Every Friday morning we kick off your weekend with a series of videos, loosely gathered around a theme. This week, we celebrate the birth of this lovely commonwealth.
Way back in the mists of time, on March 25th, 1583, crusty old Queen Elizabeth granted Sir Walter Raleigh a charter to colonize Virginia. Fun fact: the native peoples called the land “Wingina”. Guess the region was settled by the Charlie Sheen tribe. Regardless, here’s some homegrown music. Happy birthday, Virginia. You lookin’ good. Not a day over 400.
Carbon Leaf – On Any Given Day From Richmond, these guys blend Celtic influence, jam-band grooves, and elegant storytelling.
Seven Mary Three – Cumbersome Holy shit, remember the ’90’s? From Williamsburg.
Pharrell Williams – Frontin (Ft. Jay-Z) The N.E.R.D. frontman and Neptunes producer hails from Virginia Beach. Also, this song features one of Hov’s best rhymes.
Dave Matthews Band – Ants Marching Oh, hey, what’s up college. From Charlottesville.
Update: Two thoughts: 1) Youtube and their clickthroughs can suck a big fat one, but both of those videos are worth it. 2) If Hat Girl from the Frontin’ video were a drum, I would bang on her like the breakdown from “In the Air Tonight“.
Thanks to Dan Sacks for the Phil Collins reference.