I have a week to make something really eye catching to accompany some promo cds. I was thinking pop up cases with robot Arek surrounded by burning buildings that light up and flicker when the CD is removed.
I need to make maybe 30 and I need Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens, Guy Garvey et al to get a kick out of them…
I returned to it in a dizzying blur of food poisoning and air transfers. Now I find myself back in my familiar box with unfamiliar feelings and absurd disorganisation (see pic) as I mentally piece back together the sequence of events that turned this place from a studio to a shit storm on New Years Eve.
Simon and I were up that night, and the nights preceding it, until sun rise trying to cobble together a video for posterity in record time (four days) with a minuscule budget (don’t even ask).
Having finally watched it for the first time, I don’t know what I think. All my hollow mind sees is what could have been, rather than what became. Literally one more day and £100 would have taken this idea to a new place. But I am coming to realise that this is always the case, regardless of the time/money allowance.
I really hope you like it – I think, looking back, I may have put energy into it than anything else in my life. What I learned: sleep is important.
Supremely grateful to Simon for all his help with the SB videos – hope we get to do our “History: a Memory” idea some day.
What should I do now, world? Tidy, write emails, or play music?