“Found some Super 8 footage I shot five years ago of William running around Echo Park. And that’s us covering a GBV song. Our band was called The Children’s Garden of Yeses. It lasted a whole afternoon. Anyway. Shot on Kodak Ektachrome super 8.”
On one particularly boring afternoon, my friend Will Maier and I drank a couple beers and recorded a cover of the Guided By Voices song, Awful Bliss.
Then, with my Technicolor Super 8 camera, we ran around the neighborhood and shot a music video for the song. Without the ability to sync sound.
I think it turned out fine.
Or good enough.
Last year, I appeared in a video for this band & had a hella nice time and met some swell people. In involved glitter and a lot of baby oil, and I have no idea when it’ll see the light of day as I don’t see the song on this album’s tracklist. The band was signed to Capitol via Harvest Records in the meantime and, based on the great sound & chops they had at a show I witnessed following the shoot, will be around awhile. You can hear the EP and read a bit about them at the Onion AV Club link below. . . Also, their EP release party is tonight in Los Angeles at The Satellite.
Was part of a friend’s music video shoot yesterday morning over in Echo Park for 7 AM. Small affair with friends both old & new, and extra nice as pretty much everybody there was already a fan of the band’s music. Good times & lots of fun. We were done by 10 AM.
Better than fiction: here’s one elected representative who (at least in this instance) is doing his job. . . Plus he even came prepared with some nice visual aids:
Late in the evening on September 30, 2013, the House Rules Committee Republicans changed the Rules of the House so that the ONLY Member allowed to call up the Senate’s clean CR for a vote was Majority Leader Eric Cantor or his designee — all but guaranteeing the government would shut down a few hours later and would stay shut down. Previously, any Member would have had the right to bring the CR up for a vote. Democracy has been suspended in the House of Representatives.