song of the week sixtyone
grizfolk - the struggle
song of the week sixty
redemption hill music - now i am yours (psalm 116)
"wait, that doesn’t look like earth. where’s the blue sky? where’s the grass?"
earth has become a desolate wasteland where the only creature left is a trash compacting robot. humans float around in a utopic ship with machines that caters to their every need, so much so that no human interaction exists. humans become fat and lazy, and earth becomes a distant memory. it sounds like the description of a dystopian sci-fi film directed by kubrick, where the moral is that the world is a cold dark place with no morals. but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
wall e is a story of redemption. a story that no matter what the circumstances, there is always hope, always a way to return to whats right.
i remember watching in the theater and being completely captivated by the way pixar was able to make me fall in love with robots. robots! there’s something beautiful about the way a robot whose job it is to clean up our mess of a planet methodically collects and preserves history. he finds objects he finds interesting and keeps them. he watches musicals, love dances, and has genuine human emotion collected from the remains of our collective consciousness.
the film is beautiful and poignant. heart warming and thought provoking. and any movie that has a scene where you ask a computer to “define dancing" is alright with me.
song of the week fiftyfive
gregory alan isakov - amsterdam