Monday, March 19, 2012

Music Video Monday! Mint Royale: "Blue Song"

Edgar Wright is probably one of my favorite people, having crafted Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and my beloved Spaced. That's why I'm a little ashamed that I only recently learned of today's music video and Mr. Wright's other works in the medium.

The director recently shared this 2003 video he directed for Mint Royale's "Blue Song" on his blog. The video features none other than Nick Frost of Spaced, Shaun, and Fuzz, and fans of Spaced will recognize Michael "Tyres" Smiley. Noel Fielding is the dancing chap and rounding out the video's main cast is Julian Barratt.

Before we go, what's your favorite Edgar Wright joint? One of his films? Spaced? Something else? It's Spaced, isn't it? You're awesome.

And since they're guaranteed to make your night even better, here's some clips of Michael Smiley in all his Tyres glory. Enjoy!


  1. I must have missed "Spaced" when it aired, since you have so much praise for the show(and has a 9.0 imdb rating), I will give a try! And managable with only 14 episodes.The trailer reminds me of the obscure, underrated cult show Twitch City (1998), ever seen that?

    1. @Chris - I didn't see the show when it originally aired, either. It was only until when it came out on DVD in the States years later that I was able to check it out. Definitely give the show a shot. If you like Shaun or any of Wright's other work you should love it.

      I haven't really heard of Twitch City I don't think. I'll have to check it out. Thanks!

  2. Tyres' multiple personality disorder is absolutely hilarious. One minute he's a chatty friend, the next he's full of in-your-face aggression that's borderline psychotic. And, of course, the third dynamic is the guy who is in a permanent state of raving. Lol. Do they ever explain this on the show? Or is it just the drugs?

    I love Edgar Wright and I especially love any moment I can get lost in the magic that is Spaced. And were the one who helped me discover it in the first place. Awesome MVM!