Sunday, July 29, 2007

Hedwig And The Angry Inch

Spent the day relaxing for most parts today before popping out nak settle some stuff. Before, and after, which I dedicated to this movie I just got called, Hedwig and The Angry Inch.

Now, I'd seen The Rocky Horror Show which may somehow be along the same lines of drag rock (yes, you heard me, men in women's clothes, singing rock).. but while both have cult status, I prefer Hedwig and The Angry Inch because some of the songs aren't just funny like Wig In A Box, but they're also quite philosophical.

First let me clarify, Hedwig and The Angry Inch started as an off-Broadway musical in 1998, before it became a film in 2001 which won several awards.

Read the summary kat the link I provided kalao nak tau lebih about what it is. Apapon, there's this one song which got me studying the lyrics.

Origin Of Love was a fantastic song which intrigued me.

It was this story about how human beings were once divided into the three sexes. They were round, two-headed, four-armed, and four-legged beings who was a man and man stuck back to back together, a woman and a woman and a man and a woman. Angry gods split these early humans in two, leaving the separated people to forever long for their other half.

Found that the lyrics for the song in question, Origin Of Love, was based on the speech made by Aristophanes in Plato's Symposium which spoke of the three sexes: the all male, the all female, and the "androgynous," who was half man, half woman. The creatures tried to scale the heights of heaven and planned to set upon the gods, which angered Zeus, who instead of striking them down with thunderbolts and depriving himself of their devotions and offerings, decided to cripple them by chopping them in half.

After chopping the people in half, Zeus turned their faces around and pulled the skin tight and stitched it up to form the belly button. Ever since that time, people run around saying they are looking for their other half.

Cool or what???!!!

Erm...deep...I know I've found my other half. Too bad we can't be together... weird Sunday... but very enlightening..

Found the clip where they play Origin Of Love on youtube. Hope you guys listen to the lyrics and dig deeper into it. It's a little whacky...but there's substance beyond the visuals... like a lot of things in life.

I myself am trying to get someone to understand me.