Friday, October 19, 2007

PS 101's break from serious stuff - featuring Travis

I've got about a dozen half-finished blog-post drafts laying around. I;ve decided to take the easy way out today and do a quick hitter.

If you've never heard of the British band, Travis, you're missing out. It's ironic that prior to hitting the big time, Coldplay was considered too derivative of Travis to make it. The video for their single "Closer" is absolutely sublime and features a cameo appearance by actor, Ben Stiller.

Click on the image below to watch Travis' "Closer" via the magic of You-Tube.

This should have been a big hit stateside for Travis IMO. It really reminds of the wonderful Spike Jonze-directed video for Weezer's "Buddy Holly" from the mid-90's. To sample the body of work of Spike Jonez see Wax's "Southern California", Levi's jeans "Tainted Love" commercial, Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" (featuring a tap-dancing Christopher Walken)

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