At first when we saw the post entitled Spinning Studio on Kanye West's blog, we were SO excited, because finally, we thought, he has "gone there" and posted footage of his personal gym! But... no. Alas, we will have to wait to see 'Ye's Swedish design stairmasters and anime-influenced row machines though because this video is actually, literally, a "spinning studio." Gnarls Barkley bumps while the studio slowly rotates, like one of those fancy "anniversary date" restaurants in second-tier US cities (or the bar where Clooney and Lopez get their sexual tension on in Out of Sight) and we get to see what Kanye's face looks like when he is on the computer: Pensive Contemplation. There's a part where the angle shifts and the computer is facing us like it's on an altar. Then it switches back to the spinning studio / Kanye-computer shot. At 1:49, an ominous guy spins into the background; he looks exactly like a cross between Zoo TV era sunglasses Bono, and Curb Your Enthusiasm star Richard Lewis. The camera slowly spins dramatically, while Kanye types away unsuspectingly on his computer, and it stops being funny and starts being fucking scary. WHO IS THAT GUY? We have seen enough episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents to know he is standing there, patiently waiting as the studio turns, preparing to pounce when he's exactly behind young Kanye. BUT THE VIDEO FADES OUT BEFORE THE CLIMAX. Will this intruder be allowed to attack our hero? Will Kanye West pull out some futuristic architectural lazer sound gun and audio-stun Bono Lewis before he can knock 'Ye out and steal his MacBook Air, his Top Secret drum sounds, and his LiveJournal password? STAY TUNED FOR PART TWO OF THIS DRAMATIC FILM, only viewable on Lifetime.
May 01, 2008