Let’s hear it for 10 videos in 10 weeks! This one was our most challenging; first because it was freezing cold; second because our five-year-old daughter overhead that we’d be demolishing the snowman, which she vehemently protested a la Fern saving Wilbur in Charlotte’s Web. To make peace, I had to promise to leave the snowman better than I found it, which was no easy task, because the awful thing had devolved into a massive hunk of ice. Third, the guitar solo was too hard for me to present on video, so we did the only other logical thing: a dinosaur battle. Of course, our daughters insisted on their turns at roaring in front of the camera. Fourth, what with all the goings on this week, we didn’t even get to recording the music until late in the day on Saturday, so completing the video before our self-imposed deadline was a real push. But I’m proud to say that I applied the last touch at 11:59 PM. Thus we’ve upheld our record, which is what it’s all about. I mean, the deadline is our life line. I know from too much experience that if we miss one goal, we’ll set off a chain reaction of procrastination and justification until we’ve rationalized ourselves into oblivion.
As for the content, this one also comes from our Halloween musical TAKE MY DEATH AWAY, inspired by the guitar riffs of my friend Curtis Wiederhold. We’re actually singing the lines of four different characters, hence the contradiction of themes. Thus I chose to make the visuals equally nonsensical, because I’m of the strong opinion that, as demonstrated by the entertainment industry, logic has no place in either songwriting or music videos. Do you agree?
What better way to celebrate the new year than with stories of homicidal knights? I lost track of what number of music video we’re on, so I’ve stopped counting. Expect a new one every week! If you haven’t yet, please subscribe to our Youtube channel. You’ll be glad you did.
Merry Christmas! We’re giving away our new album to everyone who subscribes to our Youtube channel and leaves a comment on this video in the next 24 hours. Please spread the word! Thanks to my Brother Brian for helping out with this one and my brother Mike for giving me the idea.
We shot this one at a country club in Provo just after attending a wedding there. The staff must have assumed I was a wedding videographer and Teresa was a bride, because they were very accommodating. Guerilla filmmakers take not.
We shot this one stop motion style, just because. I now know from experience that Santa suits (especially when packed full of pillows) are no fun to wear. the synthetic hairs getting in your mouth are bad enough.
In which Steve the zombie gets a psychoanalysis from Teresa, the evil brain doctor. The Google Maps car happened to drive by when we were shooting this, and the photographer took a bunch of pictures of us. So next time you’re looking for our house from the Google Maps street view, just look for the zombie.