HAMMER BLOWS video
The original concept for this video had me sitting in a vast winter landscape, near fields and distant trees blanketed with snow, all blown-out white. Lots of other images were to be overlayed on that scene. But the winter of 2011-2012 didn’t cooperate – there was no snow on the east coast! So the whole thing was put on hold. Recently I’ve been looking ahead to new songs and new recordings, yet feeling badly that a video for this song never got made. When Hurricane Sandy hit we had no power/lights/heat/water here in downtown Manhattan for most of a week. Late on one of those nights, after everyone else was sleeping, I thought I’d give this song a try, by candle light. The flip side to that all-white blown-out concept, perhaps… Contre Jour trees footage by Leah. Conga drums played by Bob Bert. Original track from ‘Between the Times and the Tides’ LP [Matador, March 2012].
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In contrast, here’s an electric version with the Band from earlier this year, May 17, 2012 at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, GA. Video by vacantmoon.