HARI KONDABOLU “BOYS WILL BE BOYS” (LIVE CLIP)
This clip was taken from the live recording of Hari Kondabolu’s second album, ‘Mainstream American Comic,’ at Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR. The bit’s focal point is toxic masculinity, and what can, or should be assumed when people say “Boys Will Be Boys.”
ELLIOTT SMITH ‘EITHER/OR: EXPANDED EDITION’ (TRAILER)
Using the previously unreleased track “I Figured You Out” (debuted at The New York Times) and a handful of previously unseen photos of ‘Either/Or’ era Elliott Smith — taken from the personal archive of original publicist, Felice Ecker — I made a short trailer for the ‘Either/Or: Expanded Edition’ package.
With a bit of editing and re-organization, the visuals from this piece of public domain footage sync’d up nearly perfectly with the song’s lyrical and instrumental content. Lyrics like “I was wasted on floor” take on a new meaning when juxtaposed against footage of women assembling 50mm shells in factories.
In this bit from ‘Solid Gold,’ Amy Miller explains her ethnicity and talks about why she’s confident in her use of the term “white trash” in mixed company. HINT: It has something to do with a crow and a wizard. [Additional Camera: Elijah Hasan]
AMY MILLER “TROPHY GIRLFRIEND”
In this bit from ‘Solid Gold,’ (premiered at Interrobang!) Amy Miller talks about the benefits and drawbacks of dating a millennial long distance, and how she stacks up against other women, in general. She knows that she’s a “trophy” too, but she may not thinking about the kind of trophy that you are. [Additional Camera: Elijah Hasan]
NATHAN BRANNON “OBSOLETE” (LIVE CLIP)
Nathan Brannon self-identifies as a germaphobe, and as such, he’s extremely uncomfortable around portable outhouses, especially at night. In this bit Nathan gives us a window into his germ fueled anxieties, and explains just how far he would go to avoid another port-a-potty encounter. [ Additional Camera : Elijah Hassan]
RHEA BUTCHER “HAIRCUTS & FLIGHT ATTENDANTS” (LIVE CLIP)
The lead single from Rhea Butcher‘s debut album, ‘Butcher,’ entitled “Haircuts & Flight Attendants” gives the audience a small vignette into the daily life of Rhea — as she’s continually mis-gendered and questioned about her age due to her appearance. (Originally premiered on After Ellen)
CAMERON ESPOSITO “DISPOSABLE EYEPATCH” (LIVE CLIP)
In this bit from ‘Same Sex Symbol,’ Cameron Esposito walks us through one of the treatments she had for her lazy eye condition, and speaks to what it was like trying to make friends in grade school while wearing a skin toned eyepatch and a Davy Crockett hat.
RHEA BUTCHER “7/11 & LIGHTERS” (LIVE CLIP)
In this clip from ‘Butcher,’ Rhea Butcher recounts the time she was carded at a 7/11 when attempting to purchase a lighter. After being slightly flattered by the request, at the time, more sinister interpretations of the interaction were pondered later. (Originally premiered @ Bandcamp Daily)