Music Video of the Day: Benny Goodman by Saint Motel (2012, dir by A/J Jackson)

Let’s get this week off to a good start with this video from Saint Motel!

If this video doesn’t make you want to dance, I don’t know what to tell you.

That is Miles Brown, also known as Baby Boogaloo, dancing.  At the time of this video, he was around eight years old.  He’s currently a part of the cast of Black-ish, playing Jack Johnson.


Music Video of the Day: My Type by Saint Motel (2014, dir by Sam Winkler)

Sorry, everyone.  I’m pretty ill right now so, instead of going into a lot of detail, I’m just going to share this video of Saint Motel’s My Type and hope that you enjoy!

(This is one of two videos for My Type.  Check out the other one by clicking here!)

Music Video of the Day: Move by Saint Motel (2016, dir by ????)

For today’s music video of the day, we have another video from one of my favorite groups, Saint Motel!

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes on your local newscast?  Chaos, apparently.

The satirical subtext and retro feel of this video will be familiar to anyone who has ever watched the video for Saint Motel’s My Type.


Music Video of the Day: Destroyer by Saint Motel (2017, dir by Alan Smithee)

Much as I do with the video for their song My Type, I love the retro feel of this video for Saint Motel’s Destroyer.

The credited director is Alan Smithee.  Mr. Smithee has had quite a career in the world of music videos.  He has been credited with directing 73 videos and editing 19 more.  He also has 8 cinematography credits and 2 writing credits.  That’s quite prolific!

Of course, Alan Smithee doesn’t actually exist.  Historically, the Smithee named was used by film directors who felt that their creative vision had been fatally compromised by philistine producers.  Though it’s been a while since Alan Smithee directed a film, it appears that he’s found a second life in the music industry.

Good for him!


Music Video of the Day: My Type by Saint Motel (2014, directed by A/J Jackson)

Today’s music video of the day is Saint Motel’s My Type.  I don’t have too much to say about this one, beyond the fact that I like the retro feel of both the song and the video.  This is a fun song to dance to and that’s certainly something that this video captures.

This video was directed by A/J Jackson, Saint Motel’s lead vocalist.  Jackson has said that he was going for a cross of “early 70s cigarette ads and New York street photography.”  Myself, I like to think of the video as being an outtake from a lost Joe Sarno movie.

This video’s cinematographer was Mario Contini while Cody Fusina is credited with production design.