I have no idea what’s going on with The Decemberists’ video for The King Is Dead highlight ‘Calamity Song’. Er, kids throwing tennis balls at each other, which is bound to hurt, Colin Meloy watching on in a sailor’s hat and a kid directing events with some machine that ends up causes a global crisis? It’s inspired by the game Eschaton from David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, which I am not familiar with, so maybe that explains everything. Right…