Sunday, May 9, 2010
Stuff of the Day: "Number 9 Keychain"
Man, I loved (and still love) School House Rock. It was my first real experience with the animated music video form (not counting the musical running around sections of Scooby-Doo), and I guess maybe it was a sign of the times that the range of styles of music they worked in was so varied. Country, Pop, Soul, Rock, Folk, Blues... and I was diggin' all of it. "Number 9" may have been my very favorite. And, of course, the groovy 70's visual style of them hits me right in the nostalgic sweet spot. 30 years or so later when I started doing my own animated videos for They Might Be Giants, School House Rock loomed large in my mind as the high mark to shoot for.