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The Grouch - ARTSY

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Uploaded on Feb 20, 2008

Video by Buildestroy.com / SecretHistory.tv
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Thanks for the support, fine ART ain't cheap!

The Grouch "ARTSY" | Taken from the New Album
The Grouch "Show You the World"

http://www.therealgrouch.com
http://www.myspace.com/artsyvideo

DIRECTOR: http://www.secrethistory.tv
DESIGN/ANIMATION: http://www.buildestroy.com
LIVE ACTION SHOOT: http://www.reelroots.com

DP: August Thurmer
CAMERA: Rich Hama
GAFFER: Robby Terry II
PRODUCER: David Simpson
EDITOR: Ryan Flanery
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Cory Shaw

STARRING:
The Grouch
David Simpson
August Thurmer
Robby Terry II
Rich Hama
Ryan Flanery
Cory Shaw

CHORUS ILLUSTRATION:
Ariel Shepard
ILLUSTRATION:
Cory Shaw
Miguel Perez
Eric Angelini
LEAD ANIMATORS:
Daniel Blanco
Cory Shaw
ASSISTANT ANIMATORS:
Andrew Best
Jason Han
Steve Galvez
PHOTOGRAPHY:
Cory Shaw
Ariel Shepard

Thanks to all you Artsy hipsters!

The PARANOID OR CONSERVATIVE VIEWER however may be confused by the ARTSY video's persistent presence and condemn it as an underground cult with subversive intentions.
The ARTSY video is none of that.

The ARTSY movement can best be explained as an experiment in ARTOLOGY.

For those who have been surrounded by the ARTSY video, its familiarity and cultural resonance is comforting and owning an ARTSY video provides a souvenir or keepsake, a memento. People have often demanded the ARTSY video merely because they have seen it everywhere and possessing an ARTSY video provides a sense of belonging. The ARTSY video seems mostly to be embraced by those who are (or at least want to seem to be) ARTSY.

Lyrics:

YOU AIN'T ARTSIER THAN ME
CAUSE YOU GOT SIDE BURNS AND VINTAGE TEE
YOU AIN'T ARTSIER THAN ME
CAUSE YOU PLUCK A GUITAR THAT AIN'T AIN'T FUCKIN' BIZARRE
YOU AIN'T ARTSIER THAN ME
CAUSE YOU LIVE IN LOS FELIZ, BITCH YOU AIN'T JESUS
YOU AIN'T ARTSIER THAN ME
I GOT A COLORFUL VOCAB WATCH THE LOW JAB

SO WHAT YOU'RE A VEGAN
IT SHOWS IN YOUR PRESENCE; YOU BE GEEKIN'
AND YOU BEEN SEEKIN' THE SAME LIGHT
SPEAKIN' OF GAME LIKE THE ENEMY, HANG TIGHT
I GOT A TALE ABOUT SIX FOOT ONE BY INFINITY
FULL OF SUN, RAIN AND POTENTIAL ENERGY
ALL THEY SAW WERE THE K-SWISS
CLEAN, CRISP, CREASED JEANS MEANS THIS
SO YOU THOUGHT AND DIPPED
MY WALK'S HIP, THOUGHTS; HIPPER
UNZIP THE ZIPPER
NO I DON'T WEAR HEMP OR DRINK LIQUOR
THAT DON'T MAKE ME THE MAN JUST A LITTLE BIT SICKER
SPIT KICKER WITH AN EYE FOR THE BIG DIPPER
FROM AN ISLAND CLIFF EMERGES A LOUD WHISPER
AND I'M PROUD OF THIS, IT'S MY ART
YOUR DOIN' YOGA JUST TO LOOK THE PART

YOU AIN'T ARTSIER THAN ME
CAUSE YOU CHOP UP BREAKS AND YOU DIG IN THE CRATES
YOU AIN'T ARTSIER THAN ME
YOU'RE JUST A TRENDY LESBIAN DREADLOCKED THESPIAN
YOU AIN'T ARTSIER THAN ME
CAUSE YOU MAKE WEED BROWNIES AND KNIT WOOL HATS
YOU AIN'T ARTSIER THAN ME
YOU PSEUDO ELITIST OLD SCHOOL SAP

DON'T LET AN 808 SCARE YA
SHAKE STRIPES OF YOUR SHIRT AND CLEAR THE WHOLE AREA
I'M A HUMANOID TOO
AND IF YOU'RE COOL WITH ME THEN I'LL LOOK PAST THE VOID IN YOU
INSTEAD OF THROUGH
I'M DOWN WITH VW'S AND FLOSSED OUT CADDY'S ON 22'S TOO
I BANG FOR GOOD, FOOLS KILL FOR NOTHIN'
I BUILD FOR SOMETHIN
FAMILY AND PEACE
HAND ME THE PIECE
I'LL HIT IT I'M SOCIAL
HEAR MY OPINION
I'M PROUD, I'M VOCAL
LOCAL IN A FOREIGN PLACE
MORE DIGITAL THAN DUSTY
BUT TRUST ME, I BE TOURIN' SPACE
YOU BE WHORING AT A COMFORTABLE PACE
YOU BE SKIPPIN' A CHORE TO JUMP IN THE RACE
I BE BUMPIN' MY BASS LIKE YOU COLLECT COMICS
I'M NOT WIERD, I'M HONEST

YOU AIN'T ARTSIER THAN ME
CAUSE YOU ONLY READ BOOKS, DON'T WATCH T.V.
YOU AIN'T ARTSIER THAN ME
CAUSE YOU SHOP AT WHOLE FOODS IN OPEN TOED SHOES
YOU AIN'T ARTSIER THAN ME
CAUSE YOU SPEAK REAL SOFT AND DRINK CHAI TEA
YOU AIN'T ARTSIER THAN ME
I RECYCLE TOO, I'M KIND OF LIKE YOU

I JUST LOOK CLEANER, GROWN DEMEANOR
WEAR DEODERANT, REGISTERED VOTER
AND A TREE HUGGER TOO, NOT IN THESE CLOTHES
ME LOVA A YOU
BUT IT'S GOTTA BE BOTH WAYS
MOST DAYS I'M EARTHY, STAY GROUNDED
OFTEN IT'S A PAPER CHASE, I'M WELL ROUNDED
STRAIGHTER FACE, TOWNISH, IT'S ALL BOUNDLESS
I MAKE IT SOUND UNIVERSALLY DOPE
OVERCOME ADVERSITY, RESHAPE THE WORST OF ME
DO IT FOR THE LOVE AND RELEASE IT COMMERCIALLY
LIKE A BLOCKBUSTER STARTED AT SUNDANCE
CAN'T STOP MAN, YOU ONLY GET ONE CHANCE
PRESENTATION IS KEY, HESITATION AIN'T SEE
INNOVATION IS MY A-R-T
DEDICATION IS FREE, OCCUPATION IS ME
INNOVATION IS MY A-R-T

YOU AIN'T ARTSIER THAN ME
CAUSE YOU DRIVE A HYBRID AND CARPOOL WITH THREE
YOU AIN'T ARTSIER THAN ME
CAUSE YOU'RE A SIXTEENTH MEXICAN, YOU AIN'T ETHNIC
AND YOU AIN'T ARTSIER THAN ME
YOU'RE JUST A BROKE ASS POET WITH THE SAME OLD CADENCE
YOU AIN'T ARTSIER THAN ME
WE WERE CONSCIOUS FIRST, WELCOME TO EARTH

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