@questlove Happy Anniversay @enjb_ny. My #Cheers. Thank you for welcoming me. Love #Norm. http://t.co/Qh51HGaZcz 21 hours 14 min ago
@questlove damb right. even my enemies gotta gimme props RT: @guestofaguest Also something to note: @questlove smells amazing 18 hours 16 min ago
@JosephKahn Hawaiian food is basically Korean food if the chef gave no fucks about heart attacks. 1 day 16 min ago
@Videostatic Is The Cutting Edge the strangest show to ever air on MTV? https://t.co/7qR3h0CRhi 1 day 20 hours ago
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@nortondirector @Videostatic that's cool! The ranking is fun, but I'm more interested in the chronological order, see how he evolved over time. 23 hours 16 min ago
@JosephKahn One of the funniest rap battles ever courtesy of @MrMadness. Comedy genius. http://t.co/DMyUswDmXx 2 hours 34 min ago
@jus10p @Venice311 @kCAL @LACoFD I'm standing in my condo complex right on the beach. There is different pieces of it floating. Divers in the water 1 day 17 hours ago
@iamdiddy Do YOU have your tickets for #RMC2014⁉️Don't play yourself and miss this Innovative and Inspiring… http://t.co/b9ji8rQCXg 4 hours 47 min ago
@dougstern If it's less than 3hrs long, I applaud. #Oscarbate MT @vulture: trailer for P T Anderson's INHERENT VICE: http://t.co/YRIZmEUDpL @klchell 1 day 21 hours ago
@Videostatic Riki Rachtman does not understand much, but he understands Nirvana. Kind of. https://t.co/fvwdb3eGYt 1 day 20 hours ago
@JosephKahn Fincher vid #2 of 55 Rick Springfield (1985). I think he does the world's 1st crash zoom at the end of this: https://t.co/UqztVPlUMc 1 day 22 hours ago
@Videostatic Remember contests like this? You can win a Pink House w/ a garage full of Hawaiian Punch https://t.co/osQb3507hf 1 day 20 hours ago
@ryanbooth side note: def worth following @Videostatic. serving up some good old fashioned magic tonight (such as): https://t.co/LxajtsRSlE 1 day 20 hours ago
@questlove @MeganBoone wait...what was that? Meg? spoilers time?! 9 hours 36 min ago
@questlove RT @StevenMandel: Accidentally ate a guitar hero. Tasted terrible. 1 hour 16 min ago
@14Spaces4aName Great. @Videostatic's trip down MTV memory lane has me thinking of when they gave away a trailer park and INXS played. Sounded cool to me. 1 day 20 hours ago
@JosephKahn Spending the next 5 hours watching 55 David Fincher music videos in their entirety. 1 day 22 hours ago

Yo La Tengo "I'll Be Around" (Phil Morrison, Dir.)

I don't think I've waxed (poetically) about director Phil Morrison and Yo La Tengo in a long time, so let's fix that right here and now. Phil and YLT made the definitive music biz parody videos — "Tom Courtenay" and one of my alltime faves, "Sugarcube" — if you're a fan of Tom Scharpling and his string of comedic videos (and you should be) then you should be a fan of Phil and Yo La Tengo.

"I'll Be Around" is a totally different tack. It's a true story. It's about heartbreak. And Tortilla Soup. And it stars Superchunk's Mac McCaughan*. And it ends with even more heartbreak, especially if you always assumed that James . Also there's a lot of text to read. But the recipe seems to be solid.

*There's a deep thread connecting all these people — McCaughan, Morrison, David Cross, Scharpling —  that's perhaps of interest. Phil hails from North Carolina, which is also home to Superchunk, for whom he directed  their video parody "Watery Hands" (which stars David Cross, who also appears in YLT's "Sugarcube" clip). Superchunk's drummer, Jon Wurster, is Tom Scharpling's comedy partner in the aptly titled Scharpling And Wurster. And don't get me started on the Scharpling + Yo La Tengo connections, because I'll be here all day.  Also, if you've read this far, you really need to pay more attention to your work too. Or go looking for work. Because I am deep in the weeds here. Very deep. 

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