New music video I made for Joachim Cooder and Frank Lyon’s amazing new song “Bright Light Blue” from Joachim’s record LOVE ON A REAL TRAIN.
I met both Joachim and Frank on the Wesleyan campus. Frank was my classmate and Joachim played a show there on tour with an old band of his. A decade later I can safely say they’re two of my very favorite people. When Joachim told me that he was looking for people to add vocals to the music he’d been working on, Frank seemed like a perfect fit. So I put them in touch.
Later, around the time Joachim and I began discussing a music video for a song from his record, Essie Lash, another Wesleyan friend, asked me to fly to New York to DJ her and Alexander’s wedding — it would be a throwback to the danceparties of our college years.
Then it all clicked: the video should be for Frank’s song, Frank should come to the wedding as my plus-one, we should shoot the video at this beautiful wedding, I should record it on my iPhone (so as to be discrete) and we’ll just see what happens. So I was DJing half the time and shooting the video the rest of the time.
After midnight the bar went no-host and someone wheeled the keg onto the dancefloor and the bride and groom did keg-stands. It was that kind of wedding.