A few weeks back, I came to the
horrifying startling realization that the music video for Third Eye Blind’s seminal nineties classic, “Semi-Charmed Life” was shot in the Mission. Today it comes to my attention that the trains in the music video for Janet Jackson’s “All For You” look exactly like Muni Metro trains!
So, it would seem that I have a gift for discovering pieces of San Francisco-related ephemera within pop music videos from the late nineties and early 2000s. I guess it does pay off to indulge one’s semi-embarrassing musical hankerings on YouTube. Does this mean it’s okay to openly appreciate the musical stylings of Janet Jackson and Third Eye Blind? If not the music itself, I think we can agree that the incredibly precise synchronized choreography (in Janet’s case) deserves some serious praise.