SXSW Best Music Video 2010: Cinnamon Chasers - "Luv Deluxe"


The winner of SXSW’s Best Music Video 2010 was Cinnamon Chasers’ “Luv Deluxe.” The video chronicles the misadventures of a young couple as they journey out west to the San Francisco area. It totally reminds me of that movie the Butterfly Effect. Watch, and you’ll see what I mean.

Awesome video, great song. This definitely turned me onto the Cinnamon Chasers.

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San Francisco in 1958

San Francisco 1958I just came across some more old, mesmerizing footage that needed to be shared. In this montage of home movie clips, we get to see what the Bay Area was like more than 50 years ago. I love the decidedly retro, supersaturated, and almost grainy look and feel of the 16mm footage. It actually invokes a strange feeling of nostalgia in me; one that makes me wish that I was alive back then to see all of it first hand.

Although the footage alone is compelling enough, it’s the accompanying song that really sets this apart from the pack. The name of it is “Alone in Kyoto” by Air, which may or may not be familiar to you; it was used in the soundtrack of the critically-acclaimed 2003 film Lost in Translation, starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.

The priceless shot in this is the one with the silhouetted man smoking a cigar while overlooking the entire city. In this shot we can make out major landmarks in the background like the Bay Bridge, Coit Tower, and the Ferry Building.

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Video Throwback: Air - La Femme D'Argent

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The world was a totally different place 100 years ago - there was no commercial radio, no TV, and the internet hadn’t even been conceived. World Wars I & II had yet to be fought, the Titanic had yet to be built, and Arizona & New Mexico weren’t even part of the United States. And yet, without all of these seemingly monumental things, life carried on just fine.

In this video for Air’s “La Femme D’Argent,” we are given a glimpse of what the world was like in 1905 on a trolley in San Francisco. The trolley is traveling down Market Street towards the Ferry building, for those of you familiar with the city. Keep in mind that most of what you see in the video was destroyed in the gigantic earthquake and subsequent fire of 1906. The song and video are still pretty trippy nevertheless. I’ve watched it probably 10 times, or so, and it gets cooler every time.

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