Saturday, June 29, 2013

Video Of The Week: Buck 65

This week, settling in a new apartment, I reverted back to a familiar soundtrack to keep my mind focused: Pearl Jam, Cedell Davis, Bran Van 3000, Sahara Hotnights, and Buck 65. With that in mind, I decided to stick with it come time for the Video Of The Week and so, from his 20 Odd Years record, comes Buck 65 featuring Jenn Grant.

For this particular song, the ultimate Canadian baseball fan enlisted director Sophie Levy and actress Roxane Mesquida from Paris to concoct this simple-yet-effective story of lost, unrequited love, featuring the classic hobo-on-the-train-tracks seen in every band shoot and every teenage angst film of the past 100 years.

He's like that, our man Buck - turning Americana into Canadiana with a touch all his own, though I thought his Talkin' Honky Blues and Situation albums seemed more like they were from an original voice, whereas his more recent works - while superbly written - lean a tad more towards the generic.

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