Music Video Friday: Blur – Coffee & TV

Today’s Music Video Friday selection is Blur’s adorable anthropomorphic milk carton video for Coffee & TV

Every once in a while I do an “Anthropomorphic Cuteness” post (you can see my very first post explaining my obsession with inanimate objects being given human characteristics & cute smiley faces HERE). I haven’t actually done one of those posts in a while – I should get back to doing them again! Just like these Music Video Friday posts which no one ever looks at, I selfishly post those for myself because it’s something I enjoy. Someday I’ll find someone who shares my love of anthropomorphism! 😉 But now let’s talk about Blur & this video…

I do like Blur but I totally missed out on that whole Blur vs Oasis thing since that happened before I moved to the UK. Well, I’d have most definitely been on “Team Blur” since I hate Oasis (but I actually prefer Gorillaz, singer Damon Albarn’s other band). Coffee & TV is good but isn’t exactly my very favorite Blur song. However, the video would very likely make my list of Top Ten Music Videos (which is a top ten you know I’ll be doing at some point). It’s a classic. 

The video was directed by Hammer & Tongs (aka Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith). They did a lot of other great music videos also worth checking out (such as Pumping On Your Stereo by Supergrass and Right Here, Right Now by Fatboy Slim). What I didn’t realize is that they also made the movies The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (which I found very disappointing – I actually liked the BBC adaptation more) and Son Of Rambow (which I always wanted to see but never got around to). But Coffee & TV, in which a “missing person” milk carton goes off in search of the guy in the photo (Blur member Graham Coxon) is the very best in the fairly long list of Hammer & Tongs videos. 

Check it out if for some strange reason you missed it: 🙂

Now take my poll which is only almost 20 years too late! 

8 thoughts on “Music Video Friday: Blur – Coffee & TV

  1. This is probably the sweetest music video I’ve ever seen. That little guy was so adorable hahahaha, it got me so sad at the end but then its all happy again 🙂 Thanks for sharing, the lyrics were really meaningful as well.

  2. I was always a bit more Blur than Oasis… but I also always liked them both, and never really saw the need to have to pick one or t’other, but I guess the fact they argued with each other so much got the fans riled up. Or something.

    Also: Son of Rambow is brilliant.

    • Well, I missed all that rivalry at the time but Oasis annoy me with their whiny songs anyway. 😉 Well, damn… I really do need to get my ass around to seeing Son of Rambow now!! Since I finally watched Rambo for the first time a couple of years ago. 🙂

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