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Late Christmas Present From MTV: My VMA Moon Man!

The Moon Man has landed!  A perfect way to end the year… my VMA arrived yesterday… Thanks, MTV.  Pretty damn cool having this sucker.  In case you didn’t know, the video I directed for The Black Keys “Tighten Up” won for Breakthrough Video at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards!

I grew up watching music videos on MTV… planning my day around their schedule so as not to miss my favorite videos or world premieres. This was a regular daily event when I was growing up. It’s crazy to think about it, but we had no internet. There was no Youtube. MTV was my source for music videos. I wanted cable in our house strictly to watch MTV 24/7… So it’s a pretty damn meaningful award to receive… and I’m honored to be in such good company.

If you haven’t seen the video yet, check it out HERE.  It was also chosen as Pitchfork.com’s #4 Video of the Year!