Hey, wow, we've got a Prestige Sponsor for this episode: Ketel One Vodka. And it's a somewhat unusual, albeit ultimately logical, topic of discussion for the show: the Ketel One guys have produced a batch of new music videos by the hard-driving band Alberta Cross, and brought in David O. Russell to direct. When we heard that the man responsible for The Fighter and Three Kings was involved, it would be an understatement to say our interest was piqued.
The videos are good -- tight, gutsy music, performed live, which Russell wraps in a noirish, smokey atmosphere courtesy of his The Fighter cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema. We wanted to find out how it all came together, so we managed to track down Alberta Cross founder and frontman Petter Ericson Stakee for some first-person impressions of the experience. Click on the player to hear the interview, and then scroll on down to check out the video for Money for the Weekend.
MONEY FOR THE WEEKEND