Making the “Alone” Video
Posted by Matt
Back in April when it was warm, John and I got word that filmmaker Phil Harder had come to see one of our first gigs. John and I had known of Phil way back in the 80’s when he had shot about 200 music videos of various scruffy bands in and out of Minneapolis, all in the 16 MM format. I remember thinking that the work was raw and fresh, and Phil was amazingly prolific. As the bands that Phil had shot became more successful, they brought Phil along, exposing his talent to ever-higher budgets and ever-huger stars. If you look at his resume, the famous names go on and on.
Recently, Phil had become neighbors in Minneapolis with our keyboard player, Dave Salmela. Dave is kind of a quiet phenomenon. The opposite of pushy, Dave never asks for anything. But somehow, he always ends up in the middle of the action. Wherever there is art or music being made, Dave is always standing there with a key role. His curiosity and his easy nature draws creative people toward him. That’s how The Twilight Hours crossed into Phil’s orbit. He offered to shoot a video for one of our songs.
Couple of Points to Clarify
Posted by John
Several factual errors in the story above: the boat actually belongs to Dave. Fun fact about the boat: Dave owns it by some obscure law of marine salvage, as he basically rescued it from a sad trip over The Saint Anthony Falls when it came floating by one day. Apparently this is what happens when people decide they can no longer afford a boat.
Heaven on a shining disk!
The glistening red vinyl. The tubular analog tones. Let the music of Stereo Night pour over you. If there was ever a time to burn up some of your limited remaining hearing capability on a nice loud headphone listen, this is probably it. Surrender to the love, and let The Twilight Hours inside!