Oh dear. There’s a music video for Adam Lambert’s single off the 2012 soundtrack, “Time for Miracles,” and it is as fabulous and ridiculous as this image I found through Google image search for “2012 soundtrack”:
So, you know, very fabulous. And extremely ridiculous.
As with everything else coming down the 2012 pipeline, it’s a batshit crazy train wreck of histrionic performances and apocalyptic disaster. And, as with everything else coming down the 2012 pipeline, I mean that as a compliment:
Don’t ask me what the hell this ballad has to do with a movie about the complete and total end of the world as depicted by John Cusack and company being chased in various methods of transportation by massive waves of all-consuming destruction. I couldn’t tell you. What I can tell you is that the only thing that keeps this video from total perfection is its lack of Space Arks and Oliver Platt. Fortunately we still have Adam Lambert and his glorious flamboyance, and that’s almost as good.
Sure, his outfit may be more goth-lite than tranny fierce, but damn does he get into his sad faces. At several points it looks as though he’s passing the mother of all kidney stones. Your urethra hurts for him, and if that’s not a sign of a gifted performer, I don’t know what is.
Added to that, I get a kick out of how this video’s shoe-string budget vision of a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles largely consists of people running about while small explosions erupt from cars. And, seeing as post-apocalypses frequently lead to rioting, they occasionally run in front of Adam Lambert and push each other. Oh, and in the apocalypse, there will be a parked school bus next to a burning cop car. And what about when the apocalypse calms itself down, and the sun comes out, and the world decides it’s not going to end after all? We will skateboard in celebration.
This is the way the world ends, y’all. Not with a bang, but with a limited budget and an overly ambitious artistic vision.
Snaps to Dose.ca for the brilliant Adam Lambert/Independence Day mash-up pic.