UPRISING: Making Of..of a video on Gay Rights

Arthur Sales, model from Brazil.
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I had already uploaded two videos using a soundtrack from the British Band Muse.

The first one was to illustrate the Urban Life seen from a gay point of view with the song Undisclosed Desires  (the video is Urban Desires, Undisclosed Desires click here to see)  and the second one is to illustrate a Gay Manga themed video with the song Resistance  (Love is Our Resistance, click here to see it)  .

David  (click here to go to his page)  asked me to illustrate a song of Muse he particularly like Uprising, this was a very good suggestion as it was in my list of possible video, as Muse is definitively one of my favorite bands.

As you can read below Uprising was made to celebrate a fight against the establishment during the London G20 summit. I found out that the wording could also apply to fight against homophobia and to defend certain gay rights not yet recognized.

Gay Protesters.
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The 3 members of Muse
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Muse are an English Alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon.

Since their inception in 1994, the band has comprised of Matthew Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Christopher Wolstenholme (bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Dominic Howard (drums, percussion, synthesizers).

The name “Muse” was inspired by Matt Bellamy’s art teacher. The art teacher Samuel Theoun mentioned the word “Muses”. Matt then looked it up in the dictionary and decided to shorten it to “Muse.” Also, because it was short and the members felt it looked good on a poster.

After the release of the album Black Holes and Revelations, Morgan Nicholls (keyboards, percussion, bass guitar) has performed live with the band.

Muse on concert
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Muse are known for their energetic and extravagant live performances and their fusion of many music genres, including progressive rock, alternative rock, classical music, heavy metal, and electronica with recurring themes of revolution.

Muse on Concert in Birmingham , Nov 2009
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Muse have released five studio albums: Showbiz (1999), Origin of Symmetry (2001), Absolution (2003), Black Holes and Revelations(2006), and The Resistance (2009). The band have also issued three live albums, HAARP (2008), Absolution Tour (2005), and a compilation of B-sides, Hullabaloo Soundtrack (2002).


Dec. 5 & 6 , 2010 : Brisbane, Australia
Dec.  9 & 10, 2010 : Sydney, Australia
Dec. 14 & 15 2010: Melbourne, Australia
Dec. 19, 2010: Perth , Australia

March 30th, 2011: Buenos Aires, Argentina
April 2nd, 2011: Buenos Aires , Argentina
April 9th, 10th and 13th, 2011: Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil


2008 G20 Summit in London- Police ready to face the protest.
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Muse have revealed exclusively to MTV News the meaning behind their latest single Uprising.

Lead singer Matt Bellamy explained:
“The lead single, ‘Uprising’, was kind of inspired by the G20 protests which took place last year. I was in London at the time and I saw it all going on outside where I live.”

He added: “I sort of found that whole protest quite inspiring really; just the idea that people just having a good time, putting together a peaceful protest but the police still do their best to make it become violent and I find that quite aggravating. So, that’s what the song’s about.”

2008 G20 Summit in London. Protesters in the streets.
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The Muse front-man went on to explain further: “There was a whole economic crisis and the MP scandal which took place last year where everyone felt like they were being ripped off by the powers that be.”
“I sort of wanted to write a song that summed up that feeling like you’ve been done over by people you’re supposed to trust. That’s kind of where the song’s coming from really.”

The band, who are currently sitting pretty at the top of the UK album chart with new LP, The Resistance also shed some light on what we can expect from their fifth studio album.

Anti-gay protester with a gay guy…
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Pro-gay protest.


The paranoia is in bloom, the PR
The transmissions will resume
They’ll try to push drugs
Keep us all dumbed down and hope that
We will never see the truth around

(So come on!)

Another promise, another scene, another
A package not to keep us trapped in greed
With all the green belts wrapped around our minds
And endless red tape to keep the truth confined

(So come on!)

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious

Interchanging mind control
Come let the revolution take its toll if you could
Flick the switch and open your third eye, you’d see that
We should never be afraid to die

(So come on!)

Rise up and take the power back, it’s time that
The fat cats had a heart attack, you know that
Their time is coming to an end
We have to unify and watch our flag ascend

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious

Hey .. hey … hey .. hey!

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious

Hey .. hey … hey .. hey!


A shot from the clip Alejandro by Klein, with Lady Gaga and the dancers in black undies.
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The background of my clip is using extensively the very popular video made by Klein on the Lady Gaga hit Alejandro.
I found the video well suited as it also includes some scenes with uprising and an army of soldiers which come be seen as a liberation force.

In addition we all know that Lady Gaga is the most popular artist among Gay community and could be considered as a Gay Icon.

From the clip Alejandro by Klein. The Army of Lady Gaga
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Click here to see the Lady Gaga Alejandro video. As per today Sep. 10, 2010 this video was viewed by 76,000,000 viewers !


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The video is back


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4 thoughts on “UPRISING: Making Of..of a video on Gay Rights

  1. Muse is one of my top favs., your videos are very interesting as well as entertaining, love Matt Bellamy's wide range of vocals, a great musician!
    The bois are hot and well honed bods. Amazing Sloane:…Colt


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