When I was in high school, I was convinced I wanted to make music videos for a living. I watched a lot of MTV (when it was still a channel that showed music videos) and being part of an industry that made eye candy mesh with pop songs seemed like the best job in the whole wide world. Turns out my interests changed a bit over the years, but I still credit music videos for getting me started.
A few of my old faves (all clever, weird, and unique):
1. "Don't Come Around Here No More"- Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
2. "Tonight, Tonight"- Smashing Pumpkins
3. "Right Now"- Van Halen
4. "Freedom 90"- George Michael
5. "Losing My Religion"- R.E.M.
On a related note, my buddies at Low Water Music put together a terrific video for their song "Strange New Element." Yours truly was involved, as were a few of my talented counterparts. See if you can spot us all!