My fascination with the seamy side of American culture is on full display in ROX #36. I made a trip with my fiancé to a timeshare condo in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with a couple friends, and I pointed the camera at every grotesque, kitschy, offensive, crass, excessive, or downright ugly display I could find. We visited Brookgreen Gardens, but that's barely a blip in this 36 minute ramble. The video is preoccupied with roadside kiosks, shotglass slogans, and dirty toilets. The overall effect is not unlike a descent into hell, a swirling vortex of chaos, a place where capitalism runs amok, as Xy aptly observes.
It all plays out to one of the most bizarre soundtracks imaginable. Thank mnortham for that.
Other musical moments are strewn throughout. We meet some buskers on the strip, just three guys with three guitars “kicking back on the grass like dumbasses,” who perform a... [More...]
Michael, the man who sang about vending machines was right on the money! How long has it been since candy bars were only 50 cents??? Good footage.