Throwback Thursday #1: The Pharcyde – Drop (1995)

Spike Jonze directed this video waaaay back in the mid 90’s. I was 7 or 8 when it came out but I still remember it from being played on MTV and The Box and recently (a few years ago), The Work of Director Spike Jonze DVD from Palm Pictures.

I also know of Mr. Jonze from his directing, filming and editing of the legendary skateboarding video masterpiece “Video Days” that came out in 1991 from Blind Skateboards feating the likes of Mark Gonzalez, Guy Mariano, Jason Lee and others. I first saw it as a 174px QuickTime video that circulated online during the early 2000’s and it was still damn good even when pixelated as fuck. He also is the co-founder of Girl Skateboards and does direction for their skateboard videos and also is an established Hollywood producer, actor and director with such movies as Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Synecdoche, New York, and the upcoming Where the Wild Things Are due out in October.

Okay, this post wasn’t really about the video, but the video is still a classic and the behind the scenes/commentary on the Spike Jonze DVD is definitely worth the purchase.

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