Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Night Videos :: Imogen Heap & Apostle of Hustle

I've been hip-deep in Drupal hell, but I'm liking the results. I'll be glad when I'm not constantly FTPing files and fussing with cPanel X.

Imogen Heap's "Last Train Home" may sound like mainstream pop to many, but there's something about the melody of this song that I like.

This is an "alternative version" to the video. Here's Imogen's explanation::
"This is the First Train Home alternative video I directed. I came up with the idea in a cab on the way home late one night and filmed it the next week.   
It's shot in the room I wrote the song in, which is above my studio where I recorded Ellipse. It's me and a load of my friends I borrowed for the day to boss around. We had great fun, some great curry (from my local takeaway.. the best for mies!) and later a few of us sat around the bonfire outside and carried on the night together. It felt like a little mini album finishing party for me. 
So many of you have been following and getting involved in Ellipse and after all the vblogs and tweets it felt wrong to do a video that was so impersonal which I felt the original one was. Even a bit cold and detached. This new video won't win any awards but I felt I wanted to make it. Some of the people dancing about have been around me so much during the making of Ellipse. "
Here's the original::

I don't seem to tire of "Cheap Like Sebastian" by Apostle of Hustle. I really think it may be the "la la la la la la la..."::

Here's "National Anthem of Nowhere" that has an anachronistic Toronto in the background of some of the scenes::

It's the weekend. Enjoy it. Hopefully springtime won't take too much of a hiatus...

Twitterversion:: #FridayNightVideos Imogen Heap's 'First Train Home' & Apostle of Hustle's 'Cheap Like Sebastian' & 'National Anthem of Nowhere.' @Prof_K

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