I had originally planned never to put moving video of any kind on this site; the idea was to make it look as clean as possible. But I'm what the Karl Rove propaganda machine would call a "flip-flopper," so beginning tonight -- schedule permitting -- I'll be posting one of my favorite music videos every weeknight.
It's my way of saying, "Thanks MTV, for pissing on your original format and depriving us of good music in favor of endless episodes of Punk'd and Laguna Beach. Oh, and fuck you."
Tonight's video: the Foo Fighters' Best of You. It's easily the best single to date from a band that I believe is actually better than the band that spawned it. Call me insane all you want; I'm not arguing the greatness of Nirvana, I'm simply saying that the Foo Fighters, by virtue of sheer career-length, have released more quality material.
The video was directed by Mark Pellington, who not only did the brilliant Jeremy video for Pearl Jam, but also directed one of the three movies I never need to see again: the gut-wrenchingly disturbing Arlington Road.