I don’t trust that Buddy Holly

idonttrustthatbuddyhollyIt’s a rare occasion that I listen to the radio on the way to work, but this morning I had Pure Rock Lazer 99.3 on. I heard a song I haven’t heard in a long time: Buddy Holly by Weezer. I’ve always liked this song, and it reminded me of my sophomore year at WPI when the song was first released. We used to see it on MTV all the time (you know, back when they actually used to show videos sometimes), and for the longest time, I thought the chorus was, “Ooo eee ooo, I don’t trust that Buddy Holly”. I was like, “What the hell did Buddy Holly ever to do Weezer?” But after repeated listenings, I realized the actual lyrics were, “Ooo eee ooo, I look just like Buddy Holly”, and it made so much more sense when he then mentions Mary Tyler Moore.

It’s such a great video. I love the whole Happy Days theme, and the appearances of Potsie, Ralph Malph, Al, Richie Cunningham, Mr. & Mrs. Cunningham, Joanie, and, of course, The Fonz.

Spike Jonze makes the best videos.