This blog was originally posted to The Dresden Dolls Diary.
we’re headed into the studio today (camp street, with sean slade) to put “war pigs” onto magentic tape for posterity. there’s been talk of using it on the next Rock Against Bush compilation…though i think a better idea would be to rent a red white and blue hearse during the Republican National Convention and blast it through speakers from the roof while driving around NYC. so many ideas, so little time.
the video for “coin-operated boy” is finished and it looks absolutely ridiculous, in the lovliest way.
it will probably be seeing the light of day on the site and in the world within the next few months.
it was an exhausting four days of shooting and the crew were just fucking heaven-sent…it was really an honour to be around so many people working such long, arduous hours for the glory of art. we couldn’t thank these people enough, from the lighting crew to the extras to the people who just flew in to lend a hand with art and costumes or slather some make-up on or donate food…what an expereince. we’re humbled.
favorite new music of mine…..
i’ve recently discovered Muse and it’s love at first listen.
I’ve also been listening to Yann Tiersen. he’s the composer of the “amelie” soundtrack
and has some great stuff up his sleeve: www.yanntiersen.com
i’m also re-re-discovering the smiths. i do this every few years. what an incredible band.
i recommmend “the queen is dead” or “meat is murder” for the uninitiated. the more i listen
to this stuff the more i realize that it must have had extreme subconscious workings
on my own writing when i was a teenager.