Saturday Night Video – Psy, “Gangnam Style”
August 25, 2012 6 Comments
Tonight a friend finally clued me into the genius that is Psy, the stage name of South Korean rapper Park Jae-Sang. I can see why this video and song are sweeping the world. The dance is described as comic, but dammit, the guy has presence and owns it! There are all sorts of gendered moves, and yet the men and women are dancing together rather than for each other. My favorite moment is probably the guy in the elevator. Yeah, my faith in humanity is temporarily restored.
UPDATE on 8/26: Sukjong Hong wrote a fascinating article on the critique of income inequality embedded within Psy’s video.