Music Video of the Day: In the Sun by She & Him (2010, dir by Peyton Reed)

You’re going to have to excuse me if my thinking is a bit incoherent right now.  Between my DVR exploding on Monday night and some issues with my laptop on Tuesday, I’ve only had about 4 hours of sleep over the past two days and, as I sit here typing this, I am on the verge of passing out.  On the plus side, I may be exhausted but at least everything seems to be working now.  The laptop is working fine.  The new DVR has arrived.  My thumb — which I slightly burned when, while unplugging the DVR, I accidentally grabbed the metal part of the plug, despite the fact that there was an actual plume of smoke rising up off of it — has finally stopped throbbing and is back to being it’s wonderful self.  Now, I just need to get some sleep and hopefully, when I wake up, my heart will no longer be racing and my thoughts will be much more coherent.

Fortunately, there’s a solution for when you’re trying to write about a music video but your brain is screaming at you to fall asleep.  You can just pick something from She & Him!  She & Him, of course, are Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward.  Both their music and their videos tend to be so wonderful and endearing that they can pretty much speak for themselves.

This video was directed by Peyton Reed.  Today, of course, Reed is probably best known for directing the Ant-Man films.  When this video was shot, he was best known for directing the original Bring It On.  As such, it’s not surprising to see him selected to bring this video’s high school world to life.

Enjoy and good night!

Music Video of the Day: Go by The Black Keys (2019, dir by Bryan Schlam)

Uh-oh!  It appears that the Black Keys now hate each other!  Well, it happens to the best of us.

Still, will they be able to set aside their differences and continue to make great music?  Will a spiritual retreat help to rebuild their working relationship?  Watch today’s music video of the day to find out!


Music Video of the Day: Bombs Away by ADI (2017, shoot and edit by Yaniv Kirshon)

As I’ve mentioned on this site before, I was introduced to the music of Adi Ulmansky by my best friend, Evelyn, and she quickly became one of my favorite artists.  This is an acoustic version of ADI’s song, Bombs Away, which was filmed for and by Tel Aviv TV.


Music Video of the Day: New York City by Kylie Minogue (2019, dir by ????)

New York City has inspired many great songs and movies.  Maybe not as many as Paris, or even London for that matter, but still, out of the cities that can be visited on the North American continent, New York City is definitely one of the cultural leaders.  After all, it’s got more of a history than Los Angeles and it’s less corrupt than Chicago.  ALL HAIL NEW YORK!

Of course, I live in Texas and we tend to make a lot of jokes about New York down here.  But we do it out of love.  Or, at the very least, I do.  Of course, the main thing that I love about New York is that everyone’s in a hurry and you don’t have to waste a lot of time being polite.  I like that.  The whole avoiding eye contact thing is a part of what makes New York great, in my honest opinion.

Anyway, this video from Kyle Minogue has a 1970s New York-on-cocaine feel to it.  At least, that’s what I assume New York was like in the disco era.  I’ve only got the movies to go on and Saturday Night Fever always seems like it’s just a few seconds away from showing someone doing a line of coke while John Travolta’s on the dance floor.

What I’m saying here is that there’s a lot that I don’t know for sure.  But I do like New York and I do like dancing and I probably would have had fun in the 70s.