Saturday, May 15, 2010

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

I'm actually kind of surprised that I hadn't already posted this week's vid by now, because it was one of my absolute favorite songs throughout my early 20s and it still holds up as a great sing-along-with-the-windows-down jam. From 1993's Become What You Are, this is "My Sister" by The Juliana Hatfield Three. Enjoy.

Oh, I almost forgot to spurt some useless trivia. The red set design and the part where Juliana is sitting on the floor are both a nod to The Police's "Roxanne" video. Now you can sleep.


Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

You don't have to put up the red curtain.

elaine said...

A good friend of mine was in her Universal Heartbeat video, which was then made fun of on Beavis and Butthead. That's when you've hit the big time.

Speaking of big things, I went to the Big Star tribute show on Saturday night here in Memphis. The original drummer, Jody Stephens, performed with a couple of other surviving members along with special guests like Mike Mills of REM, some dude from The Raconteurs that's not Jack White (Brendan something), and my new musical crush, Sondre Lerche. Here's Sondre at SXSW with the Big Star guys:

And Mike Mills in Memphis:

Do you know who else has paid tribute to Big Star? Evan Dando. And who appeared with him on the Lemonheads album Shame about Ray? Julianna Hatfield. I love bringing my train of thought full circle.

Heff said...

Never heard it. I think I was too "into" Alice In Chains that year.

BeckEye said...

Elaine - Brendan something??? Oh, girl, that's Brendan Benson and you MUST check him out. He's like a pop genius. His new album has been on my iPod since it came out last year.

Billy said...

Holy cow. I never ever saw this video, but was always a big fan o' the song. Very fun. Juliana's always been a strange fascination for me. Have three of her albums even though I wouldn't go trumpeting her as some earth-shaking force of music nature.

Malcolm said...

Although I know the song well (because I have the CD), this video slipped through my memory cracks. When her backup band has on the blue shirts w/ black ties, they remind me a bit of what Simon LeBon had on in the "Is There Something I Should Know" video (even though his tie was off white).

elaine said...

I promise to check out some more Brendan Benson. He did a great job on "September Girls."

According to Sondre Lerche's website "Sirius XM Radio will be featuring the show on their station The Loft! The Loft will broadcast the show as the centerpiece to their Memorial Day Weekend, airing it Saturday May 29th at 6 PM (EDT), Sunday May 30 at 7 AM (EDT) and Monday May 31 at 6 PM (EDT). The Loft is Sirius 29 and XM 50." It's definitely worth a listen! Brendan Benson's performances are near the end of the 2 hour (?) set.


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