@questlove I hate that that damb puppy monkey commercial is still in my head. It's like the only jawn I remember from yesterday. What's the product? 11 hours 29 min ago
@questlove Thought that said "old tv" 1 day 6 hours ago
@questlove Cure Auto kinda won me 1 day 7 hours ago
@JosephKahn DEADPOOL is dope, people. Go rob a liquor store and make sure you have enough money to see it next weekend in Imax. 1 day 12 hours ago
@Videostatic The lesson, and the shitty thing about videos and most creative/commercial work, is that you often don't own or control what you create. 20 hours 8 min ago
@JosephKahn Edible dogs. Finally a commercial for Asians. 1 day 6 hours ago
@questlove Uh @redlobster just develop #LRtogo that deliverts cheddar biscuits only. Fresh/Hot you'd make B(ey)llions 1 day 10 hours ago
@questlove Ahhh! Gaga is rockin the Clair Huxtable injury clogs from the smooth contest #SuperBowl 1 day 9 hours ago
@JosephKahn Young guys with money are dicks. Old guys with money are pervs. No win for girls on that point. 5 hours 26 min ago
@JosephKahn Honest question: do women really want to be part of a military draft? And be FORCED to fight in a war? 3 hours 16 min ago
@questlove Wow the amount of smaller one off companies making #SB50 commercials compared to big companies is like 25:1 1 day 6 hours ago

Roy Orbison "One Of The Lonely" (Michael Lawrence, Alana Lawrence, dir.)

I've mentioned before that I love the idea of making new videos for classic songs, right? Well, it's especially true when they come out as pretty in pink as this video, which is the best and creepiest usage of a Roy Orbison track since that time Dean Stockwell delivered that glorious homage to a Candy Colored Clown in Blue Velvet.

Junior Boys "Over It" (Lee Skinner, dir.)

From "Junior Boys Share VHS Fantasy Video For 'Over It'" on Thump:

...Directed by Canadian filmmaker, Lee Skinner, it starts with a lone bearded figure sitting in silence in a bar, then seems to travel into his VHS-styled fantasy of "directing" of a Junior Boys video. It's all fittingly outfitted with kitschy green screen effects and low budget charm.

In a previous THUMP interview, the band said that the song is about a "local eccentric" who frequents The Brain, a bar in Hamilton, Ontario co-owned by band member Jeremy Greenspan. It doesn't seem like too much of a stretch to suggest that the video's star might just be that man himself, perhaps pictured in that very bar—a well-earned cameo, if so...

The video does indeed feature the man that inspired the song: Hamilton musician, painter, and writer Martin Verrall. It was one of the many ideas that Jeremy Greenspan had when he came to me about doing a video for "Over It." Other elements he wanted to incorporate references to Hilarious House of Frightenstein (especially the Wolf Man), and inspiration from Beat Club, SCTV, and an old music video for German artist Andreas Dorau. It was my job synthesize these ideas into a cohesive video. Hope you enjoy it. - Lee Skinner, director

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