Video of the Week
i haven't slept a single night in over a month
and not even once did you start to make sense to me
well maybe i'm a little bit slow, or just consistently inconsistent
she said, unpredictability's my responsibility, baby
Victoria, B.C. is at least in appearance the most "British" of Canadian cities in its architecture and manners. Such as most of the hotels and bed-and-breakfasts featuring High Tea, though you might have to tippy-toe through the serried ranks of crystal-meth junkies for your fix of scones and clotted cream. Whatever that is.
As it happens, it's also the home of Hot Hot Heat, looking like refugees from some 1968 Carnaby Street thrift-shop. But boy, do they carry it off: not just because the lead singer dresses like some neo-Edwardian dandy, but because they bring impeccable pop smarts and Ray Davies/Elvis Costello-class wordplay to the mix.
"Middle of Nowhere" I've heard maybe a couple of times on the radio, and it got minimal rotation on MuchMusic (Canada's MTV), but I think it's one of the best videos that I've seen in the last year. A very smart, very good band.
Go here and scroll down a bit to click on it. If you let the video run, you'll also get the equally excellent "Goodnight, Goodnight"; then some interesting studio clips; then some not-so-interesting backstage stuff.