Modest Mouse Video shot here in Reno

It’s almost 10:00 am and the coffee is just about gone.
Actually left the apartment last night and hiked over to XOXO on Wells to see Mister Vague do a show in celebration of their new CD release.
I’ll write more about that later today. suffice to say it was a good show and ~Miss R was home by midnight.
Yeppers. Another thrilling late-night foray into forensic TV with Lizzie Borden at my side.

Anyway, this is the newest video from Modest Mouse, Little Motel. I came across it on another blog so thanks to The Minx.

It was filmed here in Reno over Memorial Day by Reno native Justin Francis.
You’ll notice the Cal-Neva, Ho-Hum Motel (on S. Virginia near Vassar) and a lot more local denizens and landmarks. Well, they’re landmarks to those of us in Reno at any rate.

This video is wonderfully shot and the song is beautiful and haunting, like many Modest Mouse tunes.
My god it’s depressing though. Particularly if you have a child I think.

I’ve been listening to Modest Mouse for years, even though Cate and I missed their last show here at the Silver Legacy.
Do check this video out. My eyes welled up because it deals with something that we see a lot of around this town: families with no money and nowhere to turn.
Perhaps a bit too close to home for me right now. So the tears just keep on coming kids…

Little Motel lyrics

I hope that you like it in your little motel
And I hope that the suite sleeps and suits you well
Well I can see it as time and a sight through smell and
Thats why its nice to be by yourself

Cause thats what I’m waiting for
That’s what I’m waiting for
That’s what I’m waiting for, aren’t I?
That’s what I’m waiting for
That’s what I’m waiting for
That’s what I’m waiting for darlin’

We treat mishaps like sinking ships and
I know that I don’t want to be out to drift
Well I can see it in your eyes like I taste your lips and
They both tell me that we’re better than this

Cause thats what I’m waiting for
That’s what I’m waiting for
That’s what I’m waiting for, aren’t I?
That’s what I’m waiting for
That’s what I’m waiting for
That’s what I’m waiting for darlin’

We trade tit for tat like that for this
And I don’t think that there was an insult that was missed
I can see it in your eyes like I taste your lips and
I’m very sorry

Cause thats what I’m waiting for
That’s what I’m waiting for
That’s what I’m waiting for, aren’t I?
That’s what I’m waiting for
That’s what I’m waiting for
That’s what I’m waiting for darlin’

It rained and its over a shooting star
Landed directly on our broke down little car
We fold and we had made a wish
That we would be missed
If one another just did not exist

Cause thats what we’re waiting for
That’s what we’re waiting for
That’s what we’re waiting on, aren’t we?
That’s what we’re waiting for
That’s what we’re waiting for
That’s what we’re waiting for darlin’

That’s what we’re waiting for
That’s what we’re waiting for
That’s what we’re waiting for aren’t we?

7 thoughts on “Modest Mouse Video shot here in Reno

  1. well, even their ‘upbeat’ tunes tend to have dark lyrics or at least lyrics that are darkly humorous. ‘float on’ was their first radio hit even though the band has been together for probably 10 years. there are usually two or so songs on each album that sound upbeat… then you read the lyrics and say ‘ahhhhh!’

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