, and we highly recommend you taking a few minutes out to dig around in it.

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But what brings Nostalgesia to our attention is the video for his song "Hamlet." Made up almost entirely of the down Dane's lines, the video is a black-and-white retro-rockfest of avant-garde lunacy that may be the defining look at the mindset of Shakespeare's most famous protagonist.

We hope someone will forward it on to Ms. Palin, just so she may have a more accurate reference for the bard's work. Barring that, maybe she'll drop politics, wear berets and dark sunglasses, and start doing art films. We don't know if we'd sell our souls to see that, but we would definitely sell yours.


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