Cheers to you if you can make it all the way through this newly released music video by local scenester/musician/producer/goofball Charles "Major Mandolin" Prignano.
Titled "Drink a Little, Not a Lot," it's grating, to say the least.
Learning that local filmmaker Pete Schuermann was responsible for the visuals, I gave him a quick call to ask the obvious question: "WTF?"
"This thing goes back to when we made Alice in Wasteland together — he was one of the financiers," explains Schuermann.
"He's been bugging me for years to make a music video ... he said he'd come up with some money and we'll do something. I said, 'Let's do irreverent and weird.' My thought was David Lynch meets Monty Python."
Schuermann went on to say that the project — essentially shot in hopes of it going viral on YouTube — cost around $12,000, with a lot of volunteer help and him working at "slave wages," because Prignano has helped him in various ways over the years.
"He's retired [from the Air Force] and he's one of those guys who sees value in art-based things whether they yield a return or not."
Schuermann worked on the video for the better part of a year between other jobs and his own project, Creep!, but says if the work had been done on consecutive days, it would have been about a three-week project.
"I treated it more like a short film than a music video," he says. "It serves as a nice portfolio piece for me."
Indeed, nothing sells a filmmaker like a good segment of gratuitous vomiting and ample T 'n A!
Town is filled with geldings - no outrage - they just roll over and accept…
Really...with the Putin? Why doesn't somebody start talking about the CONTENT of the emails supposedly…
All this twaddle about truth versus transparency is nothing but a smokescreen. The real problem…