Finally, Eleven Years Later, Someone Combined ‘Grand Theft Auto’ and ‘A Thousand Miles’

Robert Kessler / August 9, 2013

The year was 2002. America was only fighting one war and Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles” was the only song on the radio; Justin Bieber was seven. It was a simpler time.

If you’re of a certain age (millenial) like myself, you’ll recall rushing home after school to watch Keeper of Cool Carson Daly count down the day’s top music videos on MTV’s TRL. There was a time there when the video for “A Thousand Miles” was just as much a staple on that show as Britney Spears’ midriff or Justin Timberlake’s perm (never forget Justin Timberlake’s perm). But the video, which showed Carlton zooming through a city on a piano, was always missing something: vehicular manslaughter. Thankfully, YouTube user Matthew Jackson has seen fit to fix that. Happy Friday!