Scott Weiland, Mutant Teletubbies, and Sarah Michelle Gellar
It's that time of the week, again. Ready?
I honestly wasn't going to do a feature today. I hadn't seen anything this week to blow me away. But I woke up this morning, and Scott Weiland had passed away.
Children of the 90s and lovers of alt-rock everywhere are no doubt as sad as I am. Although I can't say I've followed Weiland past Stone Temple Pilots, I can honestly say the band's albums provided the soundtrack for much of my adolescence. It had a dark, brooding, surreal quality my teenage brain was no doubt chemically attracted to.
But my most vibrant memory of the band, and specifically Scott, was the music video for Sour Girl.
You'll find that video in its entirety posted below. It is haunting, lyrical, mystifying, and a lot weird. It has horrific little Teletubbies (that remind me a lot of The Shining), and features a dancing (?) Scott obsessing over Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) in the flesh. It would be a great #featurefriday regardless. (If you're really into it, check out this spectacular clip from its Making the Video episode on MTV.)
Give it a watch. And if you could, leave a comment and tell me what the video means to you. If it's your first time seeing it, does it still resonate now the way I remember it resonating then? Please give us your thoughts. I think it'll be a fitting tribute.
So, without further ado:
Scott Weiland + Sarah Michelle Gellar in “Sour Girl”
Dir. David Slade
*Have a recommendation of your own? I’m looking for short films (10 seconds to 30 minutes), music videos, amazing gifs, experimental art – anything you’re watching with amazement, I want to be, too. Send me your favorite clips (or better yet, your own films!) to be featured on a future edition of #FeatureFriday.