The Avatars are like 1000000x better when you can see The Johns operating them because it’s like “oh my god you are men in your 50’s playing with sock puppets DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW RIDICULOUS YOU ARE” and it’s actually rather adorable.
BONUS POINTS for this particular vid:
1. John saying “bullshit,” because the too-few-and-far-between times he swears are always very exciting (even when he’s doing it while pretending to be a sock puppet)
2. John making one of his amazing little attempts at dancing walking back to his keyboard
3. The Claw Hand! I haven’t seen him doing that enough in recent years and it’s sooooooooooooooooo fantastic.
Remember that time John Linnell went from being a dorky teenager to being a dorky old man
"Icky" is a super-fun song no matter what, one of my favs on the album, but it’s only about A MILLION TIMES BETTER if you picture John SPAZZING THE FUCK OUT like he does when they play it live when you listen to it.