OFF THE WALL video
Here is the first video from my LP ‘Between the Tides and the Times’. Live footage shot by Patrick Suddath/Pantophobia at Glasslands, Brooklyn. Other footage shot by me: Battery Park trees, Holland tunnel, Frey in Walt Whitman’s woods, girl fr Calgary, MP3 experiment in Hudson River Park, David Linton installation at the Clocktower.
Angles, according to Ranaldo, is about “…the distance between New York City and the Sargasso Sea, or some equally far flung place; in other words, somewhere between the times and the tides…”
Director Leah Singer writes:
“This song felt very ‘New York’ to me. Time moves at a different pace here, fast and slow all at once. In the video you see a girl running aimlessly yet urgently through the streets. The song implies that relationships move at their own pace too, watching time pass but always meeting back up, coming full circle with someone. The swinging guitar pays homage to Lee’s experimental work and Z Behl, the girl, has been a friend since she was a child. Josh and Bret from Red Bucket Films lend a hand. They worked with our kids on the feature film ‘Daddy Longlegs’. So it was a bit of a family affair. Highlight of the shoot: Used a GoPro camera attached to some helium balloons for the cherry picker alley shot. Wind got the best of us and took the rig up to a rooftop where the camera got lodged in a fence. We intrepidly found a way on a Sunday to gain access to a building, leap over some parapet walls and retrieve the camera. Thanks Josh! All in a days work and caught on camera too!”
Leah Singer, director
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].
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.
A video for Stranded by Kelly Jeffrey (who also shot the cover photo for the LP ‘Between the Times and the Tides’), shot in NYC and created in Toronto.
Subject: Michael Raymond Clarke
Directed and Photographed by: Kelly Jeffrey
Produced by: Joseph Clement
Editor: Calum Moore
Production Designer: Erika Lobko
1st AC + Additional Camera Operator: Kiel Milligan
Gaffer: Jackson Parrell
Special Thanks to Breeze
TWO LIVE VIDEOS FROM THE PURE POP RECORDS ACOUSTIC ‘BIG BAND’ INSTORE IN MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA ON OCT 22, 2012
(w Tim Luntzel on bass, plus Tim Barnes, perc and JP Shiloh, violin)<strong>:</strong>
LEE SOLO AT MORRISON HOTEL video
Lee appeared solo at the Morrison Hotel gallery on March 22, 2012, the week that the Times&Tides album was released, playing some songs from his album, “Between the Time and the Tides.” Chris Habib shot this exclusive interview and performance footage for The New Yorker.
Interview and live clips from Lee’s 3rd band gig at Glasslands in Brooklyn back on Dec 16, 2011. Aired shortly before album release in March.
single camera. single take. handheld video. live edit by chris habib. live audio by nyctaper.com my band’s second NYC show. glasslands brooklyn. 12/16/11. live pix by Stefano Giovannini. Gtrs pic by Dave Cromwell.
read Jesse Jarnow’s Village Voice review of the show HERE.