Cleaning out the cupboards, I found this video of wacky musical genius Elliot... enjoy...
One of my missions in St John's was to record as much live music as possible, for sharing with my friends and colleagues and for possible use in a future video installation / exhibition. After two visits to Newfoundland over the decades, the amount of live music was what stuck with me the most. Like, without leaving downtown, I shot 9 bands in a week and a half.
There's something for everyone so by all means, skip through if something's not to your taste...
The Black Bags play "Raining Hammers" at the Ship
The Faded Yellow Line at The Levee
City on the Coast plays "The Emperor of Japan" at Fred's Records
Liz and Nat farting around at Black Bag Media Collective
Lunge at The Levee
Box playing "Helter Skelter" @ Trapper John's
Blacky O'Leary at Kelly's Pub
Salty Dolls live at the Ship
Pathological Lovers at The Ship
Seems like Exclaim liked our video too!!
This is my new music video for Rodney Decroo!
A good review in the Georgia Straight:
"Let’s hope this collaboration between acclaimed (but not acclaimed enough) singer-songwriter Rodney DeCroo and filmmaker Flick Harrison isn’t the last. "
When I first heard this song, I thought it was a fictional story about Iraq. But it's actually the true story of Rodney's dad after the Vietnam war.
I used the Collateral Murder video as my model for this, and I suppose I was thinking of the video for Brothers In Arms by the Dire Straits as well.
Instead of linking the horrible video of a guy driving through Critical Mass in Brazil,
Here's a wicked counter-punch from the Wafalme kids in Nairobi.
I haven't posted this yet, so with their new CD release it's probably a good time.
Music Video for The Strange Magic, from their new album "Songs to Burn."
Shot at the Railway Club and Lamplighter Pub in Vancouver. The amazing archival footage comes from Archive.org.
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The new single from Canned Hamm is now my newest video.
Made this with the Hamms in the last couple of weeks. It was super fun!!!
Don't forget to forward the link
And visit the YOUTUBE page to rate the video!!
This tune has to become a big gay dance club hit. I will renounce my membership in humanity if it doesn't.
To get the embed code for this video, click HERE:
-by Flick Harrison
Wreckless Eric reading from his book in Seattle.
I shot this for my upcoming W.E. concert video.
He sez: 'I didn't want to write a showbiz biography, the sort that chronicles the early struggle for fame, works through a successful middle period, and chronicles the downfall via a collection of lurid drug-related episodes and boring contractual details, finally fizzling out in a collection of lame anecdotes designed to demonstrate what a great guy I am now that life's being good to me and I'm on the straight and narrow. WH Smith is already full of crap like that.'
Jesus Christ! I should have my head examined, but I just shot and directed a MUSIC VIDEO for Canned Hamm. The tune is Boyz Night Out (remix) and it's sure to be a GAY DANCE CLUB HIT even though it's all about straight boys on the town.
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Weee! Haven't gone out and directed something for a long-arse time. It was extremely fun!
I'm now editing a video I shot for / with Wreckless Eric in Seattle and Portland. It was an amazing little tourette on the West Coast. I caught the Vancouver show at Kier-La Janisse's Big Smash music-on-film festival and just decided to boogie on down to two more shows, bringing my camera along.
It'll be a concert doc with great raw energy. Fuck, it was great watching him pound through the tunes and belt out stories of the good old / bad old Stiff Records days, the trauma of big-money producers and crappy episodes in his life.
More to come.