Looking at the music video for Linkin Park's "Papercut"

Papercut was Linkin Park's third single from their debut, Hybrid Theory and was released in 2001. I'll say right now without any shame whatsoever that I was a LP fan. They were the "it" rock band back in the early 00s and was a nice palette cleanser for those of us who were fans of the nu metal crap bands of the late 90s. While I was a fan of Linkin Park and watched their music videos whenever they came on MTV, Papercut was the exception. I wasn't even aware up until a couple of weeks back that there was a video. Fortunately, YouTube exists, so here it is.



Observations:
  • Chester Bennington looks like that guy we all knew in high school. Wears shorts all of the time. Only reads books that no one has ever heard of, and black and white indie comics. Delivers pizzas after school and on the weekends.
  • Brad Delson and Dave Farrell both playing acoustic instruments while the music playing in the video isn't. I'm guessing that this is part of the video's theme of paranoia or reality dysfunction.
  • Rob Bourdon, the band's drummer, just sitting there on the couch and looking awkward. They couldn't give the poor guy a set of bongos?
  • I would be alarmed by that many bugs suddenly appearing in my living room, but not as much as having adjoining horror movie rooms and bulging walls. See? This is why you always get an inspection before you buy the house. I doubt any of this is covered by homeowner's insurance. The previous owners are nowhere to be found and the paperwork now lists the house as being vacant since 1982.
  • The neighbors refuse to answer questions about the house and the family that used to live there. Soon, they won't even answer the door.
  • Bourdon is the first one to notice all of this by dint of not doing anything and it causes his face to melt momentarily.
  • The band disappearing after a brief fade to black. They belong to the house now. Cue a freeze frame on a photograph from 1921 with all of the band members in it, then a final fade to black.
  • Not really, but that would have been a snazzy way of ending the video.
It's overall not a bad video, but definitely fits that late 90s-early 00s style of rock video.

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