Some of you—referring to the cover I did of Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend"—recently commented that it was time for me to do another music video attempt. But honestly, in the last three years, the thought has barely crossed my mind. OK, maybe it did once or twice while watching Beyonce's "Drunk in Love." (Sidebar: while I could stare at Beyonce all day long, I have mixed feelings about her visual album! I know. People are totally going to Internet-kill me for saying that.)
Anyway, like I said, I thought that the Robyn video was the beginning and end of my foray into covering music videos/performances. But then, major inspiration hit when I saw Future Islands, one of my favorite bands (their album On the Water is one of those where, in my opinion, every single song is awesome) perform their latest release on Letterman, and within minutes, I was sending Matt the link and asking him where we could find a bunch of cheap blue lights so that we could attempt this video at home this weekend. (Uhm, if you look very carefully, you can see the two blueish lights in the left of the frame.)
I was probably also encouraged to have some fun this weekend by the fact that earlier in the week, I sent in the final draft of my book and therefore, I knew I could spend some time celebrating / dancing. Oh and also, in the five year history of this site, I don't think I've ever plugged a product that was sent to me, but I gotta say that the Gir spatula makes for a really great microphone, and, truth be told, a pretty awesome spatula too.
p.s. If you're new to the site, see below for the video that started this mess!