I’ve decided that every Monday will be a Music or Movie Monday, highlighting a music or cinematic inspiration. Here goes numero uno.
This week, U2’s “Get on Your Boots” is in the forefront of my mind. Not only do the lyrics describe a strong, sexy female with a wardrobe of kick ass boots, but the accompanying music video is psychedelic and gritty. Bursts of lava, smoke, soldiers, and crumbling Greco-Roman ruins spin in between the band members and various dominatrix holograms as Bono moans and twitches around the mic. The video also presents a grotesque association between religion and patriotic war, draping paint-flaked Madonnas in the star-spangled banner. The feel brings to mind high street designers like UNIF and Jeffrey Campbell, with their rebellious boot clad, “to hell with authority” attitudes, as well as the high-end psychedelia of Gaultier and McQueen.
The boots I’ll be getting on? These To Be Announced studded wonders, new in from Solestruck:
Images from the music video
PS: I apologize for an entire week’s worth of no posts! Now that I have my camera charger, I’m no longer dependent on my father’s disorganization. (Ah the relief!)